Program Officer
Recruitment #19-001207-0001
DEPARTMENTDHCD - Div of Neighborhood Revitalization
DATE OPENED5/9/2019 4:30:00 PM
FILING DEADLINE5/23/2019 11:59:00 PM
SALARY$51,152.00 - $66,533.00/year (Grade 18 Base - Step 9, with promotion potential to $82,089)
HR ANALYSTChristopher Scriber
WORK LOCATIONPrince George's 


This is a Skilled Service position with full State of Maryland benefits.
Work that Matters -  The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in community development and affordable housing.   The Division of Neighborhood Revitalization seeks a highly organized, customer oriented, self-motivated, team player, with knowledge of trends in areas related to the delivery of services to low and moderate income populations seeking to move to self-sufficiency and to homeless and potentially homeless populations. 




This position will operate primarily out of the Division's office in Lanham, Maryland with occasional travel to DHCD's satellite office in Baltimore City.


Under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director, Office of Community Services Programs, this administrative position performs advanced level tasks such as evaluating the efficiency of operations, developing program policies and procedures, and managing statewide grant programs with a primary focus on the mitigation of the causes and effects poverty, and assisting low income populations to achieve self -sufficiency. This position interfaces with federal, State and local government entities. This position reviews compliance and performance data related to grants to eligible for-profit and nonprofit service providers, developing written materials and reports analyzing trends and providing policy recommendations. Specifically responsible for duties pertaining to programs such as the Homelessness Solutions Program and other State and Federal programs that address homelessness. The Program Officer also leads other technical, professional and clerical staff members assigned to such programs by providing guidance and oversight to project managers and support staff in the administration of grants to local jurisdictions.


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 cumulative experiencing working in the following categories: non-profits, federal program management, and/or state program management.


Experience in Federal and State Program Management
Experience in working with non-profits
Experience with grants management
Experience with Grants Life-Cycle
Experience in research and policy development in poverty and homelessness


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 the recruitment.  Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service.  This evaluation may be required prior to hire.  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.
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 these positions. 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 our application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Qualified applicants may be subject to an written examination.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:
Mr. Christopher Scriber, Department of Housing & 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 Scriber, HR Generalist
  • Your First and Last Name
  • Recruitment #
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment
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