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🔗Architectural Historian (Mid-Level)

  • Full Time
  • Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
  • Annual salary range is $89,000-$98,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Relocation allowance is available; conditions apply USD / Year
  • December 4, 2023
  • Department: Center for Environmental Management Military Lands (CEMML)
  • Job Summary: A Mid-Level Architectural Historian position is available with CEMML to provide on-site program support for Commander Navy Region Hawaii.
  • Job Qualifications:

    POSITION SUMMARY: The Mid-Level Architectural Historian is expected to function as part of a team that supports Navy Region Hawaii’s (CNRH) cultural resources management and compliance tasks. The position requires a combination of office and field activities to assess potential effects of proposed undertakings; and preparing context statements, site records, National Register eligibility evaluations, and other reports for historic structures, buildings, features, and sites.

    The primary duties include assisting Navy Region Hawaii in the following: perform historical and archival research; conduct inventory and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluations of architectural and engineered resources to satisfy CNRH’s obligations under Section 110 of the NHPA; review and/or prepare historic resources survey reports, NRHP eligibility evaluations, State historic building inventory forms, and Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) documentation; and assist in the development of historic preservation treatment plans.

    Must be able to communicate and interact with internal/external staff, Navy officials, seamen, airmen, and the public in a professional manner. Work requires a high degree of independent judgment/decision making, technical writing and organizational skills, attention to detail, and people skills.

    LOCATION: Commander Navy Region Hawaii is the regional coordinator for all shore-based naval personnel and shore activities in Hawaii. Navy Region Hawaii at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam provides key services to maintain the safety and vital infrastructure that allows the Navy to operate efficiently in Hawaii. Pearl Harbor was established as a U.S. Naval Base in 1908 and is listed as a National Historic Landmark for its contribution to the rise of the U.S. as a major power in the Pacific and the crucial role it played in World War II, beginning with the December 7, 1941 attack.


    • MA degree in architectural history, architecture, historic preservation, history, or related field.
    • Minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience in architectural history, including experience conducting historical and archival research; analyzing historical data, conducting architectural surveys and evaluations; and synthesizing and writing up the results of research.
    • Familiarity with Federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern cultural resource management (e.g., the National Historic Preservation Act).
    • Experience photographing historic properties.
    • Experience working with a wide range of data and information, maintaining organized details, and consistently meeting deadlines.
    • Have a thorough understanding of most standard computer programs.
    • Experience communicating technical information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing


    • Highly qualified candidate will possess greater than two (2) years of post-graduate professional work experience in architectural history
    • Meet the Secretary of Interior’s professional qualification standards (36 CFR 61) and/or applicable Office of Personnel Management (OPM) standards in accordance with Section 112 of the NHPA (54 USC 306131)
    • Previous work experience in the Pacific region, particularly the Hawaiian Islands.
    • Familiarity with Hawaiʻi State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) Guidelines and Documentation.
    • Knowledge of Historical American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, and/or Historic American Landscapes Survey (HABS/HAER/HALS) recordation and documentation standards.
  • How to Apply:

    Prospective candidates should apply online at Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply by November 13, 2023 for full consideration (posting closes on 12/04/2023).

  • Job benefits: Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 12% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit
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Website Colorado State University

CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on the Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations. To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit

The Mid-Level Architectural Historian is expected to function as part of a team that supports Navy Region Hawaii’s (CNRH) cultural resources management and compliance tasks. The position requires a combination of office and field activities to assess potential effects of proposed undertakings; and preparing context statements, site records, National Register eligibility evaluations, and other reports for historic structures, buildings, features, and sites.

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