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HCD COMMUNITY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR III (051761)

Assistant Director, Poverty Solutions

Recruitment #19-001208-0001

Introduction

This is a 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 community development and affordable housing.  Our team needs an Assistant Director that will challenge the status quo, effectively communicate ideas and issues, independently implement practical and efficient solutions, believe change is good and want to come to work knowing that what they do makes a difference.   

The Department of Housing and Community Development has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director in its Division of Neighborhood Revitalization.  This individual must be a highly organized and detail -oriented, self-motivated, team player, with nonprofit and/or government experience in addressing homelessness or poverty issues.

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

7800 Harkins Rd Lanham, MD 20706.

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

POSITION DUTIES

The Assistant Director, Poverty Solutions position, provides key leadership and policy expertise in support of the Director.  As such the position leads a team that manages a variety of state and federal grants, projects, and services to local governments and nonprofit organizations that aim to help improve economic opportunity and stability for low-income individuals and families. This position ensures compliance with regulations, policy, laws, and standards to achieve neighborhood revitalization and a reduction in poverty. Position also assists the Director with research and policy development in the areas of poverty and assistance to vulnerable populations. Specifically, the position provides expertise necessary to establish and manage effective and innovative human and community services programs such as the federal Community Services Block Grant, the Maryland Housing Counseling Fund, and other programs as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: Six years of administrative or professional experience to include three 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. Candidates 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

Two years of cumulative experience working in the following categories: non-profits, federal program management, and/or state program management.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in the administration and implementation of policies relating poverty and homelessness

Experience planning, organizing and leading the work of others in a team environment. 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Selection Plan

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.

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.

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 this position. Qualified candidates may be subject to a 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:

Mr. Christopher Scriber, Department of Housing & 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.Scriber@maryland.gov.

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

  • Attn: Mr. 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 these positions and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning these positions, please call 301-429-7414.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.