Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Overview / Responsibilities
Wood is seeking an experienced Architectural Historian to work
on-call with project managers, archaeologists, and other
environmental staff to successfully complete projects and expand
existing and new client relationships. The ideal candidate will
contribute to Wood's capacity in the environmental and engineering
marketplace. Superior performance may lead to full time
Employment will emphasize inventory, evaluation, and assessments of
effects under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
(NHPA) for buildings, structures, and objects. This role requires
experience with mitigation, visual impact assessments, and cultural
landscapes within the built environment.
Compensation Range: $35.00 - $40.00 per hour
The successful candidate will:
Perform archival, informant, background, and digital historic
research and prepare detailed analysis of all data.
Successfully complete field surveys and architectural study
Evaluate architectural resources within the built environment
including assessment of potential effects, as required under
Section 106 of the NHPA.
Prepare appropriate state or agency architectural inventory forms
in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, and
Manage the preparation of architectural reports for historic
resources compliance with Section 106 requirements.
Prepare technical reports containing architectural resource
assessments, and collaboration with project teams, and all project
stakeholders including tribes and agencies.
Provide consultation support to various SHPOs throughout
California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, and
Assist in developing plans and policies to meet socio-economic, and
physical needs of our communities including land use,
transportation, city planning, transit planning, environmental
planning, and development.
Fully understand mitigations for both horizontal and vertical
Conduct tasks with an emphasis on design and technical aspects of
Oversee the work of junior staff.
Ensure quality control and compliance of all documents.
Assist with all aspects of cultural and historical assessment and
Collaborate with staff archaeologists in the completion of cultural
resource Class I, II, and III studies to establish and identify
known cultural resources located within the Area of Potential
Assist in directing small-scale planning projects and portions of
larger projects from concept development through submission
Accommodate limited task assignee duties and tasks associated with
Perform other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will report to a Senior Program Manager
and work directly with environmental and cultural resources
specialists throughout the West. Primary responsibilities will
include field work, report preparation, presentation of findings
and recommendations, contribution to environmental impact analyses
per NEPA, CEQA, Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permitting, etc.
Fluent understanding of compliance with the NHPA, Archaeological
Resources Protection Act (ARPA), Native American Grave Protection
and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and related guidelines is required.
RPA certification is a plus.
These roles can be based throughout the Western United States:
California, Nevada, Washington, Utah, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, and
Skills / Qualifications
Master's Degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation,
Public History, Architecture, or closely related field
Currently meets Secretary of the Interior's (SOI) Professional
Qualifications Standards (36 Code of Federal Regulations, CFR Part
61) for architectural history
Minimum three years of experience in regulatory architectural
history, history, or a related field Demonstrated experience
preparing historic inventory reports, including completing NRHP
Working knowledge of cultural resources management and
environmental principles and standards
Field experience using established methods and techniques for
surveying historic buildings, structures, and landscapes
Previous field experience recording, evaluating, and reporting on
Experience with application of The SOI Standards for Rehabilitation
(36 CFR Part 67) and Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic
American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) documentation and
procedures is a plus, but not required
Demonstrated experience in conducting mitigation in response to
adverse effects on historic properties
Flexible, team-oriented approach, with a commitment to working as a
part of a multidisciplinary team
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Ability and willingness to travel to field sites
Strong commitment to safety
Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate motorized
Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across
energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to
some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide
consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60
countries, employing around 40,000 people. www.woodplc.com
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a
diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and
without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list):
race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability,
sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or
other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing
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