Community Planning and Development Representative

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Jun 15, 2021
Closes
Jun 18, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Asst Secretary for Community Planning and Development.

If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish to apply under announcement 21-HUD-1376-P which is open for any U.S. citizen to apply. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.
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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. 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 Community Planning and Development Representative, you will:
  • Provide technical advice and guidance for the full range of CPD programs and new initiatives to applicants, grantees, community organizations, elected officials, citizens and others in the planning, execution and implementation of program and community development needs and initiatives.
  • The CPD Representative will review and conduct analyses of applications or performance reports for assigned CPD grantees and recommend to supervisor for approval/disapproval. Identifies disparities or deficiencies and bring to the attention of the senior staff with a recommended alternative for resolving or correcting the issue. Participate in efforts to implement online application systems and/or tracking database to ensure deficiencies and discrepancies are corrected; and recommend plausible suggestions to existing procedures, processes or forms to streamline government processes and make more effective.
  • Review and assess grantee performance through the analysis of grantee submissions, performance reports and other methods such as management and financial systems, providing written assessment of results. Identifies issues, potential areas of noncompliance or opportunities for improvement or increasing effectiveness. In consultation with grantee and recommended to supervisor, develops and executes a delivery plan that will adequately address grantee needs. Periodic results of delivery plan accomplishments will be assessed, adjustments will be made as necessary and final outcomes will be determined to identify effectiveness and grantee performance achievement.
  • The CPD Representative will conduct assessments that assist in the identification of grantees that pose the greatest risk to the Department. Based on such grantee assessments, the appropriate method to address issues will be identified which may include grantee monitoring for compliance and adherence with applicable law, rules and regulations. In the performance of grantee monitoring, the CPD Representative will be required to develop a monitoring strategy for the identification of areas for review, conduct monitoring in accordance with Departmental guidelines, formalize the results in written report and ensure that any corrective actions identified are addressed by the grantee to the Department's satisfaction.
  • The CPD Representative may be requested to participate in interagency workshops/working groups or tasks forces, to coordinate activities with other offices within the Field Office, and to assist in the establishment of coordinate working groups among grantees.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - 6-10 nights per monthly

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The official duty station for this position will be in Richmond, Virginia. 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-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:
      serving as a liaison to state or local governments in providing advice and guidance on grant applications and approaches; AND monitoring community development activities on-site for compliance with program requirements and ensuring that program activities achieve the maximum utilization of funds.

    Specialized Experience: For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service.

    Specialized Experience
    for this position includes:
      assisting with monitoring community development activities and assisting grantees with grant applications and ensuring applications meet program requirements.

    OR
    • You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related
    OR
    • Combination: You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the specialized experience requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the education requirement must equal at least 100 percent.
    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-12, you must have been at the GS-11 level for 52 weeks.
    For the GS-11, you must have been at the GS-09 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.
    • Exceptional difficulty in recruiting a highly or uniquely qualified candidate may warrant a repayment of a student loan benefit being offered.
    • Creditable service may be granted.
    • 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: Communication, Decision Making, Information Management, and Organizational Awareness.
    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
    Other

    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, VRA 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.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .