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Historic Preservation Specialist

Position Description


We are ICF’s Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.

Speaking of growth, our Cultural Resources team, which includes Secretary of the Interior qualified Archaeologists, Historians, Architectural Historians, Cultural Landscape Specialists, and Historic Preservation Specialists  is currently seeking an early career Architectural Historian to work in a collaborative environment on complex environmental compliance projects. This position can be based out of our San Diego, Irvine, or Los Angeles offices.

Job Description

The early career Architectural Historian will work under the supervision of our cultural resources team managers and will assist in research, fieldwork, and reporting for built environment studies. 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 historic contexts; evaluate NRHP/CRHR eligibility; and analyze project impacts/effects. This position provides a basis from which to grow a career at ICF in accordance with the candidate’s strengths and career interests, including historic preservation planning studies, regulatory compliance documentation, and/or project management. This position can be based out of ICF’s San Diego, Irvine, or Los Angeles office with the option to work remotely within Southern CA.

What You Will Do

  • 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 California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 523 series forms (including architectural descriptions and statements of significance ).
  • Assist with preparation of CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106 compliance  documents.

What You Must Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in preservation, history, architectural history, or associated field with 3+ years of experience or Masters in historic preservation, history or architectural history with 1+ years of experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience in NEPA, CEQA and Section 106 impacts/effects analysis
  • Demonstrated research and writing abilities, especially with the ability to present clear, precise, and authoritative arguments.
  • Experience completing DPR forms that evaluate resources for the purposes of CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, with Adobe Photoshop and/or GIS a plus
  • Operational knowledge of the history and architectural history of California

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world’s toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.


Company/Organization Description


Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world’s toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Pay Range (Annual): Commensurate with Experience/Negotiable
Location: San Diego, CA
Job Type: Full Time

How to Apply


https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/historic-preservation-specialist-R2204056

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