Preservation Job Board

(AZ) Architectural Historian/Historic Preservation Specialist 

07-10-2020 19:20

Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Offered By (Name of Organization): Statistical Research, Inc.
Location (City, State): Tucson, AZ 85716
Type: Full-Time
Salary: Not Provided
Organization Website:

Please include a brief (1-2 paragraph) description of the position: Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), a multidisciplinary cultural resources consulting firm, has one full-time position available for an architectural historian/historic preservation specialist/project director in a cultural resource management (CRM) context. SRI provides comprehensive CRM services to private and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels throughout the western United States from offices in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Washington. SRI is a member of the American Cultural Resources Association.

Job Summary: SRI is seeking a motivated and experienced individual who is adept at identifying, documenting, and assessing the historical significance of architectural and engineered resources. Duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to conducting routine and in-depth historical and archival research; conducting effects assessment of built-environment resources pursuant to compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), as amended, and relevant state and local statutes; evaluating and nominating properties for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP); developing historic contexts; preparing Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)/Historic American Engineering Record (HAER)/Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) documentation; providing treatment and management recommendations for historic buildings and structures; developing and implementing creative mitigation; performing hands-on preservation of historic buildings and structures; and adaptive reuse planning. (Note: A background in prehistoric or historical archaeology, although not a requirement, would be desirable.)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in History, Architectural History, or a closely related field
  • Meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for history and architectural history 
  • Documented experience conducting historical and archival research; analyzing historical data; conducting architectural surveys and evaluations; and synthesizing and writing up the results of research (e.g., building and structure inventories and evaluations; HABS/HAER/HALS documentation; NRHP nomination forms; state historic property inventory forms; historic contexts)
  • A thorough understanding of Sections 106 and 110 of the NHPA

Experience Preferred:
  • 4 years of related experience within a CRM context
  • Ability to use MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint 
Key Requirements:
  • Must be able to travel and perform fieldwork in urban, rural, and wilderness environments in all types of weather

SRI Office Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Tucson, Arizona; or Redlands, California

Position Information: Full-time salaried position

Compensation: SRI offers a compensation package that includes competitive pay; professional leave; medical coverage; retirement plan; and paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave. The salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant's credentials, experience, and market forces.

How to apply: Applications can be submitted via e-mail to the address below and should include a cover letter expressing interest in the position, a résumé of relevant experience, references (with contact information), and two examples of the applicant’s technical writing as sole author: (1) a historical narrative or architectural descriptive narrative, and (2) an eligibility assessment based on the NRHP criteria for evaluation. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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