Position Opening:
Urbana Preservation & Planning, LLC is expanding our San Diego-based preservation team and is seeking an Associate Historian / Preservation Planner to accommodate this growth.  We are looking for a dynamic individual to be a key player on our team of dedicated professionals delivering the highest-quality work products.  
Under the supervision and guidance of our Principal, the successful candidate will research, document, and author reports for historic properties throughout California and the Southwest.  Pay and benefits package are commensurate with experience.  The successful individual in this role will be a self-starter, detail-oriented, and capable of functioning independently and in teams.  Candidates must demonstrate the technical expertise required to identify historic properties and evaluate the effects of projects on historic properties.  Additionally, candidates must be detail oriented, well organized, an excellent verbal and written communicator, and technologically proficient with experience in working with Microsoft Word and Excel.  Specific duties may include conducting fieldwork, conducting analysis, interpreting data, preparing status reports, and writing all or portions of technical reports.  The following characteristics are desired:


Education and Professional Qualifications

  • A Graduate Degree in architectural history, historic preservation, historic preservation planning, history, or anthropology, or a closely related field is required.
  • Must meet The Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards in Architectural History or History (36 CFR Part 61).
  • Must qualify as a Field Director for BLM Cultural Resource Use Permits (CRUP).
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license.



  • Full-Time.
  • Must be available to travel for occasional multi-day Field Survey (out of office) efforts.


Skills, Work Tasks, and Knowledge Base

  • Must have knowledge of federal and state cultural resource and historic preservation laws and practices, including NEPA and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
  • Ability to evaluate properties under the National Register of Historic Places, California Register of Historical Resources, and Local historic sites registers.
  • Ability to navigate municipal codes and long-range planning documents to identify local historic preservation program requirements.
  • Ability to conduct archival research, focusing on primary and secondary sources and utilizing online and local resources.
  • Ability to author historic context statements.
  • Ability to prepare reports in support of NHPA Section 106 compliance, NEPA, CEQA, and other federal, state, and local ordinances.
  • Ability to record historic resources on appropriate forms and databases according to state standards primarily in California (DPR 523 Series Forms) and the southwest.
  • Ability to prepare historic designation / nomination packages for submission to local, state, and federal registers.
  • Ability to review proposed projects for compliance with The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.


How to Apply:

Submit resume / CV and a writing sample to:


Jessica Seyforth

Urbana Preservation & Planning, LLC

9340 Fuerte Drive, Suite 203

La Mesa, CA 91941


Via Email: Jessica@...


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