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Research Data & Visualization Specialist - SSBCI

Recruitment #22-002586-0130

Introduction


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. As such, the primary function of the Community Development Administration is to encourage and support homeownership 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.

This position works within HERO as the Research Data and Visualization Specialist. Candidate will convert existing reports to online reporting format and help create data dashboards for new federal programs currently being administered by DHCD. This position will also be responsible for scrubbing data from Clean Data and data warehouse, update data tables for annual report and economic impact analysis model.

Work with junior policy analyst to update all 24 county profiles with regional needs identified for each jurisdiction. Candidate will coordinate DHCD's MFR and support Senior GIS specialist in revamping existing mapping platforms for all programs. Candidate will be self-starter and be able to understand methodology used in analyzing and reporting program data quickly in Clean Data and DIPPER.

Candidate will assist other team members on projects as needed on deliverables upon request to meet external deadlines to the Governor’s Office as well as internal deadlines for the Secretary’s office or Program Directors as well as external stakeholders.

Candidate will be self-starter, understand methodology and tools used in the aggregation, analysis and creating data visualization for reporting using Clean Data and DIPPER. Position will be required to use intermediate to advanced skills in Access and Excel to dissect large datasets required for a study/project in order to meet external deadlines to the Governor’s Office as well as internal deadlines for the Secretary’s office or Program Directors.

This is a contractual position, expected to last 4-5 years, contingent upon funding and satisfactory employee performance.

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.

GRADE

16

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

This position works within HERO as the Housing Research Data and Visualization Specialist. Candidate will convert existing reports to online reporting format and help create data dashboards for new federal programs currently being administered by DHCD. This position will also be responsible for scrubbing data from Clean Data and data warehouse, update data tables for annual report and economic impact analysis model. Work with policy analyst to update all 24 county profiles with regional needs identified for each jurisdiction. Candidate will coordinate DHCDs MFR and support Senior GIS specialist in revamping existing mapping platforms for all programs. Candidate will be self-starter and be able to understand methodology used analyzing and reporting program data quickly in Clean Data and DIPPER. 

Candidate will assist other team members on projects as needed on deliverables upon request to meet external deadlines to the Governor’s Office as well as internal deadlines for the Secretary’s office or Program Directors.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:   Eight years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. 

Notes

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for- year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of SQL, Python and data visualization tools (PowerBi, Tableau)
  • Knowledge of Database Management Skills
  • Intermediate to advanced operation with Microsoft Office, particularly, Access and Excel
  • Advanced writing skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Policy or related fields

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

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.

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 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 301-429-7418.

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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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