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HCD COMMUNITY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR III [051761]

Assistant Director of Poverty Solutions

Recruitment #20-001208-0002

Introduction

 This is a Skilled Service position with full State of Maryland benefits.

Work that matters. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in community development and affordable housing. Our team needs an Assistant Director for Poverty Solutions that will challenge the status quo, effectively communicate ideas and issues, independently implement practical and efficient solutions, believe change is good and want to come to work knowing that what they do makes a difference.

The qualified candidate must be a highly organized, detail -oriented, self-motivated, team player and possess nonprofit and/or government experience in addressing homelessness or poverty issues.

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.

Free parking is available to the Department's employees on site at the present time; however, please be advised that this is subject to change.  The Department is also accessible by MARC, WMATA, and other public transportation options.

POSITION DUTIES

The Assistant Director for Poverty Solutions, provides key leadership and policy expertise in support of the Director.  As such, this position leads a team that manages a variety of state and federal grants, projects, and services to local governments and nonprofit organizations that aim to help improve economic opportunity and stability for low-income individuals and families. This position ensures compliance with regulations, policy, laws, and standards to achieve neighborhood revitalization and a reduction in poverty. This position also assists the Director with research and policy development in the areas of poverty and assistance to vulnerable populations. Specifically, the position provides expertise necessary to establish and manage effective and innovative human and community services programs such as the federal Community Services Block Grant, the Maryland Housing Counseling Fund, and other programs as assigned.

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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

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

Two years of experience working in one of the following categories: non-profits, federal program management, and/or state program management.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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 the administration and implementation of policies relating to poverty and homelessness

Experience planning, organizing and leading the work of others in a team environment

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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 H-1B 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 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 your application. Report all experience and education that is related to these positions. Qualified candidates may be subject to a written examination.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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

Mr. Christopher Schrader

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 Christopher.schrader@maryland.gov.  

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

  • Attn: Christopher Schrader, 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 this position and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning this position, please call 301-429-7414.  

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.