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Energy Construction Management Officer

Recruitment #19-001206-0003


These are permanent Skilled Service positions with full State of Maryland benefits.

Work that Matters - The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in the financing of affordable housing and revitalizing communities.  This is an opportunity to join this nationally-recognized, award-winning organization and apply your skills to this high public purpose and challenging area. 

Annually, the Department of Housing and Community Development finances approximately 2,700 units of multifamily rental housing in 40 properties, amounting to $350 million in construction and permanent financing.  Funding comes from a variety of sources, including state-appropriated funds, taxable and tax-exempt revenue bonds, federal low income housing tax credits, federal HOME funds and other federal funds.  Additionally, the Department of Housing and Community Development administers rental assistance programs and innovative initiatives designed to expand affordable housing opportunities for persons with disabilities, increase the energy efficiency and sustainability of affordable multifamily developments, and preserve rental housing.




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 Community Development Administration is seeking qualified Candidates to serve as Energy Construction Management Officers. In general, the Energy Construction Management Officers will be responsible for providing quality assurance oversight and written reports on projects, which will require a thorough understanding and interpretation of program policy, federal and state regulations, building code, and technical requirements.  

The Energy Construction Management Officers have a deep understanding of building science, diagnostic testing, building energy modeling and installation of energy conservation measures for single family and multifamily buildings.  

The desired incumbents may have a background in either single or multifamily commercial buildings, but should have the capability to apply that knowledge across building types. Energy retrofit jobs may be part of a stand-alone energy project, larger rehabilitation, or new construction project. Typical project sizes vary from single family weatherization projects to multifamily properties with up to 200 or more units. Multifamily buildings may be low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise construction.  

The Energy Construction Management Officers have a working knowledge of best practices in energy efficient retrofits including Building Performance Institute procedures and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Standard Work Specifications for weatherization.

Single Family Buildings: the Energy Construction Management Officers are responsible for reviewing energy audits, models and project scopes and completing on-site inspections of completed work. The Energy Construction Management Officers may also provide field and remote technical assistance and training for energy installation contractors.    

Multifamily Buildings: The Energy Construction Management Officers are responsible for guiding a project from application to close-out quality inspection. The Energy Construction Management Officers will be responsible for the review and approval of energy audits, scope of works, and contractor estimates. Energy Construction Management Officers will ensure project construction is on-schedule, conduct periodic quality assurance inspections in the field, and process payment requests and requisitions. The Energy Construction Management Officers will engage with building owners, building operations staff, and contractors installing energy measures. 


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

Experience: Four years of administrative or professional experience to include one year 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; 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.

3. Candidate 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. 


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

One year of experience working with Energy Retro Fits


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Experience in energy efficiency,

Experience with weatherization, and

Experience with affordable housing development


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.  Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service.  This evaluation may be required prior to hire.  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 these positions.  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 our application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position. 



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, 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: 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.