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Posted: 11/05/2014

AmaTerra Environmental, Inc.
Historic Structures Program

AmaTerra Environmental, Inc. is an award-winning, environmental consulting firm headquartered in Austin, Texas. The firm is federally certified as an economically-disadvantaged, woman-owned small business. Our staff of respected environmental and cultural resources professionals provide a variety of coordination and compliance-related services covering a wide range of disciplines. Clients include Federal, State, and Local governments, as well as Private Industry clients across the United States. AmaTerra is seeking an Architectural Historian for immediate, full-time employment located at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. White Sands Missile Range is the largest military installation in the United States measuring 3,200 square miles and is located within the Tularosa Basin, between the San Andres and Sacramento mountain ranges. It is the birthplace of the American missile program and home to the V-2 rocket. Funding is immediately available for a minimum of one year of employment with the possibility of additional follow-on work.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
White Sands Missile Base, NM
$38,000 - $47,000

Primary responsibilities for this position include:

  • Assist federal cultural resource staff in carrying out Section 106 responsibilities relatng to an expansive built environment;
  • Complete new and update existing historic documentation;
  • Conduct archival research resulting in historic context development;
  • Conduct architectural resources surveys and assist in making recommendations for determinations of eligibility of resources for the NRHP;
  • Field survey to include Cold War resources, mining and ranching resources;
  • Write short articles for submission to small newspaper;
  • Review work projects for determinaton of effect; and
  • Assist in development of multi-media documentatoin of historic properties.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, American Studies, or closely related field;
  • At least three years of related work experience;
  • Proficient knowledge of Section 106 regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to individuals and groups;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of architectural resources and apply technical and scientific principles to their management in a federal context; and
  • Candidate must be a United States citizen.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills;
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS and other database software;
  • Work experience with Department of Defense Agency (Army, Navy, or Air Force);
  • A background in Cold War era history, preferably with basic knowledge of missile defense; and
  • Knowledge of evaluatng historic districts and landscapes.


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How to apply
AmaTerra offers a benefit package that includes an annual salary between $38k and $47k depending on qualifications, plus medical insurance and paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Interested candidates should reply to Deborah Dobson-Brown at ddbrown@amaterra.com, subject line “WSMR Architectural Historian” and should include PDF copies of the following items: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a recent resume or curriculum vita, and 3) a short (2-3 pages) sample of your writing.
Deborah Dobson-Brown

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