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Posted: 04/16/2015

SWCA Environmental Consultants
Cultural Resources

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Recordís Top 200 Environmental Firms.

Assistant Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Salt Lake City, UT

Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for carrying out or assisting the Architectural History Team Lead with all aspects of project execution, including conducting historic resources surveys and archival research, historic building assessments, and architectural view-shed studies; preparing historic context statements; evaluating resources under National Register of Historic Places significance criteria; and preparing historic resources technical reports and nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

Job Qualifications (Required):

  • Individual must meet Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards (36 Code of Federal Regulations, CFR Part 61) for Architectural History:
    • A Bachelors degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or a closely related field plus a minimum of two year experience in cultural resources management OR
    • A Masters degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation or a closely related field (no experience required)
  • A working knowledge of federal and state cultural resource and historic preservation laws and practices, including Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
  • Familiarity with nineteenth and twentieth century commercial and residential architecture
  • Demonstrated writing skills (writing samples may be requested as part of the interview process)
  • Must be able to thrive in our team-oriented approach to project execution and maintain a strong commitment to customer service and to producing quality work

†Job Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Knowledge of the history and architectural history of the western United States
  • Experience recording architectural resources on architectural inventory forms
  • Knowledge of Utah, Nevada, and/or Idaho State Historic Preservation Office requirements and operating procedures
  • Previous field experience recording, evaluating and reporting on architectural resources
  • Experience with application of The Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation (36 CFR Part 67)
  • Experience with Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record documentation and procedures
  • Experience preparing historic structure reports and/or historic preservation plans
  • Experience preparing National Register of Historic Places nominations

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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