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 various 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 team-centered environment. Our division works within the Department to administer a wide range of programs using various funding sources. We work to continually improve our division of highly experienced and certified staff by bringing in individuals who strengthen and broaden the skill set of our team. We continually cross-train to allow each team member to make significant contributions to our suite of complex programs.
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.
● Receives and processes grant applications
○ Review applications for eligibility
○ Makes final decision for eligibility
○ Issues order to proceed once eligibility has been verified
○ Communicates frequently with applicants and internal staff
○ Follow up with the finance office to ensure payment requests are processed
○ Provide conflict resolution with applicant and/or contractor with payment receipt
○ Ensure all payments are processed and issued
○ Review and stay abreast of production statistics issued to staff weekly
○ assists in developing administrative procedures to facilitate Homeowners Assistance Fund WholeHome grant processing.Homeowners Assistance Fund WholeHome grant processing.
Experience: Two years of experience in the private mortgage industry, federal or state government affordable housing lending and/or rental assistance programs, residential construction discipline or multifamily construction management 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 the possession of a Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in the fields of finance, accounting, economics, business administration, architecture, or construction management for the required experience.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in the Loan Specialist classification series or Loan Specialist specialty codes or as a non-commissioned officer in business and industry classification or business and industry specialty codes in the housing management field on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
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.
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:
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 email@example.com. Please include the following information in the body of the email:
- Attn: Jamaal Simpson, 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 301-429-7781.
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