State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $57,095.00-$95,449.00 Yearly






A Development Officer IV 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 a class specification.

The Development Officer IV is differentiated from Development Officer II in that the Development Officer IV is responsible for supervising 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;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions 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.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

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 collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Revised

August 24, 2018 

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006432; REV: 8/24/2018;

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