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Preservation Officer, Project Review and Compliance

Recruitment #16-002586-0069

Introduction

The Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland's State Historic Preservation Office, seeks an enthusiastic and energetic preservation professional to fill the Preservation Officer position in its Project Review and Compliance Unit.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

100 Community Place, 3rd Floor Crownsville, MD 21032

Main Purpose of Job

The position conducts historic preservation reviews of federal and state-assisted undertakings throughout Maryland for their effects on historic architectural resources in compliance with federal and state historic preservation laws (Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the Maryland Historical Trust Act of 1985). The position directly supports the Agency's mission by administering project review programs that result in the protection and enhancement of Maryland's historical and cultural resources.

POSITION DUTIES

The Preservation Officer reviews federal and state-assisted undertakings for their effects on historic architectural resources in compliance with federal and state historic preservation laws and regulations.  Principal job duties include:  reviewing projects for effects on historic properties in accordance with 36 CFR Part 800 regulations; evaluating resources’ eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places; reviewing project plans for conformance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; negotiating and developing agreement documents with stipulations to resolve the adverse effects of projects or programs on historic properties; and providing a wide range of information and technical assistance to the full spectrum of program customers.  This position serves as the primary contact for assigned agency program customers and must be able to provide technical support needed to help them successfully navigate the Section 106 review process and address complex issues regarding historic significance, preservation treatments, and application of relevant laws and regulations.   This job requires extreme attention to detail, excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and a strong interest in working collaboratively.  Effective written and oral communication skills as well as strong customer service experience are vital for the position.  Expertise in applying the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, interpreting the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and complying with Section 106 regulations and procedures are essential. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.

Notes:

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 to year basis for the required general 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 to year basis for the required education and experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Architecture, History or closely related field. 
  • Three (3) years full time experience in discipline, with emphasis on cultural resource management, historic preservation, or rehabilitation of historic structures. 
  • Direct experience in the Section 106 review process, evaluation of resources for eligibility in the National Register of Historic Places, and application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. 
  • Demonstrated superior writing skills, strong interpersonal and team building abilities, effective problem solving and successful negotiating skills are essential.  Knowledge of Maryland history and architecture is preferred. 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  You must meet the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered.  For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.  This evaluation must be submitted with your application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of completing the employment application.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

RESUME AND COVER LETTER ARE REQUIRED and can be uploaded as an attachment under the Resume Tab of the online application.  Please combine all documents together as ONE attachment (cover letter, resume, degree etc.).

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to: Amanda Sciukas, Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division 301 W. Preston Street, Room 608 Baltimore, MD 21201

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4850.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.