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HCD Community Program Administrator II (2 positions)

Published on June 9, 2021
Organization: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development


Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

Recruitment #21-001207-0002

DEPARTMENT DHCD: Div of Neighborhood Revitalization
DATE OPENED: 6/8/2021 12:01:00 AM
FILING DEADLINE: 6/22/2021 11:59:00 PM
SALARY: $26.02 to $33.85/hourly (Grade 18/base – step 9, with promotional growth to $41.76)
HR ANALYST: Christopher Schrader
WORK LOCATION: Prince George’s

These are contractual positions with limited State of Maryland benefits.

Work That Matters. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in revitalizing communities and financing affordable housing. 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 immediate openings for two Program Officer positions within the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization on the Poverty Solutions and Homelessness Solutions teams. These individuals must be highly organized, customer oriented, self-motivated, team players, with knowledge of laws, regulations and current practices in the areas related to the delivery of services to low and moderate income populations and communities promoting the tools to increase access to housing and homelessness.


The Poverty Solutions position will operate primarily out of DHCD’s Headquarters located in Lanham, Maryland with occasional travel to DHCD’s satellite Office in Baltimore City.

The Homelessness Solutions position will operate primarily out of DHCD’s satellite Office in Baltimore City, with occasional travel to DHCD’s Headquarters in Lanham, Maryland.

A combination of “hybrid” in-person work and telework may be available.

These Program Officer positions will manage statewide grant programs in the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization at the Department of Housing and Community Development with a primary focus on activities related to services for low and moderate income populations through federal or State grant programs. Responsibilities include managing assigned grant projects and providing technical assistance to nonprofit and local government grantees. These positions will assist with the implementation of program policies and procedures and will work closely with key officials, local governments, nonprofit organizations and other internal and external customers to ensure compliance with regulations, policies, laws, and standards.


Education: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of administrative or professional experience to include two 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. Additional administrative or professional experience as defined above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
  2. Additional job-related education may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience at a rate of thirty credit hours for each year of 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


  • One year of experience with anti-poverty or homeless services programs.
  • Three years of experience working with non-profits, federal or state program management.

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. Qualified candidates may be subject to a Written Examination.

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:

Mr. Christopher Schrader
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: Mr. Christopher Schrader, 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 301-429-7414.

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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