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HCD Financial Manager II [077305]

Director of Grant Fund Accounting

Recruitment #18-001225-0003


This is a permanent Management Service position with full State of Maryland Benefits.

Work that Matters - The 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.




7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, Maryland 20706

The Department of Housing and Community Development's Headquarters Office is located in Prince George's County across from the New Carrollton Metro stop.


The Division of Finance and Administration - Finance Team is seeking a qualified candidate to serve on a senior level as Director for Grant Fund Accounting. This position will manage the Fund Accounting unit with 1 Controller position and 8 accountant professionals. The unit is responsible for managing and accurately accounting for federal awards received by the Department of Housing and Community Development. This position also works closely with program staff on new grant applications or other municipal awards, loan servicing of State assets, portfolio analysis, including risk management and calculation of projected losses, State budget formulation and management, coordination with program and governmental agencies, reconciliations, and reporting, including Cash Management Investment Act (CMIA) reporting. 


The successful candidate must be able to work independently, be comfortable working with auditors, take initiative and coach a team of professionals to meet stringent deadlines.  Must have experience in financial analysis trending and excel skills utilizing financial formulas.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.

Experience: Five years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles. Two years must have involved supervision of professional accountant employees, responsibility for program development or operations.


One year of experience managing federal grants with the State of Maryland.


Preference will be given to individuals with experience in state or local government budgets, policy and legislative processes; budget preparation, auditing and programmatic or financial analysis.

Experience with Microsoft Excel utilizing financial formulas.


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 the recruitment.  Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required.  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 placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.

Successful candidates must document eligibility to work in the U.S. upon hire. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints.  All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986.  Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer. 


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 these positions. Qualified applicants may be subject to an Excel test.



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

Richard Alsever, Department of Housing and Community Development, Office of Human Resources, 7800 Harkins Road Lanham, MD 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 e-mail to

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

  • Attn: Richard Alsever, 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 301-429-7418.

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.