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Posted: 12/11/2018

Integrated Environmental Solutions, LLC
Cultural Resources

Architectural Historian / Historic Preservation Specialist
Professional Opportunity
McKinney/Waco, TX
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Integrated Environmental Solutions, LLC is a small woman-owned business that specializes in providing natural and cultural resource planning services, ecological restoration and revegetation, and NEPA documentation.  Over the last several years, the cultural resources department of IES has experienced significant growth and is looking to further strengthen our built environment capabilities by hiring a candidate with a background in architectural history and historic preservation, who will operate under the direction of the IES Cultural Resources Director.  

On a daily basis, the standard IES project load involves identification, documentation, and evaluation of above ground architectural resources for Section 106 compliance.  Although these projects typically fit within the standard Section 106 process, many have included extensive documentation, evaluation, and agency coordination.  More elaborate Section 106 projects have included trails within NRHP eligible or listed districts, relocation of NRHP eligible properties, evaluation of adverse effect to eligible or listed buildings, rehabilitation of a Registered Texas Historic Landmark, and drafting Memorandum of Agreements.  Mitigation associated within these projects has included interpretive signage, historic context studies, and HABS documentation.  

To apply, the candidate must at a minimum:

·        hold a masters degree in architectural history or historic preservation with demonstrated experience performing research or documentation; or

·        hold a bachelors degree in architectural history or historic preservation with a minimum of two years consulting experience;

In addition, the candidate should possess these skills:

·        experience performing research or documentation of historic-age buildings, structures, and objects;

·        display the ability to develop field methodologies that utilize standards and procedures for obtaining Section 106 project approvals;

·        understanding of cultural resources regulations and NRHP eligibility requirements;

·        clear and concise writing abilities;

·        have proven experience working independently with little supervision; and

·        have a valid drivers license.

The preferred candidate would also possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:

·        prepare historic preservation plans for the rehabilitation or restoration of historic buildings, structures, or objects; and

·        prepare federal and state level historic tax credit applications;

The most frequent and essential work activities include:

·        performing detailed background and archival research, property searches, or deed/title research through both physical and online sources;

·        conducting historic resource surveys for Section 106 related development projects through photographic and written documentation;

How to apply
A cover letter highlighting the applicant’s experience and interests must be provided. Resumes must include a minimum of three references. As the position will require in depth analysis and technical writing abilities, applicants will be required to submit writing samples. Those who meet these qualifications and are interested in joining the IES team can email resumes to: admin@intenvsol.com

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