Join the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Team, if you are looking for a challenging career opportunity and want to be an impact player helping individuals achieve the American Dream! HUD is an integral partner in revitalizing and improving communities across America.
HUD offers a broad array of benefits and program activities to develop your career, such as: professional development opportunities; work assignments that may consist of projects related to different housing program; advanced technology; networking opportunities; and recognition and award for creativity, exceptional performance, and teamwork.
Our mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. For more information about HUD's mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website at: http://www.hud.gov/ .
You may apply to this position if you are a United States Citizen.
Federal Status Candidates (and those eligible to be considered under HUD's merit promotion procedures) may apply for this position under announcement H13-MP-798604-SML.
This position is with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development, San Juan Field Office, 235 Federico Castro Street, San Juan, PR 00918.
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
Recruitment Incentive may be offered.
One or more selections may be made using this vacancy announcement. The salary shown in the salary range is the general salary. There will also be a 14.16% COLA included. The following link displays the general pay tables by geographic area: http://www.opm.gov/flsa/oca/11tables/indexGS.asp
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
You must successfully pass a background investigation.
Selective Service Registration if you are a male born after 12/31/1959.
Responsible for the administration and management of all assigned Community Planning and Development programs within his/her assigned area.
Ensures that CPD programs are effectively coordinated and managed through the Consolidated Plan process and further CPD's Continuum of Care and CDBG-JOBS policy objectives.
Supervises a Program Management Team that includes a wide variety of skills and disciplines. Staff positions may include but are not limited to CPD Representatives, Financial Analyst, and other Specialists, Program Assistant, and other clerical support positions. Each member of the team is responsible for providing services to assigned grantees (State, local government, or nonprofit agencies) and representatives of the private and public sector including educational and financial institutions. Safeguards the public trust in CPD programs.
GS-13 : You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to work performed at the GS-12 level in the Federal service. This experience could have been gained in the public or private sector and must include responsibilities such as managing the CDBG, HOME, ESG and Homeless programs at a state, local or non-profit agency; serving as an administrator of the Consolidated Plan and/or Continuum of Care process for a state agency, a local government, or a Continuum; assuring compliance with OMB Circulars A-87, A-110, A-122 and A-133, at a state or local agency; acting as a liaison with state, local, or non-profit agencies in the administration of HUD's homeless programs, especially Supportive Housing Program (SHP), Shelter Plus Care (S+C), and Section 8 Single Room Occupancy (SRO). This experience must have been sufficiently responsible to show clearly the candidate's ability to perform the duteis of the position. Experience must reflect handling complex problems and situations and effectively dealing with a variety of levels of management related to community development programs. Experience must also demonstrate experience and/or training that provided the ability to manage and supervise a staff.
GS-14 : You qualify at the GS-14 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to work performed at the GS-13 level in the Federal Service. This experience could have been gained in the public or private sector and must include responsibilities such as managing the CDBG, HOME, ESG and Homeless programs at a state, local or non-profit agency; serving as an administrator of the Consolidated Plan and/or Continuum of Care process for a state agency, a local government, or a Continuum; assuring compliance with OMB Circulars A-87, A-110, A-122 and A-133, at a state or local agency; acting as a liaison with state, local, or non-profit agencies int he administration of HUD's homeless programs, especially Supportive Housing Program (SHP), Shelter Plus Care (S+C), and Section 8 Single Room Occupancy (SRO). This experience must have been sufficiently responsible to show clearly the candidate's ability to perform the duties of the position. Experience must reflect handling complex or controversial issues in major cities or urban counties and providing technical assistance to address identified problems. Experience must reflect dealing with a variety of levels of management related to community development programs and providing technical assistance and training. Experience must also demonstrate experience and/or training that provided the ability to manage and supervise a staff.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: You MUST be bilingual and able to fluently speak, read and write both the Spanish and English language.
There is no education substitution at these grade levels.
Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standard Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is availabile for your review on OPM's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) will be rated between 70 and 100 based on your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. If you are eligible for placement under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibility, you must earn a score that places you in the Best Qualified group to be considered qualified. The KSAs for this position are:
Knowledge of economic, housing and community development.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences and in meetings with top-level officials.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Skill in mediating, negotiating and bringing divergent views to consensus.
Ability to supervise and lead projects in a team setting.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
Better Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/index.asp . To be considered qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the Best Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit supporting documentation listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. Veterans: Veterans with 5 point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, please see: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.asp .
HUD offers competitive starting salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k)), Flexible spending Account, retirement plan, life and long-term care insurance, Employee Assistance Program, personal leave days and paid Federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules, telework, tuition reimbursement, transportation subsidies, health and wellness programs, and fitness centers. HUD is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities. For more information, go to http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp .
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, HUD requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet these standards, selected applicants must successfully complete and maintain a background investigation. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
Travel: Occasional travel may be required.
Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.
Probationary Period: All employees new to the Federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent Federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment. Current and former Federal employees may also be required to serve or complete a probationary period.
Supervisory Probationary Period: If the individual selected for this position has not previously served as a supervisor or manager in the Federal service, he/she will be required to serve a probationary period. This period will not exceed 1 year. If the individual does not satisfactorily complete the probationary period, he/she will be reassigned to a position of no lower grade and pay than the position from which transferred, reassigned, or promoted. New appointees to the Federal service or to HUD may be subject to removal for failure to complete the probationary period
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: No
Selective Service Registration: All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system. Please visit https://www.sss.gov/ for more information.
Time After Competitive Appointment: Applicants applying under Merit promotion must have completed three months of civilian service after a competitive appointment by the closing date of the announcement in order to be considered. (Regulation 5 CFR 330.501).
HUD employees are prohibited from owning Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities and from owning or acquiring property subsidized by Section 8 tenancies. HUD employees are also prohibited from the active participation in a business dealing with or related to real estate. This includes the sale and management of real estate. These interests are prohibited under the HUD Supplemental Standards of Conduct regulation at 5 CFR 7501. Certain HUD employees are required to file a financial disclosure report.
HUD provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Representative listed on the vacancy announcement. The decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.