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Capital Grants & Loans Administrator

Recruitment #24-002586-0004


The Maryland Historical Trust is the state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation and education, the Maryland 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 manage the Maryland Historical Trust’s (MHT’s) Historic Preservation Capital Grant and Capital Loan Programs; to directly administer grants and loans, and provide technical assistance to funding recipients, under the Capital Grant Program, Capital Loan Program, and the African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP); 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.


Administering brick-and-mortar rehabilitation projects. Assist with MHT Capital Grant and Loan funding and African American Heritage Preservation Program funding. Reviewing plans and specifications in coordination with MHT Easement Program and MHT Review & Compliance. Assisting grantees with RFP/competitive procurement process. Reviewing and authorizing requests for payment. Ensuring project compliance with program policies.

Conducting on-site meetings prior to, during, and upon the completion of all grant and loan assisted rehabilitation projects to provide administrative and technical assistance and to verify compliance of projects in advance of grant payments. 

Promoting the MHT Capital Grant and Loan Programs to the public and responding to all general inquiries about the program. Developing and maintaining applications and guidelines. Leading and organizing workshops for potential applicants. 

Providing technical assistance, including site visits, for potential applicants regarding preservation best practices, organizational requirements, and site control issues. Evaluating applications and coordinating review and ranking process. Preparing annual reports. Providing the general public with technical assistance and program assistance. Participating in outreach activities through MHT and other preservation organizations. Making presentations to professional organizations or conferences as requested.


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

Experience: Four 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 for the required experience.

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


Work experience in historic preservation or a closely related field.

Experience applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards to the review of project drawings and specifications.

Coursework, field training, or experience in evaluating or specifying traditional building methods and conservation techniques.


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.  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.

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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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