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Posted: 02/17/2016

Employer
Chattel, Inc

Chattel, Inc. is a consulting firm that provides solutions for historic properties. For over 20 years, our staff of architects, historians, and planners has helped governmental agencies and stakeholder groups identify important community resources and plan for their preservation. The regulatory world surrounding development projects can be complex, but we have the skills and experience to streamline project review and achieve creative changes to historic properties. Based in Los Angeles, we assist clients throughout the western United States. Read about our success stories at www.chattel.us .


Position
Associate
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Details
 

We are currently accepting applications for a full-time Associate in our Los Angeles office, serving in the role of Architectural Historian and/or Historic Preservation Planner. Responsibilities include managing a wide variety of historic preservation projects for clients such as city agencies, land use attorneys, private property owners, and developers. Work includes report research and writing; proposal writing and responding to RFPs; client communication; managing project budgets and working with a bookkeeper to invoice clients; project site visits, most of which are in the Los Angeles area; and administrative/office management tasks (filing, answering phones, managing calendars, assisting with ordering supplies, etc.). Specific types of projects include the following:

Historic resource assessments

Local landmark, California Register, and National Register nominations

Investment Tax Credit applications

CEQA and NEPA review, including identification of historic resources, evaluation of proposed alterations to historic resources, and development of project alternatives

Design collaboration with development teams to achieve projects in conformance with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

Section 106 compliance

Historic resource surveys

Mills Act Historical Property Contract applications and property inspections

The ideal candidate will meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards in the areas of Architectural History, History, and/or Historic Architecture, and possess a graduate degree in archictural history, history, historic preservation, or a realated field.  Candidates that have at least two years' experience in the field, with increasing levels of responsibility, are strongly preferred.  Current Master's degree level students who expect to graduate this spring and meet these qualifications are encouraged to apply as well.  The position requires strong research, writing, and communication skills.  Knowledge of word-processing and related computer applications is essential (Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Publisher); knoweldge of Adobe Photoshop and ArcGIS are highly recommended.  The applicant must have knoweldge of relevant historic preservation legislation and regulations.  We offer a competitive salary, health insurance, and a friendly work environment.

OPen until
02/29/2016

How to apply
To be considered, candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and five-page writing sample.
Barbara Fish
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