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Posted: 07/17/2009


Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Baton Rogue, LA

Minimum Requirements :

Candidate must meet The Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standard for Architectural Historians (Code of Federal Regulations. Title 36, Part 61, Appendix A. September 29, 1983.), including either (1) a graduate degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field, with coursework in American architectural history or (2) a bachelors degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field plus at least two years of full-time experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; or a substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American architectural history.

The candidate must also be able to demonstrate professional training in cultural resources management, including familiarity with: 1) the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106/110) investigations; 2) architectural survey methodology; 3) cultural resource regulations and policy; 4) National Register evaluations/determinations; or 5) historic research.

Job Description : This position will be part of our Environmental Assessment - Archaeology Team. The entire work group is comprised of archaeology, wetland delineation, and environmental and ecological assessment. The successful candidate will work well within a multi-disciplinary team setting, communicate clearly to a variety of audiences both verbally and in text, and be able to prepare text, graphics, and supporting tables for reports.

The candidate will be responsible for serving as an architectural historian for a variety of projects, including the USACE, HUD, FEMA, FERC, State and Federal transportation agencies, pipelines, and other private clients. Primary work responsibilities will include providing assistance to the Project Archaeologists in the completion of architectural history survey and coordination services for NEPA documents; conducting Section 106 compliance review projects; working with archaeological staff in the preparation of cultural resources reports; writing National Register nominations; and completing HABS/HAER reports. Assistance in the preparation of related scopes of work, budgets, cost proposals, and statements of qualification may also be required.

Position requires some travel and overnight stays, interactions with both the public and federal, state and local officials; client interaction may also be required.

URS offers a competitive compensation package and generous employee benefits including a 401K contribution match plan. Talented, dedicated, proactive individuals will find numerous opportunities for professional development and advancement such as URS's Project Management Certification program.


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How to apply
Apply using the URS website.

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