Architectural Historians

Serco, Inc.

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Fort Huachuca, AZ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Position Description

Serco is Hiring Architectural Historians to support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance recovery initiatives in Zone 2 across the Midwest. The Architectural Historians will consist of professional and non-professional personnel to provide support to state, tribal, territorial local governments, and some private non-profits. Serco strives to provide support quickly and efficiently to FEMA’s mission by helping those effected by man-made and natural disasters


This position is contingent upon your ability to obtain/maintain/transfer a DHS Public Trust clearance.

This position is contingent upon customer requirements and/or their approval.


In this role, you will:

  • Conduct site inspections and ensuring that any proposed project actions comply with environmental,floodplain, and historic preservation laws, regulations, and executive orders.
  • Conduct environmental assessments and environmental impact statements
  • Review and analyze professional architectural/engineering reports and designs or as-built plans
  • Thoroughly document analyses in writing
  • Develop scopes of work, including related code and standard requirements
  • Validate applicant-provided scopes of work, including related code and standard requirements
  • Develop and review cost estimates
  • Advise FEMA staff on the technical validity of claims presented under FEMA’s arbitration process.
    • Should arbitration hearings occur, you will testify as an expert witness on FEMA’s behalf.


To be successful in this role, you will have:   

  • A minimum of 5 years of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) experience.
  • A BS in Historic Architecture or higher
  • 1-2 years of experience in Historic Architecture related site inspections of Large Commercial Construction infrastructures
  • 1-2 years of experience in Historic Architecture in any of the following eligible types of work:
    • Restoration of Roads, Bridges, Water control Facilities, Buildings, Equipment, Utilities, Debris Removal, Schools, Churches, Parks and Recreation Centers.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain FEMA Public Trust.
  • A United States Citizenship
  • The ability to obtain and maintain FEMA specific trainings
  • Strong Microsoft Office Skills, excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to deploy to any location in zone 2 with a 24–48-hour notice after Task Order Award.
    • Zone 2 includes Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
  • The ability to go on 6–12-month deployments at a minimum.
  • Experience and comfortability using a Smart Phone
  • The ability to work independently, in a team environment and under stressful conditions with tight deadlines.

Additional desired experience and skills:

  • PE, PWS, CWB, NCARB or comparable
  • FEMA Public Assistance experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the FEMA Public Assistance Program/Policy
  • Trained in the new Public Assistance delivery model is preferred
  • Active FEMA badge

If you are interested in supporting and working with our FEMA efforts, then submit your application now for immediate consideration.  It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: [email protected] or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.


Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email [email protected]


COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).