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REPOSTED: Program Officer

Recruitment #14-001207-002


This is a permanent position with full benefits  

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in revitalizing communities and financing affordable housing.  We are good but strive to be great.  To make this happen our team needs members that will challenge the status quo, effectively communicate ideas and issues, independently bring forth practical and efficient solutions, believe change is good and want to come to work knowing that what they do makes a difference in their neighborhood.

 DHCD has an immediate opening for a Program Officer in its Division of Neighborhood Revitalization.  This individual must be a highly organized, customer oriented, self-motivated, team player, with knowledge of laws, regulations and current practices in the areas related to the delivery of services to low and moderate income populations seeking to move to self-sufficiency and to homeless and potentially homeless populations. 




This position will operate primarily out of the Division’s office in Crownsville, Maryland.  In the near future, DHCD will be relocating from Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, to the New Carrollton transit stop location in Prince George’s County.


This Program Officer position will manage statewide grant programs in the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization at DHCD with a primary focus on activities related to services for at-risk populations.   Responsibilities include managing assigned grant projects and providing technical assistance to program constituents. This position will lead a sub unit and will be highly focused on developing collaborations and strengthening coordination among program constituencies. The incumbent will assist with the implementation of program policies and procedures and will work closely with key officials, local governments, nonprofit organizations and other internal and external customers to ensure compliance with regulations, policy, laws and standards. 


Please read job announcement carefully. Minimum qualifications are required; if you do not meet the criteria you will not be considered for this position.

Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of administrative or professional experience in financing and providing technical assistance for development or rehabilitation of multifamily or single family housing; neighborhood revitalization and business development; community infrastructure development; or historic preservation programs.


1. Additional administrative or professional experience as defined above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional job-related education may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience at a rate of thirty credit hours for each year of experience.


  • Experience administering federally funded programs.
  • Knowledge of and experience with issues relating to homelessness and or self-sufficiency programs is highly desirable.     
  • Experience administering grant programs to nonprofit organizations, governments and or local jurisdictions.     
  • Experience providing technical assistance in one or more of the following areas:  for nonprofit organizational capacity development; to nonprofits, governments or local jurisdictions for programs related to neighborhood revitalization, community services and/or community development. 
  • Applicant must demonstrate competence with written and verbal communications.


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.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please provide transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications. Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925. Successful candidates will be ranked as  Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position.



DHCD offers a flexible work schedule, telework and job sharing options, advancement and career path opportunities, casual business dress on Fridays, and a competitive salary.  There is ample free parking, a cafeteria in the building, and DHCD is located in close proximity to the historic capital of Annapolis.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you wish to submit a paper application or are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via fax or mail. Please include a cover memo with the following information:

·        Attn: Amy Kipersztok, Recruitment Manager

·        Your First and Last name

·        Last 4 of SS#

·        Recruitment #

·        Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment

Please be advised that we can no longer accept the old MS-100 or resumes in place of application. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  If you are interested in the position and cannot apply online please fill out the revised paper application which can be found on JobAps or by contacting the Department of Budget and Management's Recruitment and Examinations Division Job Information Line at 410- 767-4850.

Fax: (410) 514-7029

Mail to:

Amy Kipersztok, Recruitment Manager DHCD
Office of Human Resources
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032   

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

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