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Assistant Director of Revitalization Programs (Statewide)

Recruitment #22-001208-0002


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. The Division of Neighborhood Revitalization seeks a highly organized, customer oriented, self-motivated, team player, experienced with community development, community planning, financial management and grant and loan administration. 

DHCD has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director in its Division of Neighborhood Revitalization to help support State Revitalization Programs.




2 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201 with occasional travel to DHCD’s main office in Lanham, Maryland.
A combination of “hybrid” in-person work and telework may be available.


Under the supervision of the Director, State Revitalization Programs, this Assistant Director position takes the lead with the administration of assigned programs for the geographic area including all of the state outside of the Baltimore region totaling 20 counties (the Statewide Region). The Assistant Director for the Statewide Region develops policies and manages community development programs utilized by local governments, community development organizations, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. The position ensures compliance with Departmental standards, as well as regulatory and statutory requirements. Specifically, this position helps direct the administration of approximately $50 million annually in state revitalization programs such as Community Legacy, National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund, Seed Community Development Anchor Institution Fund and Strategic Demolition Fund.  These Programs serve as a catalyst for major community project development that will strengthen rural communities. In addition to the rural areas, these programs are also used in Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties. This position helps guide its team in providing technical assistance and training to applicants and awardees. Additionally, this position assists with the internal review process that includes staff from other State agencies for competitively funded programs as well as review teams for other state agencies. Under this position, approximately 60 new community and economic development projects are awarded in the Statewide Region each year that will be implemented over an approximate two-year period. 

Under the leadership of the Director, State Revitalization Programs, this position also leads a team of professional and support staff members assigned to designated programs and the region. The position provides guidance and oversight to project managers and support staff in the administration of grants and loans to local jurisdictions, community development organizations, nonprofit organizations and private businesses implementing projects in the Statewide Region.

The incumbent also assists with the Governor’s Sustainable Communities (SC) designation process which is a community planning revitalization designation established by statute in 2010. This Assistant Director position may also assist with staffing several interagency groups including the Governor’s Subcabinet on Smart Growth that coordinate high-level research, policy design that advances community and economic development throughout the State.


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.


1. Candidates may substitute additional administrative or professional experience as defined above on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

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


Master's Degree in Community Planning, Public Policy or Public Administration
Experience in Grants Management
Experience in Community Planning or Community Development
Experience developing and implementing programmatic policies and procedures for Community Development


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. Selected candidates will be subject to Microsoft excel testing.



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 email to

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

  • Attn: Drew Holcombe, 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 301-429-7546.

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.

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