This is a contractual position with limited State of Maryland Benefits
Work that matters. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in the financing and development of affordable housing and community development lending. As such, the primary function of the Community Development Administration is to encourage and support home-ownership in Maryland. 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.
This position is with the Community Development Administrations (CDA) Contract Administration (CA) unit; the primary purpose of the job is to ensure compliance with the HUDs project-based section 8 program. Responsibilities include providing exemplary customer service to internal and external stakeholders, ensuring requirements of all affordable housing programs and related compliance are met and maintained completely and accurately, As a Contract Management Officer, this position is responsible for reconciling payments, processing contract renewals, rent increases and maintain up-to-date knowledge on federal regulations governing the program as outlined in HUD handbook 4350.3. Enforce compliance requirements by conducting on-site and desk audits, and assist in other duties as assigned.
DHCD 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.
7800 Harkins Road Lanham, MD 20706.
The Department of Housing and Community Development Headquarters is located in Prince George’s County across from the New Carrollton Metro stop.
The main purpose of the position is to ensure that the CA unit meets all HUD requirements under the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) related to administration of Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contracts for identified Section 8-assisted properties. As a Contract Management Officer, this position is responsible for all HAP contract management activities related to the position’s portfolio properties. Responsibilities include but are not limited to processing contract renewals, rent increases and opt outs, processing Section 8 vouchers, maintain up-to-date knowledge on HUD Section 8 Rental Subsidy Program and the regulations governing the program as set forth in HUD handbook 4350.3. Enforce compliance requirements by conducting on site and desk audits of property occupancy information, handling tenant complaints and follow up, notifying proper regulatory agencies of non-compliance, and/or directing a corrective action plan resolution. Assist in other duties as needed.
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: Three years of administrative staff or professional work.
1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to two years of the required experience.
2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university for the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
One year of experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Asset management
- Section 8 rules and regulations
- Property Management
- Rental assistance programs
- Governmental housing
- Community Development
- HUD secure systems or voucher data systems
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. Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required. 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 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.
Please note: 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 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.
Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits. Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 106 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.
Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:
Department of Housing and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information in the body of the email:
- Attn: Miles Peterson, HR Generalist
- Your First and Last Name
- Recruitment #
- Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment
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