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Michael Baker International Seeking Architectural Historian

Architectural Historian
Moon Township, PA, United States and 1 more
Michael Baker International is seeking an Architectural Historian I to join the team in our Moon Township, PA office. An Architectural Historian I coordinates and conducts reconnaissance- or intensive-level surveys of historic-age, above-ground properties; performs literature reviews and archival research; assesses National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) eligibility of surveyed properties; prepares all compliance studies required under Section 106/110 of the National Historic Preservation Act or parallel state laws, prepares NRHP nominations, and supports historic preservation staff in preparing other historic preservation deliverables as needed.
Perform a variety of field-related tasks including digital photography, sketch maps, and historic resource field forms
Delineate areas of potential effects
Perform on-line searches of state historic preservation office (SHPO) GIS sites to access information on previously identified cultural resources
Conduct reconnaissance- and intensive-level historic resources surveys of historic districts, buildings, structures, objects, and sites
Conduct online and archival research at SHPOs, libraries, archives, historical societies, and country and municipal offices; sources of information may include public records, deeds, wills, tax records, building permits, newspapers, census records, and genealogical records
Assess the eligibility of surveyed historic resources for the NRHP
Assess project effects on historic properties
Support historic preservation staff in preparing agreement documents for the resolution of adverse effects on historic properties, including providing input for the development of creative mitigation options
Attend and monitor project-related community-involvement activities including public and consulting party meetings, plans displays, and public hearings
Prepare educational materials including presentations, brochures, and interpretive signage to disseminate historic property information to the public
Prepare historic resource inventory forms for various SHPO offices
Prepare NRHP nominations, Historic American Building Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, and Historic American Landscape Survey documentation
Prepare documentation for the Reinvestment Tax Credit application process
Keep up to date with current environmental and cultural resources regulations, both state and federal; and discipline-related publications, training seminars, and conferences
Other duties as assigned

M.A./M.S. in History, Historic Preservation, Architectural History or closely related discipline; or B.A./B.S. with previous experience in cultural resources management or closely related field
3+ years of related experience
Ability to work as part of a team or individually, as necessary, and take direction to the satisfaction of an Architectural Historian II, or the Historic Preservation Department Manager, or the Cultural Resources Department Manager
Must meet the Professional Qualifications for Historian or Architectural Historian as published in 36 CFR Part 61, Appendix A, Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines
Proficiency in software programs including, but not limited to: Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), and Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat; CADD/GIS is desirable
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential
Possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to project locations in multiple states upon short notice

Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world’s most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

We Make a Difference.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.


We create, integrate, visualize and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation. Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places.

Job Identification 300498 Posting Date 09/24/2021, 11:55 AM Job Schedule Full time Practice Planning Region Great Lakes Federal No
Locations Airside Business Park, Moon Township, PA, 15108, US

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