PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER II (C22045)
Bilingual Community Engagement Liaison - HAF
|Department||DHCD - Office of Management Services|
|Date Opened||2/9/2022 4:15:00 PM|
|Salary||$21.79 - $28.15/hour (Grade 15/Base-Step 9 with promotional growth to $35.37/hr)|
|HR Analyst||Nayeli Rios|
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 the financing and development of affordable housing and community development lending. 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 purpose of this position is to promote the Department of Housing and Community Development (“DHCD”) housing programs and initiatives for low-and moderate-income Maryland residents. Increase public awareness by optimizing opportunities with current and potential external partners within the Hispanic/Latino community and other minoritized populations with the goal of promoting and informing Marylanders of the diverse portfolio of programs and services offered by the agency; including, Homeowners Assistance Fund (HAF), Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), and the Maryland Mortgage Program (MMP), etc. The bilingual Community Engagement Liaison must demonstrate multicultural competence and maintain an educational and work environment that affirms commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion by maintaining business relationships with key community stakeholders to help expand programming opportunities through outreach to priority populations and build brand awareness, statewide.
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. DHCD is conveniently located next to the New Carrollton Metro stop.
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.
The bi-lingual Community Engagement Liaison is responsible for maintaining business relationships within current and prospective clients in the assigned territory to generate “new” business opportunities for the department and must demonstrate multicultural competence, maintain an educational and work environment that affirms commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion; working with key industry stakeholders through outreach engagement to priority populations, statewide.
Participate in outreach events of the programs listed above; including conferences, trade shows, fairs, announcements, meetings, staff exhibit booths, conducting presentations, participating in “special” events.
Must be able to travel to various locations within the state to meet the programming needs and to fulfill the job responsibilities; including, attending evening and weekend meetings, events, and programs.
Develop “grassroots” strategies, connections, and opportunities within the Hispanic and other underserved populations to promote the department's products and services.
Please note: this is a non-competitive position, as it is a short-term contract, expected to last 4-5 years, contingent upon funding and satisfactory employee performance.
Special Note: Applicants may be contacted for other opportunities within DHCD.
Experience: Seven years of experience in public information, public relations, journalism or other related experience in publicity or promotional work.
1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 30 semester credit hours in one or more of the following subjects: English, journalism, public relations, writing or other similar and related areas of study and three years of experience in public information, public relations, journalism or other related experience in publicity or promotional work for the required experience.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in public affairs specialist classification or public affairs specialty codes in the information and arts field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience in public administration
- Experience in housing or real estate industry
- Experience working in a fast paced, ever-changing environment
- Must be able to work well under pressure
- Ability to speak, read, write, and understand Spanish
- Strong public relations, communications and marketing skills
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.
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.
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 106 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:
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, HR Generalist
Your First and Last Name
Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment
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