EMPLOYMENT OPP: Director, Office of Community Programs (State of MD)

DHCD's long time Director, Office of Community Programs, Reggie Stanfield is planning to retire in several months.  The Department will be hiring his successor to commence during an "overlap" period prior to Reggie's departure.  Please see the listing and link below for recruitment of the position with Maryland's DHCD overseeing several federal and State programs including the Community Services Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grants and Home Owners Preserving Equity Programs.  Please post this position and pass this on to your networks and anyone you think may be interested in the position.  Note that the deadline for application submission is March 26, 2015.



Program Manager III [076178]

Director, Office of Community Programs
Recruitment #15-005478-0008
3/11/2015 3:59:00 PM
3/26/2015 11:59:00 PM
$60,543.00 - $88,424.00/year (Grade 21/base-step 15)
Alicia Townsend
Prince Georges 


This is a permanent position with full 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 an immediate opening for a Director in its Division of Neighborhood Revitalization.  This individual must be a highly organized, customer oriented, self-motivated, team leader, with knowledge of laws, regulations and current practices in the 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.  Knowledge of issues relating to foreclosure is also required. 




This position will operate primarily out of the Division's office in New Carrollton, Maryland.  In the near future, DHCD will be relocating from Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, to the New Carrollton transit stop location in Prince George's County.


This Team Director position will supervise staff and manage statewide grant programs in the Division of Neighborhood Revitalization at DHCD with a primary focus on activities related to services for at-risk populations.   Responsibilities include managing assigned grant programs and initiatives and providing technical assistance to nonprofit and government partners.  The incumbent will develop and implement program policies and procedures and will work closely with key officials, local governments, nonprofit organizations and other internal and external partners 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 administering or managing programs and services, and providing technical assistance to groups and organizations serving vulnerable or at risk populations. 
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, self-sufficiency,  and foreclosure prevention/mitigation programs is highly desirable.
·         Experience supervising a team of professional staff. 
·         Applicant must be proficient in MS Office Suite and demonstrate competence with written and verbal communications.


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.


This is a permanent position with full benefits.
DHCD offers a flexible work schedule, advancement and career path opportunities, casual business dress on Fridays, and a competitive salary.


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.
Mail to:
Alicia Townsend, HR Officer
Office of Human Resources
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032 

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This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.