Community Planning and Development Specialist

Washington D.C.
Jul 06, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is located in the Disaster Recovery and Special Issues Division in the Office of Block Grant Assistance within CPD. The Office of Block Grant Assistance is responsible for administering the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, including grant programs for entitlement communities, states, small cities, and insular areas. The office is also responsible for administering disaster recovery grants, programs related to CDBG including the Section 108 loan guarantee and the Neighborhood Stabilization programs, processing Appalachian Regional Commission grants, financial management expertise for all of CPD, and other special programs and initiatives.

  • 25% or Greater
  • one to five nights per month


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience for the GS-13 level is one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:

  • administering the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program with a concentrated focus on the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery supplemental appropriations.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.



As a Community Planning and Development Specialist, you will:

Provide advice and guidance concerning the interpretation of policies, rules, and regulatory provisions. This includes communication and correspondence with field staff, grantees, public interest groups, and others.

Develop policy alternatives and guidelines concerning the use of program resources for recovery from Presidentially declared disasters and emergencies, using current program funds and supplemental appropriations. Coordinate with all elements of the Department.

Assess the adequacy of the grantee's management system(s), and determine compliance in such priority areas as program process, accountability of awarded funds and program income, program benefit, national objectives and eligibility, effective use of funds and sub-recipient management. You may also be required to conduct preliminary reviews in such areas as environment, labor standards, acquisition/relocation, and rehabilitation.

Meet with representatives of other HUD units to coordinate policies and procedures and to resolve disagreements affecting disaster assistance efforts.

Analyze Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) system information and other related-reporting, provide recommendations to the division director.

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