Native American Program Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 14, 2020
Closes
Oct 21, 2020
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent will function as a specialist who is able to speak and act as an expert about a full range of HUD services (from Indian Housing Block Grant to housing to loan guarantees to economic development to community development, etc.) and how those services specifically relate to Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

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Responsibilities

As a Native American Program Specialist, you will:
  • Represents the agency as an expert advisor in providing communication and liaison activities with HUD clients, tribal leaders, local, State and Federal leaders, representatives of the housing and lending industries, foundations, universities, public and private interest groups, etc.
  • Develop, implement and monitor projects and initiatives from a national perspective, which are intended to stimulate, develop interest in, and utilization of HUD programs in Native Areas.
  • Organize and participate in proactive meetings with HUD customers, tribal and housing officials and tribal members to identify, trouble-shoot and resolve problems including those of a sensitive nature.
  • Handle issues that involve a wide spectrum of HUD programs, as well as those of other Federal, State, local and private programs and initiatives which serve to benefit Native Areas.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 - 5 nights per month.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.


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 the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH). PIH's mission is to provide low-income families affordable housing opportunities as they transition to self-sufficiency and homeownership. PIH oversees the administration of HUD's Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Section 8 Rental Assistance, and Native American Programs through a staff of Headquarters and Field employees. The field structure for PIH consists of 29 Hub Offices and 16 Program Centers that provide oversight, direct monitoring, and coordination for approximately 4,200 public housing authorities.

The official duty station for this position will be in Washington, DC. Failure to report to duty at this location may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: 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:

- Supporting nationwide deployment of training and technical assistance to all native American tribes. AND
- Analyzing data for budget and program management trends. AND
- Presenting and reporting on program objectives to senior officials.


Time-in-Grade:
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-14, you must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks.

Time After Competitive Appointment:
Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.

Education

Additional information

- 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).
- HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- 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.
- Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.

HUD employees are subject to a number of government-wide and HUD specific ethics laws and regulations, including restrictions on outside employment. To review applicable ethics rules, please visit https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/general_counsel/ethics

How You Will Be Evaluated

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 résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating:
Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Problem Solving, Technical, and Communication. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of 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.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) ), you must receive a rating of at least 84 out of 100 to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

CURRENT AND FORMER EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
- Submit a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing competitive service as Tenure 1 or 2 (Block 24), Position Occupied as 1 - Competitive Service (Block 34), current Grade (Block 18) and Salary (Block 20). Typically Award SF-50s do not provide the required information. If the full performance level of your position is different from the current grade indicated in Block 18, please provide proof of the full performance level.
- Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 that indicates you are a current HUD employee of (Public and Indian Housing). IF you do not have a copy of your SF-50 that indicates this information, you must upload an explanation. Applications without this information will not be considered.
- If your highest permanent grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing that grade.
- If you are currently on a Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 indicating that type of appointment. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.

Performance Appraisal
(ALL APPLICANTS):
Submit a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. In cases where the performance appraisal is more than 12 months old, incomplete or unavailable, you must attach a written explanation of the reasons.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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