Housing Program Specialist

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Closes
Jun 18, 2021
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

As a/an Housing Program Specialist, you will:

-Review and analyze mission-oriented programs, policies, and program data to support the development of plans, policy initiatives and management reports administered and managed by either the Office of Public Housing or Housing Voucher Programs.
-Apply knowledge of assisted public housing programs and voucher procedures and assists in preparing recommendations for statutory changes. Review and analyze program performance, examine the impact of policies on existing programs, comments on pending legislation, regulations and guidelines prepared by other offices.
-Provide technical advice, guidance, interpretation of public housing or voucher program data, policies and procedures on PIH programs. Participate in reviews and comprehensive studies of the various aspects of PIH programs for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of current policies and procedures in meeting program objectives, determining where problem areas exist and recommending necessary revisions.
-Conduct research and analysis and provides content assistance for the preparation of public housing or voucher program handbooks, guidebooks, reports and other documents used by Headquarters, the field and housing authorities in the production and management of housing programs and systems under the jurisdiction of either the Office of Public Housing or Office of Housing Voucher Programs.
-Use existing policy and established methods to determine what needs to be done and develops method(s) for collecting and assessing information. Prepare and advise managers on detailed policy options, long-range program implications and legislative proposals for various public and Indian housing programs and impact of policies on Public Housing or Voucher program constituent groups.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The official duty station for this position will be in Washington, District of Columbia. Failure to report to duty at this location may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.


  • Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of 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:
    Specialized Experience includes experience providing technical recommendations and interpretations of policies and procedures on assisted housing programs to ensure understanding and consistency. Examples of such experience could include:

    - Analyzing existing data, policies and procedures for assisted housing and assisting in providing recommendations that impact pending legislation, regulations, or guidelines regarding housing programs.; OR
    - Developing standards, procedures or guidelines on assisted housing programs and communicating any changes to internal or external stakeholders.; OR
    - Evaluating new or proposed program policies and procedures to determine their impact on assisted housing policies.


    Specialized Experience: For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized Experience for this position includes:
    Specialized Experience includes experience Interpreting, implementing, and providing guidance and responses on housing policies, regulations, and procedures. Examples of such experience could include:

    - Analyzing existing data, policies and procedures for public housing in order to determine effectiveness and make recommendations for improvement; OR
    - Assisting in developing standards, procedures or guidelines on housing programs and communicating any changes to internal or external stakeholders.; OR
    - Researching new or proposed program policies that have potential of impacting assisted housing policies.


    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.

    Time-in-Grade: In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
    For the GS-13 you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.
    For the GS-12 you must have been at the GS-11 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

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • Recruitment incentive may be offered.
    • This is a bargaining unit position.
    • This position is Non-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.
    • 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.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • 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.
    • 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 subject to a number of government-wide and HUD specific ethics laws and regulations, including restrictions on working in a real estate related business, and having Section 8 tenants, along with other prohibited interests and activities. To review applicable ethics rules and HUD specific restrictions, 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: Analytical, Communication, Problem Solving, and Teamwork.
    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. 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 receive a rating of at least 84 out of 100 to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

    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 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 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.

    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) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.

    Land Management Eligibles must provide all required documentation to verify eligibility, prior performance, and qualifications for the target position. You can find information on the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act and eligibility here .

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