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 

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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:
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.

HUD Announces New Public Offering for Section 108 Guaranteed Loans

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HUD Announces New Public Offering for Section 108 Guaranteed Loans

Due to a technical error, some users may not have received this message when it was originally sent. HUD is re-sending this message to ensure all subscribers receive it.
HUD has scheduled a Section 108 public offering during the last week in May 2015.
This public offering will enable state and local government Section 108 borrowers to obtain long-term, fixed rate financing for approved community and economic development projects. Section 108 borrowers with interim loans will be able to convert variable rate financing to permanent fixed rate financing.
In addition, borrowers that participated in public offerings prior to 2005 will be able to refinance their loans and realize significant savings. These older loans have interest rates that are much higher than the rates expected to be available in the new public offering.  Section 108 staff will be discussing the details of such refinancing with borrowers and provide estimates of savings.
Borrowers that have not received the full amount of approved loan guarantee commitments are also eligible to participate in this public offering.
Contact the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program staff at 202-402-4654 for more information on accessing fixed rate financing.

Dear Colleague Sign-On Letters Circulating NOW!

National Alliance to End Homelessness - Advocacy Update
March 13, 2015

House and Senate Sign-On Letters Circulate!
Earlier this week, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), began asking their colleagues in the House and Senate to join "Dear Colleague" Member sign-on letters in support of HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants.The House letter calls for strongly supporting McKinney and the Senate letter calls for providing $2.480 billion for McKinney in (FY) 2016 - the same amount requested by the President in his Budget Proposal. The Senate letter also calls for providing $21.1 billion for Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance in FY 2016.  

We need to get as many representatives' and senators' signatures as possible on these letters, and we need YOUR help! Both letters received strong support last year, and we need the same to happen again this year! The deadline for the Senate letter is Tuesday, March 17 and the deadline for the House letter is Monday, March 23.
What You Can Do:

To see if your representative or senator has already joined the letter, click here for the House letter and here for the Senate letter (these lists will be updated regularly). You can also see if your Members joined similar letters last spring for FY 2015 funding by clicking here for the Senate and here for the House.  
  1. As part of out Letter Writing Campaign, send a letter to your Members AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and ask them to join the Dear Colleague letters.  
  2. Urge them to have their boss join the Merkley/Gillibrand and Moore letters by March 17 (for the Senate) and March 23 (for the House).  
    1. They can join the Senate letter by March 17 by contacting Elizabeth Eichelberg in Sen. Merkley's office at elizabeth_eickelberg@merkley.senate.gov.
    2. They can join the House letter by March 23 by contacting Sean Gard in Rep. Moore's office at sean.gard@mail.house.gov.   
  3. If they say they cannot join the letter, ask if they will submit a "programmatic request" in support of providing $2.480 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento program and $21.1 billion to Section 8 in FY 2016.
  4. Let us know which office(s) you contacted by contacting Jaime Colman at jcolman@naeh.org or Julie Klein at jklein@naeh.org
More Information  
The Dear Colleague sign-on letters are an easy way for Members of Congress to express their support for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants and Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance programs to their colleagues on the Appropriations Committees. We need to make sure we match last year's efforts to ensure that Appropriators know that providing sufficient funding for the Homeless Assistance Grants and Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance programs remains a top priority for many Members. In an increasingly tight budget environment, we must ensure these letters have significant support.  

Please reach out to your Members' offices AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to make sure they sign on!


The Alliance works collaboratively with its local, state, and national partners to advance policies and programs that prevent and end homelessness.

Jaime Colman
Policy Outreach Associate

Julie Klein
Policy Outreach Associate