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PROGRAM MANAGER III

DIRECTOR, CAPITAL GRANTS & LOANS** Revised **

Recruitment #21-005478-0007

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

This position is with the Maryland Department of General Services, Business Enterprise Administration Division, Capital Grants and Loans Office, located at 301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for managing the activities of the Capital Grants Office, for the Department of General Services.  The Capital Grant Program administers capital grants funded by the State of Maryland through the Legislative Bond Initiative of the Maryland General Assembly, with a current portfolio of +/- 1400 grants. This position administers the bond bills authorized annually in the State's Capital Budget for the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association (MICUA), and local jails. This position is also responsible for protecting the State's interest in grant-funded projects and ensuring all funding is utilized in a manner consistent with the terms and purpose of the bond bill, terms of the grant, applicable laws, regulations, and policies. The position also drafts policy for Bond Counsel review (Board of Public Works) Executive Secretary approval and establishes procedures to facilitate the grant process and manage bond bill funds.

POSITION DUTIES

Duties for this position include, but are not limited to: 
  • Provide oversight and management of the activities and staff of the Capital Grants Office.
  • Work collaboratively with the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, the Maryland Board of Public Works, elected officials and with other stakeholders of the program to ensure new bond bills are accurate. 
  • Provide guidance, direction and oversight to grant recipients 
  • Oversee the development, implementation, assessment and continuous improvement of processes used by the Capital Grants office.
  • Oversee the preparation of agenda items for approval by the Board of Public Works. 
  • Represent DGS at various events, meetings and functions as requested.
  • Oversee the development of training and education workshops to educate grant recipients, as well as members of the Maryland General Assembly.    
  • Coordinates response to local officials, elected State representatives, representatives of other federal/State agencies, etc., regarding program policies and procedures, including resolving issues and concerns about the Capital Grant Program or its processes. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  

Experience:  Five (5) years of experience managing a grant program and staff for a governmental entity, or substantially related program (ie. A loan program) to include, but is not limited to experience in: knowledge of the principles, procedures, and practices of grants administration; public administration; contract management and administration; program management; process evaluation and improvement; programmatic compliance and auditing; procurement; and, business administration.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants who possess the following. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications:
  1. Previous supervisory experience over professional-level positions.
  2. Excellent research, writing, organizational, public speaking and presentation skills.
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Ability to take initiative and possess a drive for delivering outstanding results.
  5. Strong problem-solving skills.
  6. Familiarity with managing capital improvement projects.
  7. Proficiency in database management.
  8. Basic knowledge of State procurement regulations.
  9. Experience interacting with a wide variety of organizations, including non-profits. 

EXAMINATION PROCESS

It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please include all experience and education that is related to this position.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date; information submitted after the closing date will not be considered.

Note that for any position requiring a college degree or college credit, you will be required to submit a college transcript prior to being offered a position.  We highly recommend that you submit your transcript when you apply for the position. 

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligibility list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, or QUALIFIED.  The eligibility list will be valid for one year and may be extended.  The list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.  Eligible lists may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.
You MUST possess the minimum qualifications before you may be selected for a State job – Verification will be completed by the appointing authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an educational or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process. Permanent State employees may also complete necessary experience requirements within six months of the date of an examination.  Credit is given for relevant part-time, temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked per week.  You must include on your application the time spent on such activity. You must be legally authorized under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act to be hired in the position for which you apply.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Contact mojisola.ogungbe1@maryland.gov or call 410-767-1386 with questions about this recruitment.  The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to submit your application online, please send your paper application to: Human Resources, Dept. of General Services, 301 W. Preston St., Suite 1311, Baltimore, MD  21201 by the closing date and time.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.  

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