Affordable Housing Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 17, 2021
Closes
Jul 23, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Asst Secretary for Community Planning and Development.
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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 an Affordable Housing Specialist, you will:
  • Work directly with HUD Field Office staff, HOME participating jurisdiction staff, and/or HTF grantee staff to ensure HOME and/or HTF timeliness requirements and other statutory and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Act as an Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) specialist for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and/or Housing Trust Fund Program (HTF).
  • Provide technical assistance regarding OAHP financial and information services, including IDIS, to HUD field office staff and HOME participating jurisdiction and/or HTF grantee staff.
  • Develop or oversee the development of and dissemination of HOME monthly and quarterly reports. Ensure accuracy of reports.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month

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."
  • U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals


  • Qualifications

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

    Specialized experience for the GS-13 level is one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
    Specialized experience includes:
    - Experience administering the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) or other state or local affordable housing programs, or other federal programs such as the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).; AND
    - Experience developing, interpreting and analyzing statutory and regulatory proposals and requirements for HOME or other affordable housing programs.; AND
    - Experience with analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to measure and improve program effectiveness.

    Specialized experience for the GS-12 level is one year of experience at the GS-11 level, or equivalent that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
    Specialized experience includes:
    - Experience planning, scheduling, and conducting projects to evaluate and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs.; AND
    - Experience with using analytical techniques and evaluation criteria to the measure and improve program effectiveness.

    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.

    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.
    • A recruitment incentive may be paid to newly appointed (non-Federal) applicants. A service agreement will be required.
    • 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. This is a term position. A term position does not confer eligibility for transfer to another agency. A term employee does not acquire competitive status or eligibility to be converted to a career conditional appointment, nor is the time served under a term appointment creditable toward career tenure. A term appointment carries no implied or specific commitment of consideration for, or placement into, a permeant appointment.

    B. The employment of a term employee ends automatically at the expiration of his or her term. Term employees, who were previously in a career or career-conditional status, will not automatically be able to return to their career or career-conditional position once the term is over; they may, however, reapply for the career or career-conditional position if it is available.
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    • 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 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: Communication, Organizational Awareness, and Technical.

    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.

    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 .
    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation In order to be considered for veterans preference, 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.

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