This position oversees the Maryland Historical Trust's Capital Grant and Capital Loan programs and the African American Heritage Preservation grant program within the Office of Preservation Services, Division of Historical and Cultural Programs; directly administers activities of the Maryland Historical Trust's Loan Program and African American Heritage Preservation Grant program; and provides technical preservation information to the public and to local and state agencies for these programs. †
- Oversees the management of the Maryland Historical Trusts Capital Grant and Capital Loan programs and the African American Heritage Preservation grant program, ensuring† program compliance with applicable statutes and regulations and preparing all required reports.
- Direct administration of annual appropriation (currently $1.3 million) for capital construction projects funded through the African American Heritage Preservation Grant Program (AAHPP) and the Historic Preservation Loan Program.
- Oversight of ongoing rehabilitation projects under the two programs (currently approximately 45 grant projects representing $3.7 million and 15 loans representing $2.4 million), 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.
- Evaluation of loan applications.
- Preparation of all grant and loan program material including applications, guidelines, and instructions.
- Management of applications and grant processes in GIFTS ALTA software.
- Conducting outreach and workshops.
- 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 Interiors Standards.
- Preparation of all required reporting for program activities.
- Administration, as necessary, of federal grant funds for capital projects.
- Supervision of staff assigned to applicable grant programs.
Education:† Bachelors or Masters degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Architectural History, or closely related field.
Experience:†Three years of full time experience in a related discipline with emphasis on historic preservation.
Desired or preferred qualifications:
Demonstrated experience in reviewing and evaluating architectural and engineering drawings and specifications.
Demonstrated experience in evaluating proposed projects and completed work for compliance with preservation and construction best practices and the Secretary of the Interiors Standards.
Demonstrated experience with interpreting and implementing legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements and processes.
Experience with public speaking.
Supervisory experience. †