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Posted: 02/01/2011

Employer
Northern Land Use Research, Inc.
Anchorage Office

NLUR is the largest Alaskan-owned and -operated cultural resource management firm. We have offices in Fairbanks and Anchorage. NLUR provides pre-development cultural resource services for many northern industries and government agencies. NLUR undertakes all types of cultural resource compliance projects, such as literature reviews, historic research, intensive archaeological and historical site surveys, historic landscape analysis, National Register of Historic Places evaluations, built-environment documentation including HABS/HAER, site excavations, and data recovery.


Position
Architectural Historian
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Anchorage, AK
Details
 

Northern Land Use Research, Inc. is recruiting to fill an Architectural Historian position in our Anchorage, Alaska office. The candidate will carry out quality historical and architectural research in a cultural resource management context. We are seeking one Architectural Historian for infrastructure and development projects which include, but are not limited to transportation, telecommunications, mining, and power transmission/pipeline projects. NLUR’s clients include public sector federal, state, and local government agencies, Alaska Native corporations, and private sector mineral and oil and gas exploration and development firms, as well as engineering and environmental consulting firms. Project contributions include Section 106 and 4(f) evaluations, completing National Register of Historic Places nomination forms, historic resource/cultural resource surveys and assessments of the built environment, and other duties as assigned. Travel is required, especially during the summer months. Candidates must have education and experience commensurate with the duties as follows.

• Conduct historic resources surveys and assessments, including site inspections, research, photography, and evaluation under National Register of Historic Places, Alaska Office of History and Archaeology, and other criteria of significance

• Prepare State of Alaska Historic Resources Inventory forms, Historic Resources Technical Reports and Context Statements, and Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Assessment sections relating to historic resources/built environment.

• Compile Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation packages

• Analyze potential impacts (direct, indirect, cumulative) to historic resources/built environment under the National Historic Preservation Act and other legislation

• Coordinate and communicate with the Alaska State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), other government agencies, Native Alaskan organizations, various historic preservation and special interest groups, the public, and clients

• Availability to travel for extended periods of time (7 days), sometimes under remote conditions in “Bush” Alaska by small aircraft and boat

• Participate in company and client required safety training programs, and work safely in the office and field environments (Red Cross First Aid/CPR, OSHA required training, HAZWOPER, etc. as appropriate)

• Other duties as assigned

Additional senior level duties may include the following responsibilities:

• Manage projects, including client interaction, tracking of budgets and schedules, and supervision of subconsultants

• Mentor, train, and supervise junior staff

• Participate in development of cultural resources proposals, project budgets, and schedules, and marketing outreach efforts

REQUIRED TECHNICAL SKILLS:

• Experience in cultural resources management with a working command of federal and state cultural resource and historic preservation statutes and regulations especially as they apply to the built environment.

• Operational knowledge of the history and architectural history of Alaska, and the western United States, especially vernacular and folk architectural styles.

• Demonstrated ability to apply the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and preparation of Historic American Buildings Survey documentation

• Demonstrated research, writing, and photographic abilities

• Ability to use computer hardware, software, and other related information technologies for extended periods on a daily basis

• Fluent in MS Office software suite of programs

• Competent in use of GPS/GIS hardware and software, or ability and willingness to learn

REQUIRED PHYSICAL SKILLS:

• Ability to lift 45 pounds, and carry a 45 pound backpack for at least one hour.

• Ability to sit or stand and use a laptop or desktop computer on a daily basis.

• Ability to climb stairs without assistance.

• Ability to travel on board single-engine, and twin-engine reciprocating or turbine-engine powered, pressurized and non-pressurized aircraft and helicopters (non-jet engine powered aircraft).

OTHER SKILLS: The ideal candidate will be results- and detail-oriented, have a professional demeanor and strong organizational skills, and possess the ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines, and multitask in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should be able to work both independently on his/her own initiative as well as a member of a diverse team. The candidate may manage projects and tasks as delegated by technical and project managers. The candidate must possess strong communication skills, the ability to work closely with clients, take directions and work independently, and be able to supervise the work of others. The right candidate will be able to give and accept review and critiquing of his/her own work and the work of others during internal document reviews. The candidate must be able to deal with multiple projects at a time, while meeting deadlines.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate will have a MA/MS degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation or closely related discipline and preferably will have a minimum of three years of experience. Only candidates who meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards can be considered (http://www.nps.gov/history/local-law/arch_stnds_9.htm).

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Until Filled

How to apply
Submit a cover letter with a current resume or C.V. and three reference names with contact information to Northern Land Use Research, Inc.
Human Resources Director
ADDRESS
PO Box 83990
Fairbanks, AK 99708-3990

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