• Historic Preservation Specialist

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/11/2018 12:54 PM)
    Project Management/Program Management
  • Overview

    At Cumming Corporation, you will work on some of the world's most exciting projects in a dynamic environment where your success is measured by the impact you make. We are one of the fastest growing Project and Cost Management Consultancies in America. We’re ranked in the ENR Top 40 and voted one of the best companies to work for out of our HQ in San Diego. With over 20 offices globally, an extremely diverse project portfolio, and double digit year to year revenue growth, the opportunities to make your mark are endless!


    In this role, you will be a member our rapidly growing Program & Project Management team. The PM team's standard is to 'manage each project like we own it'. We are unique in that we provide in-house cost management and project scheduling along with program and project management, in a fully integrated package. With client needs and ethics put above all else, coupled with our inherent competitive advantages, it’s no wonder why we've achieved such immense success. 


    We are currently looking for a Historic Preservation Specialist & Coordinator to be located in the Los Angeles, Ca area. This opportunity will have you working within our Education project construction sector. The Education team is a prime consultant to several school districts in the country and provides services to K-12 as well as higher education institutions nationally. You will be teaming with project, program, and client leadership to provide premier educational facilities for our nation’s youth and adults seeking to better themselves through learning.



    • Ensure the District’s compliance with established design guidelines (including but not limited to the District’s Historic Context Statement, Design Guidelines and Treatment Approaches for Historic Schools, School Design Guide, and Program Environmental Impact Report for the School Upgrade Program), and provide or update comprehensive performance guidelines and criteria as necessary.
    • Prepare historic assessments for the District’s campuses including but not limited to: Historic Resource Evaluations, Character Defining Features Memoranda (CDFM) and Secretary of the Interior (SOI) conformance reviews.
    • Provide project level historic review and input during the schematic, 50%, and final planning phases for efforts at the District’s historic campuses.
    • Complete peer reviews, historic document reviews, and historic consultant management reviews.
    • Complete the District’s historic resource inventory that was initially undertaken by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following the 1994 earthquake, continued in 2002 by a $50,000 Getty grant and advanced further in a 2014 multi-site survey.
    • Prepare and process the appropriate historic review documents necessary to provide information to the public, Board members, District staff, public agencies, and other representatives involved in the District’s school upgrade, maintenance, building, acquisition, or related programs.
    • Interact and coordinate with historic resource agencies, outside consultants and advocacy groups, school stakeholders, Board Members, and staff from the various District branches, as necessary.
    • Participate in and present related historic material at public meetings hosted by the District or outside agencies, as required.
    • Assist the District’s curriculum staff in developing a model program involving District students in understanding local history by learning about the history of their own school.


    • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, or Architectural History
    • Minimum of 10 years' of professional experience in historical preservation and environmental compliance, preferably in a school setting
      • Demonstrated knowledge of the provisions of CEQA and NEPA Section 106 for historical resources
      • Extensive experience interpreting and applying local, state, and federal criteria of significance to a range of property types, particularly school campuses
    • Knowledge of:
      • Secretary of the Interiors (SOI) Standards and Historic American Building Survey (HABS) demonstrated comprehension and experience applying these standards
      • Relevant historic preservation documentation and processes such as the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) forms, nomination reports, record searches, Phase I-III Site Investigations, Survey/Plan, and Data Recovery/Mitigation Program
      • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
      • National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106), AB 52, and key resource policies and agencies including but not limited to the Office of Historic Preservation
      • Historical research, techniques, archiving, analytical, and technical writing skills and tasks associated with historic preservation


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    CUMMING is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified Team Members without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.


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