Topic ID #34513 - posted 1/17/2015 1:27 AM

Research & Preservation Specialist II - Maryland Historical Trust



Jennifer Palmer

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RESEARCH & PRESERVATION SPECIALIST II
Easement Inspector (Contractual)
Recruitment #15-005407-0001
DATE OPENED    1/16/2015 11:59:00 PM
FILING DEADLINE    2/1/2015 11:59:00 PM
SALARY    $18.64/hour
EMPLOYMENT TYPE    Full-Time 
HR ANALYST    Cheryl Murphy
WORK LOCATION    Anne Arundel 
INTRODUCTION
The Maryland Historical Trust (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. A sub-unit in the Maryland Department of Planning, MHT serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Programs include financial incentives for preservation, such as tax credits, grants and loans; state and federal regulatory review and compliance; statewide preservation planning; terrestrial and underwater archaeology; research, field survey and designation of properties; heritage tourism; and museum and local government assistance. In addition to its administrative offices in Crownsville, MHT includes the Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum in St. Leonard, which houses the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory
GRADE
14
LOCATION OF POSITION
100 Community Pl., Crownsville, MD 21032
MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
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.
POSITION DUTIES
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Historic Preservation, Architectural History or other closely related field.  
Experience: None.  
NOTE:
Bachelor’s degree with two years of directly related experience may be substituted for the required education. 
SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS
 
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
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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