Title: Senior Architectural Conservator
NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that builds and cares for public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy. These public spaces, encompassing over 5,000 properties and 14% of the city’s land and coastline, include seawalls and waterfronts, pedestrian bridges, beaches and boardwalks, parks and playgrounds, historic houses, recreation centers and pools. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. www.nyc.gov/parks
•Under supervision of the Executive Director of The Historic House Trust, serve as lead Architectural Preservation Conservator.
•Oversee all aspects of public and privately funded design, construction and conservation projects.
•Perform research and conditions assessments on HHT properties and determine appropriate treatments.
•Develop and review technical specifications for conservation/restoration projects.
•Manage work of design consultants and construction contractors.
•Manage capital and restoration projects from design through construction to ensure compliance with various contract requirements.
•Prepare and/or review capital project contracts, work and change orders, overruns and Requests for Information (RFIs), time extensions, status reports and consultant/contractor payments.
•Serve as a liaison between HHT, Parks and House staff for all design, construction and conservation projects.
•Work with HHT Board and Conservation Committee on conservation/preservation issues, keep them informed of HHT projects and coordinate quarterly site visits to the houses.
1.A Bachelor or a Master of Architecture degree that is the first professional degree in architecture from an accredited college; or
2.A Bachelor of Science degree in architecture that is the first four years of a five-year first professional degree program in architecture from an accredited college and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in architectural work; or
3.A valid New York State Registration as an Architect.
The following examples of four-year degrees that are NOT acceptable to meet the education requirement: Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology; Bachelor of Professional Studies in Architecture; Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts issued by the Architectural Department of a college; Bachelor of Science in Art and Design issued by the Architectural Department of a college.
Note: A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York may be required for certain assignments. If required, this license must be maintained for the duration of the assignment.
This position is exempt from NYC residency requirements.
1.Master of Science in Historic Preservation, with emphasis on architectural conservation and three years of full-time experience.
2.Ability to produce construction contracts and technical specifications as well as read architectural plans and drawings.
3.Proven experience with project management design and construction techniques.
4.Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
5.Knowledge of historic preservation practices in New York City and NYC Landmarks/State Historic Preservation Office approvals process.
6.Computer literacy, including knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, and Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop.
Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 plus excellent benefits
Apply by 01/05/18
For external applicants, please apply through www.nyc.gov/careers
1) Go to www.nyc.gov/careers/search
2) Search for Job ID#: 315522
NOTE: All resumes must be received no later than the last day of the posting period.
For details about NYC Parks go to www.nyc.gov/parks
References will be required upon request.