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HCD COMMUNITY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR II [063905]

Program Officer

Recruitment #18-001207-0001

Introduction

This is a permanent Skilled Service position with full State of Maryland benefits.

Work that Matters - The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in revitalizing communities and financing affordable housing.  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.  

The Division of Neighborhood Revitalization has an immediate opening for a Program Officer.  This individual must be a highly organized, customer oriented, self-motivated, team player, with knowledge of laws, regulations and current practices in the areas related to the delivery of services to low and moderate income populations and communities promoting the tools to increase self-sufficiency, prevent foreclosure, and increase financial capabilities. 

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, Maryland 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.

POSITION DUTIES

This position will be responsible for managing statewide grant programs with a primary focus on the provision of services to low-income populations and communities through federal and State grants.  Responsibilities include managing assigned grant projects and providing technical assistance to non-profit and local government grantees.  This position will also lead a team of three others and assist with the implementation of program policies and procedures and will work closely with key officials, local governments, non-profit organizations and other internal and external customers to ensure compliance with regulations, policy, laws and standards. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of administrative or professional experience to include two years 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.

Notes:

1. Additional administrative or professional experience as defined above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional job-related education may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience at a rate of thirty credit hours for each year of experience.

3. Candidate 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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Three years of experience working with non-profits or federal or state program management.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience administering federal or state programs addressing vulnerable populations

Familiarity with state or federal policies that address poverty

Experience leading or managing teams

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for the recruitment.  Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service.  This evaluation may be required prior to hire.  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 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 H1B 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 these 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 our application.  Report all experience and education that is related to these positions. Qualified applicants may be subject to an written examination.

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:

Drew Holcombe, 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 e-mail to drew.holcombe@maryland.gov.

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

  • Attn: Drew Holcombe, Senior 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.