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Posted: 09/15/2017

Evans & De Shazo, Inc.
Historic Preservation

Evans & De Shazo, Inc. (EDS) is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Small/Micro Business Enterprise (SBE), and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) that provides high-quality Cultural Resource Studies, and Historic Architectural Studies. EDS specializes in identifying, evaluating, mitigating, and resolving impacts to significant cultural resources including historic buildings, structures, and features within the built environment, as well as prehistoric and historic archaeology sites and Paleontological resources. The EDS team consist of highly qualified cultural resource management (CRM) experts, archaeologists, architectural historians, paleontologists, project managers and GIS specialists are highly experienced with conducting projects of varying size and scope throughout California in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) regulations and guidelines.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Sebastopol, CA

Evans & De Shazo, Inc., is currently accepting applications for a part-time/non-exempt (on-call) Architectural Historian position in our Northern California office to work on various Historic Resource and Historic Preservation projects located throughout California for a wide variety of clients, such as city agencies, land use agencies, private property owners, and developers. Work may include conducting historic research, historic resource field surveys, significance evaluations for built-environment resources, preparing technical reports, Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 523 forms, proposals, and other materials; and performing project management duties as needed, such as client communication, maintaining project budgets and timelines. Specific types of projects include the following:

  • Historical Resource/Historic Property surveys and assessments
  • Local landmark, California Register, and National Register nominations
  • Investment Tax Credit applications
  • CEQA and NEPA review, including identification of historical resources/historic properties, evaluation of proposed alterations to historical resources/historic properties, and development of project alternatives
  • Design review with development teams to achieve projects in conformance with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
  • Section 106 compliance
  • Mills Act Historical Property Contract applications and property inspections


The candidate should possess a graduate degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, or a closely related field and meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards in the areas of Architectural History, History, and/or Historic Architecture. The ideal candidate will have at least two years experience in increasing levels of responsibility conducting historic research, historic architectural field surveys and evaluation.

Additional requirements include the following:

Strong research, writing and communication skills.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and ArcGIS are recommended, but not necessary.

Ability to travel to project sites and research facilities throughout Northern California.

EDS offers a competitive hourly wage and a friendly work environment.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Contact: stacey@evans-deshazo.com
Stacey De Shazo

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