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Posted: 01/12/2015

Applied EarthWorks, Inc.
Historic Preservation Program

Æ is a consulting firm specializing in cultural resources management (CRM), offering prehistoric and historical archaeology, historic built environment, and paleontological services. Currently, Æ has five office locations in California, including Fresno (corporate headquarters), San Luis Obispo, Lompoc, Pasadena, and Hemet, and a Pacific Northwest Regional office in Albany, Oregon. The successful candidate will preferably be placed in either our San Luis Obispo or Fresno office location. Æs Historic Preservation (HP) Program has an excellent reputation for high-quality technical deliverables and expert consultation. We currently have a staff of seven talented professional architectural historians and historians positioned across four of our offices. Over the past four years, the HP Program has experienced new growth and expansion of our staff and the services and expertise we offer. Æ is seeking to fill a vacancy for the HP Program Manager position to lead this successful program into the future with continued vision, growth, and excellence. We at Æ recognize that our staff is our greatest asset and we are committed to providing a collegial, professional, and positive work environment. Our high staff retention rate demonstrates our commitment to a fair and equitable workplace where our employees can thrive. Æ is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Historic Preservation Program Manager
Professional Opportunity
San Luis Obispo or Fresno, CA

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. () has an immediate opening for a Senior Architectural Historian to manage our growing Historic Preservation Program. This is a full-time, permanent position with both technical and management responsibilities. Starting salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service, and includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, professional development time, 401(k), ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), health, dental, vision, and life insurance.

The HP Program Manager serves as the senior technical lead and management coordinator for s historic built environment work performed company-wide. The HP Program Managers responsibilities include:

Strategically managing and expanding s historic built environment services, products, and staff.

New business, client, and market development.

Project scoping, budgeting, and proposal preparation.

Staff training, mentoring, supervision, and recruitment.

Project management, including staff assignments and task, schedule, and budget tracking.

Contract negotiation, client management, and agency consultation.

Technical review and quality control of the HP staffs technical work and project deliverables.


o Development of historic contexts and property-specific histories;

o Field recording and NRHP and CRHR evaluation of historical buildings, structures, and landscapes to current professional standards; and

o HABS/HAER/HALS documentation.

Higher level historic preservation planning consultation, including design review and rehabilitation guidance as per the Secretary of the Interiors Standards.

Education/Experience: M.A. or Ph.D. degree in architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related discipline required. The successful candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural Historian. This position requires a post-degree minimum of 12 years of experience as an architectural historian or historic preservation professional working in the cultural resource regulatory compliance industry, 8 years of experience in project management, and prior experience managing a historic built environment program, projects, and staff. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated technical and regulatory experience in California architectural history and CEQA compliance. Experience researching and preparing tax credit applications is a plus.

Required Skills: The position requires expert understanding of NHPA, NEPA, and CEQA regulatory compliance, as well as technical expertise in architectural and engineered structure resources, historic preservation planning, historic built environment studies and documentation, and strong written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to manage projects and staff while completing high-quality technical work within scope, budget, and schedule parameters. The position requires the ability to manage numerous concurrent projects and develop winning proposals in a fast-paced and competitive industry. The successful candidate must have a positive work ethic and commitment to serving as an effective leader and collaborative team member.

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How to apply
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resumé, along with a list of three references with contact information to Savannah Pignatelli, Æ Administrative Assistant (spignatelli@appliedearthworks.com). Please direct all inquiries regarding the position to Ms. Pignatelli via email. No phone calls please.
Savannah Pignatelli

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