Housing Program Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 19, 2017
Closes
Sep 19, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 17-HUD-843. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

This position is located in the Office of Housing, Office of Housing Counseling (OHC).

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 mission of HUD’s OHC is to provide individuals and families with the knowledge they need to obtain, sustain, and improve their housing. OHC accomplishes this mission by supporting a strong national network of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies and housing counselors.

There are two vacancies for this position. These vacancies may be filled in any of the following field offices:

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/field_policy_mgt/localoffices

Learn more about this agency
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
Help
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • 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.

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

    Specialized Experience:

    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:

    • Monitoring and oversight of housing counseling grants for program compliance; AND
    • Providing technical assistance to an agency engaged in housing counseling or programs that benefit low and moderate income persons; AND
    • Serving as team lead of a group charged with producing specific deliverables or performing specific tasks on an ongoing basis; AND
    • Analyzing policies or procedures for housing counseling programs or programs that benefit low and moderate income persons.


    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    - Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    - This is a bargaining unit position.
    - This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
    - Recruitment incentive may be offered.
    -HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    - Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

    HUD employees are prohibited under Section 7501.104, 5 Code of Federal Regulations from directly or indirectly owning, acquiring, or receiving:
    - Federal Housing Authority debentures or certificate of claim;
    - Financial interest in a project, including any single family dwelling or unit subsidized by HUD, or which is subject to a note or mortgage insured by HUD;
    - Section 8 subsidies to or on behalf of a tenant of property you, your spouse, or a dependent child owns.

    The following are exceptions to the Section 8 prohibition:
    - The employee, or the employee's spouse or minor child acquires, without specific intent as through inheritance, a property in which a tenant receiving such a subsidy already resides;
    - The tenant receiving such a subsidy lived in the rental property before the employee worked for the Department;
    - The tenant receiving such a subsidy is a parent, child, grandchild, or sibling of the employee;
    - The employee's, or the employee's spouse or minor child's, rental property has an incumbent tenant who has not previously received such a subsidy and becomes the beneficiary thereof; or
    - The location of the rental property is in a Presidentially declared emergency or natural disaster area and the employee receives prior written approval from an agency designee.

    Read more

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Organizational Awareness, Analytical, Communication, Systems and Technology. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories: Best Qualified, Better Qualified, and Qualified (Good) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.

    Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.
    To preview questions please click here.

    Read more Security clearance Other