Topic ID #37199 - posted 7/14/2016 8:11 AM

CLOSED - Entry-Level Architectural Historian -Thunderbird Archeology - DC Metro Area

Thunderbird Archeology

CLOSED - Position Filled

Thunderbird Archeology, a division of Wetlands Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey Company, is currently accepting applications for an Architectural Historian for immediate temporary, project-based, full-time employment. The successful candidate will enjoy a variety of working conditions ranging from field efforts to office analysis and must demonstrate a positive work ethic, reliability, and ability to complete tasked assignments to directed specifications. The successful candidate must also be able to write at a professional level and present ideas in a well-thought out and comprehensive manner. The position will be based in our Gainesville, Virginia office.

Responsibilities will include:

•    Participating in reconnaissance and intensive architectural surveys in a variety of settings, following     guidelines set forth by relevant agencies;
•    Writing property descriptions;
•    Preparing site plans, floor plans, and other measure drawings;
•    Performing archival and historical research, including chain of titles, using primary and secondary     documentary sources;
•    Assisting in preparation of historic contexts, historical narratives, significance statements, and National     Register justifications;
•    Assisting in preparation of Section 106 effect evaluations; and
•    Contributing to preservation planning.

Minimum qualifications include:

•    A Bachelor's degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History, or a closely related field     and zero-to-two years of experience;
•    Willingness to travel (per diem and lodging will be provided on projects more than approximately 90     miles from the office);
•    Physical ability to conduct architectural surveys in a variety of settings from urban to rural areas; 
•    Experience with digital photography (including SLR cameras);
•    Possession of a valid driver’s license; and
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications:

•    Proficiency in AutoCAD;
•    A graduate degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History, or a closely related field and     zero-to-two years of experience;

Please submit a cover letter with availability, curriculum vitae/resume, salary requirements, and a minimum of three professional and academic references to Boyd Sipe, M.A., RPA, Manager - Archeology by email;

We ensure nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  If you need additional information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact our Human Resources Department at 703.679.5600 (TTY/TDD users, call 711).  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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