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Posted: 12/09/2011

Maryland Historical Trust
Office of Preservation Services

The Maryland Historical Trust (Trust) is a state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation and education, the Trust assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. The Trust is an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning and serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

Research and Preservation Specialist II/Easement Inspector
Professional Opportunity
Crownsville, MD
$37,603 ($18.03/hr; no benefits)

This position is with the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), located in Crownsville.


PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:     Bachelors degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History or related field, or Bachelors degree with two years of directly related experience preferred.  Computer proficiency (word processing, digital imaging and database) and construction/building experience.  Strong written and oral communication skills as well as experience with digital photography are essential.

A valid drivers license is required.


EASEMENT INSPECTOR, OFFICE OF PRESERVATION SERVICES, MARYLAND HISTORICAL TRUST:         The incumbent of this position will monitor and evaluate the condition of properties protected by preservation Deeds of Easements and work in coordination with Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) staff, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) and other co-holding agencies to enforce the terms of the Easements.  The Easement Inspector conducts on-site inspections of at least 150 historic preservation easement properties in Maryland annually.  Additional responsibilities include notification and scheduling of site inspections with property owners and co-holding agencies, preparation of easement inspection reports, notification to owners (in writing) of inspection results, organization of digital inspection photographs, and general Easement file maintenance (Easement files, vertical files, and database).  The Easement inspector is also responsible for 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.  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.

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How to apply
SEND COVER LETTER, RESUME, ONE PAGE WRITING SAMPLE, AND MARYLAND STATE APPLICATION (MS100) TO: Ms. Miriam Hensley, Chief Operations Management Division of Historical and Cultural Programs Maryland Department of Planning 100 Community Place Crownsville, Maryland 21032 mhensley@mdp.state.md.us (A copy of the MS100 form can be found on the MHT website at http://mht.maryland.gov under “Employment Opportunities”)
Miriam Hensley
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032

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