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🔗Senior Historian Preservation Planner

  • Full Time
  • Atlanta, GA
  • $94,910 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Department: Natural Sciences
  • Job Reference #: 2022-3275
  • Job Summary: ABOUT THE POSITION VHB’s Environmental Resources Group in Atlanta is seeking a senior historian to work with our expanding cultural resources group.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications

    5+ years of planning and compliance experience
    A BA/BS/MHP in Architectural History, Historic Preservation Planning, or closely related discipline (e.g., Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, Urban Design/Studies, Regional Planning, Sustainability Planning, Economics, Aviation, Civil Engineering, Urban Transportation Planning)
    Master’s degree preferred

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  • Contact Name: Allan Bailey
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Conduct and manage cultural resource identification and evaluation surveys for public and private sector clients
Coordinate Section 106 and other applicable federal, state, and local historic preservation reviews for transportation and land development projects
Provide technical fulfillment for cultural resource components of environmental and planning-related documents, including resource identification and assessment of project-related impacts
Assist Practice Area Leader in consultation and negotiation with SHPOs, government officials, and consulting parties
Manage the completion of history-related tasks, including the coordination and completion of surveys and effect assessments
Support other VHB departments and regional offices with historic preservation planning, site history research, and compliance services
Assist scoping, managing, tracking projects, preparing proposals, and marketing group services within and outside VHB

Preferred Skills and Attributes

Must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualifications
Knowledge of federal and state cultural resource and historic preservation statutes and regulations, including Section 106 and National Register criteria is required
Excellent research, writing, editing, and photographic abilities
Experience with building research, and knowledge of architectural styles, forms, building materials, and periods of development
Knowledge of the history and architecture of Georgia
Familiarity with existing context studies in Georgia is preferred (Georgia’s Living Places, The Ranch house in Georgia, Tilling the Earth)
Experience in preparing Section 106 documentation for the Georgia SHPO and/or the Georgia Department of Transportation is strongly preferred
Ability to read and interpret aerial photography and maps, including construction and right-of-way plans
Proficiency in MS Office suite, Google Earth, and GIS software is required