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Capital Grants Administrator

Recruitment #17-002586-0036


The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is recruiting for a Contractual Capital Grants Administrator.

MHT is the state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation and education, the Maryland Historical Trust assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. Part of the Maryland Department of Planning, the Maryland Historical Trust serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.


$27.33 an Hour


Maryland Historical Trust

100 Community Place

Crownsville, MD  21032

Main Purpose of Job

Directly responsible for administering activities of the Maryland Historical Trust's Capital Grant program within the Office of Preservation Services, Division of Historical and Cultural Programs; directly administering grants for capital projects awarded by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority; and providing technical preservation information to the public and to local and state agencies for these programs. The position directly supports the Agency's mission to enhance Maryland's historic sites and traditions and preserve Maryland's heritage resources.


Administering bricks-and-mortar rehabilitation projects assisted with MHT Capital Grant funding and Maryland Heritage Areas Authority funding.  Reviewing plans and specifications in coordination with MHT Easement Program and MHT Review & Compliance.  Assisting grantees with RFP / competitive procurement process. Reviewing and authorizing requests for payment.  Ensuring project compliance with program policies.

Conducting on-site meetings prior to, during, and upon the completion of all grant assisted rehabilitation projects to provide administrative and technical assistance and to verify compliance of projects in advance of grant payments.

Promoting the Capital Grant Program to the public and responding to all general inquiries about the program.  Developing and maintaining application and guidelines.  Leading and organizing workshops for potential applicants.  Providing technical assistance, including site visits, for potential applicants regarding preservation best practice, organizational requirements, and site control issues.  Evaluating applications and coordinating review and ranking process.    Preparing annual reports.

Providing the general public with technical assistance and program assistance.  Participating in outreach activities through MHT and other preservation organizations.  Making presentations to professional organizations or conferences as requested.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Architectural History, or closely related field.

Two years of experience in historic preservation.  

Demonstrated experience in reviewing and evaluating architectural and engineering drawings and specifications, including evaluating proposed projects and completed work for compliance with preservation and construction best practices and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.

Grant administration experience

Experience with public speaking.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible list for at least one year).


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Health Benefits

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. 

As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Paid Leave

Contractual Employees shall be eligible to earn Paid Leave after the employee has worked at least 120 days of continuous service and maintains a schedule of 30 or more hours in a week.  The Employee shall earn Paid Leave at the rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours in a calendar year. 


For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are not able to apply online, you may submit a paper application, supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St., Suite 608

Baltimore, MD  21201

Attn: Amanda Karnezis

For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4850.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. 

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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