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The California Preservation Awards are a statewide hallmark, showcasing the best in historic preservation. The awards ceremony includes the presentation of the Preservation Design Awards and the President’s Awards, bringing together hundreds of people each year to share and celebrate excellence in preservation.

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Senior 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, Architectural Historians, Historians, Historic Preservation Specialists and Cultural Landscape Specialists is currently seeking a Senior Historic Preservation Specialist to work in a dynamic, collaborative environment on complex environmental compliance projects. This position can be based out of our San Diego, Irvine, or Los Angeles offices with the option work remotely in Southern CA.

Job Description

The Senior Historic Preservation Specialist will provide cultural resource management services as a client-facing technical lead, with capabilities that include project management and senior-level technical expertise. The Senior Historic Preservation Specialist will also contribute to or lead proposals, communicate with clients, and track project budgets and schedules. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in architectural history and regulatory compliance for NEPA, Section 106, and CEQA, and a capacity for managing projects and client relationships.

What You Will Do

Evaluate built environment resources for NRHP, CRHR, and local criteria, develop resource management recommendations, assess project effects on resources, and provide high level support to address complex management challenges that require advanced technical or regulatory knowledge.

Provide technical leadership and expertise in architectural history, and history including technical approach development, task delegation, self-directed technical analysis, and documentation, collaborate with junior and senior technical colleagues, and QA/QC for technical reports or documents prepared by junior staff.

Manage projects related to environmental compliance and cultural resource management, including client contact, task order management, budget control, invoicing, schedule, personnel allocation/planning, and subcontractor involvement.

Integrate with clients to achieve long-term objectives and efficiencies, from programmatic strategies and feasibility studies through implementation, operations, and maintenance.

Collaborate in an integrated team with planners, regulators, engineers, scientists, and other stakeholders.

What You Must Have

Master’s degree in Architectural History, History, Historic Preservation, or related field.

Minimum of 8 years of experience in cultural resources management.

Considerable experience preparing NEPA, Section 106, and CEQA compliance studies and analyses.

A history of working with public and private sector clients, and regulatory agencies.

Demonstrated experience successfully managing projects, budgets and project teams.

Familiarity with the history and architectural history of California; knowledge of southern California and other regions of the United States is a plus.

Leadership and mentoring skills to contribute to a progressive work environment for employee development and career fulfillment.

A desire to excel and a passion for rewarding work on complex environmental challenges in a team environment.

Proficient in MS Office Suite.

Additional Desired Attributes

Excellent interpersonal skills and empathy.

Demonstrated ability to think strategically.

Predisposed to continued professional growth.

Problem-solving ability, creativity, analytical skills.

Orientation toward fulfilling client objectives.

Strong organizational and time management skills.

Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment.

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

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/senior-historic-preservation-specialist-R2204057

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