Architectural Historian – Schofield Barracks, HI

Architectural Historian

Preserve Net

Schofield Barracks, HI


  • Full Time
  • Posted 4 days ago
  • $63,000-$77,000 USD / Year
  • Closes: April 10, 2023
  • Department: Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
  • Job Reference #: 202300424AP
  • Job Summary: The Architectural Historian functions as part of a team to support the Army’s cultural resources management program and compliance tasks.
  • Job Qualifications:

    The Architectural Historian will work closely, and in collaboration with, the CEMML Cultural Resources Project Director (Supervisor) and the USAG-HI Cultural Resource Managers (CRMs) and staff assigned to the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works of USAG-HI.  Primary tasks include conducting assessment of effects to built-environment resources pursuant to NHPA Section 106; historical and archival research; inventory and National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) evaluations of architectural and engineered resources to satisfy USAG-HI’s obligations under Section 110 of the NHPA; review and/or prepare historic resources survey reports, NRHP eligibility evaluations, State historic building inventory forms, and Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) documentation; negotiate, develop, and facilitate creative mitigation; and develop historic preservation treatment plans.  Responsibilities may also include coordinating scheduling and support from individuals in the U.S. Army, CEMML, and contractors to accomplish assigned tasks; and may be assigned control and coordination of projects under guidance from the CEMML Cultural Resources Project Director.  The Architectural Historian shall also participate in educational and outreach activities.

    This position involves a combination of office and field activities. This position functions as part of a team to support the Army’s cultural resources management and compliance tasks, including assessing potential effects of proposed undertakings, conducting inventory and assessment of built-environment historic resources, recordation, drafting National Register eligibility evaluations, writing plans and reports, accompanying cultural accesses, and other assigned tasks/projects. The Architectural Historian must communicate and interact with internal/external staff, Army officials, Soldiers and public in a professional manner. Work requires a high degree of independent judgment/decision making, technical writing and organizational skills, attention to detail, and people skills.

    LOCATION: The U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii provides installation management service and support for Army and civilian personnel at Schofield Barracks Military Reservation and other sub-installations located throughout the Islands of Hawaii and Oahu, as needed. The Directorate of Public Works, Environmental Division supports the U.S. Army’s commitment to environmental excellence in all aspects of the Army’s mission in Hawaii. While balancing the unique considerations of mission, community and the environment, the Environmental Division assists U.S. Army Hawaii to continuously strive to improve its environmental performance and seeks to lessen environmental footprint and prevent pollution; minimize impact on the Hawaiian land; conserve, preserve and protect our natural and cultural resources; and comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.


    • MA degree in architectural history, architecture, historic preservation, history, or related field.
    • Minimum of two (2) years of professional work experience in architectural history, including experience conducting historical and archival research; analyzing historical data; conducting architectural surveys and evaluations; and synthesizing and writing up the results of research (e.g., building and structure inventories and evaluations, NRHP and state register forms, and historic contexts).
    • Thorough understanding of Sections 106 and 110 of the NHPA.
    • Excellent written communication and organizational skills and the ability to work with a wide range of data, organize details, and meet deadlines.
    • Willingness to work in a highly structured work environment with established lines of authority, procedures, and protocols.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

    The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. The successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Candidate must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Furthermore, candidate is required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check to remain eligible for employment by CSU. Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19.


    • Highly qualified candidate will possess greater than two (2) years of professional work experience that demonstrates proficiency in all aspects of architectural history, including historical and archival research; analyzing historical data; conducting architectural surveys and evaluations; and synthesizing and writing up the results of research.
    • Meet the Secretary of Interior’s professional qualification standards (36 CFR 61) and/or applicable Office of Personnel Management (OPM) standards in accordance with Section 112 of the NHPA (54 USC 306131).
    • Working knowledge of cultural resource applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology.
    • Experience with Microsoft Access databases.
    • Previous work experience in the Pacific region, particularly the Hawaiian Islands.
    • Demonstrate professional expertise in working with Federal historic preservation laws and regulations that govern cultural resource management (e.g., the National Historic Preservation Act).
    • Knowledge of Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, and/or Historic American Landscapes Survey (HABS/HAER/HALS) recordation and documentation standards.
    • Familiarity with cultural resource issues on U.S. military installations and Department of Defense polices and processes related to cultural resources management
  • How to Apply:

    Prospective candidates should apply online at  Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than March 20, 2023 for full consideration (posting closes on 4/10/2023). A complete application consists of:

    1. Statement of Qualifications (letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
    2. Resume
    3. References – please include within your application contact information for three professional references including at least one supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

    Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce, and complies with all federal and Colorado state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

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  • Job benefits: Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 12% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit
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