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🔗Senior Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • $93,000 to $124,000 USD / Year
  • April 15, 2023
  • Department: Cultural Resources
  • Job Reference #: 11-3.9.23
  • Job Summary: HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc., a growing, California-based environmental consulting firm, is seeking a Senior Architectural Historian to join its Cultural Resources team.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Minimum Requirements for Senior Architectural Historian:
    ·         Graduate degree in historic or architectural preservation, art history, American architectural history, preservation planning, or a closely related field

    ·         A minimum of eight years of professional experience in applying the methods and practices of historic preservation in the identification, evaluation, and treatment of historic resources

    ·         Strong research, writing, organizational, and verbal communication skills

    ·         Knowledge and experience with historic preservation and cultural resources management in California; and

    ·         Knowledge of the federal and California laws and regulations pertaining to cultural resource protection and management, and the ability to evaluate compliance with relevant federal and state regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to resources eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places and California Register of Historical Resources.

    ·         Experience with development/implementation of research designs, preservation plans, and mitigation measures (e.g., HABS/HAER documentation)

    Additional skills considered a plus for Senior Architectural Historian:

    ·         Historic archaeology experience and capabilities

    ·         Experience with development/implementation of construction monitoring plans and programs

    ·         Experience in the marketing of historic resource services

  • How to Apply:

    Please apply though our website, thank you.

  • Job benefits: HELIX offers a competitive benefit package!
  • Application URL:

Website HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc.

HELIX Environmental Planning, an employee-owned firm, is a leader in environmental consulting and natural resource sustainability. Established in 1991 and with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Placer, Orange, and Riverside counties, HELIX provides a broad range of environmental and design services throughout California and the western United States.

Do you want to work at a company where the employee-owners genuinely care about each other and foster a collaborative environment?

Do you want to be part of a team that does great work on a wide variety of projects that are important to your community?

Does your dream job include preparing meaningful historic resource evaluations, or crafting creative mitigation for the preservation of historic structures under CEQA or NEPA?

Are you excited about having a say about the kinds of built environment projects your company pursues? Then HELIX is the perfect fit for you!

HELIX Environmental Planning, Inc., a growing, California-based environmental consulting firm, is seeking a Senior Architectural Historian to join its Cultural Resources team. HELIX offers cultural resources, environmental, biological, acoustical, air quality, and GIS services to both the public and private sectors. Our cultural resources staff completes a variety of historic preservation, studies for a wide range of local, state, and federal projects.

Why work at HELIX?

·         Employee-owned since 2004

·         Offers a hybrid work schedule with flexibility of working in-office and remotely

·         Invested in professional growth and employee development and training

·         Recognized for our workplace practices, employee wellness programs, and community contributions

·         Named as one of the 2021 Best Firms to Work For by ZweigGroup

HELIX also offers a competitive benefits package, that includes:

·         Robust Health Coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision) for employee and dependents

·         Life /Long Term Disability Insurance

·         Accrual of Paid Personal Time Off

·         Bonus Program

·         Wellness Program

·         Employee Stock Ownership Plan participation

·         401K participation with employer contributions

We can be VERY flexible! While we are searching for a full-time candidate, we are also open to the possibility of a part-time candidate. You can choose to work out of one of our six office locations in California, or you can work fully remote or a mix of both! Just tell us what works for you!

The successful candidate will lead built environment studies for a wide range of project types throughout California, reporting office to be determined based on work location. Responsibilities will include proposal preparation, research, field reconnaissance, historic-era building/site/object evaluations, impact analyses, Historic Assessment/HABS/HAER/HALS report preparation, and communication with other cultural resources and environmental planning staff, subconsultants, clients, and agency staff.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge and training in historical resources of California, with at least eight years of related experience. Knowledge of the California historical, environmental, and regulatory setting is required.

Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and analytical abilities. The applicant must have a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and work well with others.  The role does not require supervision of other staff.

Salary will be based on qualifications and/or experience, with a robust benefits package. Expected starting pay range of $93,000 to $124,000 (pro-rated for part-time).

HELIX is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and an inclusive work environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or veteran status. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

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