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DEVELOPMENT OFFICER I Housing Development (C19030)

Energy Administrative Specialist

Recruitment #19-004379-0001

Introduction

This is a contractual position with limited 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.

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

7800 Harkins Rd Lanham, MD 20706.

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

POSITION DUTIES

The Division of Community Development Administration is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as an Energy Administrative Specialist.  The qualified candidate will be responsible for an intermediate level of work involving financial, analytical and administrative tasks in the Energy Department.   This position performs financial accounting functions related to all grant programs that are administered through Housing and Building Energy Programs. This position is also responsible for assisting the Senior Operations Manager with administrative responsibilities and operational duties for the Housing and Building Energy Programs and for weatherization programs. Additionally, this position will interpret complex guidelines that are related to various funding sources administered by Housing and Building Energy Programs and will apply these guidelines. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, financial management, business or public administration, political science, economics, marketing, management science or a related field.

Experience: Two years of housing development experience in residential or commercial real estate development, governmental housing, community development or infrastructure development programs, including areas such as market research, planning, financial management, loan or grant program administration, capital projects or project development.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute graduate credit hours in urban planning, financial management, business or public administration, political science, economics, marketing, management science or a closely related field on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Business and Industry job family or Business and Industry job codes in the on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to perform in a fast paced environment

Experience managing databases

Experience in processing invoices

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 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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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. 

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: 

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 drew.holcombe@maryland.gov

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.