Senior Advisor Housing and Sustainability

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 03, 2021
Closes
Aug 05, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Asst Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.

If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish to apply under announcement 21-HUD-1867-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

As a Senior Advisor Housing and Sustainability, you will:
  • Provide programmatic and technical leadership, including overseeing analysis, support, design and development of procedures and policies to oversee and implement various Multifamily mortgage insurance and rental assistance programs.
  • Serve as senior advisor and authoritative source on finance and policy issues relating to market rate and affordable multifamily housing, on strategies, programs, initiatives, funding sources and incentives, and technical resources to promote efficient, healthy, and climate resilient housing.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of the FHA lending and insurance, capital advance, rental assistance, and recapitalization programs to support the development and preservation of sustainable, affordable, and market rate housing, and propose changes, enhancements, or new programs and/or modification to policies, regulations, requirements, and procedures to better achieve the Department's goals with respect to affordability, reduction of energy and water consumption, improvement of the indoor living environment, and ensuring resilience against increasingly intense and frequent weather events.
  • Develop criteria for and recommend implementation of new FHA lending and insurance programs to finance affordable housing and other important HUD priorities such as long-term resilience planning, transit-oriented development, and energy efficiency.
  • Represent the DAS and the Office with national, state, and local constituencies in the affordable and market rate housing industry, including industry associations, private and public lenders, for-profit and non-profit borrowers, tax credit equity investors, governmental agencies, green building and energy efficiency representatives, and other key groups participating in affordable housing development and preservation, as requested by the DAS.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

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-15, specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-14 level, or equivalent that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience must include:

    - Developing and implementing programs, initiatives, and industry best practices in the finance, construction, rehabilitation, and operation of sustainable multifamily housing; AND
    - Developing proposals to bring about legislative, regulatory, programmatic or administrative policy and procedure changes; AND
    - Consulting with and providing technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders, such as housing providers, program officials, residents, citizen groups, and Federal, state or local government officials on housing and sustainability issues; AND
    - Coordinating and supporting a variety of market rate and assisted multifamily housing functions, such as finance, development, and asset management; preservation of affordable housing; and risk management and compliance; AND
    - Keeping current and analyzing building standards, green building certification programs, and efficiency incentives and requirements, as they apply to multifamily housing.

    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-15 you must have been at the GS-14 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.
    • Relocation incentive 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 non-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.
    • 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, Leadership, and Technical.
    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, 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.

    NON-COMPETITIVE REINSTATEMENT: If you are a former federal employee and wish to be non-competitively reinstated for a higher grade or full performance level than which you left federal employment, you MUST provide a copy of your separation SF50 (the "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2") AND the last performance appraisal you received from your federal employment which shows at least a fully successful rating. (Note: the Performance Appraisal (ALL APPLICANTS) requirement as stated above is in addition to this requirement.)

    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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