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Posted: 05/20/2016

ICF International

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. Our Environment and Planning division provides a range of consulting services in environmental analysis and compliance (e.g., NEPA), land use planning, transmission planning, public affairs, permitting (e.g., renewable energy) and other emerging market sectors. Our clients include federal, state and local agencies, and private energy and utility companies. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 5,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's Web site is www.icfi.com

Senior Historian, Architectural Historian, or Historic Preservation Pl
Professional Opportunity
Los Angeles, CA


ICF is currently seeking an Historian, Architectural Historian, or Historic Preservation Planner to be based in our Los Angeles, California office.



The Senior Historian, Architectural Historian, or Historic Preservation Planner will work as a member of our cultural resources team on research, fieldwork, and reporting for history/architectural history projects. Will coordinate and conduct historical research for context statements and property histories; coordinate and conduct architectural surveys; prepare and review DPR survey forms; write and review historical contexts; evaluate NRHP/CRHR eligibility; and analyze project impacts/effects. This position provides a basis from which to grow a career at ICF in accordance with the candidates strengths and career interests, including historic preservation planning studies, regulatory compliance documentation, or project management.




Key Responsibilities


  • Historical research in local, state, and regional libraries and archives.


  • Historic resources surveys and assessments, including site inspections, research, photography, and evaluation under state and national criteria for historical significance.
  • Preparation of historic property inventory forms (including statements of significance and architectural descriptions).
  • Prepare and review CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106 regulatory documents.
  • Support business development including proposals, scopes of work, and cost estimates.


Basic Qualifications


  • Masters in History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation or related field plus 5+ years of relevant experience OR Bachelors degree in a related field and 7+ years applicable experience.


  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Highly experienced in relevant regulatory environment: California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106)
  • Strategic thinker and creative problem solver.


  • Ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment juggling multiple deadlines

  • Highly analytical with demonstrated research and writing abilities, especially with the ability to present clear, precise, and authoritative arguments. (submit writing sample)


  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.


Preferred Skills/Experience


  • Operational knowledge of the history and architectural history of California.
  • Experience preparing marketing materials and/or proposals
  • Working knowledge of historic preservation regulations, especially CEQA and NHPA Section 106.




ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EEO/AA Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities) For a listing of other career opportunities at ICF, please visit our Career Center at https://careers.icfi.com.


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How to apply
Please use the link below to submit application. https://icfi.taleo.net/careersection/icf_prof_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1600001967

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