Main Purpose Of Job
Directly responsible for administering activities of the Maryland Historical Trust's Capital Grant program within the Office of Preservation Services, Division of Historical and Cultural Programs; directly administering grants for capital projects awarded by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority; and providing technical preservation information to the public and to local and state agencies for these programs. The position directly supports the Agency's mission to enhance Maryland's historic sites and traditions and preserve Maryland's heritage resources.
Administering bricks-and-mortar rehabilitation projects assisted with MHT Capital Grant funding and Maryland Heritage Areas Authority 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 assisted rehabilitation projects to provide administrative and technical assistance and to verify compliance of projects in advance of grant payments.
Promoting the Capital Grant Program to the public and responding to all general inquiries about the program. †Developing and maintaining application and guidelines. †Leading and organizing workshops for potential applicants. †Providing technical assistance, including site visits, for potential applicants regarding preservation best practice, 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: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.
1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
3. 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 education and experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelors or Masters degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Architectural History, or closely related field.
Two years of experience in historic preservation. †
Demonstrated experience in reviewing and evaluating architectural and engineering drawings and specifications, including evaluating proposed projects and completed work for compliance with preservation and construction best practices and the Secretary of the Interiors Standards.
Grant administration experience
Experience with public speaking.