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Administrative Officer I (C21014/393329)

Tax Credit Program Administrative Assistant

Recruitment #21-002711-0008


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 the financing of affordable housing and revitalizing communities.  This is an opportunity to join this nationally-recognized, award-winning organization and apply your skills to this high public purpose and challenging area.  Annually, DHCD finances approximately 2,700 units of multifamily rental housing in 40 properties, amounting to $350 million in construction and permanent financing.  Funding comes from a variety of sources, including state-appropriated funds, taxable and tax-exempt revenue bonds, federal low income housing tax credits, federal HOME funds and other federal funds.  Additionally, DHCD administers rental assistance programs and innovative initiatives designed to expand affordable housing opportunities for persons with disabilities, increase the energy efficiency and sustainability of affordable multifamily developments, and preserve rental housing.

The main purpose of this position is to assist the Director, Tax Credit Allocation, with the administration of the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program as well as to provide assistance with the continuing effort to successfully implement in-house compliance monitoring procedures.  




7800 Harkins Road 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.


This position's overall purpose is to assist the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Administrator with LIHTC allocation processes and procedures and to assist the CDA Deputy Director and LIHTC Administrator with bringing 'in-house' the services currently performed by Spectrum Enterprises with regards to compliance monitoring requirements under the LIHTC Program. For LIHTC purposes, the position is primarily responsible for: 1) assisting with the day-to-day administration of LIHTC allocation functions including maintaining files, preparing allocation documents and gap analysis, reservation letters, Section 42m Letters, etc.; 2) assisting with the weekly report tracking to ensure that all LIHTC project deadlines are being met on a timely basis; 3) assisting with the tracking of tax credit projects as they move to closing, through construction, to completion and to Form 8609 issuance; 4) assisting with the preparation of Forms 8609; 5) assistance with the maintenance of the tax credit inventory, files and MIS database; 6) review documents prepared by underwriters. 

For bringing 'in-house' the compliance monitoring functions, the position is responsible for: 1) assisting with developing procedures, systems, forms, etc. to ensure IRS requirements continue to be met per Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code which includes on-site inspections and tenant file reviews for every property every three years and annual desk audits for every property and every unit. 2) input data into a new technology platform which is needed to report demographic data to HUD and to conduct annual desk audits for 380 properties with over 37,000 units. 3) assisting with the overall transition of bringing “in-house” the compliance monitoring function. 

Satisfactory performance of the duties required by this position meets the Department’s goals by: 1) helping low income Maryland residents to have access to affordable and decent housing; and 2) working with partners to finance the development and preservation of affordable housing opportunities.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: One (I) year experience in administrative or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


  • Experience with Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Excellent written communication skills 
  • Strong organization skills


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.


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.


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.


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.


Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:
Mrs. 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 Please include the following information in the body of the email:
  • Attn: Mrs. Kathleen Hubbard, 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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