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Capital Grants Administrator

Recruitment #19-005406-0001


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 directly administer the Maryland Historical Trust's Capital Grant Program within the Office of Preservation Services, Division of Historical and Cultural 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.


Administering bricks-and-mortar rehabilitation projects assisted with MHT Capital Grant funding and African American Heritage Preservation Program 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 MHT 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 or Master’s degree in historic preservation, architectural history, architecture, historic architecture, urban planning, American studies, museum studies, archaeology, anthropology, public history, public administration or other related field; or a degree in any field with a certificate in historic preservation or closely related field. Please specify your major on the job application.

Experience: Two years of work experience, internships, or volunteer work.


Work experience in historic preservation or a closely related field.

Experience applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards to review of project drawings and specifications.

Coursework in, field training in, or experience evaluating or specifying traditional building methods and conservation techniques.


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 410 767-4850

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 also encouraged to apply.

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