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Posted: 01/26/2015

Maryland Historical Trust
Office of Preservation Services

This is a full-time, contractual position with the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), located in Crownsville, MD. MHT is the state unit charged to preserve and interpret the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation and education, MHT assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. Located in the Maryland Department of Planning, MHT serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

Research and Preservation Specialist II/ EASEMENT INSPECTOR
Professional Opportunity
Crownsville, MD
$18.64/hour (Grade 14)


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.


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

Experience: None.



Bachelors degree with two years of directly related experience may be substituted for the required education. 



Successful candidates will have proficiency in managing/maintaining databases and digital imaging.  Construction/building experience is preferred.  Strong written and oral communication skills as well as experience with digital photography are essential. 

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How to apply
TO APPLY: To view the full job description and apply online, please visit the Maryland Historical Trust’s website at http://mht.maryland.gov, and at the bottom left of homepage, under “Announcements/News”, click on “Position Open – Easement Inspector”.
Kathy Monday
Phone: (410) 514-7603
Fax: (410) 987-4071
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032

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