State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $60,801.00-$101,897.00 Yearly






A HCD Community Program Administrators I is a program administration level responsible for administering specialized programs in the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).  Employees in this classification direct or assist in directing statewide loan, grant and technical assistance programs for multifamily and single-family housing development and rehabilitation; neighborhood revitalization and business development; community infrastructure development; historic preservation; and other related areas.  Employees in this classification may supervise other technical, professional and clerical staff assigned to the program.

Employees in this classification receive managerial direction from a designated higher-level manager.

The HCD Community Program Administrator classification series is limited to administrators of programs in the Department of Housing and Community Development.  Classification levels within the HCD Community Program Administrator series are determined on the basis of modified factor comparison with other similar positions.  Positions in the series are evaluated by using the Management Classification Factors: 1. Qualifications; 2. Nature and Purpose of Personal Contacts; 3. Nature of Recommendations, Commitments, Decisions and Conclusions; 4. Creative Thought; 5.  Planning; 6. Responsibility for Administration and 7. Nature of Supervision Received.


Directs or assists in directing activities of one or more housing and community development program(s) in the Department of Housing and Community Development, such as the Local Government Infrastructure Financing Program, Rental Service Program, Multi-Family Bond Loan Asset Management, Single Family Real Estate Owned Properties, Loans and Collections for Single Family Operations, Mortgage Purchase Section of Homeownership Programs;

Provides technical expertise in the assigned program(s);

Develops short and long-range plans for program operations and resources;

Develops or assists in developing program policies and procedures;

Reviews and comments on existing and proposed legislation affecting the program(s);

Promotes the interests of the program and other departmental activities through frequent contact with public and private groups and individuals;

Represents the department in a liaison capacity with managers and officials of other agencies concerning program activities;

Ensures that programs are implemented in compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and procedures;

May plan and organize the work of staff assigned to the program(s);

May supervise staff assigned to the program(s);

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of federal and State programs relating to loan, grant and technical assistance programs for multifamily and single family housing development and rehabilitation, neighborhood revitalization and business development, community infrastructure development, historic preservation and other areas related to housing and community development programs;

Knowledge of principles and practices of program planning;

Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration;

Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others;

Ability to develop and implement administrative procedures and to evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness;

Ability to develop and present recommendations clearly and concisely;

Ability to establish effective working relationships with others involved in program activities; 

Ability to interpret and apply departmental policies and programs;

Ability to supervise others.


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.


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.


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State department and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit G, Engineering, Scientific and Administrative Professionals classes.  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Established

Jul 1 1988 12:00AM

Date Revised

August 20, 2021


Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 001206; EST: 7/1/1988; REV: 8/20/2021;

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