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Posted: 06/24/2013

Sapphos Environmental, Inc.
Historic Resources

Founded in 1992, Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is a full- service consulting firm specializing in environmental compliance, resources management, and planning services to support all aspects of project planning: entitlement; federal, state, and local environmental documentation and permitting; construction monitoring, and postconstruction evaluation.

Senior Historic Resources Coordinator/Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Pasadena, CA
Open Until
Until Filled

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. is seeking an architectural historian to join the expanding Historic Resources Group at the senior historic resources coordinator level. Under the supervision of the historic resources manager, this professional full-time, exempt position encompasses technical, project management, and marketing responsibilities.


  • Conduct historic resources surveys and assessments, including site inspections, research, photography, and evaluation under National Register of Historic Places, California Register of Historical Resources, and other criteria of significance
  • Prepare State of California Historic Resources Inventory forms, Historic Resources Technical Reports and Context Statements, and Environmental Impact Report/Statement sections related to historic resources
  • Compile Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation packages
  • Analyze potential impacts to historic resources under the California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other legislation
  • Coordinate with the Office of Historic Preservation and other government agencies
  • Manage projects, including client interaction, tracking of budgets and schedules, and supervision of subconsultants
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Participate in marketing outreach and development of historic resources proposals, project budgets, and schedules


  • Meet the Secretary of the Interiors Qualifications for History and Architectural History
  • Experience in cultural resources project management with a command of federal and state cultural resource and historic preservation statutes and regulations
  • Knowledge of the history and architectural history of Southern California
  • Background in the application of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and preparation of HABS 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

Candidates will be 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. Candidates should be able to work as a member of a diverse team and manage projects and tasks as delegated by technical and project managers. Candidates must possess strong communication skills, the ability to work closely with clients, and be able to supervise the work of others.


Candidates must have a MA/MS degree in Architectural History or closely related discipline with a minimum of three years of experience (BA/BS with six years of experience will be considered).

Sapphos Environmental, Inc. offers competitive salaries commensurate with individual qualifications and experience and a full package of benefits.





How to apply
Please forward your resume, salary history/requirements, and a technical writing sample to DGarrison@sapphosenvironmental.com
Dan Garrison

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