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🔗Architectural Historian/Historic Preservation Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Austin, Texas (or surrounding region, remote office options available)
  • $55k-$65k USD / Year
  • Department: Cultural Resources
  • Job Qualifications:

    What you must have (minimum qualifications):

    • Master’s degree in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or a related field
    • Minimum of 2 years of continuous or equivalent professional experience in Architectural History

    What we would like you to have (preferred skills):

    Specializations such as historic architecture, historic landscapes, transportation studies, public history, history, conservation, or historic interpretation; command of NEPA, NHPA, and other state and federal environmental regulations; a history working with private and public sector clients and regulatory agencies; knowledgeable in the history and architectural history of the Southwestern US; knowledge related to other regions of the United States is a plus; interest in developing or enhancing leadership skills to contribute to a progressive work environment for; employee development and career fulfillment; familiarity with ArcGIS and variety of GPS equipment

  • How to Apply:

    For additional information about Horizon, please visit our web site at  Interested parties should submit (mail/e-mail) a letter of interest, resume, writing samples, salary requirements, and at least three references to:

    Kathryn St. Clair, M.S.

    Architectural History Manager

    Horizon Environmental Services

    1507 S. Interstate 35

    Austin, Texas 78741

    Phone: (512) 293-6895


    All applicants are subject to a pre-hire drug screening and quarterly random testing under US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) drug and alcohol regulations (49 CFR Part 199).  Horizon participates in E-Verify, a service of the US Department of Homeland Security and US Social Security Administration (

  • Job benefits: Currently, the position being filled is a full-time, salaried position with benefits, including group insurance (health, dental, vision, life, and disability), paid time off (PTO), 401(k), and an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Part-time options are also considered, and some part-time options include benefits.
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Office setting (home or company office), Periodic travel regionally including field survey (walking on uneven surfaces) and roadway corridor surveys, driver's license required
  • Contact Name: Kathryn St. Clair
  • Application Email:
  • Application Phone #: 5122936895
  • Application Address: Horizon Environmental Services 1507 S. Interstate 35 Austin, Texas 78741

Website Horizon Environmental Services (Horizon; an LJA Environmental Services Company

Horizon is seeking an Architectural Historian/Historic Preservation Specialist to contribute to built environment and cultural resources studies as either stand-alone projects or as part of larger multi-disciplinary projects.  You will combine your technical skills with strong regulatory compliance expertise to develop project-level analysis for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) compliance on a wide variety of projects, including transportation, land development, and public utilities.  The Architectural Historian/Historic Preservation Specialist will work closely with our senior architectural historian and archaeologists on project work, with opportunities to manage individual projects and collaborate on larger-scale project efforts.

In this position, you will:

  • Evaluate resources for National Register of Historic Places eligibility, develop resource management recommendations, assess project effects on resources, and provide high-level support to address complex management challenges that require technical or regulatory knowledge.
  • Provide technical expertise in architectural history, including technical approach development, self-directed technical analysis and documentation, and collaboration with junior and senior technical colleagues.
  • Participate in technical leadership on projects related to environmental compliance and cultural resource management, including client contact, task order management, budget monitoring, schedule, and subcontractor coordination.
  • Contribute to marketing and proposal efforts for cultural resources opportunities or as part of a larger team on multi-disciplinary opportunities.
  • Collaborate in an integrated team with engineers, scientists, planners, regulators, and other stakeholders.
  • Work with other cultural resources staff who provide technical support in field and office settings.
  • Travel as necessary to gather data on historical resources, including photography and gathering GIS/spatial data.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success.  We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment.

If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging, and collaborative environment and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about Horizon and LJA Environmental Services and consider applying to join our team.

If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging, and collaborative environment and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about Horizon and LJA Environmental Services and consider applying to join our team.


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