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HCD Application Systems Programmer Analyst Trainee (C20025)

Recruitment #21-003749-0001


This is a contractual position with limited State of Maryland benefits

Work that matters. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is a nationally recognized leader in affordable housing programs. The department is committed to enhancing our Information Technology capabilities. We are recruiting for an IT Programmer Analyst Trainee that can thrive in a team environment or individually, and become proficient in the use of VisualStudio.Net, SQL databases and other programming tools.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate the ability to analyze processes, understand entity relationships, produce documents and diagrams, and develop produce and revise software code.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively, adhere to accepted practices, and show initiative.

DHCD offers a flexible work schedule, telework opportunities, job sharing options, career advancement, casual business dress on Fridays, and a competitive salary. DHCD’s office is close in proximity to the New Carrollton metro stop.




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.


The main purpose of DHCD’s Programmer Analyst positions is to become proficient designing, developing, and testing application software systems and programs. Most of DHCD’s transactional-based information systems are comprised of custom-developed front-end software applications, databases and middleware. Some of these line-of-business software platforms use Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software as their foundation, but many systems are developed entirely from scratch. DHCD’s Programmer Analysts develop and maintain this plethora of software and programs in accordance with departmental programming standards and methodologies, along with State SDLC guidelines. The incumbent must have ability to recognize non-public information including Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and have ability to understand IT security standards and methodologies, including State guidelines.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.   

Experience: None.


  • BS/BA degree with coursework in software development and/or system analysis
  • Prior training for Microsoft Visual Studio


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: 
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: Kathleen Hubbard, Senior HR Generalist 
  • Your First and Last Name 
  • Recruitment # 
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment
Incorrect/Incomplete applications submitted electronically or physically, 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. 

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