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Project Manager (HCD Community Program Administrator I)

Published on April 1, 2021
Organization: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development


Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

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Recruitment #21-001206-0002

DEPARTMENT: Div of Neighborhood Revitalization
DATE OPENED: 3/31/2021
SALARY: $24.44-$31.72/hour (Grade 17/Base – Step 9, with promotional growth to $39.12)
HR ANALYST: Christopher Schrader
WORK LOCATION: Prince George’s


This is a contractual position with limited State of Maryland benefits

Work that matters. The Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in community development and affordable housing.  Our team needs a Project Manager that will challenge the status quo, effectively communicate ideas and issues, independently implement practical and efficient solutions, believe change is good and want to come to work knowing that what they do makes a difference.


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.

Under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director of Community Services Programs, this Project Manager will be responsible for administering grants, loans and other services provided to local governments and nonprofit organizations located in designated areas. The incumbent ensures compliance with federal, State and Departmental standards, and regulatory and statutory requirements. This position may also provide technical assistance, review applications for award, approve disbursement and tax credit certification requests against project terms and funding guidelines and assist with the preparation of grant and loan documents. The incumbent will develop policies and manage statewide grant programs and initiatives. The incumbent also develop materials and written reports. The incumbent will monitor awardees and engage in partnership building and capacity building activities with partners. Specifically responsible for duties pertaining to the federal Community Services Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant programs and the state Homelessness Solutions Program as well as assisting with the administration of other State and federal financing programs assigned to the team.


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

Experience: Four years of administrative or professional experience to include one year 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.


Those applicants who are not using U.S. Armed Forces military service to qualify must also have one year of experience with nonprofit organizations, foundations, or government program administration.


  • One year of direct experience administering federal grant programs for a nonprofit or government agency
  • Knowledge of and experience with issues relating to addressing poverty, homelessness, or serving low-income individuals and families
  • Working knowledge of and experience with nonprofit organizations, foundations, or government program administration highly desirable Experience in analyzing data elements and outcomes that can be used to increase the capacity of a program or agency
  • Experience with creating or reviewing budgeting and financial statements

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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