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HCD Financial Associate I(C21050), (C21002), (C20010)

Financial Associate

Recruitment #23-003720-0001


These are contractual positions with limited State of Maryland benefits 

Work that matters.  The Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in affordable housing and community development.  Our team needs a HCD Financial Associate I who can assist in getting payments processed timely and accurately.  The candidate for this position must be able to take initiative and be able to propose a fix when a problem arises.  The chosen candidate will have a positive attitude, be a team player, accurately key in financial data accurately and provide great customer service (answer all inquiries both timely and professionally and ensure the inquirer is satisfied by the end of the day). 

The Division of Finance and Administration is seeking three enthusiastic individuals to serve as HCD Financial Associate I.  These positions will learn to perform and apply general accounting and analysis principles, payment processing including automated monthly-subsidized housing payments. 

DHCD offers limited, subsidized health benefits, flexible work schedule including job sharing options; training, advancement and career path opportunities; casual business dress Friday as well as during the Summer, a competitive salary and telework opportunities.




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.


The main purpose of the HCD Financial Associate is to provide support of a financial, analytical and administrative nature to employees in the Department while maintaining strong internal controls, thereby supporting the goals and mission of DHCD and the Division, as described in the Managing for Results (MFR) documents to fiscal control systems. The position will perform accounts receivable and payable activities, spreadsheet activities, billing, reconciliation and collection activities for DHCD clients in accordance with the Departments policies and State guidelines.  

This position will learn to perform and apply general accounting and analysis principles, payment processing or subsidized housing payments.  Employees in this classification may perform financial analysis of one or several HCD programs including but not limited to State-funded loan portfolio, multi-billion Community Development Administration (CDA) mortgage loan portfolio (financed with revenue bond proceeds), bond and loan accounting, cost accounting, federal fund accounting, grant accounting, systems accounting, State budget process, or general accounting. Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate. 

Experience: One year of experience reviewing, verifying, recording, adjusting and balancing financial transactions. 

1. Candidates may substitute experience calculating and recording financial, statistical or other numerical data on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

2. Candidates may substitute six credit hours in accounting from an accredited college or university for the required experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in Financial Clerical/Finance Technicians classifications or specialty codes in the financial field of work at a rate of one year of military experience for the required experience.


Successful candidates will have accounts payable or payment processing experience.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum and selective qualifications for this recruitment. Please provide transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications. 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 ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and 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:
Jamaal Simpson 
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 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. 
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.

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