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CDA Lending and Risk Analyst Senior III (088512)

Senior Program Manager

Recruitment #21-003731-0001

Introduction

 

This is a Management 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 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.  

Program Excellence: Whole Home, Energy and Business Lending Programs:

Who we are and what we do: We are a fast paced, dynamic team committed to serving Maryland households.  We are looking for team players that share our vision of program excellence and our commitment to customer service.  We achieve program excellence through continuous process improvement involving everyone in a collaborative and collegial team centered environment.  The Whole Home, Energy and Business Lending division works within the Department to administer a wide range of programs using a variety of funding sources. For example, 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 continually cross-train to allow each team member to make significant contributions to our suite of complex programs.  

The programs that the Energy 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

22

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

The Division of Community Development Administration – Energy Unit is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a Senior Program Manager in the newly established Whole Home, Energy and Business Lending Division. Under Departmental leadership and as part of departmental strategic initiatives for the Housing and Building Energy Programs, this position is responsible for creating an Energy Fund Portfolio consisting of energy loan programs.  This position directs daily operations and provides the overall management responsibility for the administration and operation of programs, which requires maintaining compliance with federal, state and program requirements established by funding source guidelines.  

In addition, this position requires communication and interactions with a variety of federal, state, and departmental stakeholders. It will also include engaging stakeholders in best practices in developing and growing energy loan programs and educating the market to develop new business lines beyond the current portfolio of BeSMART - including multifamily, small business, and commercial entities.  

The position will initially be tasked with growing the Department of Housing and Community Development's Energy Fund into a successful and robust portfolio of programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Construction Management or a related field from an accredited college or university.  

Experience:  Four years of professional financial or risk analysis experience, such as managing   government programs, risk analysts, debt portfolios, examining and or analyzing financial statements, budget, grant or real estate investment portfolio records and reports, or Construction Management pertaining to single family or multifamily housing government programs.

Notes:     

1.  A Quality Control Inspector certification, Project Management Certification, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification or certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification or documented eligibility to sit for the CPA Examination may be substituted for the educational requirement.   

2.  A Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Architecture, Construction Management, Economics, Accounting or a related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of the required experience.  

3.  Candidates may substitute one year of professional financial analysis experience, such as managing financial asset and debt portfolios, or one year of residential construction discipline or multifamily construction management.    

4.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Accounting or Loan Officer Classifications, or 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

Demonstrable, extensive program and/or project management experience

Experience developing and growing loan product programs

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 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

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:

Chris 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 Alicia.townsend@maryland.gov.  Please include the following information in the body of the email:

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



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