Preservation Officer, Project Review and Compliance
|Department||MDP Preservation Services|
|Date Opened||8/26/2021 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||9/9/2021 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$47,881.00 - $76,432.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Dionne Core|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
The Preservation Officer reviews federal and state-assisted undertakings for their effects on historic architectural resources in compliance with federal and state historic preservation laws and regulations. This position serves as the primary contact for assigned agency program customers and must be able to provide technical support needed to help them successfully navigate the Section 106 review process and address complex issues regarding historic significance, preservation treatments, and application of relevant laws and regulations. Principal job duties include the following activities:
- reviewing projects for effects on historic properties in accordance with 36 CFR Part 800 regulations;
- evaluating resources’ eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places;
- reviewing project plans for conformance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties;
- negotiating and developing agreement documents with stipulations to resolve the adverse effects of projects or programs on historic properties;
- and providing a wide range of information, guidance and technical assistance to the full spectrum of program customers (including federal and state agencies, local governments, business entities, non-profit organizations, consultants, and the interested public).
This job requires extreme attention to detail, excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and strong proficiency in working collaboratively. Effective written and oral communication skills as well as exceptional customer service experience are vital for the position. Expertise in applying the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, interpreting the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and complying with Section 106 regulations and procedures are essential. Demonstrated superior writing skills, strong interpersonal and team building abilities, effective problem solving, and successful negotiating skills are essential.
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
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated education and experience meeting the following desired or preferred qualifications:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in architectural history, historic preservation, architecture, history or closely related field.
Three (3) years or more full-time experience working in the field of historic preservation.
Experience in cultural resource management work for compliance with implementing federal and state historic preservation law, principally Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Experience in evaluating the eligibility of historic resources for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and preparation or substantive review of Determination of Eligibility forms or National Register nominations.
Experience in evaluating projects and completed work for compliance with preservation and construction best practices and conformance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
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.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.
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay
Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.
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.