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Development Officer II Community Assistance (C18012/215714)

Business Development Specialist

Recruitment #21-004382-0001

Introduction


This is a contractual position with limited State of Maryland benefits

Work that matters. The Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in financing affordable housing and community development lending.  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.

DHCD is looking for a Business Development Specialist to coordinate the partnership documentation compliance and growth opportunities.  A successful candidate will have strong computer skills, a customer service attitude, and be detail-oriented.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

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.

POSITION DUTIES

This position will manage the highly complex recruitment, documentation review, coordination and tracking of the lender and realtor partners, as well as the development of tools and resources for that purpose. The incumbent will function at an advanced level to develop, evaluate, and assess the diverse requirements of this partnership growth, in coordination with the supervisor. A comprehensive program will be established to include innovative channels and opportunities for partnerships with key stakeholders across the State—lenders, realtors, counseling agencies, employers, community groups, and more. To fulfill these needs, the incumbent will direct and gather data, assemble information, prepare and disseminate informational materials for the Department. The incumbent will assess and monitor performance and reporting results, and act to manage performance issues. The incumbent will serve as a primary contact for key partners to identify and meet housing program needs. This position relates to the mission of the agency by growing the partners available to help low and moderate-income Maryland residents find good housing resources, thereby increasing the percentage of low and moderate-income Maryland households who live in decent housing; including sustaining homeownership.

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 community assistance experience in residential or commercial real estate development, governmental housing, community development r 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

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel 
  • Excellent written communication skills 
  • Strong attention to detail

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

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.

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.