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Program Officer
Recruitment    #14-001207-002
Date Opened    8/6/2014 8:52:00 AM
Filing Deadline    8/21/2014 11:59:00 PM
Salary    $45,938.00 - $73,541.00/year
Employment Type    Full-Time
HR Analyst    Alicia Townsend
Work Location    Anne Arundel

Click HERE to apply 

Click HERE to view benefits 

Work that matters.  The Maryland Department of Housing & 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.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.


Crownsville, Maryland
In the future, DHCD will be relocating from Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, to the New Carrollton transit stop location in Prince George's County.

This Program Officer position will manage statewide grant programs with a primary focus on the provision of services to at-risk populations. Responsibilities include managing assigned grant projects and providing technical assistance to program constituents. This position 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, policy, laws and standards.

Please read job announcement carefully. Minimum qualifications are required; if you do not meet the criteria you will not be considered for this position.

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

Experience: Five years of administrative or professional experience in financing and 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.

* Experience administering grant programs to nonprofit organizations, governments and or local jurisdictions.
* Knowledge of and experience with issues relating to homelessness and or self-sufficiency programs is highly desirable.
* Applicant must be proficient in MS Office Suite and demonstrate competence with written and verbal communications.

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. Please provide transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications. 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 ranked as  Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.

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.

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS  http://dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/Pages/BenefitsEmployment.aspx
DHCD offers a flexible work schedule, telework and job sharing options, advancement and career path opportunities, casual business dress on Fridays, and a competitive salary.  There is ample free parking, a cafeteria in the building, and DHCD is located in close proximity to the historic capital of Annapolis.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application or are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via fax or mail. Please include a cover memo with the following information:
      Attn: Alicia Townsend, HR Officer
      Your First and Last name
      Last 4 of SS#
      Recruitment #
      Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment
Please be advised that we can no longer accept the old MS-100 or resumes in place of application. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  If you are interested in the position and cannot apply online please fill out the revised paper application which can be found on JobAps or by contacting the Department of Budget and Management's Recruitment and Examinations Division Job Information Line at 410- 767-4850.

      Fax: (410) 514-7029
      Mail to:
      Alicia Townsend, HR Officer
      Office of Human Resources
      100 Community Place
      Crownsville, MD 21032

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:
Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. https://www.jobaps.com/MD/newregpages/termsofuse.asp?RecruitNum1=14&RecruitNum2=004381&RecruitNum3=002                 

View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. 

This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire.

You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here 

Apply via Paper Application 

You may also download and complete the Paper Application here 


Jason Burns, MCSE   
Systems Administrator
HMIS Support Team   

(443) 574-HMIS   

HMIS GUIDE: Residence Prior to Program Entry and Destination Types

Attached is a cheat sheet (click images below to zoom in) I created for us to understand how our data selections reflect the types of clients we serve at entry, program performance, as well as their destination types at exit.  This is also available for download at our hmisadmin.com resources site.

This is the same information we discussed at our past "HMIS Data / Report Card Reviews."  Thanks to those of you that participated!

Jason Burns, MCSE   
Systems Administrator
HMIS Support Team   

(410) 887-5968   



Good morning.  Thanks to those of you that emailed me your 2014 PIT and HIC data!  However, when you have a moment, please ensure you sent all necessary sections (this year's data collection on HUDHDX was modified, and rather extensive).  See screenshots below of the HUDHDX site that depicts the necessary reports (in PDF format) we are requesting.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions and/or concerns.  I'm always glad to assist. 

2014 PIT: (1) Homeless Population Report, (2) Point-in-Time Summary Veterans, (3) Point-in-Time Subpopulations Summary

2014 HIC: (1) HMIS Total Coverage Summary

Jason Burns, MCSE   
Systems Administrator
HMIS Support Team   

(443) 574-HMIS   

HUD Exchange Rebranding Update: New URL and Social Media Updates

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HUD Exchange Rebranding Update: New URL and Social Media Updates

Dear HUD Exchange Users and HUD Customers and Partners:

HUD would like to announce additional rebranding changes to the HUD Exchange website and social media pages. Effective tomorrow, August 13, 2014:
NOTE that updates will be made on the HUD Exchange website tonight August 12, from 9 p.m. EDT to 12 a.m. EDT, and the website may be unavailable during that time.

We appreciate your patience as the changes are made to HUD Exchange system email addresses, URLs, and social media pages. If you have any questions or comments, please submit them via the Contact Us form.

HUD Exchange Staff

Register Today: Basically CDBG for Entitlement Grantees

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Register Today:
Basically CDBG for Entitlement Grantees

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to announce a series of Basically CDBG for Entitlement Grantees. This training provides answers to common CDBG questions and highlights HUD's interpretation of key policy issues.
Participants will learn :

  • CDBG National Objectives & Eligible Activities
  • Program Administration & Financial Management
  • IDIS Performance Measurement & Reporting/Recordkeeping
This 3-day training includes a combination of lecture and hands-on in-class exercises.

Who Should Attend?

This training is intended for all CDBG Entitlement grantees.
San Francisco, CA
August 26-28, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
September 9-11, 2014
Richmond, VA
September 30- October 2, 2014
Save the Date
For more information and to view other training locations, visit the Basically CDBG for Entitlement Grantees Training Module News
Instructions on how to register are available in the OneCPD Learn User Guide.

