CRM Historic Buildings Specialist – Oahu – RCUH


Pacific International Center for High Technology Research. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR) performing project tasks on land controlled by U.S. Army Garrison, Hawai‘i (USAG-HI), located on the Island of Oahu. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.



  • Provides day-to-day support in implementing the Oahu Cultural Resources Management (CRM) Program Scope of Work (SOW) under the applicable cooperative agreement.
  • Implements programs developed by the Cultural Resources Manager.
  • Works independently under the direction of the PICHTR Cultural Resources Management Program Manager to support eligibility determinations for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and other identification of historic properties, including completion of research and field surveys necessary to assess, verify, document, compile, and support determinations of significance.
  • Monitors implementation of Section 106 mitigations in the renovation and reuse of historic buildings.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to USAG-HI Cultural Resources program staff regarding undertakings that may have an adverse effect on historic properties potentially eligible for listing on the National Register.
  • Becomes familiar with installation plans, undertakings, and cultural studies and inventories.
  • Provides analysis and support to a team of archaeologists, an architectural historian, and a historic architect related to the preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and/or reconstruction of historic buildings.
  • Drives to multiple properties to conduct formal evaluations of historic buildings.
  • Prepares technical reports on historic buildings including their various uses through time.
  • Assists in compiling information to support Army consultations regarding findings of effect for undertakings involving historic properties.
  • Creates, manages, and maintains records and files related to evaluation, documentation, and consultation of historic buildings.
  • Independently performs small-scale surveys, research, and documentation of historic buildings, and the collection of additional data.
  • Orders equipment and supplies inventory, manages maintenance and acquisition, including determining purchase sources for equipment and supplies and generating procurement requests.
  • Participates in public outreach activities as requested, which may include producing outreach materials, conducting tours, providing briefs of cultural resource sensitivity, and generally discussing the program to a wide variety of audiences.
  • All work will be conducted in coordination with the USAG-HI Cultural Resources Manager and with other Army civilian cultural resources staff.



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Architectural History, Art History, Historic Preservation, or related field.


  • Three to five (3-5) years of experience researching, writing, or teaching American architectural history or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution.


  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, and related laws and regulations related to buildings.
  • Knowledge of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)/Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation standards and guidelines.
  • Specialized knowledge of the Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconstruction.
  • Knowledge of the cultural history of Hawaiian or Pacific Islands is preferred.
  • Proficient ability to use, read, and interpret engineering and architectural plans.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Proficient knowledge with AutoCAD software or similar.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment.
  • Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to pass a DoD security check for employment as an Army contractor. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment.


  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds unassisted to carry design and research material, walk several miles, and work in confined spaces.


  • As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity’s policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH’s, UH’s, or business entity’s policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Architectural history, Art history, Historic Preservation or other specialized skill relevant to historic buildings.
  • Education and experience in the cultural and architectural setting specific to Army lands and Hawai‘i Islands.
  • Knowledge of DoD cultural resources in general and the policy, organizational, and operational contexts within which they are managed.
  • Knowledge of local, Federal, and State lands use and environmental laws.
  • Familiarity with integrative techniques used to inventory, assess, and display cultural resource assets, environmental impacts, and their interrelationships.
  • Advanced skill and experience with Microsoft Access database management.
  • Experience performing a variety of cultural resources program tasks, particularly in a governmental agency setting.

INQUIRIES: Dr. Lisa Gollin 943-9581 (Oahu).

Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

CLOSING DATE: November 1, 2019.

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.