General Deputy Assistant Secretary

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 17, 2022
Closes
May 20, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. The Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) seeks to develop viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low-and moderate-income persons. The primary means towards this end is the development of partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector, including for-profit and non-profit organizations.

The General Deputy Assistant Secretary (GDAS) serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary. This includes assisting the Assistant Secretary with overall executive level planning, developing, administering, coordinating, and evaluating of program activities, provides administrative management and supervision over the organizations Deputy Assistant Secretaries. TheGDAS also serves as the Acting Assistant Secretary in the absence of the Assistant Secretary.

Effective execution of these responsibilities requires the incumbent to be well-informed as to the political, personal, and business philosophies not only of the Assistant Secretary, but also the Deputy Secretary and Secretary of HUD. As a key official of CPD, the incumbent is recognized as an active participant of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's senior management team.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assists the Assistant Secretary with provision of senior executive and general management oversight of CPD assuming fiscal responsibility for a nearly 10-billion-dollar program budget supported by a workforce of nearly 900 employees dispersed throughout the country at headquarters and field locations.
  • Assumes responsibility for the success of major projects of specific interest to the Assistant Secretary and new departmental program initiatives impacting CPD.
  • Monitors progress towards organizational goals and makes appropriate adjustments to such goals.
  • Develop, recommend, and/or approve policies, standards, procedures, and advisory materials for CPD programs and ensure their appropriate execution in headquarters, regions, and field locations.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain the clearance level required by the position.
  • A one-year probationary period is required, if not previously completed.
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Will be required to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278.
  • Will be required by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit.


Qualifications

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last five (5) years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Noncareer SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information on your resume and to the Human Resources Office.

As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability. This experience should be sufficiently broad in scope and at a major management level in a large or complex organization. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising many employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature is at the GS-15 or equivalent level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector.

Your application should demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in SES positions such as:
  • Leading the work of an organizational unit
  • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects
  • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance
  • Supervising the work of employees, developing policy and other executive functions

If your experience does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position.

YOU MUST FULLY ADDRESS EACH MTQ AND ECQ TO BE RATED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

Current or former career SES employees, or OPM/QRB Candidate Development Program (CDP) candidates are not required to address the ECQs, but MUST fully address the MTQs.

In addition to the qualifying experience, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative addressing each MTQ separately, not to exceed one (1) page per MTQ. Applicants who fail to adhere to the one (1) page per MTQ limit will be disqualified and no longer in consideration. You must fully address each MTQ to be rated for further consideration.


MTQ 1 - Demonstrated expertise knowledge of Housing and Urban Development's Community Planning and Development Programs such as - Community Development Block Grant Programs, HOME, Homeless Assistance Programs including Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG), Shelter Plus Care and Supportive Housing Programs, HOPWA Programs, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Programs, and Technical Assistance Programs including any of its components or a related federal, state or local community, economic development and/or homeless program.

MTQ 2 -Demonstrated experience leading and managing activities in the administrative functions and business operations of a multi-mission organization, including human capital, EEO complaints processing, policies, customer service, budget and financial management, information technology and procurement.

MTQ 3 -Demonstrated experience developing and implementing organizational policies, plans, procedures, and operational guidelines resulting in a strong, sustainable management and control framework that successfully mitigates credit, operational and institutional risk.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative addressing each ECQ, not to exceed two (2) pages per ECQ for a total of no more than 10 pages. If your ECQs exceed 10 pages, your application will be disqualified and you will no longer be considered. You must fully address each ECQ to be rated for further consideration. Current or former career SES employees, or OPM/QRB Candidate Development Program (CDP) candidates are not required to address the ECQs.

Introduction:
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has identified five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential - not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions - not whether they are the most superior candidates for a particular position. Successful competence in the SES requires competence in each ECQ. Candidates must demonstrate executive experience in all five (5) ECQs. Your application should reflect an overall record of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed in the SES.

Examples of good qualifications statements and the use of the C-C-A-R model (Challenge/Context/Action/Results), the preferred method of writing your ECQs, is provided in OPM's Guide to SES Qualifications .

Format: For each of the five ECQs, provide two examples of your qualifications using the four C-C-A-R elements.

1. Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal.

2. Context - Talk about the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked to tackle a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).

3. Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.

4. Results - Give specific examples of the results of your actions. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.

NOTE: Your responses to the five ECQs must describe the context and the results of your achievements in lay terminology, free of jargon and excessive reliance on acronyms.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE - This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment . (Leadership Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, strategic thinking and vision).

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE - This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. (Leadership Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others and team building).

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN - This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. (Leadership Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving and technical credibility).

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Leadership competencies: financial management, human capital management and technology management).

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS - This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and Local governments, nonprofit and private-sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. (Leadership Competencies: partnering, political savvy and influencing/negotiating).

Detailed information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available here.

Additional information

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development strives to ensure that the public perceives HUD as a fair and equitable agency that administers its programs in an objective and impartial manner. As such, HUD is committed to its government ethics program, which advises employees on applicable ethics laws and regulations designed to protect the agency against real and apparent conflicts of interest. As a federal employee, you will be subject to the Standards of Ethical Conduct and the U.S. criminal conflict of interest statutes. As a HUD employee, you will also be subject to the HUD Supplemental Ethics Regulations which restrict the extent to which a HUD employee can engage in certain activities and hold certain investments. Depending on your position, you may also be required to file a public or confidential financial disclosure report. Upon your new appointment, you will receive guidance regarding your ethics obligations. You will also be required to attend a mandatory ethics training within 3 months of appointment.