Additional Information

Note: Your enrollment in the class does not guarantee confirmation. You will receive confirmation email entitled “Confirmation Basically CDBG” once your enrollment has been approved.

Travel Arrangements

Note: Do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive an email confirmation notice. HUD cannot be responsible for penalties incurred due to cancelled arrangements.

2014 National Conference Materials Now Available Online

August 12, 2014    

ISSUES  |  POLICY  |  SOLUTIONS  |  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro

Spotlight On...
2014 National Conference Materials Now Available Online

Presentation materials from our 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness workshops are now available on the Alliance website. The materials cover a wide range of topics discussed during conference workshops, from improving local data on youth homelessness, rapid re-housing in high cost rental markets, to integrating data and sharing research to end veteran homelessness, and much more. We will continue to add workshop presentation materials to the website as they become available. If you are a conference presenter who would like materials from your workshop added to the website, please email Alliance Communications Associate Emanuel Cavallaro at ecavallaro@naeh.org.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced on Monday, August 11, the awarding of approximately $300 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. The funding will go to community organizations that promote housing stability among very low income veteran families. The funding will allow providers of homeless services to offer outreach, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits, and other public benefits to veterans and their families, and will allow community-based groups to offer temporary financial assistance on behalf of veterans for rent payments, utility payments, security deposits, and moving costs. The award represents a significant advance in the national effort to address homelessness among veterans.

Last week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a notice on how to prioritize people who are experiencing chronic homelessness and other vulnerable homeless people for permanent supportive housing. The in-depth notice is intended to help communities ensure they are properly targeting their limited permanent supportive housing resources toward the most vulnerable populations. The push comes as part of the Administration's overall efforts to help communities end chronic homelessness by the end of 2016.
Often what most people think of when they think "homeless" is someone experiencing chronic homelessness, but the largest segment of the homeless population is actually made up of non-chronically homeless single adults. In this post, we look at highlights from a panel discussion at our 2014 National Conference on efforts to understand and help this subpopulation.
Field Notes: Introducing the System Design Clinic
By Anna Blasco
Clearly, the days when being a part of the Continuum of Care (CoC) leadership simply meant filling out an annual application for funding from HUD are over. In this post, we introduce the System Design Clinic, which the Alliance's Center for Capacity Building developed to help CoC leaders wrap their arms around some of their new responsibilities.
Here Are Four Great Videos that Played at Our 2014 National Conference
By Emanuel Cavallaro
In this post, we share some of the videos that played during the lead up to the speeches on the Thursday 31 plenary of our 2014 National Conference. This series of videos, "American Refugees," was produced as part of Seattle University's Film & Family Homelessness Project.

Reminder: eCon Planning Suite 2014 - Consortia Grantees Live Online Training on September 3 & 17

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eCon Planning Suite 2014 - Consortia Grantees Live Online Training on September 3 & 17

Registration closes Tuesday August 26, 2014 at 11:59PM EDT.
This U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sponsored two-day eCon Planning Suite Live Online training will focus on how to complete the Consolidated Plan in IDIS Online
The training will be conducted in two sessions from 12:00 PM EDT to 4:30 PM EDT. There will be a 30 minute break during each session. Participants must attend both sessions.
September 3 & 17, 2014

Who Should Attend?

Due to limited space, registrations will be reviewed before enrollment is confirmed. Consortia Leads and Members with Consolidated Plans due early in Fiscal Year 2015 will receive priority in enrollment.
Please note that all participants should already have IDIS User IDs and Consolidated Plan “create/edit” privileges. Participants must provide the ID in the registration form to ensure access during the training.

Training Point of Contact:

Brendan Bergin | 240-582-3309 | econplan.training@cloudburstgroup.com
To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Training and Events.

Additional Instructions

Additional instructions and screenshots are available in the HUD Exchange Learn User Guide. After you have successfully registered for HUD Exchange Learn, you can register for upcoming trainings/webinars.
Please Note:
  • All participants should already have IDIS User IDs and Consolidated Plan “create/edit” privileges. Participants must provide the ID in the registration form to ensure access during the training.
  • Submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat at the training
You will receive a confirmation email if you are accepted into the training.

Registering for the eCon Planning Suite 2014 – Live Online Webinar

Access the registration page for the eCon Planning Suite 2014 – Consortia Grantees Webinar and then select Register Now on the right side of the page.
To register for this course, you must complete the two e-Tutorial short videos regarding the eCon Planning Suite. Please go to each link below to watch the video, then click the button "Get Credit" when finished.
After watching both videos and getting credit for them, you will be able to sign up for the course.
If you have not yet created a HUD Exchange Learn account:
  • Select Create an Account
  • Enter your information on Steps 1 and 2 of the registration page.
  • Select Register
  • You will be brought directly to the course detail page in HUD Exchange Learn and an email containing your username will be sent to you. Keep this for future use.
  • Select the checkbox next to the class name and location and then select Enroll in this Class
If you have already created a HUD Exchange Learn account:
  • Enter your Username and Password; select Log in
  • If prompted to fill out additional information, please do so, and select Update
  • You will be brought directly to the course detail page in HUD Exchange Learn
  • Select the checkbox next to the class name and location and then select Enroll in this Class
If you are unsure if you have a HUD Exchange Learn account:
  • Go to the HUD Exchange Login page, and enter your email address into the field: Forget Username or Password?
  • If a username for that email address already exists, you will receive an email with a temporary password that you can use to follow the steps above. If not, you’ll receive an error message.