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HCD Financial Associate III [088509]

Recruitment #20-003722-0001


This is an INTERNAL RECRUITMENT limited only to the current Employees of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). 

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. As such, the primary function of the Community Development Administration is to encourage and support homeownership in Maryland. We are good but strive to be great. To make this happen our team needs members that will challenge the status quo, effectively communicate ideas and issues, independently bring forth practical and efficient solutions, believe change is good, and want to come to work knowing that what they do makes a difference in their neighborhood.




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.


The Division of Finance and Administration is looking for a qualified and enthusiastic person to join their team:
Property and Compliance Officer 

This position will serve as the DHCD liaison for the Department of General Services with regard to all issues concerning State personal property and capital inventory. Employee will confer with DGS Inventory Standards and Support Services Division administrative officials, program heads, staff specialists and others via email and telephone to ensure State inventory policies and procedures are implemented and maintained appropriately. Also, this position will provide support of compliance, analytical, operational, and administrative support to employees in the Department for the Corporate Purchasing Card Program. The position will also support the General Accounting Unit in performing data control and ad hoc projects  

This position will be responsible for managing the DHCD inventory program. This involves independently maintaining the agency’s computerized inventory system and monitoring all equipment (capital and sensitive) to ensure it is tagged and recorded in the system. Employees will independently plan, organize and direct the physical inventory activities and train agency inventory Accountable Officers. This position will also provide operational and compliance support for the department Corporate Purchasing Card Program. This position reports to the Director of Governmental Accounting.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Two years of experience reviewing, verifying, recording, adjusting and balancing financial transactions.

1. Candidates may substitute experience calculating and recording financial, statistical or other numerical data on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Candidates may substitute six credit hours in accounting from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in Financial Clerical/Finance Technicians classifications or specialty codes in the financial field of work at a rate of one year of military experience for the required experience.


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

1. One year of inventory management of fixed assets  
2. One year of experience using Financial Management Information Systems
3. Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field
4. Experience processing corporate purchasing cards


Must be a current employee of MD Department of Housing and Community Development.


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.


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. Selected Candidates may be subject to Excel testing and a written examination.



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

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.