EMPLOYMENT OPP: Project Manager Position on Team IV (Lanham, MD)


ADMINISTRATOR II (222676)

Monitoring and Compliance Project Manager
Recruitment #16-002587-0003
DEPARTMENTDHCD - Div of Neighborhood Revitalization
DATE OPENED2/22/2016 3:59:00 PM
FILING DEADLINE3/7/2016 11:59:00 PM
SALARY$22.40 - $29.08/hour (Grade 17/ Base-Step 9)
EMPLOYMENT TYPEFull-Time 
HR ANALYSTAmy Kipersztok
WORK LOCATIONPrince George's 

Introduction

This is a contractual position with limited benefits.
Work that matters.  The Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development is a national leader in community development and affordable housing. The Division of Neighborhood Revitalization seeks a positive individual 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.  

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

7800 Harkins Rd Lanham, MD 20706 with occasional travel to the Department of Housing and Community Development's satellite office in Baltimore City.
The Department of Housing and Community Development Headquarters Office is located in Prince George's County at the New Carrollton Metro stop.

POSITION DUTIES

This Project Manager position will administer Division of Neighborhood Revitalization Federal and State grants, to local governments and nonprofit organizations with a primary focus on the provision of services for homeless and at-risk populations. The position ensures compliance with Departmental standards, as well as federal and state regulatory and statutory requirements. This position also provides technical assistance, reviews applications for project funding, approves disbursement requests against project terms and funding guidelines, and assists with the preparation of grant documents.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Please read job announcement carefully. Minimum and Selective 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:  Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.
Notes:
1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
 2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience.
 3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year to year basis for the required education and experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

One year of experience with nonprofit organizations, foundations or government program administration.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and the selective qualifications to be considered.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • One year of direct experience administering federal grant programs for a nonprofit or government agency.
  • One year of experience with issues relating to homelessness and or anti-poverty programs is highly desirable. 
  •  Two or more years of experience administering federal or foundation grants on behalf of nonprofit organizations, foundations or government  agencies highly desirable.
  • Two or more years of experience  with creating or reviewing budgeting and financial statements.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Candidates must be willing to work in Prince George's County.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum and selective 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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

The Department of Housing and Community Development offers a flexible work schedule, telework and job sharing options; training, advancement and career path opportunities; casual business dress on Fridays and a competitive salary.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to: Amy Kipersztok, 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 dhcd.careers@maryland.gov. Please include the following information in the body of the email:
  •  Attn: Amy Kipersztok, Senior HR Generalist
  • Your First and Last Names
  • 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 the position and cannot apply online please fill out the revised paper application which can be found on JobAps.  For questions concerning this position, please call 301-429-7418.
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. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.


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DOL-VETS Announces Availability of $13 Million for HVRP Grants

DOL-VETS Announces Availability of $13 Million for HVRP Grants
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program funds to provide employment assistance for approximately 6,000 vets
 
The U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has announced the availability of Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program funding of $13 million to provide an estimated 6,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs. Homeless veterans may receive occupational, classroom, and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services.
Funds are being awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, and tribal governments, including faith-based and community organizations.

The full solicitation for grant applications can be found here. Applications are due March 23, 2016.

"Finding gainful employment can change the life of a homeless veteran," said Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. "The men and women who have served our country with distinction should not have to struggle to find and keep good jobs. We are committed to helping homeless veterans, as well as those who are incarcerated or recently incarcerated, find jobs that can lead to stable housing and improved quality of life."
For the latest news, resources and grant information, visit our website at www.nchv.org.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
333 1/2 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-546-1969 or toll-free 1-800-VET-HELP

Opportunities for CoC Partnerships with Home Visiting Programs


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Opportunities for CoC Partnerships with Home Visiting Programs


Home visiting programs can help expectant mothers and families with young children thrive, and there are several opportunities for homeless assistance providers to partner with these programs. To further progress towards the goal of ending homelessness for families with children and youth by 2020 and ensure the well-being of young children, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently distributed guidance to the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV), Tribal MIECHV, and Healthy Start program grantees on how to provide their services to families experiencing homelessness.
Through evidence-based home visiting programs that can meet families wherever they are, the MIECHV and Tribal MIECHV programs provide expectant families and families with children, from birth to kindergarten entry, with resources and skills to raise children who are physically, socially, and emotionally healthy and ready to learn. The Healthy Start program provides pregnant women and new mothers with resources they need to nurture their children. These resources could include prenatal and postpartum programs, parenting skill-building, child care, job training, nutrition education, and a host of other supportive services.

Opportunities for Collaboration

In recent Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs), HUD has provided resources to create new projects to serve families experiencing homelessness. HHS’s home visiting and Healthy Start programs provide an excellent complement to those resources and foster healthier and more stable families amongst those experiencing homelessness.
Continuums of Care (CoCs) can collaborate with our partners in HHS in several ways. First, they can include MIECHV, Tribal MIECHV, and Healthy Start grantees as members and active participants in the local CoC. Allowing these grantees to participate in the CoC helps ensure that services available to families reflect the needs of the community. Having these providers as active members in the CoC and as a part of the planning process can help identify not only the concerns of homeless families but also other support services and mainstream programs available to families and other homeless populations.
The MIECHV and Healthy Start programs can be integrated into CoC projects by providing needed and eligible supportive services to program participants. Like other early childhood programs such as Head Start or child care, many of the MIECHV and Healthy Start activities are also eligible supportive services in the CoC program, which means they are eligible to be used as match.
MIECHV and Healthy Start grantees should be included in the CoC coordinated entry process. They can provide outreach to families who need to be connected to homelessness programs and can be used to direct families to the correct access points of entry in a community. In addition, MIECHV and Healthy Start grantees can receive referrals from other agencies that participate in the CoC’s coordinated assessment system.

Additional Information

The MIECHV, Tribal MIECHV, and Healthy Start programs are just a few federal programs that are collaborating with homelessness providers to end family homelessness.
To find out more about these programs and other agencies in HHS, visit the following websites:


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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Industry News


NOAH Welcomes Dee Walsh as COO

Dee Walsh has accepted the chief operating officer position with the Network for Oregon Affordable Housing. Walsh joins NOAH after three years as executive vice president for network and corporate affairs at the Housing Partnership Network (HPN). For 22 years prior to her work at HPN, Dee headed REACH Community Development, Inc., a nonprofit housing and community development entity based in Portland.


Former FHA Commissioner Carol Galante Joins Ocwen's Board of Directors
Galante joins Ocwen after having served as FHA commissioner from 2011-2014. Prior to joining the FHA and the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, she served as president and chief executive officer of BRIDGE Housing Corporation, a non-profit developer of affordable, mixed-income and mixed-use developments in California. She is currently faculty director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley.

Events

CFED Webinar | CSA 101: Choosing an Account and Financial Partner | February 25
CFED hosts a webinar series highlighting key program design elements for Children's Savings Accounts (CSAs). The series begins Thursday, February 25th  with a beginner's-level CSA webinar for those who may be designing a program for the first time.

Resources

The Housing Partnership Network (HPN) has published Lessons of the International Housing Partnership, an issue brief that compares the affordable housing system in the United Kingdom to that in the United States and draws from the comparison five public policy recommendations for policy makers in the United States.

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