Executive Vice President - Chief Operating Officer

Washington, D.C
Mar 28, 2023
Mar 30, 2023
Executive, Chief
Full Time

The position of EVP and Chief Operating Officer (COO) is located within Ginnie Mae and reports to the President and the Principal Executive Vice President of Ginnie Mae. The incumbent is responsible for managing Ginnie Mae's daily operations, including all mortgage-backed securities operations, counterparty relationships, procurement and contracting operations, budget and human capital priorities, technology initiatives, and overall risk management of the organization working in close coordination with the President. This position sits in the office of the President and is a crucial role for continuity of Ginnie Mae operations and engagement as a career senior executive position.

  • Key leader and ambassador for the enterprise and the critical government securitization and investor program.
  • Provides oversight of program office senior executives and general management of Ginnie Mae operations, assuming fiscal responsibility for over 2-trillion-dollar mortgage guaranty operation, with over a $1 billion in annual receipts, and congressionally appropriated budget in excess of $40 million, supported by a workforce of over 500 employees and contractors.
  • Assess and develop operational capacity for Ginnie Mae policy, program, and project efforts. The COO oversees the implementation of broad and complex operational and policy issues; identifying risks associated and driving for course correction as required.
  • Determines overall program goals and oversees the development of strategic objectives and implementation plans; ensures proper justification of budget proposals within the HUD Secretary's priorities, developing Congressional justifications as well as preparing for all hearings and briefings.
  • Represents Ginnie Mae President and Principal Executive Vice President (PEVP) during briefings or negotiations within the Department as well as with Congress, agency partners and public interest groups.
  • Assumes responsibility for the success of major projects of specific interest to the Office of the President and executive leadership and any new departmental program initiatives impacting Ginnie Mae.
  • Utilizes leadership experience and expertise in the mortgage industry, capital markets and mortgage-backed securities to provide strategic guidance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Ability to complete personnel security vetting (e.g., investigation, evaluation, and adjudication).
  • 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.
  • Must meet Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs).


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.


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. You must fully address each MTQ to be rated for further consideration.

MTQ 1 - Experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, OMB Circular A-11, the E-Government Act, OPM regulation/circulars and/or the roles and responsibilities delegated to the Chief Information Technology Officer through the Clinger-Cohen Act.

MTQ 2 - Experience in developing and managing a multi-million-dollar budget. Understanding of the federal budget process, including the roles of OMB and the Congress. Experience in executing and reporting and familiarity with appropriation laws as it applies to the proper use of appropriations.

MTQ 3 - Experience with developing and managing administrative processes or procedures in a large or complex department, agency or program. An outstanding ability to communicate complex ideas and information to a variety of audience and customers inside and outside of your organization, including at the senior political level.

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. 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.

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.

Should you require additional guidance in writing your ECQs, please click below: ECQ Template


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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.