Senior Advisor for Grant Programs

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 21, 2019
Closes
Mar 01, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation.
  • A one-year probationary period is required, if not previously completed.
  • Must meet Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs)
  • Will be required to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278.
  • You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

    As a basic requirement, applicants must demonstrate progressively responsible experience directly related to the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined under Mandatory Technical Qualifications. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent, with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. Failure to meet basic qualification requirements, specialized experience, and all mandatory technical qualifications may result in disqualification.

    You must have at least one year of specialized experience related to this position. Specialized experience includes: 

    • Providing senior level advice and recommendations on community, economic development and affordable housing laws, regulations and policies; AND
    • Providing guidance and assistance on grant policies and programs; AND
    • Evaluating findings and preparing written reports and other documents related to grant programs.  

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

    MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (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.

    1. Expert knowledge of the laws, regulations and policies applicable to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and component programs including CDBG-Disaster Recovery and the Section 108 Loan Guarantee program.
    2. Knowledge of affordable housing programs such as HOME and the Housing Trust Fund.
    3. Knowledge of Federal cross cutting laws and the Department's implementing regulations, policies and/or requirements, particularly for the Uniform Relocation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act and related Acts.
    4. Expert knowledge and experience using information technology systems, such as the Integrated Disbursement and Information System or the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System.

     
    To be considered for this position, you must submit a written statement addressing each MTQ. Failure to address the MTQs, will adversely affect your chances for referral or selection.

    There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    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.

    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.

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

    In addition to the specialized experience, applicants will be evaluated against the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). As a supplement to your application, please provide examples of relevant experience, training, and personal achievements, which address each of the MTQs. The examples should be clear and concise and show levels of accomplishment and degree of responsibility. FAILURE TO ADDRESS THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING DISQUALIFIED.
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