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DIRECTOR, CAPITAL GRANTS & LOANS

Program Manager III

Recruitment #18-005478-0015

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

This position is with the Maryland Department of General Services, Administration Division, Capital Grants and Loans Office, based at 301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for directing, leading, and managing the activities of the Capital Grants and Loans, Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan (MCCBL) legislative initiatives for the Department of General Services (DOS).  This position administers the bond bills authorized annually in the State's Capital Budget for University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association (MICUA), and local jails.  Funds are authorized directly to a wide variety of organizations throughout the State, including non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, local governments, and State agencies for capital projects with a current portfolio of 1200 grants valued at $780 million.

This position is responsible for determining whether the information and terms in the bond bills are accurate and whether a designated grantee or project qualifies to receive funding.  For grantees deemed qualified, this position oversees the preparation of grant agreements and BPW agenda items for Bond Counsel review and BPW approval, as well as preparation of the subsequent grant award letters for the Governor's signature.  This position is also responsible for providing capital grant assistance and guidance to the Departments of Health & Mental Hygiene, Juvenile Services, and Aging, and approving their BPW agenda items for inclusion on the DGS agenda.  This position provides recommendations to legislators, the Department of Budget & Management (DBM), and the Department of Legislative Services (DLS) for amending legislation to allow bond bills to move forward, or cancelling funding accordingly.

This position is responsible for protecting the State's interest in grant funded projects and ensuring all funding is utilized in a manner consistent with the terms and purpose of the bond bill, terms of the grant, applicable law, regulations, and policies. This position is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the technical, fiscal, legal, and administrative requirements for capital bond bills, grants, and projects, requiring a sound understanding of capital projects, contract law, and the legislative process, and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

This position represents the BPW and DGS to members of the public, businesses/nonprofit organizations, other State agencies, local governments, State legislators/committees, external and legislative auditors, as well as DBM, DLS, Treasurer’s Bond Counsel, and senior staff of the Governor, Treasurer, and Comptroller, regarding the nature, status, and history of bond bills, capital funds, capital projects, and BPW agenda items. This position researches and analyzes legislation, grant agreements, contract approvals, BPW actions, and capital funding to provide guidance and recommendations in response to stakeholders' requests for information or actions.

This position drafts policy for BPW Executive Secretary approval and establishes procedures to facilitate the grant process and manage bond bill funds.  It monitors and provides comments on proposed legislation in coordination with the DGS legislative liaison, as well as DBM, DLS, Bond Counsel, and legislative sponsors.  This position consults with legislators and testifies before legislative committees regarding the applicability and impact of proposed legislation on the Capital Grants and Loan bond bills.

This position is essential to the BPW for meeting its oversight responsibility for the Capital Grants and Loans program as identified in the capital budget. The position relates directly to DGS’ mission by providing timely, accurate and courteous expert assistance and guidance to bond bill recipients, legislative sponsors, State and local officials, and capital project contractors and consultants.

POSITION DUTIES

Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

40% - Provide oversight and leadership for the interpretation of bond bills, legislation, and managing bond funds.  Monitor proposed legislation for possible impact and provide comments or recommendations as appropriate.  Work collaboratively to ensure new bond bills are accurate.

25% - Manage the grant process to ensure superior and timely assistance is provided to grant recipients, their legislative sponsors, and other government partners while protecting the State's interest.

25% - Oversee the use of grant funds for real estate acquisitions, construction projects, and other capital efforts as submitted by grantees.

5% - Outreach: Attend with and/or represent DGS Secretary at site visits or other meetings.  Present DGS' role in the capital grants & loans process at an annual grant seminar with members of the Comptroller’s Office and Maryland Historical Trust.  Oversee responses to inquiries or requests for assistance provided to grantees, their legislative sponsors, or other government partners.  Oversee the preparation of reports provided to the Comptroller, legislators, DBM, DLS, and other government partners regarding project/funding status or issues.  Develop, cultivate, and maintain partnerships with government and private partners.

5% - Other duties as assigned, to include supervisory functions and training staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience:  Five (5) years of management-level experience in the field of grants evaluation and administration, to include knowledge of the principles, procedures, and practices of grants administration and financial appropriations.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants who possess the following. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications:

1. Excellent research, writing, organizational, public speaking, and presentation skills.

2. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

3. Ability to take initiative and possess a drive for delivering outstanding results.

4. Strong problem solving skills.

5. Previous supervisory experience over administrative professionals.

6. Familiarity with managing capital improvement projects.

7. Proficiency in database management.

8. Basic knowledge of State procurement regulations.

9. Experienced at interacting with a wide variety of organizations, including non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, local governments and State agencies.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Please provide sufficient information on your application to support that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications MUST BE submitted by the closing date.  Information submitted after the closing date will not be considered.

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligibility list, which will be valid for one year.  The list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.

Credit is given for relevant part-time, temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked per week.  You must include on your application the time spent on such activity.  You must be legally authorized under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act to be hired in the position for which you apply.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To submit additional information such as a resume or cover letter, please upload an attachment to your application.    

Contact ari.ross@maryland.gov or call 410-767-4988 with questions about this recruitment.   The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  Apply online at www.dbm.maryland.gov – click on the State Jobs tab.  If you are unable to submit your application online, please send your paper application to: Human Resources, Dept. of General Services, 301 W. Preston St., Room 1207, Baltimore, MD  21201 by the closing date and time.  

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.  Bilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply.

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

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