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CDA Lending and Risk Analyst II (C24008/485490) (C24009/485489)

Job Review Specialist - CDA Energy

Recruitment #24-003726-0008


This is a Contractual position with limited State of Maryland benefits. 

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Program Excellence:  Housing and Building Energy Programs

The Housing and Building Energy Programs achieve excellence through continuous process improvement involving everyone in a collaborative and collegial, team-centered environment.  We are a fast paced, dynamic team committed to serving Maryland and are looking for team players that share our vision of program excellence and our commitment to customer service. 

Our division works within the Department to administer a wide range of programs using various funding sources.  These programs provide energy efficiency improvements that help reduce utility costs to residents, increase comfort, improve health and safety in the home, support local employment, and contribute strongly towards meeting the State's climate goals.  The program portfolio consists of programs such as the US Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), EmPOWER Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP), EmPOWER Multifamily Energy Efficiency and Affordable Housing Program (MEEHA), Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP), Energy Efficiency Home Construction Loan Program (NetZero), and the BeSMART Home Energy Loan Program (BeSMART). 




7800 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706


The Housing and Building Energy Programs within Community Development Administration (CDA) are seeking an experienced and skilled Job Review Specialist. 

This is a unique opportunity for a qualified candidate to join our team during a period of significant growth in the industry for a long-term career that includes a competitive salary, State benefits, industry standard continuing education, and a hybrid work schedule. 

This position is responsible for the review and approval of energy audits and studies, scope of work, construction specifications, cost review, work progression and payment requests. The Job Review Specialist may be responsible for guiding a project through the stages of the funding process, including initial application, funding request evaluation, selection of a scope of work, construction and closeout of the project. Typical project size will be 1 to 5 units and may involve townhouse, low-rise, mid-rise, or high-rise construction.

The Job Review Specialist must be familiar with building science principles, stay up to date on changing energy codes, and stay informed of ever-changing energy program requirements. The Job Review Specialist applies their understanding of building science, energy diagnostic and modeling methodologies, energy conservation measures, concepts and practices to ensure effective energy retrofits in single- and multi-family buildings. 

The ideal candidate is able to work independently and applies strong attention to detail.


Experience: Seven years of experience evaluating the risk involved in granting single family, multifamily and commercial loans, government assistance programs, and/or construction management.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Architecture, Construction Management, Finance, Economics, Real Estate, Architecture or any other related field and three years of experience evaluating the risk involved in granting single family, multifamily and commercial loans, government assistance programs, and/or construction management for the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in loan specialist classification, loan specialist specialty codes in the loan specialist field of work, or 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.


  • Strong computer skills.  Focusing on data bases, Word/Excel and Google Drive
  • Working knowledge of Energy Retrofits and/or Home Performance
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Vendors and Program Staff


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 H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer. 


The examination will consist of rating 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 completed 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 and Employee Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more h ours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health and 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 health and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.  

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period.  This leave accrues at the 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:

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

  • Attn:  Charlee Kerr
  • 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 301-429-7783.

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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