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Director, Housing & Building Energy Programs

Recruitment #23-005485-0026


This is a Management Service position with full 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.

DHCD has an immediate availability for a Director position within the Community Development Administration (CDA). This individual must be a highly organized, customer oriented, self-motivated, team player with supervisory experience.




7800 Harkins Road Lanham, MD 20706

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


The Director of Housing & Building Energy Programs (HBEP) is the senior managerial level of work responsible for managing and directing the entire operation of a specific unit within the division of Community Development Administration (CDA). The HBEP Director is responsible for managing and directing an array of energy assistance and single family rehabilitation programs. The position is critical to meeting the Department’s mission to have a positive impact on Maryland’s communities and residents by reducing the costs of energy for low to moderate Maryland households, multifamily buildings, and businesses, as well as rehabilitation to older homes to improve health and safety, along with accessibility.

The position directly manages multiple positions, including Deputy Directors.  The supervision associated with this position will be directing and identifying the major impacts to the agency-specific to the Energy Portfolio of programs (such as Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), EmPower Funded Programs (EmPOWER), Multifamily Energy Efficiency Housing Affordability Program (MEET), Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP), NetZero, and BeSMART). This position is also responsible for providing leadership to the Special Loan Programs (SLP), including: Accessory, shared housing programs; Group Home Financing Program; Lead Hazard Reduction Loan and Grant, and Indoor Plumbing Program; Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program; Operating Assistance Grant Demonstration Projects; and Special Housing Opportunities Program. 

The person in this position must be able to handle multiple competing priorities often under short timeframes. The ability to synthesize complex material into short, understandable memos and presentations is critical. The candidate may be required to provide presentations before the Housing Finance Review Committee and the Board of Public Works, as needed. The work may require travel throughout the state of Maryland to attend conferences, hearings, or meetings. The individual in this position is responsible for direct management of the Housing & Building Energy Program and all its operations and programs.


Education:  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in architecture, energy technologies, financial management, business or public administration, political science, economic, management science or a related field.

Experience:  10 years of grant or loan management experience; five of which must include administration of energy assistance, weatherization, or single family special loans programs (i.e. WAP, EmPOWER, MEET, MEAP, NetZero, BeSMART accessory, shared housing; group home financing; lead, hazard reduction loan and grant, and indoor plumbing; Maryland housing rehabilitation; operating assistance grant demonstration; and special housing opportunities). Three years must have involved supervision of employees responsible for program development or operations. 


1.  Candidates may substitute one year of relevant professional experience for 30 credits on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2.  Graduate credit hours in urban planning, financial, management, business or public administration, political science, economics, management science or a closely related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for up to two years of the require experience.


  • Working knowledge with federal grant or loan program management. 
  • Management of programs funded and/or supported by private entities including utility companies. 
  • Supervision of employees' responsible program development or operations. 
  • Administration of energy assistance or weatherization programs (i.e. WAP, MEET, MEEHA, MEAP, EmPOWER, NetZero, & BESMART accessory, shared housing; group home financing; lead, hazard Reduction Loan and grant, and indoor plumbing; Maryland housing rehabilitation; operating assistance grant demonstration; and special housing opportunities).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, ability to multi-task, and customer service skills. 




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 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. 



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.  However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:

Charlee Kerr
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 vial email to  Please include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Attn:  Charlee Kerr, 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 a paper application.  For questions concerning these positions, please call 301-429-7783.

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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