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HCD COMMUNITY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR II (049969)

Program Officer

Recruitment #21-001207-0005

Introduction

 

This recruitment an INTERNAL ONLY recruitment and is limited to current employees of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

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

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in revitalizing communities and financing affordable housing. 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.

GRADE

18

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

Under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director, Office of Community Development Programs in the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, this Program Officer position develops policies and manages federal and state funded community development programs used by local governments, nonprofit organizations and businesses, ensuring compliance with federal and state regulatory and statutory requirements as well as Departmental standards. Specifically, this position has responsibilities for the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the state’s Maryland Affordable Housing Trust (MAHT). Responsibilities for the CDBG program include monitoring, providing technical assistance and managing assigned grant projects. Responsibilities for the MAHT program include serving as lead staff for the appointed Board of Trustees as well as other program activities including making award recommendations, providing technical assistance and managing awards to ensure compliance with regulations, policy, laws and standards. MAHT is a program funded by fees related to property sales. The program funds grants for housing activities. Position leads one other staff member.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 

Experience: Five years of administrative or professional experience to include two 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. Candidates may substitute additional administrative or professional experience as defined above on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

2. Candidates may substitute additional job-related education at a rate of thirty credit hours for each year of experience for up to two years of the required 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

Experience with Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) program Federal Regulations.

Experience with Housing Development Non-Profit Organizations.  

Experience with tracking incoming. funds from title companies for managing awards and disbursements for non-profits.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

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

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.

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. Drew Holcombe

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 drew.holcombe@maryland.gov. Please include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Attn: Mr. Drew Holcombe, Senor 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 these positions and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning these positions, 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.