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Posted: 10/11/2017

Applied EarthWorks, Inc.
Historic Preservation Program

Æ is a consulting firm specializing in archaeology, history, cultural resources management (CRM), and paleontology. From our offices in Hemet, Pasadena, Lompoc, San Luis Obispo, and Fresno, California, and Albany, Oregon, the firm performs work throughout California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Hemet, CA
Open Until
Until Filled

Architectural Historian

Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (AE) has an immediate opening for an Associate Architectural Historian with project management experience to join our growing Historic Preservation Program. This is a regular, full-time position to primarily serve South and Central California. Work assignments will be predominately in Southern California and will require travel. We recognize that our staff is our greatest asset and we are committed to providing a collegial, professional, safe, and positive work environment. AE prides itself on being a great place to work and we seek to find an Associate Architectural Historian to join our team of stellar professionals.

We seek a professional architectural historian with experience conducting and directing architectural and historical structure surveys and recording and evaluating historic built environment resources according to National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and CRHR criteria. The position requires supervisory experience, working knowledge of regulatory compliance, familiarity with archival research, and strong written and oral communication skills are desirable. The successful candidate must demonstrate a positive work ethic, reliability, ability to manage multiple projects, and commitment to working in a team work environment.

Skill Requirements:

Perform archival and historical research using primary and secondary documentary sources;

Perform oral history research;

Research and develop historic contexts and write historic background overviews;

Record, document, and evaluate historical buildings, industrial and commercial structures, and landscapes to current professional standards;

Review design plans for consistency with the Secretary of Interiors Standards and Guidelines;

Contribute to HABS/HAER/ HALS documentation meeting national or state-level documentation requirements;

Write professional technical reports of documentary and field research;

Assist the Program Manager with staff supervision and project management tasks;

Review and assess historic built environment reports for grammar, style, thoroughness, professionalism, and accuracy; and

Contributed to proposals, track budgets, assist with business development, and interface with clients and the public on behalf of the company.

Education/Experience: M.A. or Ph.D. degree in history, art history, architectural history, historic preservation, or closely related discipline required. The successful candidate must meet the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards for an Architectural Historian. This position requires a minimum of seven years of professional experience as an architectural historian, with demonstration of progressively increased responsibility in CRM, and at least three years of experience managing historic built environment projects and preparing proposals. California experience preferred.

How to apply
To apply for this position: Please submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and list of three references with contact information to Mona Rangel, Human Resources, at mrangel@appliedearthworks.com. Applied EarthWorks offers a wide range of benefits and a competitive compensation package. Eligibility for benefits is earned with length of service and includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and professional development time; 401(k); and health, dental, vision, and life insurance. AE additionally offers an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which provides employee-owners with a direct stake in AEs success by means of a retirement benefit. AE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental or physical), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, or any other factor that is not related to the job.
Mona Rangel
Phone: 559-229-1856 x 19
1391 W Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93711

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