Affordable Housing Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 20, 2021
Closes
Nov 28, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

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:
  • Develop policies for The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and The Housing Trust Fund (HTF) programs, and the Consolidated Plan. The incumbent of this position also is responsible for program operations within assigned geographic areas.
  • Participate in the development of new legislation, revisions, and justifications in existing legislation based on program experience and need.
  • Oversee performance of assigned Field Offices in HOME and HTF. Conduct reviews as part of the Departmental performance evaluation system, determine corrective actions, and ensure their implementation.
  • Prepare replies to Secretarial, Congressional and other correspondence within assigned geographic areas or related to policy matters. Research specific cases and develop policy positions.


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.
    For the GS-13, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized Experience includes:

    -Developing policies or regulations at the state or local level for affordable housing grant programs including policy writing, program implementation, or program operation.
    Examples of affordable housing grant programs include: the HOME Investment Partnership program or the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

    For the GS-12, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized Experience includes:

    - Assisting in developing policies for the affordable housing grant programs including assisting with policy writing, program implementation, or program operation.

    For the GS-11, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized Experience includes:

    -Experience working with policies and procedures with Affordable housing programs; AND
    -Experience with policy writing and implementation for a housing program

    OR
    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
    You may qualify on a combination of education and experience. To combine education and experience, the total percentage of experience at the required grade level compared to the requirement, as well as the percentage of completed education compared to the requirement must equal at least 100 percent. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

    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.
    For the GS-11 you must have been at the GS-9 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

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 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 .

    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.
    • Recruitment incentive will not be paid.
    • 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 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.

    All new and current Federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, unless they are eligible and approved for limited legal exemptions for medical or religious accommodation. Employees will be considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 2 weeks after they have received the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been approved or authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.

    Deadlines to receive vaccine doses to meet the November 22, 2021, are listed below:
    • If receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, the deadlines are as follows:
        first dose by October 11, 2021, and second dose by November 8, 2021
    • If receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, the deadlines are as follows:
        first dose is October 18, 2021, and second dose is November 8, 2021
    • If receiving the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine, the deadlines are as follows:
        first and only dose is November 8, 2021

    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 .

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