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🔗Senior Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Atlanta, GA
  • 70,000-90,000 USD / Year
  • April 6, 2023
  • Job Summary: Mid- to Senior-Architectural Historian/Preservation Planner overseeing Section 106 review on transportation projects in Georgia.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Architectural History, History, Historic Preservation, or related field, and 4 years of architectural historian experience or demonstrated equivalency of relevant experience and/or education.
    • Meets Secretary of the Interior’s (SOI) Professional Qualification Standards for Architectural History.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in Architectural History, History, Historic Preservation, or a related field.
    • 4+ years of experience in working with Cultural Resource Management (CRM) and historic preservation, including the ability to work on a wide range of projects, within interdisciplinary teams, and balance a demanding workload.
    • 4+ years of experience with Federal and State CRM requirements, processes, and guidance, including Sections 106 and 110 of the NHPA, NRHP bulletins, SOI Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, NEPA, and GEPA.
    • Working knowledge and experience applying Statewide Historic Contexts for Georgia (i.e. Georgia’s Living Places, Tilling the Earth, The Ranch House in Georgia, etc.) to historic resource evaluations.
    • Experience preparing historic resources reports for transportation projects administered by GDOT.
    • 4+ years of experience coordinating historic resource evaluations and assessments with the Georgia SHPO.
    • 4+ years of experience applying NRHP eligibility criteria and aspects of integrity to historic resources.
    • 4+ years of experience in performing historic resources surveys and preparing reports for transportation projects administered by the GDOT.
    • Familiarity and working experience with Google Earth Pro, Bluebeam Revu, ArcGIS Pro and/or ArcMap.
    • Experience reading and interpreting transportation plans.
    • Experience mentoring or providing a technical quality review of CRM documents.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, & Teams).
  • How to Apply:

    Apply via link: Please attach a resume and writing sample with your application.

    Please reach out with any questions!

  • Contact Name: Matthew Kear, History Section Manager (AECOM ATL)
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:


This position will support the multi-disciplinary environmental group focusing on transportation projects. This candidate will perform tasks ranging from fieldwork, research, report writing, quality review of technical reports, data collection and compilation, and GIS mapping, among other duties.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs unsupervised field tasks throughout Georgia, such as historic resource surveys and research (including interviews, archival, and deed research). Supports other team members in these activities.
  • Gathers data to be used in preparing environmental reports of investigations; compiles and organizes data collected by others.
  • Assesses data, summarizes, and communicate key aspects that are meaningful to the work of other team members.
  • Evaluates historic resources for NRHP eligibility by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act, Georgia Environmental Policy Act, and/or other relevant federal and state laws.
  • Prepares concrete fact-based conclusions to provide defensible justifications for National Register eligibility determinations.
  • Prepares Section 106 documents and reports, including Notification Letters, Historic Resource Survey Reports, Assessments of Effects, Findings of No Historic Properties Affected, Memoranda of Agreement, Photographic Permanent Archival Records, and HABS/HAER documentation, among other documentation.
  • Shepherds projects through the Section 106 process, tracking project schedules, deliverables, and budgets. Anticipates project needs and next steps and identifies/communicates risks to applicable project team members.
  • Conducts interdisciplinary collaboration with engineers and environmental specialists.
  • Conducts quality technical reviews of compliance documents prepared by internal staff and external consultants.
  • Supports business development activities and mentorship of staff.
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