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Seattle, Washington, United States of America
JOB #R2202130

Senior Historic Preservation Specialist

Senior Historic Preservation Specialist  

Pacific Northwest –Seattle, Olympia. WA; and Portland, OR

ICF is seeking a Senior Historic Preservation Specialist to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment on complex environmental compliance projects. This position will be based out of our Washington State or Oregon offices. The specialist will join a collaborative, cross-disciplinary team, that is committed to technical excellence.  

Job Description

The Senior Historic Preservation Specialist will provide cultural resource management services as a client-facing technical lead, with capabilities that include project management and technical expertise. You will assist on or lead the preparation of proposals, communication with clients, and tracking project budgets and schedules. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in architectural history and regulatory compliance, and a capacity for managing projects and client relationships.

What You Will Do

  • Evaluate resources for National Register of Historic Places, 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.

  • Provide technical leadership in architectural history, including technical approach development, task delegation, and QA/QC for technical reports or documents prepared by junior staff.

  • Manage projects related to environmental compliance and cultural resource management, including client contact, task order management, budget control, invoicing, schedule, personnel allocation/planning, and subcontractor involvement.

  • 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Architectural History or related field.

  • Minimum of 6-8 years of experience in cultural resources management.

  • Advance knowledge of SEPA, NEPA, and Section 106 regulatory requirements.

  • A history working with private and public sector clients, and regulatory agencies.

  • Familiarity with the history and architectural history of Washington and Oregon is preferred; local candidates, and candidates from other geographies with interest in relocating to Washington or Oregon are encouraged to apply.

  • A desire to excel and passion for rewarding work on complex environmental challenges in a team environment.

Professional Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and empathy.

  • Predisposed to continued professional growth.

  • Thorough and meticulous attention to detail.

  • 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.

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically.

  • Use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

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.

Seattle, WA (WA25)


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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