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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
JOB #R2202374

Architectural Historian or Preservation Planner On-Call

ICF is seeking On-Call Architectural Historians or Historic Preservation Planners to conduct historical research, participate in fieldwork and surveys, including site inspections, research, photography, historic context writing, and evaluations under the National Register of Historic Places. Projects will focus within the Transportation, Water, Energy and Planning & Development markets. Positions are based in Los Angeles, Irvine & San Diego, CA.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).  

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with historical research in local, state, and regional libraries and archives.

  • Assist with historic resources surveys and assessments, including site inspections, research, photography, historic context writing, and evaluation under the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Assist with the preparation of historic property inventory forms (including statements of significance and architectural descriptions).

  • Support growth and development of the cultural resources practice through business development efforts, professional development activities, and workload coordination.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in history, historical preservation, architectural history, or closely related field.

  • 1+ years of related experience.

  • Demonstrated research and writing abilities, with the ability to present clear, precise, analytical, and authoritative arguments. A writing sample may be requested.

  • Ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment juggling multiple deadlines

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Highly organized.

  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check, with willingness to travel for fieldwork and meetings, and occasional overnight travel as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Operational knowledge of the history and architectural history of California.

  • Interest or experience in environmental planning and regulatory compliance (California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106))

  • Knowledge of and interest in historic preservation.

  • Interest in GIS

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

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.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, 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.

Los Angeles, CA (CA80)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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