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🔗Architectural Historian

Website Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc. (JMT)

JMT (Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson) is a dynamic, 100% employee-owned consulting firm of more than 2,000 professionals that provides a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, architecture, information technology, construction management, and related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. JMT is currently ranked 60 on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) list of the Top 500 Design Firms.

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson (JMT) is seeking a full-time Architectural Historian with at least one year’s relevant experience to assist our Cultural Resources team. The position will entail technical work focusing on historic structures documentation and evaluation, Section 106 compliance, and architectural survey work. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team including archaeologists, architectural historians, historians, environmental scientists, engineers, and planners. The qualified candidate must be able to write at a professional level and present ideas in a well-thought-out and comprehensive manner. The preferred candidate will enjoy a variety of working conditions ranging from field efforts to office analysis. Other JMT office locations may be considered.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Fieldwork to survey a variety of structure types
Assistance with GIS-based survey applications and data collection
In-person and online archival research
Documenting and evaluating historic structures
Writing property descriptions, historical narratives, significance statements, and National Register justifications
Section 106 Effect evaluations
Assist with HABS/HAER/HALS and other forms of mitigation
FCC 620/621 Forms

Nonessential Functions and Responsibilities

Perform other related duties as assigned.

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual with superior communication and “hands-on” skills to excel in a team environment. The ability to multi-task effectively and effectively manage workload balance is essential.

Required Skills

The qualified applicant must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Qualification Standards 36 CFR 61 as an Architectural Historian or Historian. Qualified applicants must have experience conducting background research and writing reports professionally. Experience with organizing and completing fieldwork is preferred. Knowledge and understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and Section 106 regulations are required.

Required Experience

A Master’s Degree from an accredited school in Historic Preservation (or a similar field)
Meets or exceeds the requirements for an Architectural Historian and/or Historian under the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be capable of renting a car
Experience with GIS and Adobe Acrobat Professional

Preferred Experience

Experience with digital photography (including SLR cameras)
FHWA or ACHP Certified Section 106 Course
Experience with FCC 620/621 forms

Working Conditions

The preferred candidate should enjoy working outdoors as required to complete job tasks. The job will need, but may not be limited to, specific physical demands while performing duties in the field. These physical requirements will include the ability to walk, stand, kneel, or bend for extended periods and be able to carry field equipment and supplies long distances. Field work may be conducted during any time of the year and may occur in various weather and climate conditions, as needed. The candidate is not required to perform field work in hazardous weather conditions.

The position will entail up to 50 percent travel throughout the United States, focusing on the southeast. Candidate must be willing to travel throughout the U.S. for a brief (e.g., 1 or 2 weeks) work efforts on their own and with coworkers.

Job Competencies 

Analytical Thinking/Problem-Solving
Building Relationships and Teamwork
Communication (written and verbal)
Decision Making
Job-Focused Learning
Planning and Organizing/Time Management
Quality Service

If Manages Others 

Managing Performance

JMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, and we are proud to be building an inclusive and diverse workforce.

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