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Recruitment #21-005405-0001


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.




100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032

Main Purpose of Job

The main purposes of the position are to oversee the Maryland Historical Trust’s (MHT’s) Historic Preservation Capital Grant and Historic Preservation Capital Loan programs and the African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP) within the Office of Preservation Services (OPS); to directly administer activities of those three financial assistance programs; and to provide technical preservation information to the public and to local and state agencies for these programs. The 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 Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program, Historic Preservation Capital Loan Program, and the African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP), ensuring program compliance with applicable statutes and regulations and preparing all required reports.  

Direct administration of approximately $1.3 million annually for capital construction projects funded through the three programs. 

Oversight of ongoing rehabilitation projects under the three programs (currently approximately 45 grant projects and 12 loan projects), 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 Blackbaud Sky software.  

Conducting outreach and workshops in person and online. 

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 for Rehabilitation. 

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: Four years of experience in a related discipline with an emphasis on historic preservation.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications  

Experience in reviewing and evaluating architectural and engineering drawings and specifications.

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

Experience with interpreting and implementing legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements and processes.

Experience with public speaking.

Supervisory experience.


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 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.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is not available, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:

DBM Recruitment & Examination Department

301 West Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by the closing date.   Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact S. Hudson at 410-767-4910 or the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at , MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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 and encourage them to apply.