Be on Alert – Fraudulent Employment Offers. Learn More

Los Angeles, California, United States of America
JOB #R2201032

Historic Preservation Planner or Architectural Historian

Architectural Historian - Southern California

ICF is currently seeking an Architectural Historian to be based in Los Angeles, Irvine, San Diego or the option to work remotely within Southern California.

Job Description

The Architectural Historian will work under the supervision of our cultural resources team leads and will assist in research, fieldwork, and reporting for history/architectural history projects. With direction from more senior staff, will conduct historical research for context statements and property histories; serve as crew member for architectural surveys; prepare DPR survey forms; compose historical contexts; evaluate NRHP/CRHR eligibility; analyze project impacts/effects. This position provides a basis from which to grow a career at ICF in accordance with the candidate’s strengths and career interests, including historic preservation planning studies, regulatory compliance documentation, or project management.

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, and evaluation under state and national criteria for historical significance.

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

  • Assis with preparation of CEQA, NEPA, and Section 106 regulatory documents.

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters in Historic Preservation or related field or bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of experience.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills; strong regulatory analytical talent.

  • Demonstrated research and writing abilities, especially with the ability to present clear, precise, and authoritative arguments.

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite.

Preferred Skills/Experience

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

  • Experience preparing marketing materials and/or proposals for historic preservation work.

  • Working knowledge of historic preservation regulations, especially CEQA and NHPA Section 106.

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.

More jobs you might like

May 6, 2022
Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Apr 22, 2022
Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Apr 13, 2022
Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Feb 8, 2022
San Francisco, California, United States of America
See All Jobs

Join our talent network

ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.

Join our talent network

ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.