We are currently accepting applications for a full-time Associate in our Los Angeles office, serving in the role of Architectural Historian and/or Historic Preservation Planner. Responsibilities include managing a wide variety of historic preservation projects for clients such as city agencies, land use attorneys, private property owners, and developers. Work includes report research and writing; proposal writing and responding to RFPs; client communication; managing project budgets; and project site visits, most of which are in the Los Angeles area. Specific types of projects include the following:
· Historic resource assessments
· Design collaboration with development teams to achieve projects in conformance with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
· Investment Tax Credit applications
· CEQA and NEPA review, including identification of historic resources, evaluation of proposed alternations to historic resources, and development of project alternatives
· Section 106 compliance
· Local landmark, California Register, and National Register nominations
· Mills Act Historical Property Contract applications and property inspections
· Historic resource surveys
The ideal candidate will meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualifications Standards in the areas of Architectural History, History, and/or Historic Architecture; have a graduate degree in architectural history, history, historic preservation, or a related field; and have at least two years experience in increasing levels of responsibility in the field. The position requires strong research, writing and communication skills, as well as the ability to think critically and work independently. The applicant must be a self-starter and have knowledge of relevant historic preservation legislation and regulations. Applicants should have experience with reviewing architectural drawings, application of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards, and application of the National Register criteria for evaluation. Knowledge of word-processing and related computer applications is essential (Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Publisher); knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and ArcGIS are highly recommended.
We offer a competitive salary, health insurance and a friendly work environment.