ADMINISTRATOR I - Contractual
Preservation Officer, Tax Credit Programs
|Department||MDP Preservation Services|
|Date Opened||10/1/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||10/15/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$22.51 - $35.93/hour|
|HR Analyst||Dionne Core|
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.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
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.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education: 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 rehabilitations 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.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.
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.
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: