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Development Officer II Housing Development (052896)

Housing Inspector

Recruitment #21-004381-0001

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 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 manage the process and conduct inspections of housing units for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program in accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Quality Standards (HQS) requirements, federal, state and local building codes including the identification of potential exigent health and safety hazards. May also include a range of activities related to enforcement of corrective action plans to remove deficiencies, technical assistance and training to property owners and local subcontracting agency inspection staff and providing customer service to HCV participants, HCV owners and other stakeholders.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

503 Race Street, Cambridge, MD 21613

POSITION DUTIES

Manage the process and conduct inspections of housing units for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program in accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Quality Standards (HQS) requirements, federal, state and local building codes including the identification of potential exigent health and safety hazards. May also include a range of activities related to enforcement of corrective action plans to remove deficiencies, technical assistance and training to property owners and local subcontracting agency inspection staff and providing customer service to HCV participants, HCV owners and other stakeholders. 

The position furthers the mission of the department by expanding affordable housing opportunities for lower-income citizens through the implementation of these grant programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, financial management, business or public administration, political science, economic, marketing, management science or a related field. 

Experience: Three years of housing development experience in residential or commercial real estate development, governmental housing, community development or infrastructure development programs, including market research, planning, financial management, loan or grant program administration, capital projects or project development. 

Notes

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

2. Candidates may substitute graduate credit hours in urban planning, financial  management, business or public administration, political science, economics, marketing, management science or a closely related field on a year-for-year basis 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 the Business and Industry job family or Business and Industry job codes in the on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Department of Housing and Urban Development Real Estate Assessment Center (HUD REAC) Certification 
  • State of Maryland Home Inspector License
  • Certification from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)
  • Experience performing inspections for federal housing 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 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:
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 Kathleen.Hubbard@maryland.gov. 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.

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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