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HCD Community Program Administrator III (C19034/100802)

Business Development Representative

Recruitment #19-001208-0004

Introduction

 

This a contractual position with limited State of Maryland benefits

Work that matters. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in the financing and development of affordable housing and community development lending. The primary function of the Community Development Administration is to encourage and support sustainable homeownership in Maryland. DHCD has an immediate opening for a Business Development Representative to promote the interests of the Single Family Housing Programs, primarily the Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP).

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

7800 Harkins Rd Lanham, MD 20706.

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

POSITION DUTIES

The main purpose of this position is to promote the interests of the Single Family Homeownership Programs, primarily the Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP), and foster relationships with the MMP business partners, including lenders, realtors, housing counselors, mortgage insurers, non-profit organizations and local governments to optimize the deployment of the programs, continually improve the Program's image, foster a greater statewide awareness, and help to ensure the long-term viability of the Program to support the Department's mission of working with partners to finance housing opportunities to ensure Maryland citizens have the opportunity to live and prosper in affordable housing.

This position is responsible for providing an advanced level of expertise in underwriting Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans. The position assists with the outreach, recruitment and retention of the business partners of the Maryland Mortgage Program and its associated down payment and closing cost assistance initiatives. This position works with both internal and external clients to improve knowledge and performance through training and by development of reference materials, in Spanish as well as English. The position strengthens ties with existing partners and cultivates new relationships to expand the range of partners to ensure access to the programs across all geographic area and to key demographics, as well as to support the Department's risk management efforts by having diverse and adequately informed and educated lender partners.

This position relates to the mission of the agency by helping low and moderate income Maryland residents find housing and helps to increase the percentage of low and moderate income Maryland households who live in decent housing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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; or historic preservation programs.

Notes:

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluency in the Spanish language to support providing training and education to Spanish-speaking audiences. Ability to read and review Spanish flyers and other collateral materials. 
  • Knowledge and/or experience with the Maryland Mortgage Program and the Maryland housing industry 
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly in using Microsoft Excel, Google Mail, and PowerPoint

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this 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.

Please note:
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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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. Qualified candidates are subject to a Microsoft Excel examination.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 106 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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

Mrs. Kathleen Hubbard
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 email to Kathleen.Hubbard@maryland.gov. Please include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Attn: Mrs. Kathleen Hubbard, HR Coordinator
  • 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 these positions and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning these positions, 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.