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Posted: 03/09/2015

SWCA Environmental Consultants
Half Moon Bay CA

SWCA Environmental Consultants We've grown over the last three decades, expanding our staff and services, but we still have the same mission. We know the environment, because environmental consulting is all we do. Our professionals combine scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost-effective solutions for a full spectrum of environmental projects.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Half Moon Bay, CA

Job Description

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an Architectural Historian within our Cultural Resources program to support our four California offices. An Architectural Historian is a core member of the statewide Cultural Resources program. Work will occur throughout California, but the position will be based out of our Half Moon Bay office. This is a regular, salaried position that requires California cultural resources experience.


When project travel is required, per diem, hotel room accommodations, and field vehicles are provided.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Project implementation to include fieldwork, historic research, report writing, and QA/QC review
  • Prepare historic documentation, including California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 523 Series forms
  • Develop and manage project budgets
  • Contribute to marketing and proposal efforts
  • Collaborate with SWCAs managers, directors, and principal investigators on technical and business development efforts throughout California
  • Maintain SWCAs high standard of professional ethics and quality assurance, and is motivated to identify and resolve problems in creative ways
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and agencies
  • Attend and/or present at local, regional, and national conferences and forums
  • Take initiative, resolves problems, and ensures that tasks are completed
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn company procedures, and ability to try new, improved techniques.
  • Work as a team member and independently to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective manner.


Job Qualifications:


  • Meets the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards in architectural history
  • Bachelors degree in architectural history, art history, historic preservation, or a closely related field; a graduate field in these fields is preferred
  • At least (2) two years of full-time experience in research, writing, and consulting in American architectural history with a consulting firm, agency, or other professional organization
  • Experience preparing California DPR forms and conducting historic research and surveys
  • Familiarity with cultural resource laws, including NEPA, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and CEQA
  • Strong research, writing, and communication skills.


SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned environmental firm with offices across the U.S. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with in-depth knowledge of permitting and compliance protocols to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions for a full spectrum of environmental projects. As one of the largest environmental compliance firms, SWCA ranks among Engineering News-Records Top 200 Environmental Firms.


SWCA offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a competitive benefits package, including an employee stock ownership retirement plan (ESOP). If you are seeking an opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions, then SWCA may be a great fit for you!


In support of our value of integrity, SWCA promotes a safe and drug free workplace. We participate in E-verify and pre-employment background screening services.


SWCA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

For more information on SWCA visit www.swca.com





Job LocationHalf Moon Bay, California, United States

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How to apply
How to Apply: To be considered for this position, resumes must be received through our online application system to receive consideration. By clicking on new resume you can upload your cover letter and resume. If you need assistance or accommodations to apply, please contact us at recruiting@swca.com or 800-828-8517.
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