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Posted: 10/06/2014

Skelly and Loy, Inc.

Established in 1969, Skelly and Loy, Inc., is a mid-sized, woman-owned engineering and environmental consulting services firm, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with additional offices in State College and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Hagerstown, Maryland; Morgantown, West Virginia; and Wise, Virginia. Our team of 130 engineers, environmental scientists, and technical support staff serves the public and private sectors throughout the Mid-Atlantic states, as well as select clients nationwide. Services include civil, environmental, and mining engineering and permitting activities; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance studies; natural resource management and protection; noise and air quality investigations; hazardous waste and industrial hygiene studies and remediation planning; and archaeological, cultural, and historic studies and documentation. A wholly-owned subsidiary, AMS of Skelly and Loy, Inc., installs, operates, and maintains municipal, industrial, and commercial water supply and wastewater treatment systems.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Pittsburgh, PA

Skelly and Loy, Inc. has an immediate opening for an Architectural Historian for a Phase I Renaissance Level Architectural history survey in Western Maryland. This work is project specific to Western Maryland and is expected to last through the end of 2014. There may be additional fieldwork to follow on other projects; however, this is not guaranteed. The pay rate for this position begins at $11.00/hour. Field sessions will consist of 5 days in the field with weekends off. Lodging and meal allowance are provided on work days with receipts required. Because of the temporary nature of this position, no benefits are included. Interested applicants should submit a resume including three business references with telephone and e-mail contact information.


  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college/university in Architectural History, History, Architecture, or a closely related field


    • Perform field work at a Phase I/Reconnaissance level survey;


    • Take digital photographs of all resources surveyed;


    • Enter information on each resource on a Maryland Inventory of Historic Property (MIHP) form using a laptop computer or tablet; and


  • Download the database information and photographs onto the company servers.


    • Working knowledge of American architectural styles and building types;


    • Demonstrated experience in using a computer database to enter information;


    • Demonstrated experience taking digital photographs;


    • Ability to read highway and topographic maps;


  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship.


    • Working knowledge of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act;


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Access database program.
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How to apply
Please reference the job title in your application. Your resume, including three business references with telephone and email contact information, should be sent to jobs@skellyloy.com. If you need assistance applying for the position, please contact human resources at 717-232-0593. Skelly and Loy is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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