This is a contractual position with limited 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.
Program Excellence: WholeHome, Energy and Business Lending Programs
Who we are and what we do: We are a fast paced, dynamic team committed to serving Maryland households. We are looking for team players that share our vision or program excellence and our commitment to customer service. We achieve program excellence through continuous process improvement involving everyone in a collaborative and collegial team centered environment. Our division works within the Department to administer a wide range of programs using a variety of funding sources. For example, the Housing and Building Energy Programs have assisted over 47,000 households in the last 9 years with an annual estimated budget of around $32,000,000. Our programs offer weatherization, energy efficiency, and health and safety improvement services to single family, multifamily, and commercial buildings in the state. Most of our programs serve limited income Maryland households. We work to continually improve our division of highly experienced and certified staff by bringing in individuals who strengthen and broaden the skillset of our team. We continually cross train to allow each team member to make significant contributions to our suite of complex programs.
The programs that the division administers provide energy efficiency improvements that help reduce costs to residents, increase comfort, improve health and safety in the home, support local employment, and contribute strongly towards meeting the State’s environmental goals. This program portfolio consists of programs such as the US Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), EmPOWER Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP), EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Tune-up Program (MEET), EmPOWER Multifamily Energy Efficiency and Affordable Housing Program (MEEHA), Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) for Crisis/No-Heat/No-Cool, Energy Efficiency Homes Construction Loan Program (NetZero), and the BeSMART Home Energy Loan Program (BeSMART).
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.
The Energy Construction Management Officer (ECMO) is a highly skilled professional applying their understanding of building science to assure effective energy efficiency retrofits in single family and multifamily buildings. The ECMO is a project manager for energy conservation projects interacting with projects in all 4 stages of the project funding process: Application, Project Review, Construction, and Completion.
The ECMO applies their understanding of building construction and assemblies, energy diagnostic and modeling methodologies, and energy conservation measure recommendations to review and approve energy audits, energy conservation scopes of work, product specifications, payment requests, perform cost benefit
analysis, and work progression inspections.
The energy retrofit work may be part of a stand-alone energy retrofit project, a more comprehensive substantial or moderate rehabilitation effort, or new construction project. Typical project size will be 20 to 200 units and may involve low-rise, mid-rise, or high-rise construction.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Four years of administrative or professional experience to include one year of financing experience or providing technical assistance for development or rehabilitation of multifamily or single family housing; neighborhood revitalization and business development; community infrastructure development; or historic preservation programs.
1. Candidates may substitute additional administrative or professional experience as defined above on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Candidates may substitute additional job-related education at a rate of thirty credit hours for each year of experience 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 business and industry classification or business and industry specialty codes in the housing management field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Certifications including BPI Building Analyst, BPI Multifamily Building Analyst, HERS Rater, Certified Energy Manager, LEED Green Rater certification or other building science certification.
- Experience interacting with general contractors, subcontractors, project architects or engineers.
- Experience with multifamily financing, energy efficiency financing or interacting with grant/loan processes for construction projects.
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.
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. Selected candidates will be subject to Microsoft excel testing
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:
Mr. Christopher Schrader
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 Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information in the body of the email:
- Attn: Christopher Schrader, 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 this position and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning this position, please call 301-429-7414.
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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.