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Program Manager III (055415)

Senior Housing Policy Analyst

Recruitment #21-005478-0025

Introduction


This is a Management Service position with full 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 Office of Research is seeking a full-time Policy and Research analyst who enjoys challenging research on contemporary housing issues.

The successful candidate will work as part of an experienced research team, and will have ample opportunity for professional growth. The incumbent will conduct extensive economic and market-oriented analysis for DHCD. The incumbent will also conduct public policy analysis to develop the state’s comprehensive plan, analysis of impediments to fair housing as well as develop reports, to include policy-oriented research for legislators and business leaders.

DHCD offers a flexible work schedule, telework and job sharing options; training, advancement and career path opportunities; casual business dress on Fridays and a competitive salary.

GRADE

21

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 main purpose of this position is to act as the Department’s point person as an analyst on federal policy issues. This includes both preparing the State’s Consolidated Plan Submission, Analysis of Impediments, Annual Plan, Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports and related documents on all federal legislative issues and policy directives. The Senior Housing Policy Analyst helps to direct and coordinate the Department’s unique housing and community policy research and recommends appropriate policy actions to Director and the Director of Legislative and Federal Affairs/Chief Policy Officer. The Senior Analyst also designs the framework required and coordinates with programs on the development of the State Consolidated Plan and provides analysis of the impact of federal legislative initiatives on the State of Maryland. Senior Analyst will seek and analyze data required to support housing conditions statewide and for all jurisdictions as well as coordinate all federal reporting. Analyst will be an integral part of Research and work on ad-hoc projects and reports as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Master’s degree from an accredited university in economics, public policy, or a related field.

Experience: Five years of research experience in economics, housing, economic development, planning or a closely related field.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to work independently on complex projects using personal computers
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet software, data sources, database management and statistical analysis. 
  • Knowledge of economic development theory, statistics and research methods. 
  • In-depth knowledge of regional and national economies.

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:
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: Kathleen Hubbard, Senior 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.

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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.