Skip to Main Content

Powered by JobAps


Preservation Officer, Tax Credit Programs

Recruitment #20-002586-0012


This recruitment is being reposted.  If you previously applied, you do not need to reapply.

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, MHT 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

This contractual position serves as one of the three reviewer positions for the Historic Tax Credit Unit within MHT's Office of Preservation Services. Responsibilities for this position include providing technical and logistical support for owners of historic properties regarding appropriate historic rehabilitation treatments, participating in the review of the approximately 350 State homeowner rehabilitation tax credit applications received annually, the review of applications for the four million dollar small commercial tax credit, as well as the statutorily required promotion of both programs. Additionally, this position maintains and updates all application forms, instruction materials and web site updates.


Reviews all Part I, II and III applications for the Historic Tax Credit Program. 

Reviews plans and specifications to ensure project compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, state law and regulations, and program policies.  

Conducts on-site meetings prior to, during, and upon the completion of tax credit assisted rehabilitation projects to provide administrative and technical assistance and to verify compliance with program requirements.  

Reviews Part III expenditures to ensure that they are qualified as eligible under the law.  


Promotes the Historic Tax Credit Program to the public and responds to all general inquiries about the program.  

Develops and maintains application and guidelines  

Leads and organizes workshops for potential applicants. 

Provides technical assistance, including site visits, for potential applicants regarding preservation best practice, organizational requirement, and site control issues.


Education:  A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

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

3. 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 education and experience.


A Bachelor’s or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Architectural History, or closely related field is preferred.  

High preference will be given to candidates for whom at least two of the four years of professional experience defined above, is full time experience in stated discipline, with emphasis on historic preservation, rehabilitation of historic structures or architecture.  

Demonstrated superior writing and public speaking skills, and strong interpersonal abilities and negotiating skills are essential.

Demonstrated experience reviewing technical aspects of architectural plans and drawings is preferred.  

Experience interpreting and applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, related to rehabilitation or improvements to historic properties using the historic tax credit programs or under local historic preservation commission review is desirable.  

Some knowledge of Maryland history and architecture and familiarity with federal and state historic preservation laws and regulations are preferred.  

Certification as a LEED AP or experience with incorporating green building techniques into historic rehabilitation projects is desirable, but not required.


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 ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) 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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits 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.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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

For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410 767-7950.

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.