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Capital Programs Administrator

Recruitment #23-002588-0035


The Maryland Historical Trust is the state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the 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 oversee the management of the Maryland Historical Trust’s (MHT’s) Historic Preservation Capital Grant and Capital Loan programs; to directly manage the African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP); to directly administer grants and loans, and provide technical assistance to funding recipients, under those three financial assistance programs; to staff the Governor’s Commission on Maryland’s Military Monuments (MMMC); and to provide technical assistance and 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.


Oversees the management of the Maryland Historical Trust’s Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program, Historic Preservation Capital Loan Program, and the African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP), ensuring program compliance with applicable statutes and regulations; supervision of staff assigned to applicable programs.

Direct administration of approximately $6 million annually for capital construction projects funded through the three programs.

Oversight of ongoing rehabilitation projects under the three programs, ensuring compliance with program statutes, regulations, and policies; approval of requests for payment from grantees and borrowers.

Management of the competitive application process for awarding grants; preparation of all grant and loan program material including applications, guidelines, and instructions; evaluation of applications; management of applications and grant processes in Blackbaud Sky software. 

Conducting outreach and workshops in person and online; providing technical preservation assistance to grantees, the public, and partner agencies, including frequent on-site meetings. 

Coordination with AAHPP program partner, the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.

Technical review of proposed projects for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. 

Administration, as necessary, of federal grant funds for capital projects.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.  

Experience: Six years of administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to four years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university for five years of the required experience.

4. 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 experience.



Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Architectural History, or closely related field.

Experience in evaluating proposed projects and completed work for compliance with preservation and construction best practices and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.

Experience in or knowledge of construction, specifically in traditional building techniques, materials, and treatments, and in preparing or reviewing technical aspects of architectural and engineering drawings.

Experience with interpreting and implementing legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements and processes.

Four years of full-time work experience in historic preservation or a closely related field

Supervisory experience.


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.



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.

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.

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.

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