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Lead Grant Underwriter

Recruitment #17-001730-0003


This is a Contractual position with limited State benefits.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is a national leader in the development of affordable housing and community development lending. We are proud to be at the forefront in implementing housing policies that promotes and preserves homeownership and creating innovative community development initiatives to meet the challenges of a growing Maryland.




7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706

The Department of Housing and Community Development's Headquarters Office is located in Prince George's County across from the New Carrollton Metro stop.


The Division of Community Development Administration is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as the Loan/Insurance Underwriter in the Special Loan Program. This position will evaluate the risk involved in providing financing for single family residential loans and grants; underwrite homeownership development projects for permanent mortgage funds; review documentation on lender loans to determine compliance with federal, State and Program criteria, and mortgage revenue bond requirements; audits files for compliance and quality assurance; and assists in local agency training sessions.


Education: A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance or related field.

Experience: Two years of experience evaluating the risk involved in granting loans or insurance for single family home mortgages.


1. Additional experience described above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in loan specialist classification or loan specialist specialty codes in the loan specialist field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Successful applicants will possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Ability to skillfully evaluate and communicate the risks associated with High Loan-to-Value loans

Familiarity with the Federal Housing Administration and other industry standard underwriting guidelines


Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for these recruitments. 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.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  You will be required to complete a qualifications supplement, and the rating is 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.

The Department offers a flexible work schedule, telework and job sharing options; training, advancement and career path opportunities; casual business dress on Fridays and competitive salary. 


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

Christopher Scriber

Department of Housing and Community Development

Office of Human Resources

7800 Harkins Road Lanham, Maryland 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: Christopher Scriber, 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 the position and cannot apply online please fill out the revised paper application which can be found on JobAps. For questions concerning this position, please call 301-429-7546.

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.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.