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Housing Research & GIS Analyst

Recruitment #21-002587-0076

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 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.

This position works within the Research Department as a Housing Research Assistant & GIS Analyst to augment unit to research and analyze housing, demographic and economic issues,conduct surveys and collect data, analyze data using mathematical models, statistical techniques,SQL and Python analytical skills. Position will use data collected to prepare reports, tables, and charts that present research results as well as interpret and forecast future trends.

This position will help support the GIS unit within Research by collecting and or scrubbing program data for mapping requests for internal and external clients. Knowledge of GIS software,particularly ArcGis software, is a real advantage in consideration for this position. 

DHCD offers a flexible work schedule, telework and job sharing options; training, advancement and career path opportunities; casual business dress on Fridays and a competitive salary.

GRADE

17

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

This position works within the Research Department as a Housing Research Assistant & GIS Analyst to augment unit to research and analyze housing, demographic and economic issues, conduct surveys and collect data, analyze data using mathematical models, statistical techniques, SQL and Python skills. Position will use data collected to prepare reports, tables, and charts that present research results as well as interpret and forecast future trends. Candidate will be expected to manage multiple projects, each with competing deadlines. 

Candidate will be self- determining and be able to establish methodology for projects requiring training for mainly internal data familiarity. Position will be required to use intermediate to advanced skills in Access and Excel to dissect large datasets required for a study/project in order to meet external deadlines to the Governor’s Office as well as internal deadlines for the Secretary’s office or Program Directors. 

Candidate will study historical performance/trends of our internal program and use them to make projections when required. This position must possess the ability and be familiar with advanced analytical features such as the data analysis toolpak for analysis and to run macros in order to assign data points for equitable distribution of funds to jurisdictions based on census and demographic data. 

The preferred candidate will have experience using SQL or Python to script data processes including but not limited to automating data collection, scrubbing data, transforming data, and implementing improved processes. The candidate must have technical writing experience to create documentation of workflows and processes. Knowledge of data visualization tools (PowerBi, Tableau) will be a plus. 

This position will help collect and scrub internal program data matching data from the Annual Report to tables in Economic Impact worksheet and to establish data consistency with Clean Data depository. This position must understand and have the ability to work with Census.govs decennial census data, American Community Survey, American Fact Finder as well navigating and extractions from BLS, Economy.com-Data Buffet, Maryland Realtor Association, to name a few required for most analysis. Work assigned may require original analysis set up using advance formula calculations - minimal template project work. 

Not necessary to qualify for the position, this position may help support the GIS unit within the Housing Economic Research Office by collecting and or scrubbing program data for mapping requests for internal and external clients. Candidate must be able to create detailed maps and provides geographic (spatial) analyses using ArcGIS software (preferred), often in a fast paced environment with quick turnaround time for deliverables.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. 

Notes

1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to identify trends to produce the necessary socio-economic and policy analysis
  • Ability to collect, extract, standardize relevant housing, economic and demographic data
  • Knowledge of GIS, SQL and Python software

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. The 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 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:
Kathleen Hubbard 
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 Kathleen.Hubbard@maryland.gov. Please include the following information in the body of the email:
  • Attn: Kathleen Hubbard, 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 these positions and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning these positions, please call 301-429-7418.

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