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Sacramento, California, United States of America
JOB #R2000556

Senior Architectural Historian

Senior Architectural Historian

Sacramento, CA

Company Profile

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success.  Key markets and practices include environmental planning and policy development, impact and risk assessment, evaluation and compliance, and restoration and conservation. ICF works at the center of environmental and sustainable programs, helping clients consider the impact of economics, health, policy, culture, and climate on the world’s ecosystem. To explore global career opportunities in ICF’s environment and climate programs, visit

ICF is currently seeking a Senior Architectural Historian to be based in Sacramento, California.     

Job Description

The objective of the Senior Architectural Historian position is to recruit/identify a qualified individual to provide cultural resource management services as a client-facing technical lead, with capabilities that include project management, senior-level technical expertise, and leadership of cross-regional business development activities. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in architectural history and regulatory compliance, a capacity for managing projects and client relationships, and excellent business development experience and skills.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop resource management recommendations, assess project effects on resources, and provide high level support to address complex resource problems and issues that require advanced technical or regulatory knowledge.
  • Evaluate resources for National Register of Historic Places, California Register of Historic Resources, and Washington Heritage Register.
  • Perform QA/QC for reports or documents.
  • Manage projects related to environmental compliance and resource management, including client contact, budget control, invoicing, schedule, personnel allocation/planning, public interest facilitation, technical approach development, and subcontractor involvement.
  • Provide client-facing technical leadership in architectural history, business development, client management, and task order management.
  • Contribute towards cultural resources business development efforts with subject matter expertise, participation in events and conferences, and outreach to teaming partners. The ideal candidate will have a strong predisposition towards networking.
  • Collaborate in an integrated team with engineers, scientists, planners, regulators, and other stakeholders.
  • Integrate with clients to achieve long-term objectives and efficiencies, from programmatic strategies and feasibility studies through implementation, operations, and maintenance.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Master’s or PhD in Architectural History or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in cultural resources management.
  • A history working with private, public sector clients, and regulatory agencies.
  • Familiarity with Northern California cultural resources and associated regulatory environment; knowledge of the Pacific Northwest and other regions of the United States is a plus.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills to contribute to a progressive work environment for employee development and career fulfillment.
  • A desire to excel and passion for rewarding work on complex environmental challenges in a team environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, and other state and federal environmental regulations.

Professional Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and empathy.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically.
  • Predisposed to continued professional growth.
  • Problem-solving ability, creativity, analytical skills.
  • Orientation toward fulfilling client objectives.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Sacramento, CA (CA82)


Who is ICF?

A consulting services company of over 5,000 experts across 67 countries, but not your typical consultants

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