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Assistant Director, Homelessness Initiatives

Recruitment #17-005476-0014


Management Service Position

Work that matters. Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is a national leader in the development of affordable housing and community development lending. We are proud to be at the forefront in implementing housing policies that promotes and preserves homeownership and creating innovative community development initiatives to meet the challenges of a growing Maryland.




This position will operate primarily out of the Division’s office in Baltimore City, Maryland with frequent travel to offices in Lanham, Maryland.


The Division of Neighborhood Revitalization seeks a positive individual experienced with community development, financial management and loan or grant administration to serve as the Assistant Director for Homelessness Initiatives.  This position assists with the management of grants, projects, and services to local governments and nonprofit organizations; ensures compliance with regulations, policy, laws, and standards to achieve neighborhood revitalization and a significant reduction in homelessness.  This position also assists with research and policy development in the areas of homelessness and assistance to vulnerable populations and helps support work of the Maryland Interagency Council on Homelessness. 


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

Experience: Six years of administrative or professional experience to include three years of financing experience or providing technical assistance for development or rehabilitation of multifamily or single family housing; neighborhood revitalization and business development; community infrastructure development; historic preservation programs or human services 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.  

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in business and industry classification or business and industry specialty codes in the housing management field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.  


At least one-year professional experience working with government grants programs

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Two years professional experience with homelessness programs


Please provide sufficient information on  your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for the 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.  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.  Transcripts and Foreign Evaluations are required prior to hire. Successful candidates will be 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 will be required to complete a qualifications supplement, and the rating is 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. Qualified candidates may be subject to a an written examination.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to: 

Drew Holcombe

Department of Housing and Community Development

Office of Human Resources

7800 Harkins Road Lanham, Maryland 20706.

All application materials must be received by the filing deadline.  If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via email to

Please include the following information in the body of the email:  

  • Attn: Drew Holcombe, Senior HR Generalist
  • Your First and Last Name
  • Recruitment #
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment

Incorrect application forms, or resumes in place of the application, will not be accepted. If you are interested in the position and cannot apply online please fill out the revised paper application which can be found on JobAps.  For questions concerning this position, please call 301-429-7546.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply.   As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.