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CDA Lending and Risk Analyst Junior II [C08012]

Energy Administrative Officer

Recruitment #20-003724-0002

Introduction

 

This is 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 affordable housing and community development.  Our Energy team is in need of an Energy Administrative Officer that will take initiative and 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.

Program Excellence: Housing and Building Energy Programs

Who we are and What we do: 

The Housing and Building Energy Program Office is a fast paced, dynamic team committed to serving Maryland households.  We achieve program excellence through continuous process improvement involving everyone in a collaborative and collegial team centered environment.  The Housing and Building Energy Programs works within the Department to administer a wide range of programs using a variety of funding sources. The Housing and Building Energy Programs have assisted over 47,000 households in the last 9 years with an annual estimated budget of around $32,000,000. Our programs offer weatherization, energy efficiency, and health and safety improvement services to single family, multifamily, and commercial buildings in the state. Most of our programs serve limited income Maryland households. We work to continually improve our division of highly experienced and certified staff by bringing in individuals who strengthen and broaden the skillset of our team.  We cross train to allow each team member to make a significant contribution to our suite of complex programs.  

The programs that the division administers provide energy efficiency improvements that help reduce costs to residents, increase comfort, improve health and safety in the home, support local employment, and contribute strongly towards meeting the State’s environmental goals. This program portfolio consists of programs such as the US Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), EmPOWER Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP), EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Tune-up Program (MEET), EmPOWER Multifamily Energy Efficiency and Affordable Housing Program (MEEHA), Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) for Crisis/No-Heat/No-Cool, Energy Efficiency Homes Construction Loan Program (NetZero), and the BeSMART Home Energy Loan Program (Besmart).  

GRADE

15

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 Energy Administrative Officer is an entry level position responsible for gathering, reviewing, processing, monitoring, analyzing and examining the Division of Credit Assurance program documentation and evaluating the risk involved in granting Community Development Administration (CDA) loans, grants, and energy assistance.  This position will also perform: Lead management and distribution, invoicing, reporting, and analysis activities, as well as respond to contractor network requests and perform other energy program related functions as assigned.   This position will learn the basic administrative functions and steps for programs to progress from application to completion and encourages independent judgment, analysis and recommendations for program process and procedural improvements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Associate Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Architecture, Construction Management, Economics, Accounting or a related field from an accredited college or university.  

Experience: Two years of experience in the private mortgage industry, federal or state government affordable housing lending and/or rental assistance programs, residential construction discipline or multifamily construction management 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. A Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in the fields of finance, accounting, economics, business administration, architecture, or construction management may be substituted for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in the Loan Specialist classification series or Loan Specialist specialty codes or as a non-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

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s):

Experience in energy efficiency

Experience in weatherization

Experience working with affordable housing development

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.

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:

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.