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Seattle, Washington, United States of America
JOB #R2301600

Senior Historic Preservation Specialist

Senior Historic Preservation Specialist

Pacific Northwest

The 2020 pandemic inspired many people to seek new jobs where they could turn their passion projects into a full-time career. Here at ICF we work on passion projects all the time, from helping convert America to clean energy such as solar and offshore wind to helping efforts to restore vital fish habitat in Washington State. In the Pacific Northwest, some of our local passion projects include helping communities understand and accommodate for risks to cultural resources while building resilient infrastructure across Washington and Oregon, assisting transportation agencies with developing meaningful cultural resource mitigation in the Puget Sound, and that cultural resources awareness and protection is integrated into habitat conservation planning in western Oregon. One thing is for sure, being part of ICF’s cultural resources team is #neverboring. 

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 senior-level technical expertise. The specialist will join a team of supervisors who care deeply about the professional growth of our team members, and will serve as a manager and mentor to junior- and mid-level ICF cultural resources professionals. The ideal candidate will have a balance of experience in historic resources evaluation and analysis, project and personnel management, as well as business development. Position available in Seattle, WA or Portland, OR. The option to work remotely within the Pacific Northwest will also be considered.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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 management challenges 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 Skills/Experience

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

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

Preferred Skill

  • 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; knowledge of the Northern California 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.

  • 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.

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.

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:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$85,679.00 - $145,654.00

Seattle, WA (WA25)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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