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AECOM Historian in Germantown, Maryland

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM has an exciting opportunity for a Historian on a client site at the Department of Homeland Security's St Elizabeth's West Campus in Washington DC.

This is a temporary, full-time position with a one-year assignment.

The incumbent should have the following abilities and experience:

  • Experience that reflects knowledge of history concepts and techniques and available sources

  • Working knowledge/experience complying with the provisions of Section 106: National Historic Preservation Act, Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), Executive Order 13287 Preserve America, and cross-cutting mandates such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

  • Experience in the principles/practice of historical research including use of the National; Archives and other repositories of historical information.

  • Developing interpretation for historical information highlighting authenticity and significance

  • Designing, organizing, and conducting tours and workshops for employees and the public

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Support development planning efforts

  • Attending meetings and civic events

  • Engaging with personnel and the public through educational programs and presentations

  • Writing briefs, reports, and articles on historically significant events, architecture, landscapes etc

  • Working collaboratively with historic preservation, curatorial, technical, and student staff or experts

  • Cataloging, archiving, storing, or exhibiting materials and artifacts in museums, visitor centers, and historic sites

  • Assisting in readying items in museum collections for display, storage, and curation.

  • Create language for, write or review signage for virtual and physical exhibits, such as by building exhibit cases, and, ensuring proper display and lighting.

  • Keeping and storing detailed records of the conditions and locations of the objects that are on display or in storage.

  • Organizing and maintaining electronic and hardcopy history files

Candidates should have:

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities


Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in public history from an accredited University recognized by the

U.S. Department of Education.

Valid Driver's License with a good driving record.

Due to the nature of the work, U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience interfacing with government representatives

  • Experience researching St Elizabeth's is preferred

  • Ability to gain ready access to DHS locations without escort (Secret clearance).

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this role.

  • The ability to pass a DHS “suitability” background investigation is a requirement of employment.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10088690

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Planning

Work Location Model: Hybrid