Architectural Historian at Michael Baker International in Camarillo, California

Posted in General Business 7 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. The firm offers a comprehensive range of innovative services and solutions in support of federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private development and commercial clients. Michael Baker International’s focus is on the safety and security of people across the world through planning and engineering improvements to infrastructure and the environment, and through protection of our quality of life and freedom in support of national and international security. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 80 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR).
Michael Baker International’s Mission is to make a difference by providing innovative solutions to sustain the future and further the safety, security and quality of life for people across the globe by providing the highest level of expertise, unmatched quality and effective project teams for a diverse range of projects and clients.
Michael Baker International offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union. To learn more, please visit us on the web at . Michael Baker International is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran/e-Verify Employer


Michael Baker International is a global leader in Engineering, Architecture and Consulting services dedicated to developing and implementing innovative solutions to the world's infrastructure and environmental challenges. Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, Green Infrastructure, security management, intelligence solutions, and environmental planning. Our company prides itself on building 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.


Our Cultural Resources Management practice, embedded under our Environmental Planning practice, performs a diverse array of cultural resources services for a wide spectrum of federal, state, and local agency clients, as well as private organizations. We provide archaeological and architectural history services that include California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental compliance projects, as well as preservation planning services to aid local agencies in identifying and preserving their historical resources. Exciting architectural history project types include city-wide historic context development, survey and evaluation of historic-era resources, mitigation documentation, National Register of Historic Places nominations, provision of cultural resources training, municipal preservation planning, historic design guideline development, grant writing, and public education and outreach.


An architectural historian will complete a variety of tasks including field survey and photography of historic-era resources, historic research at various repositories, writing architectural descriptions, developing historic context statements, and conducting National Register of Historic Places, California Register of Historical Resources, and various local register evaluations. The position includes technical report preparation and CEQA/NEPA environmental documents as well as other tasks as assigned. The position requires strong research and writing skills and working with MS Word and Adobe. Travel for field survey will occasionally be required throughout California.


  • MA degree in Public History, History, Architectural History, Historic Preservation, or related field Meets the Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in Architectural History (36 CFR Part 61)
  • 5 years of experience working as an architectural historian
  • Strong on-line and archival repository research skills
  • Working knowledge of CEQA/NEPA/Section 106 of the NHPA
  • Demonstrated ability to author National Register/California Register/local register evaluations and/or nominations
  • Demonstrated ability to author CEQA/NEPA/Section 106 of the NHPA technical reports including identification and evaluation studies, finding of effect reports, memorandum of agreements, and programmatic agreements.
  • Demonstrated ability to author CEQA/NEPA environmental document sections for cultural resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead architectural field surveys and technical report projects.
  • Demonstrated experience and competence with crafting and fulfilling cultural resources mitigation measures.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare project proposals with detailed scope task breakdowns, schedules and budgets.
  • Ability to communicate through all contemporary business mediums (i.e., email, telephone, video conferencing)
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions.
  • Excellent analytical skills and exceptional technical writing ability.
  • Ability to travel throughout California and other western states if necessary.
  • Best candidate can work out of any of our offices in California and/or remotely.
  • Ability to travel and conduct research throughout California and the western US.
  • A valid California driver's license.

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.