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Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Neighborhood and Community Investment Specialist in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary This position is located in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. If you do not meet any of the categories listed below, you may wish to apply under announcement 24-HUD-1523-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. 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 Neighborhood and Community Investment Specialist, you will: Participate in solving some of the Nation's most complex and plaguing problems associated with public housing. Provide nationwide technical support to housing authorities, multifamily owners, as well as HUD field staff with the goal of leveraging improvements in education, health, safety and employment. Participates in the design of data tracking and reporting mechanisms to identify nationwide trends, provide early alert to potential problems, and otherwise track the performance of the Choice Network program. Prepares periodic reports for the Deputy Assistant Secretary for OPHI, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (PIH), and the Secretary of HUD on the status of programs and activities assigned to the Choice Network team and performance by grantees. Information and data is obtained from HUD staff, housing authorities, multifamily owners, and other parties involved with the Choice Network program and other activities assigned to the Choice Network team. Works under the direction of the Choice Network Manager regarding coordination with selected field office Public Housing and or Multifamily Directors for the Choice Network program, as determined appropriate. 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: Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National. 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. Please refer to "Additional Information Section for additional Conditions of Employment." 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 equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent. For this position specialized experience is defined below: Working with neighborhood revitalization strategies, which include strategies for housing and families; AND Working with affordable housing finance programs such as Choice Neighborhoods, HOPE VI, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Public Housing Mixed-Finance Program, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and/other state and local multifamily housing finance programs; AND Analyzing problems, developing strategies, and presenting solutions orally and in writing. Specialized Experience: For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent. For this position specialized experience is defined as: Assisting in developing policies and procedures related to public housing redevelopment, affordable housing, and neighborhood revitalization programs; OR Working with federal, state, local or community-based housing programs, that address economic self-sufficiency for low-income residents; OR Analyzing problems, developing strategies, and presenting solutions orally and in writing. Specialized Experience: For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent. For this position specialized experience is defined as: Working as part of a team to assist in developing policies and procedures related to development or preservation of affordable housing; OR Working as part of a team to assist in the implementation of housing programs, that address economic self-sufficiency for low income residents; OR Analyzing problems, developing strategies, and presenting solutions orally and in writing. OR A 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 by a combination of successfully completed graduate level education and specialized experience. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined with experience. Example: Combining Education and Experience may be computed by first determining the total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; then determining your education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; and then adding the two percentages. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. 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-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 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. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies for similar positions across HUD. During the online application process, you will be asked to specify if you would like your application information shared with other hiring managers in the Program Office listed in this announcement or in other HUD Program Offices. Opting to share your application information will not impact your application for this announcement, nor will it guarantee further consideration for additional positions. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (CONTINUED): 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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