🔗Senior Architectural Historian
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.
NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply
All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.
As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact email@example.com for details.
To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.
The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.
The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.
How to Apply
You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.
Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from email@example.com to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.
Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only, labeled Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.
Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!
Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.
Quick Tips on How to Apply
#1 If you feel you need to bolster your resume or expand your knowledge base in a certain area, consider offering research assistance to an authority at your university and/or design a 1-credit reading course with an eminent scholar or practitioner.
#2 "Experience" is more than paid work. It is any activity that gives you the knowledge and ability to do something well. So include in the Universal Application all relevant research projects, academic extracurricular activities, and volunteer interests to show your initiative, leadership, and competency.
#3 Proofread everything. The qualification most sought after for any job or internship is strong communication skills so start off on the right foot with no spelling or grammatical errors in your application.
Logging in with a Registered User Account and completing the Universal Application is required to apply for NCPE Internships. Please visit the Universal Application page to register for an account and complete the form. After logging in and completing the form, refreshing this listing will display the Job Application to apply online.