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Historic Preservation Data Development Technician (Contractual)

Recruitment #17-005407-0001


This is a full-time grant-funded, two-year contractual position with the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), the State’s historic preservation office, located within the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP). The position is located at MHT’s offices at 100 Community Place, Crownsville, Maryland 21032.   




Maryland Historical Trust

100 Community Place

Crownsville, Maryland 21032

Main Purpose of Job

The purpose of the position is to organize and digitize information on existing and new architectural site forms in the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties, as part of a grant-funded collaborative project aimed at enhancing the searchable database and simultaneously identifying data gaps that can be filled future survey work. Strong computer skills are required.


Job duties will include making a comprehensive sweep of the existing 45,000 records in the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties, and interpreting and entering information from the paper forms into a searchable database. This database powers Medusa, the state’s Cultural Resource Information System.  

The sweep will involve manually reading and interpreting each paper form, and entering the information from 10-12 fields into the database. In some cases this will involve simple transcription, in other cases it will require interpretation of the contents of longer text fields and translation into the categories in the database.  

Applicant will also work with the library and GIS staff in maintaining related GIS and database records, and in developing new procedures for handling digital materials.  

This job requires extreme attention to detail, excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and a strong interest in working collaboratively.  Computer proficiency and demonstrated interpretive skills are essential.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Anthropology, Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Archaeology, or other closely related field.  

Experience:  Two years of professional experience and/or preservation internships in one of the above fields. Proficiency with databases and with computerized file management is required.

Notes:   1.  Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience.

2.  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 to year basis for the required education and experience.


Familiarity with cultural resources of the Middle Atlantic region.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application 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 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 be provided prior to hire. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.


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.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to:

Department Of Budget and Management
Recruitment and Examination Division
Attn: Kigen Waugh
301 West Preston Street, Rm 608
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding this recruitment, you may contact:

Kigen Waugh


Phone: 410-767-4933

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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