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CDA Lending and Risk Analyst Senior I (052861)

Construction Management Officer

Recruitment #21-003729-0006

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 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 affordable home ownership and rental housing 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.

DHCD has an immediate opening for a full-time Construction Management Officer. The individual in this position is responsible for the review and approval of the contractor and architect, plans and specifications, construction estimates, work scope, environmental investigations and other related analysis. This individual is also responsible for monitoring the progression of funded projects and approving requisitions at varying stages of construction completion. The construction management officer works closely with others in a team setting and provides written feedback to the Construction Administrator during the design process.

The types of projects reviewed and monitored include new construction, substantial rehabilitation and moderate rehabilitation. Projects range in size from one million to thirty-five million dollars. Required skills include the ability to read plans and specifications, analyze construction estimates, perform field monitoring and administration, have a full understanding of building and related codes and be able to work in a team setting.

DHCD offers a flexible work schedule, telework and job sharing options; training, advancement and career path opportunities; casual business dress on Fridays and a competitive salary. There is ample and our offices are located in walking distance to the New Carrollton MARC Train Station.

GRADE

20

LOCATION OF POSITION

7800 Harkins Road 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 CDA Lending and Risk Analyst Sr I is a highly skilled, experienced construction professional that, through the exercise of their diverse responsibilities and effective management skills, assures the timely production of reasonably priced and well designed housing units from conception to fruition. 

The individual in this position is responsible for the review and approval of the contractor and architect, plans and specifications, construction estimates, work scope, environmental and geotechnical investigations, green & sustainable in addition to other residential building related analysis. This individual is also responsible for monitoring the progression of funded projects and approving requisitions at varying stages of construction completion. The construction management officer works closely with others in a team setting and provides written feedback to the Construction Administrator during the design and construction phase process. 

The types of projects reviewed and monitored include new construction, substantial rehabilitation and moderate rehabilitation as well as adaptive re-use. Average projects range in size from two and a half million to forty-five million dollars. Required skills include the ability to read plans and specifications, analyze construction estimates, perform field monitoring and administration, have a full understanding of buildings and related codes and be able to work collaboratively in a team setting as well as the essential ability to multi-task.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Construction Management or a related field from an accredited college or university.   

Experience:  Four years of professional financial/risk analysis experience concerning government lending or assistance programs, or four years of experience in Construction Management pertaining to single family and or multifamily housing government programs (as applicable).   

Notes:      

1. A Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting or a related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of the required experience.   

2.  Candidates may substitute one year of professional financial, lending and risk or construction analysis experience, such as managing financial asset and debt portfolios, examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting, budget, or grant or real estate investment portfolio records and reports, or managing government housing projects for 30 credits on a year-for-year basis for the required education.     

3.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Accounting or Loan Officer Classifications, or Financial Management specialty codes in the accounting field of work 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Experience in construction management, project management, construction superintendent work, or architecture

Bachelor’s degree in Construction management, architecture, civil engineering, or structural engineering

LEED certification

Experience reviewing construction plans, construction budgets, construction specifications, or construction reports

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 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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

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: 
Kathleen Hubbard
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 kathleen.hubbard@maryland.gov. Please include the following information in the body of the email: 
  • Attn: Kathleen Hubbard, Senior HR Generalist 
  • Your First and Last Name 
  • Recruitment # 
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment
Incorrect/Incomplete applications submitted electronically or physically, 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. 

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.


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