Housing Program Policy Specialist
This position is located in the Office of Single Family Program Development (SFPD). SFPD is responsible for developing policies, procedures, and guidance for lenders that originate and underwrite FHA-insured single family mortgages; establishing appraisal and inspection policies and procedures; providing logistical support for approving specific FHA affordable housing programs and/or nonprofit agencies; and marketing, advertising and education initiatives supporting single family programs.
The Office of Housing provides vital public services through its nationally administered programs. It oversees the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the largest mortgage insurer in the world, and regulates important parts of the housing industry. The Office of Housing also helps ensure consumers can access housing counseling and provides affordable rental housing through its Multifamily housing program. The Office of Housing is committed to helping all Americans obtain safe, decent affordable housing.
The Office of Single Family Housing is responsible for the overall management of Single Family mortgage insurance programs for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The Office assists in the expansion of affordable and quality homeownership opportunities for individuals and families who are traditionally underserved by the private market. The Office also acts as a stabilizing force in the single family home financing market by increasing access to mortgage credit. Policies and programs administered by the Office-from becoming an FHA-approved mortgage lender or other stakeholder, to mortgage origination through post-closing and endorsement processes, servicing of FHA mortgages, and beyond-assist in the provision of these affordable mortgage programs while meeting the needs of borrowers. These functions are carried out by dedicated staff in our Washington, DC headquarters, four Homeownership Centers in Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO, Philadelphia, PA, and Santa Ana, CA, and through our National Servicing Center in Tulsa, OK.
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
For the GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
• Preparing program regulations, guidance and handbooks; AND
• Interpreting and providing technical advice, guidance of policies and procedures for government-insured, guaranteed or conventional single family housing programs; AND
• Provide advice and guidance on single family real property valuation/appraisal topics.
For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
• Preparing program regulations, guidance and/or handbooks; AND
• Interpreting and providing technical advice, guidance of policies and procedures for government-insured, guaranteed or conventional single family housing programs. AND
• Experience with single family real property valuation/appraisal topics.
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.
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The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
As a Housing Program Policy Specialist, you will:
- Provide single family housing program support and assistance in the analysis and development of policy, legislation and research for single family programs and valuation/appraisal requirements.
- Initiate and provide leadership, coordination technical advice, guidance and interpretation of policies and procedures on Single Family housing programs and valuation/appraisal requirements for Headquarters, field office staff and affected members of the general public.
- Plan, initiate, and conduct analytical studies of the various aspects of single family housing procedures for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of current policies and procedures with a view towards the development of significant improvements in policy or procedures.
- Meet with business and industry groups as part of responsibilities to discuss changes in FHA programs and guidance.
- Serve as Government Technical Monitor (GTM) for a large portfolio of single-family program contracts within the Office of Single Family Program Development Division and serve as a liaison between the Division and the Office of Procurement and Contracts.