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Project Manager

Recruitment #19-001206-0002


This is a Contractual Position with limited 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. Our team is looking for a project manager that will challenge the status quo, effectively communicate ideas and issues, and independently bring forth practical and efficient solutions and improvements. This individual must be a highly organized, customer oriented, self-motivated, team player with financial and project management experience.   




2 N. Charles Street, Suite 450 Baltimore, MD 21201

This position will operate primarily out of the Division’s satellite office in Baltimore, Maryland with occasional travel to the Department’s Headquarters in Lanham.


The Division of Neighborhood Revitalization is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as the Assistant Main Street Coordinator. This position supports the State’s management of the Main Street Maryland Program and Main Street Affiliate program, as well as administering Operating Assistance Grants in the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization.   The incumbent will provide direct technical assistance to local governments, nonprofits and small businesses and coordinates the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization and the Department of Housing and Community Development's technical and financial resources to strengthen and revitalize communities.  

Responsibilities include establishing and coordinating inter-agency relationships that align State resources and increase the impact of public-private investments in neighborhood and commercial district revitalization activities.  Additional responsibilities include grants administration from application to award and monitoring, marketing/promotion, management of web content, and customer relations including problem-solving and responding to stakeholder inquiries.

The Candidate must possess strong written, oral communication, and interpersonal skills to work with high level public and private sector officials.  The ability to handle multiple, concurrent and high priority tasks is highly desired. 


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

Experience: Four years of administrative or professional experience to include one year 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.


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.  


Two years of experience with the National Main Street Center’s Main Street Approach to commercial revitalization or similar downtown economic development improvement strategy.

Two years of experience with providing technical assistance in community and economic development principles to local governments, nonprofit organizations and/or businesses in order to implement and complete revitalization projects

Knowledge of and experience with marketing, promotions and advertising, particularly related to small businesses and community development.

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Strong written and verbal communications skills to work with high level public and private sector officials

Ability to handle multiple, concurrent and high priority tasks


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.


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 H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  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 this position. Qualified candidates are subject to a written examination.


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.

Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


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

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.