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Architectural Historian  

Location Carlsbad, CA  
Category Environmental Consulting  

LSA is seeking an Architectural Historian to work on a salary or hourly, project-hire basis in its Southern California Cultural Group.

The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $98,000 per year. The compensation offer will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Position Requirements
  • An M.A. or M.S. in architectural history, historic preservation, history, or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working as a professional architectural historian, preferably in California
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • An ability to coordinate and communicate with management, co-workers, and clients in a professional, logical, and efficient manner
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to independently resolve issues and work creatively to increase efficiency
  • Strong initiative


In addition, the qualified candidate must be able to complete the following tasks without supervision:

  • Conduct fieldwork and archival research
  • Prepare historic context statements and eligibility criteria
  • Complete evaluations using national, State, and local significance criteria
  • Prepare cultural and/or historic resources assessments
  • Prepare impact assessments/findings of effect using appropriate standards and criteria
  • Complete Caltrans reports
  • Work on projects through all phases from initiation to completion
  • Work on multiple projects at one time
  • Prepare proposals, including scopes, schedules, and budgets
  • Develop a client base
Compensation The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $98,000 per year. The compensation offer will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.  
About the Organization LSA is a diversified environmental, transportation, and community planning organization. We are recognized as innovators in the field of environmental impact assessment, and we have developed a reputation among clients and professional peers in both the public and private sectors as being thorough, innovative, and objective.

LSA's employee-owners are its most valuable resource. LSA fosters professional development and personal growth in an environment that offers opportunities for training and enrichment. LSA takes great pride in its work and looks for talented, dedicated professionals to join its team. We are always looking for energetic and enthusiastic people. If you enjoy working with clients and colleagues to plan and manage projects, we would like to hear from you.

LSA offers competitive pay, and for all eligible employees medical, dental, vision, long term disability, long-term care, group life/AD&D insurance plans; vacation, sick, and holiday pay; an Employee Stock Ownership Plan; and a Profit Sharing and Savings Plan with 401k safe harbor match.

For more details about our employee benefits package please visit our Careers Page on our company website.

EOE Statement LSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

LSA provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. All employment decisions at LSA are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Except where required or permitted by law, employment decisions will not be influenced by an individual’s actual or perceived—or association with others of an actual or perceived—age, ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, disability (mental and physical), marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin, race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, State, or local laws.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 6/8/2023  
Exemption None Specified 

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