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Job Posting - Historian or Architectural Historian, AmaTerra Environmental, Inc. (Austin or Dallas, TX)
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - Historian, architectural historian, job, austin, texas
Contributed By: Deborah Dobson-Brown
Website: http://www.amaterra.com

AmaTerra Environmental, Inc. is seeking a Senior Historian and/or Senior Architectural Historian to assist in conducting Section 106 and 110 documentation and reviews located within the Austin or Dallas, Texas offices.

Job Description:

The primary function of the Historian or Architectural Historian position is to perform surveys, research, and documentation efforts carried out in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation in compliance with Section 106, and other state and federal historic preservation related laws and regulations.  

Associated activities include: delineation of the area of potential effects for projects with the potential to affect historic properties; field surveys and photographic and written documentation on historic properties located within a project's area of potential effects; development of historic contexts that provide an organizational and thematic format for evaluating historic properties; determination of National Register eligibility for identified historic properties; evaluation of the effect of projects on significant properties; and the development of management and preservation plans for historic properties. The position will support the Historic Structures Program under the direction of the Program Manager. Interactions with clients, and resource agencies consisting of meeting attendance, correspondence, and inter-agency correspondence will be required. The majority of the Section 106 consultation, Section 4(f) analyses, and technical reports for client and regulatory review will be for projects within Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful applicant will have, at a minimum, a Master’s Degree in History or Architectural History, historic preservation, or a closely related field, with course work in American architectural history. Applicant must meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Qualifications Standards for history or architectural history, and currently have Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) precertifications for 2.7.1, 2.8.1 and 2.11.1. A minimum of 5 years of direct experience performing surveys, research and documentation of historic buildings, structures, and objects, and a minimum of two years of direct experience in performing TxDOT projects. Strong writing skills, survey experience, strong research skills, a strong work ethic, a demonstrated ability
to work independently and within a team structure, the ability to work in difficult weather conditions, ability to be in the field for extended periods of time (one week at minimum), and a valid driver’s license. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Knowledge of TxDOT’s Standard Operating Procedures standards and practices for conducting historic resources reviews, Texas history and architecture; knowledge of preservation laws and processes; familiarity with NHPA/NEPA compliance; and report documentation; previous consulting experience; and experience with large projects (200+ resources). Candidates already based in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, or Oklahoma are also preferred.

Compensation:

Will include a competitive salary and benefits package (health, dental, and vision insurance, vacation, sick time, 401k, etc.).   

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding opportunity with a growing firm, please e- mail (in PDF or MS Word format) a short sample of original writing (e.g., an extract from a consulting report, honors or degree thesis, or research paper), cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to ddbrown@amaterra.com


Keywords: Historian, architectural historian, job, austin, texas

Posted: April 25, 2017
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