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HCD Financial Manager I [049964] and [058767]

Controller, MHF Finance and Controller, State Loan Financing

Recruitment #20-001224-0001

Introduction

 These are Management Service positions with full State of Maryland benefits.

Work that matters. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in the financing and development of affordable housing and community development lending. As such, the primary function of the Community Development Administration is to encourage and support homeownership in Maryland. We are good but strive to be great. To make this happen our team needs members that will challenge the status quo, effectively communicate ideas and issues, independently bring forth practical and efficient solutions, believe change is good, and want to come to work knowing that what they do makes a difference in their neighborhood.

GRADE

23

LOCATION OF POSITION

7800 Harkins Rd 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.

POSITION DUTIES

The Division of Finance and Administration is seeking two qualified senior level finance officers to complete the following teams. 

Controller, Maryland Housing Fund [049964]

This position serves as the Controller of Maryland Housing Fund (MHF) in the Division of Finance and Administration. The unit is responsible for managing and accurately accounting for mortgage insurance and will work closely with program staff on audited financial statements and disclosures and unaudited financial and disclosures needed to be filed with offering statements for new revenue bond financings as MHF insures single family, multifamily and business loans financed with revenue bonds and with outside Lenders.  Additionally, this position will work closely with legal, asset management, and underwriting to manage assets and in the prevention of defaults and foreclosures. Communicate with other State agencies, federal agencies, insurance companies and other entities as a representative of the Department of Housing and Community Development. 

This position will manage the staff of MHF Finance to ensure priorities and deadlines are completed accurately and timely, interpret new statures, reporting and financial analysis is accurate, timely and completely.

This position will be required to ensure that MHF complies with contractual agreements associated with the insurance of loans, risk share agreements with HUD, credit enhancement of Healthy Neighborhoods Inc. commitments on business loan insurance.   This position has responsibility to create, maintain and present MHF business plans to include assumptions, variance and market analysis and recommendations to supervisor and Director and Deputy Director for the Division of Finance and Administration, CFO and others annually.

Controller, State Loan Financing Programs [058761]

This Controller position is a part of the multi-billion dollar financing operations, closely interacting with internal and external professionals to achieve most optimal and cost effective funding mechanism for affordable housing, community development, business lending and neighborhood revitalization projects. The Position is involved in the management, operation and coordination of many units in the Department requiring an understanding of multiple technical areas including capital markets, mortgage products and execution methodologies, underwriting, asset management, grant/loan agreements and required reporting, debt management, compliance to State and Federal regulations and loan servicing. This position serves as the Controller for State Funded Portfolio exceeding $1 billion in the Division of Finance and Administration. The unit is responsible for managing and accurately accounting of the State Funded Capital Programs.

This position is responsible for the full management and coordination of GL Accountant staff and SASS staff which is the sub ledger activities, GAAP accounting, financial statement preparation, internal controls, and financial analysis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university.  

Experience:    Four years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports to include three years performing advanced duties in the areas of cost accounting, systems accounting or GAAP accounting.      

Notes:  

1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with thirty credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing, for the required education.   

2. Candidates who have met the requirements for admission to the CPA prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement referenced above.  

3. Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required general accounting experience.  

4. Candidate may substitute one year of professional auditing experience for one year of the required general experience.    

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s):

Experience in managing insurance certificates

Certified Public Accountants

Strong analysis and financial accounting experience

SELECTION PROCESS

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 H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the positions. 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 these positions. Selected Candidates may be subject to Excel Testing and a Writing Test.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:

Mr. Christopher Schrader

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 Christopher.schrader@maryland.gov.  

Please include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Attn: Christopher Schrader, 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 this position and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning this position, please call 301-429-7414.  

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.