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RESEARCH & PRESERVATION SPECIALIST II (Contractual)

Easement Inspector

Recruitment #20-005407-0001

Introduction

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.

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD  21032

POSITION DUTIES

This contractual position serves as the Easement Inspector for the Easement program within MHT’s Office of Preservation Services and monitors and evaluates the condition of properties protected by historic preservation easements held by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT).

This position monitors the existing conditions and conducts inspections of properties protected by historic preservation easements and works in coordination with MHT staff, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and other co-holding agencies to enforce the terms of the Deeds of Easements.  This position requires extreme attention to detail, excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and a strong interest in working collaboratively.  Duties include:
  • Notifying and scheduling site inspections with property owners and co-holding agencies.
  • Preparing easement inspection reports, notification to owners (in writing) of inspection results.
  • Organizing digital inspection photographs, and general easement file maintenance (easement files, vertical files, and database).  
  • Identifying and presenting all easement violations to the Easement Subcommittee and OAG for review.
  • Drafting correspondence and tracking all violations until the violation is resolved. 
  • Maintaining working relationships with the general public, property owners, professional agencies, and fellow Maryland Historical Trust staff.
  • This position may also be assigned other duties as necessary by the Easement Administrator, including assisting the Easement Administrator with processing changes/alteration applications and acting as support staff to the Easement Committee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Historic Preservation, Architectural History or other closely related field.

Note: Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree (not in a closely related field) with two years of directly related experience may be substituted for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

1. 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. 
2. Familiarity with photo documentation of historic architecture. 
3. Experience reviewing technical aspects of architectural plans and drawings is preferred. 
4. Experience in evaluating building and material conditions and assessing/researching appropriate treatments. 
5. Familiarity with federal and state historic preservation laws and regulations and application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards are preferred.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 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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