Program Manager I

Montgomery County Government Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Rockville, MD United States

To apply, visit Montgomery County Government County at, Careers → WORK4MCG → Search Jobs.  See Job announcement IRC46973, closing date – February 1, 2021.


This recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies.

The Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) increases the supply of affordable housing; maintains existing housing in a safe and sanitary condition; plans and implements activities which prevent and correct problems that contribute to the physical decline of residential and commercial areas; and ensures fair and equitable relations between landlords and tenants.

The Affordable Housing Programs Section in the Division of Housing of DHCA is responsible for administering the Moderately Price Dwelling Unit (MPDU) Program, the Workforce Housing (WFH) Program, the Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation Program and the Energy Efficiency Program.   The section also works with down-payment assistance programs with the State of Maryland.



Employees must be able to work independently and as part of a team; work under time-sensitive conditions; handle multiple assignments simultaneously; deal tactfully, effectively, and equitably with a range of people; and explain and defend positions to individuals and groups.  Employees may occasionally need to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside of the office.

Program Manager I

This position works with builders, real estate agents, lenders, public agencies, nonprofits and program applicants to manage new sales, resales and refinances of MPDUs, and prepares educational materials, conducts trainings, and assists with preparation and oversees contracts for training of sales applicants.  The position requires an individual who is knowledgeable about real estate practices and procedures and database management.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing new sales, resales, and refinances of MPDUs and ensuring that they are conducted in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • Training and educating builders’ sales staff, realtors and applicants and purchasers about program requirements by preparing and updating instructions and training materials and conducting trainings. 
  • Conducting research in public land and tax records and program databases and files and preparing releases of legal documents.
  • Assisting in preparation of Requests for Proposals and contracts for training classes, monitoring contractor performance, and administering contract funds. 
  • Performing related duties as required.


Other responsibilities may include:


  • Reviewing and evaluating proposed development plans for compliance with the statutory requirements of the MPDU program.
  • Reviewing and executing affordable housing agreements with developers and builders.
  • Providing information, technical advice, and assistance to for-profit and nonprofit developers of MPDUs and to other County and Planning Staff.
  • Reviewing zoning ordinances, master/sector plans, legislation and regulations, and other documents as needed.

Rental Monitoring and Sales Applications:

  • Training rental leasing office staff about program requirements, and monitoring compliance.
  • Reviewing applications to the MPDU Sales Program to determine applicants’ eligibility. 
  • Conducting research in public land and tax records and program databases and files and preparing releases of legal documents.
  • Writing operating procedures and creating and updating administrative forms.
  • Responding to inquiries and MC311 Service Requests in a timely manner.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.

Experience:  Three (3) years of experience in a program specialization related to affordable housing, real estate, residential development, urban planning, program management, or related field.

Equivalency:  An equivalent combination of experience and education may be substituted.

License:  Possession and maintenance of a valid Class "C" (or equivalent) driver’s license from the applicant's state of residence.


Preferred Criteria:

  1. Experience working with the principles, practices and techniques of developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating programs. 
  2. Experience in writing program policies and procedures.
  3. Experience in using databases and Microsoft Office products.
  4. Experience in preparing and delivering presentations to groups and individuals. 
  5. Experience in monitoring compliance with housing program regulations, mandates and/or requirements, especially in affordable housing.
  6. Experience in interpreting rules and laws related to real estate and applying knowledge of real estate principles/practices.
  7. Experience in planning and subdivision and site plan review.

Applicants selected for final interview will be required to submit work-related writing samples.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
Housing Policy, Design, or Implementation
Salary Range

Contact Information

1401 Rockville Pike, 4th Floor