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Posted: 05/15/2017


ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Key markets and practices include environmental planning and policy development, impact and risk assessment, evaluation and compliance, and restoration and conservation. ICF works at the center of environmental and sustainable programs, helping clients consider the impact of economics, health, policy, culture, and climate on the world’s ecosystem. To explore global career opportunities in ICF’s environment and climate programs, visit www.icf.com/careers. ICF is currently seeking an Architectural Historians to be based out of our San Francisco or Sacramento, CA office.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
San Francisco or Sacramento, CA

The Architectural Historian will work under the supervision of our cultural resources team leads and will assist in research, fieldwork, and reporting for history/architectural history projects. With direction from more senior staff, will conduct historical research for context statements and property histories; serve as crew member for architectural surveys; prepare DPR survey forms; compose historical contexts; evaluate NRHP/CRHR eligibility; 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

  • Assist with historical research in local, state and regional libraries and archives.

  • Assist with historic resources surveys and assessments, including site inspections, research, photography, and evaluation under state and national criteria for historical significance.

  • Assist with the preparation of historic property inventory forms (including statements of significance and architectural descriptions).

  • Assis with preparation of CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106 regulatory documents.


Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Historic Preservation or related field or Bachelor's degress plus 2-3 years applicable experience.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills; strong regulatory analytical talent. 

  • Demonstrated research and writing abilities, especially with the ability to present clear, precise, and authoritative arguments.

  • 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 for historic preservation work.

  • 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. (EOE Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) 

  • 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
Submit resume and cover letter online at: https://icfi.taleo.net/careersection/icf_prof_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1700001518
Michael Blackmore

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