Vice President and Senior Advisor for Modernization Solutions

District of Columbia, D.C
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
Full Time


The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the nation's housing agency committed to strengthening the Nation's housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.

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This position is located at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Ginnie Mae, Office of Enterprise Data and Technology Solutions. Ginnie Mae supports expanded affordable financing of housing in America by providing an efficient government-guaranteed secondary mortgage market vehicle that links the capital market with federal housing markets. Ginnie Mae is a wholly owned corporate instrumentality of the United States within the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Vice President and Senior Advisor for Modernization Solutions (VP/Senior Advisor) is responsible for providing the expertise, thought leadership, and program execution critical to meeting the transformational and technology modernization needs that supports Ginnie Mae's evolving business requirements. In this role, the incumbent works with senior executives, the Executive Vice President (EVP), the Chief Operating Officer (COO), and business stakeholders to define and develop program roadmaps that align with stakeholder requirements.

Directs the transformation of Ginnie Mae's application modernization program, with a focus on formulating application modernization roadmaps using a balance of risk and time as well as providing strategic oversight during the migration efforts. Responsible for keeping abreast of emerging technologies, disciplines and approaches that support the new challenges facing the mortgage, securities industries and assures that all application modernization strategies, roadmaps, and program initiatives developed in support of Ginnie Mae's operational environment are sound, reliable, and scalable. Defines, directs, and supports the execution of securitization platform program strategy with operational and program management frameworks and governance models. Provides critical strategic vision, planning and execution necessary to ensure Ginnie Mae's continued leadership and success in evolving its securitization platform modernization program that meets its housing finance mission objectives. Engages with the senior executive management team to validate Ginnie Mae's compliance with modernization program strategies, initiatives and related processes and policies.

The Vice President and Senior Advisor for Modernization Solutions directs all system life cycle development activities to overhaul Ginnie Mae's legacy applications and system architecture in support of new foundational, modernization and transformation initiatives vital to the evolving business requirements of the securitization platform. Projects include Single Family Pool Delivery, Multi-Family Pool Delivery, New Pool Issuance, Platinum Modernization, MyGinnieMae Portal, RFS Modernization, and re-engineering of document custodian capabilities with oversight and governance.

Performs strategic governance and oversight on transformation project delivery. Influences value proposition of future modernization investments demonstrating expected return on investment. Partners with the Enterprise Architecture team to build a framework for digital modernization and related capabilities leveraging industry trends. Directs development of investor and issuer-centric initiatives vital to delivering functionalities to various stakeholders to improve workflow and enhance the customer experience. Initiatives include: Single Family Pool Delivery, Multi-Family Pool Delivery, MyGinnieMae Portal, and other initiatives with oversight and governance.

This vacancy will perform supervisory duties less than 25% of the time.

This vacancy is advertised under two (2) different announcements. Please read the Who May Apply section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see HUD-GNMA-SL-DEU-21-002.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 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.

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, candidates must possess specialized experience at a senior level which demonstrates ability to perform the duties of the position, including progressively responsible experience directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) listed below. Specialized experience includes but is not limited to providing expert advice on securitization platform directives and mandates, programs and activities to plan, conduct and evaluate comprehensive studies, assessing, recommending and successfully implementing emerging technologies, sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and experience interacting with government and non-government officials. Typically, experience of this nature is 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.

This position will perform supervisory duties less than 25% of the time.

This vacancy is advertised under two (2) different announcements. Please read the Who May Apply section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see HUD-GNMA-SL-DEU-21-002.



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

  • Extensive experience and knowledge of developing and implementing a transformed securitization platform program for modernized application architecture that encompasses a roadmap, re-engineered business processes and initiatives that leverage best-of-breed technologies, disciplines, and approaches.
  • Extensive experience in leading and directing an integrated and cross-functional project team focused on large scale project implementation, Six Sigma Lean disciplines and approaches, earned value management for acquisition investment initiatives, business process management methodology, and data quality and operational risk management for a multi-phased set of initiatives that enable securitization platform program modernization.
  • Demonstrated history of strong collaboration with Senior Executives and management, and business and application contractor service providers in support of a multi-year, multi-phased transformational program to modernize legacy securitization platform systems and related technology infrastructure.

  • Education

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

    Additional information


    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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 FULLY ADDRESS THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING DISQUALIFIED.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    Your application package must include your:

    RESUME: All applicants are required to submit a resume, either by creating on 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 resume. We suggest you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips . Your resume should include: full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers and email addresses. Educational information, including the name, city and state of the colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received. Information about your paid and non-paid work experience related to the position including:
    • Job title (including series and grade, if Federal job)
    • Duties and accomplishments
    • Employer's name and address
    • Supervisor's name and telephone number (indicate if we may contact your current supervisor)
    • Starting and ending dates of employment (month/year)
    • Hours per week
    • Annual salary
    • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
    • Country of citizenship


    CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL 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 grade indicated in Block 18, please provide proof of the full performance level.
    • 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 applying under a special hiring authority (e.g. Military Spouses, Interchange Agreement, VEOA, Schedule A Disability, etc.), please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be eligible under one of these authorities, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP/ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP 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.