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Recruitment #17-005405-0001


The Maryland Historical Trust 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.  




Maryland Historical Trust

100 Community Place

Crownsville, MD  21032

Main Purpose of Job

This position oversees the Maryland Historical Trust's Capital Grant and Capital Loan programs and the African American Heritage Preservation grant program within the Office of Preservation Services, Division of Historical and Cultural Programs; directly administers activities of the Maryland Historical Trust's Loan Program and African American Heritage Preservation Grant program; and provides technical preservation information to the public and to local and state agencies for these programs.

This position directly supports the Agency mission to enhance Maryland's historic sites and traditions and preserve Maryland's heritage resources.


  • Oversees the management of the Maryland Historical Trust’s Capital Grant and Capital Loan programs and the African American Heritage Preservation grant program, ensuring  program compliance with applicable statutes and regulations and preparing all required reports.
  • Direct administration of annual appropriation (currently $1.3 million) for capital construction projects funded through the African American Heritage Preservation Grant Program (AAHPP) and the Historic Preservation Loan Program.
  • Oversight of ongoing rehabilitation projects under the two programs (currently approximately 45 grant projects representing $3.7 million and 15 loans representing $2.4 million), ensuring compliance with program statutes, regulations, and policies.
  • Approval of requests for payment from grantees and borrowers.
  • Management of the competitive application process for awarding grants.
  • Evaluation of loan applications.
  • Preparation of all grant and loan program material including applications, guidelines, and instructions.
  • Management of applications and grant processes in GIFTS ALTA software.
  • Conducting outreach and workshops.
  • Providing technical preservation assistance to grantees, the public, and partner agencies, including frequent on-site meetings.
  • Coordination with AAHPP program partner, the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.
  • Technical review of proposed projects for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.
  • Preparation of all required reporting for program activities.
  • Administration, as necessary, of federal grant funds for capital projects.
  • Supervision of staff assigned to applicable grant programs.


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

Experience: Three years of full time experience in a related discipline with emphasis on historic preservation.


Demonstrated experience in reviewing and evaluating architectural and engineering drawings and specifications.

Demonstrated experience in evaluating proposed projects and completed work for compliance with preservation and construction best practices and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.

Demonstrated experience with interpreting and implementing legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements and processes.

Experience with public speaking.

Supervisory experience.  


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.



For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  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 on-line application process is not available, 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:  Chris Langley


For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call Chris Langley at 410-767-4911

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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