Director, Community and Supportive Services (CSS)

Washington D.C.
Feb 28, 2019
Feb 28, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights monthly

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

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  • 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.

    This position is located in Public and Indian Housing (PIH), Office of Public Housing Investments (OPHI), Community and Supportive Services. The Community and Supportive Services (CSS) team is the lead team at HUD responsible for promoting self-sufficiency among residents of public housing, Section 8 vouchers and other assisted housing. To this end, the CSS Team is responsible for a number of ongoing grant programs, including Family Self Sufficiency (FSS), Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) and Jobs Plus (JP). In addition, the team is responsible for two one-time grants (ROSS) for Education and the Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP), and a number of smaller initiatives, including Financial Literacy, Reentry and Health.

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

    For the GS-15: you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent. For this position specialized experience is defined as:
    - Overseeing programs in affordable housing communities that are assisted by public agencies or public/private development entities- such as programs and strategies that address economic self-sufficiency for low income residents, job-driven approaches to increase earnings, the advancement of employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing; AND
    - Advising on an organization’s decisions, policy recommendations and positions supporting the organization's mission; AND
    - Coordinating economic mobility efforts with public housing authorities (PHAs), assisted housing owners, public/private nonprofit development entities, or government officials; AND
    - Analyzing problems, developing strategies, and presenting solutions to senior management or high level officials, orally and in writing.

    - 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 non-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.

    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    - A one year supervisory or managerial 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.

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    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: Technical, Problem Solving, Communication, and Interpersonal Skills. 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.

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    Drug test required No

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