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Easement Administrator

Recruitment #23-002586-0006


The Maryland Historical Trust (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 (MDP), 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 Administrator of the Easement Program leads and manages easement related reviews, inspections, technical assistance, documentation, and other activities for the nearly 800 properties statewide on which MHT holds historic preservation deeds of easement. The position directly supports the Agency mission to enhance Maryland’s historic sites and traditions and preserve Maryland’s heritage resources.


Administers all aspects of the MHT Easement Program, ensuring compliance with applicable statutes, regulations, and policies; works with other staff to develop and revise policies, procedures, and form documents.Provides staff support to the MHT Easement Committee by scheduling meetings, creating meeting agendas, making submissions available for committee review, conducting preliminary reviews of submissions for completeness and accuracy, presenting a summary of each application, creating meeting minutes, and drafting correspondence to applicants. Reviews proposed changes and alterations to easement properties for consistency with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; presents recommendations, issues, and concerns to Easement Committee, Director, and other staff. Issues staff approvals within position’s authority.Maintains accurate and current paper files, electronic files, and easement database (MS Access).Serves as primary point of contact for all easement property owners and representatives.  Conducts site visits, virtual meetings, and phone calls to discuss projects and processes.  Provides technical assistance to easement property owners on a variety of issues including stabilization, repair, restoration, and rehabilitation techniques.Coordinates with the Office of the Attorney General regarding legal issues, interpretation of easements, lawsuits, and Public Information Act Requests.Conducts reporting and outreach activities.Supervises the work of the Easement Inspector, which primarily involves inspections and the identification of breaches of easement.Supervises the work of the Easement Processor, which primarily involves development of new easements, easement modifications, and easement terminations. 


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate

Experience: Five years of administrative staff or professional work.   

Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to four years of the required experience. 2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and one year of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. 3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university for the required experience. 4. 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 experience.


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, or related field.

At least two years of work experience in historic preservation, architecture, architectural history, or related field, with specific experience in evaluating proposed projects and completed work for compliance with preservation and construction best practices and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.

Experience in or knowledge of construction, specifically in traditional building techniques, materials, and treatments, and in reviewing technical aspects of architectural and engineering drawings.

Experience in Maryland or Mid-Atlantic history and architectural history.

Experience in federal and state historic preservation laws and regulations.


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 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 needs to be provided before 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 and 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:  For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410 767-7950. 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 also encouraged to apply. TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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