State of Maryland

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER SUPERVISOR Community Assistance (#004384)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $46,942.00-$74,933.00 Yearly






A Development Officer Supervisor Community Assistance is the supervisory level of work involving housing, commercial and community development, redevelopment and revitalization.  The work of this classification involves financial packaging, underwriting, loan program administration, credit analysis, grants management and rendering technical assistance to local and regional officials, nonprofit organizations, for profit developers and representatives of the private sector.  Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Development Officers.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a program manager or other designated administrator.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Development Officer Supervisor is differentiated from the Development Officer II in that the Development Officer Supervisor has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Development Officers while the Development Officer II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.


Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of lower-level Development Officers;

Trains lower-level Development Officers;

Supervises a team of Development Officers in development activities;

Performs underwriting analyses to determine acceptability and degree of risk of projects;

Oversees the preparation of correspondence and reports and draft legislation and regulations;

Assists in the development of departmental policies, procedures and programs;

Represents the department at meetings with public and private sector jurisdictions;

Prepares recommendations on new or revised legislation;

Provides technical and financial packaging assistance to local and regional jurisdictions and private borrowers;

Monitors the performance of State and federal projects relating to comprehensive development programs;

Reviews and assists in the preparation of loan documents, commitment letters and in the administration of loan portfolios;

Conducts studies to identify community development opportunities and prepare development programs;

Develops and drafts contracts;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the principles and practices of community revitalization, economic, commercial and infrastructure development and redevelopment programs and projects;

Knowledge of local, State and federal agencies and programs concerned with community revitalization and economic, commercial and infrastructure development;

Knowledge of financial and investment analysis and loan packaging;

Knowledge of research and statistical methods and procedures;

Knowledge of real estate financing, financial packaging and underwriting;

Skill in interpreting and analyzing financial and investment data;

Skill in determining compliance with or deviations from the provisions of statutes or contracts;

Skill in communicating ideas and information;

Ability to manage a project and monitor technical staff;

Ability to analyze project feasibility and market analysis studies and reports relating to economic, commercial and infrastructure development and redevelopment;  

Ability to supervise the work of lower-level Development Officers;

Ability to collect and analyze technical data;

Ability to analyze development problems and develop solutions;

Ability to interpret and summarize State and federal laws, regulations and procedures;

Ability to prepare and present progress and performance reports, speeches, correspondence and legislative testimony;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with private and public sector individuals and groups.


Education:   A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, financial management, business or public administration, political science, economics, marketing, management science or a closely related field.

Experience: Four years of community assistance experience involving residential or commercial real estate development, governmental housing, community development or infrastructure development programs, including market research, planning, financial management, loan or grant program administration, capital projects or project development.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute graduate credit hours in urban planning, financial management, business or public administration, political science, economics, marketing, management science or a closely related field on a year-for-year basis 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 the Business and Industry job family or Business and Industry job codes in the on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


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 departments 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 not assigned to a bargaining unit as indicated by the designation of S (supervisor), M (manager), T (agency head), U (Board or Commission member), W (student), X (Used by agency or excluded by executive order), or Z (confidential).  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 therefore, all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.    

Date Revised

August 24, 2018 

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004384; EST: ; REV: 8/24/2018;

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