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Posted: 12/06/2016

Environmental Science Associates

Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.

Associate Architectural Historian - Southern California Region
Professional Opportunity
Los Angeles, CA


ESA is currently seeking a junior-level Architectural Historian to join a growing group of architectural historians within ESAs Cultural Resources Group in any one of ESAs Southern California offices. The candidate selected for this position will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of interesting architectural history projects throughout southern California and elsewhere in ESAs geography, including being part of interdisciplinary teams working on projects in our Water, Energy, Community Development, Transportation and Airports practices. The successful candidate will conduct archival research using primary and secondary sources; perform historic resources surveys; document resources on California Department of Parks and Recreation 523 Series Forms; prepare historic resources assessments and evaluation reports, as well as other documentation; and contribute to environmental documents (EIS/EIRs, EA/MNDs, etc.).








Candidates must possess outstanding problem-solving ability, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong computer skills, and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and with a team. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Architectural History or related field with at least two (2) years of experience in historic preservation or related field (Masters Degree preferred); knowledge of the history and architectural styles of the western U.S. and California (Southern California experience preferred); experience with recordation and evaluation of historic architectural resources, as well as the application of federal, state, and local evaluation criteria; knowledge of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, CEQA, NEPA, and the Secretary of the Interiors Standards (experience conducting regulatory compliance reviews preferred); and a desire to learn new skills and gain exposure to documentation, evaluation, and treatment of a variety of resource types including urban and rural built resources, and transportation, water and energy infrastructure.






ESA is owned entirely by our employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence, outstanding client service, professional development, and life-long learning.  ESAs comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.






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How to Apply: If you are interested in applying to become an employee-owner at ESA, please visit the ESA Careers page at www.esassoc.com or follow the link below: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=831E976BB846028068837C639ED081DD?org=ESA&cws=1&rid=292 ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M/V/F/D)

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