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Posted: 01/06/2017

Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting, Inc.
Cultural Resources Management

Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting Inc. (CMEC) is a WOSB/HUB/DBE/WBE-certified environmental consulting firm founded in 2007 with offices in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our experienced staff includes biologists, wetland ecologists, planners, GIS specialists, archeologists, archival researchers, architectural historians, and a historic architect. CMEC provides services critical to environmental and cultural resources clearance within regulatory frameworks such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Department of Transportation Act (DOT Act), Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and state antiquities codes. CMEC produces Categorical Exclusions (CEs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), historic structures reports, archaeological reports, and other compliance/due-diligence documents. We stand behind our work and offer full support services for the compliance process, such as expert testimony, on-site consultations, public involvement, and complete Administrative Records for EA/EIS projects. Our team has decades of collective management experience in regulatory compliance and a proven record of success in achieving clearance for complex projects. CMEC is led by industry veteran co-founders Larry W. Cox and Ashley McLain. With a growing, highly qualified staff, we offer a wide range of environmental and cultural resource compliance services.

Architectural Historian
CMEC CR 17-001
Professional Opportunity
various, Southwestern US
Commensurate with experience

Job Description:   The primary function of the Historian or Architectural Historian position is to support the CMEC Cultural Resources Program as needed with fieldwork and subsequent report preparation.  Duties may include planning, implementing, supporting, and/or personally conducting archival research and historic resources field studies independently and/or at the direction of other Architectural Historians, Principal Investigators, Firm Principals, and/or environmental Project Managers; client, resource agency, and landowner/land agent coordination; preparation of documents such as background studies, agency coordination letters, Section 106 consultation, Section 4(f) analyses, and technical reports for client and regulatory review (primary regulatory agencies: Texas Historical Commission, Texas Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office); and preparation of historic resources sections for environmental documents (e.g., NEPA Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements) for projects throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and surrounding states. 

Compensation for this full-time position will include a competitive salary and benefits package (health insurance, vacation, profit sharing, etc.). 

 Qualifications:      The successful applicant will meet, at a minimum, the Secretary of the Interiors Qualifications Standards for history or architectural history.  Also required: strong writing skills, survey experience, strong research skills, an overall dedication to excellence, a strong work ethic, a demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively, the ability to work in difficult conditions (e.g., Texas summer heat), and valid drivers license.  Preferred (please note any expertise with the following): Knowledge of Texas and/or Oklahoma history and architecture; knowledge of preservation laws and processes; familiarity with NHPA/NEPA compliance; previous experience conducting Section 106 report documentation and survey work for DOTs and/or other federal or state governmental agencies; writing National Register nominations or Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) documentation; conducting cell tower survey and report documentation; prior experience with budgeting, report production/quality control, and/or management of personnel; previous consulting experience; TxDOT precertifications for 2.7.1, 2.8.1 and 2.11.1 or eligibility to obtain them; experience with historic resource database management; experience with large projects (300+ resources); public history experience including developing content for lay audiences, educational materials, and public outreach.  Candidates already based in Texas or Oklahoma are also preferred.

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How to apply
If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding opportunity with a growing firm, please e-mail (in PDF or MS Word format) a short sample of original writing (e.g., an extract from a consulting report, honors or degree thesis, or research paper), cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@coxmclain.com. Please include the following as the subject line of your email: CMEC CR 2017-001. CMEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Website: www.coxmclain.com Contact: E-mail: jobs@coxmclain.com (remember to include CMEC CR 2017-001 in subject line) Phone: 512-338-2223

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