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🔗Architectural Historian

  • Full Time
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • $80,005 - $104,011 USD / Year
  • August 19, 2022
  • Department: Regional Office
  • Job Reference #: 22-R3SVAAUG-11591368-DP-TT
  • Job Summary: Serves as the Architectural Historian, with responsibility for providing professional leadership, guidance, and expertise in the identification, evaluation, and management of historically significant buildings, structures, and other infrastructure.
  • How to Apply:

    Apply through USAJobs.  Please make sure to attach all requested information.

  • Job benefits: Federal Benefits Package
  • Physical Demands / Work Environment: Largely office based. However, will require some fieldwork, potentially in rough terrain.
  • Contact Name: For further information please contact Wendy Sutton,, or 505-842-3236 office/970-903-3867 cell (best phone number).
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Website USDA Forest Service - Southwestern Region (R3)

The Forest Service motto, “Caring for the Land and Serving People,” captures the spirit of our mission, which we accomplish through five main activities: protection and management of natural resources on lands we manage; research on all aspects of forestry, rangeland management, and forest resource utilization; community assistance and cooperation with State and local governments, forest industries, and private landowners to help protect and manage non-Federal forests and associated range and watershed lands to improve conditions in rural areas; achievement and support of an effective workforce that reflects the diversity of the American people; international assistance to formulate policy and coordinate U.S. support for the protection and sound management of the world's forest resources.

Serves as Regional Architectural Historian.  Architectural Historian. The duty station is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, however remote and telework options within the Region may be negotiated.


-Prepares and administers programmatic agreements, memoranda of agreement/understanding, and other cooperative documentation with SHPOs/THPOs, the ACHP, and other consulting parties.
-Develops and administers contract specifications and task orders for historical studies, historic preservation plans and implementation, surveys and National Register evaluations.
-Advises Forest Service personnel at various organizational levels on the requirements, impacts and consequences of current legislation, directives, policies, and public issues affecting the management of historic buildings and structures.
-Conveys historical information to a variety of audiences through the use of techniques such as lectures, open or directed discussions, question/answer sessions, media presentations, individual and group exercises, and/or field studies.
-Independently, and as an interdisciplinary team member, directs and assists in the preparation and reviews of Forest Land Management Plans, environmental analyses, and cultural resource management plans.
-Cultivates and maintains professional contacts in academia, private industry, government, and non-governmental organizations.
-Provides technical authority on projects and plans for protecting or mitigating significant historic buildings and structures.

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