Broadband Infrastructure Program Manager - State of Maryland

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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. 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.
 
The Office of statewide Broadband has an immediate opening for a Program Manager. The position will direct and manage the infrastructure programs within the Office of Statewide Broadband. This includes planning all infrastructure programs and administering the programs throughout the state. This position will need to establish policies and procedures within the infrastructure programs and ensure that their implementation is serving the communities in an effective and efficient way. As the manager of broadband infrastructure this position will be in charge of overseeing and managing an allocation of over $300 million towards infrastructure projects.
 
Additionally, will supervise two additional contractual staff working within the office. The position will interact directly with local jurisdictions and stakeholders to help determine needs, develop solutions and promote the state’s efforts for broadband expansion. The incumbent will assist the Director in identifying unserved jurisdictions that do not have resources available to increase access to high speed internet and jurisdictions with limited access.
 
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.

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GRADE

23

LOCATION OF POSITION

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.

POSITION DUTIES

This position assists and supports the Director in the Office’s efforts to ensure that residents in Maryland have access to broadband internet service.  This position will direct and manage the infrastructure programs within the Office of Statewide Broadband. This includes planning all infrastructure programs and administering the programs throughout the state. This position will need to establish policies and procedures within the infrastructure programs and ensure that their implementation is serving the communities in an effective and efficient way. As the manager of broadband infrastructure this position will be in charge of overseeing and managing an allocation of over $300 million towards infrastructure projects. 
 
The position will supervise two additional contractual staff working within the office. The position will interact directly with local jurisdictions and stakeholders to help determine needs, develop solutions and promote the state’s efforts for broadband expansion. The incumbent will assist the Director in identifying unserved jurisdictions that do not have resources available to increase access to high speed internet and jurisdictions with limited access.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
 
Experience: Eight years of project management experience.
 
Notes:
 
1. 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-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience supervising or leading a team
  • Experience with Grants Management and/or Program Management
  • Experience conducting presentations/briefings on program’s and/or projects
  • Experience with financial tracking (i.e. budgeting, payment tracking, request for proposals)
  • Experience working with Broadband or other Service Utilities
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

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.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.

BENEFITS

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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to: 
Miles Peterson
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 miles.peterson@maryland.gov. 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
Incorrect/Incomplete applications submitted electronically or physically, or resumes in place of the application, will not be accepted. If you are interested in these positions and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. 
 
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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.