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Special Assistant

Company: Department Of Housing And Urban Development
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Summary

This position is located at Department of Housing and Urban Development, Asst Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under announcement 23-HUD-253. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

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Overview

* Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates

12/17/2022 to 12/27/2022

* Salary

$131,178 - $176,300 per year

* Pay scale & grade

GS 15

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Locations

1 vacancy in the following locations:

* Birmingham, AL

* Anchorage, AK

* Phoenix, AZ

* Little Rock, AR

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* Los Angeles, CA

* San Francisco, CA

* Santa Ana, CA

* Denver, CO

* Hartford, CT

* Wilmington, DE

* Washington

* Jacksonville, FL

* Miami, FL

* Honolulu, HI

* Boise, ID

* Chicago

* Indianapolis, IN

* Des Moines, IA

* Kansas City, KS

* Louisville, KY

* New Orleans

* Bangor, ME

* Baltimore

* Boston

* Detroit

* Minneapolis

* Jackson, MS

* Saint Louis, MO

* Helena, MT

* Omaha, NE

* Las Vegas, NV

* Manchester, NH

* Newark, NJ

* Albuquerque, NM

* Albany, NY

* Buffalo, NY

* New York, NY

* Greensboro, NC

* Fargo, ND

* Cleveland, OH

* Columbus, OH

* Oklahoma City, OK

* Tulsa, OK

* Portland, OR

* Philadelphia

* Pittsburgh

* San Juan, PR

* Providence, RI

* Columbia, SC

* Sioux Falls, SD

* Knoxville, TN

* Memphis, TN

* Nashville, TN

* Fort Worth

* Houston, TX

* San Antonio, TX

* Salt Lake City, UT

* Burlington, VT

* Richmond, VA

* Seattle, WA

* Charleston, WV

* Milwaukee, WI

* Casper, WY

* Remote job

No

* Telework eligible

Yes-as determined by the agency policy.

* Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

* Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

* Appointment type

Permanent -

* Work schedule

Full-time -

* Service

Competitive

* Promotion potential

15

* Job family (Series)

0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

* Supervisory status

No

* Security clearance

Not Required

* Drug test

No

* Announcement number

23-HUD-254-P

* Control number

695342200

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This job is open to

* The public

U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

Help This job is also open in another announcement to:

* Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

* Family of overseas employees

* Federal employees - Competitive service

* Individuals with disabilities

* Land & base management

* Military spouses

* Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

* Special authorities

* Veterans

Help This job is also open in another announcement to:

* Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

* Family of overseas employees

* Federal employees - Competitive service

* Individuals with disabilities

* Land & base management

* Military spouses

* Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista

* Special authorities

* Veterans

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Duties

Making a Difference: HUD's Mission

HUD's 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.

As a Special Assistant, you will:

* Serve as subject matter a functional expert and provides leadership and assistance on behalf of the Associate DAS. Also serves as a troubleshooter and primary resource person for the ADAS on programmatic and policy issues relating to the enforcement of the fair housing laws, programs and policy; budget and management issues; administrative services and human resources issues; Emergency Planning procedures and Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans and procedures; risk management and safety issues and information technology programs.
* Research, assemble, and digest available information on various issues, policies, and specific actions that are pending and presents materials to the ADAS or the GDAS / Assistant Secretary with evaluation and or recommendation; coordinates and reviews work products from management staff; and prepares briefing materials and talking points for the ADAS in preparation for upcoming presentations, speeches, and appearances.
* Work directly with staff members in Headquarters and the Field in retrieving information and making assignments for the DAS. The incumbent also functions as the ADAS' liaison with the staff in the ADAS's offices and other offices.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Candidates will be selected for a job assigned to one of the official duty stations listed in this announcement. Failure to report to duty at the location for which the candidate is selected 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.
* Please refer to "Additional Information Section for additional Conditions of Employment."
* Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

Qualifications

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

Specialized Experience: For the GS-15 grade level, you must have one year (52 full weeks) of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized Experience for this position includes:

* Assisting in developing and implementing management strategies, policies, and procedures to improve the overall management of an organization; AND
* Planning and conducting functional area reviews, analyzing findings, and addressing a range of business process improvements or management issues; AND
* Determining operational needs, making recommendations, and monitoring strategy implementation.

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

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 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 (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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* Benefits

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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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 resume, 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 rsum may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Change Management, Communication, and Problem Solving.

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 (highest quality category), Better (middle quality category), or Good (minimally qualified category) 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 receive a rating of at least 84 out of 100 to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

* Benefits

Help

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

* Required Documents

As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

A complete application includes:

1. A resume: All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.)

* Please limit your resume to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, your resume will still be accepted, however only the first 5 pages will be reviewed and considered for qualifications and eligibility determination in whether or not the minimum qualifications for the position have been met.
* To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your rsum.
* It is suggested that you preview the online assessment questionnaire, to ensure that your resume thoroughly describes how your skills and experience align to the criteria defined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and support your responses to the online assessment questionnaire.
* For resume writing guidance, please visit USAJOBS Resources Center.

2. Vacancy assessment question responses: All applicants are required to complete vacancy question responses by clicking the apply online button of this vacancy announcement.

3. Submission of any required documents identified below, if applicable: 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).

* 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) ELIGIBILE INDIVIDUALS:
* If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, in order to be eligible under one of these authorities you must submit all required documentation as outlined in this link: CTAP/ICTAP

* How to Apply

HUD has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization. Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.

Please review the entire announcement before applying.

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

HUD provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

* To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
* Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
* After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
* You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

To verify the status of your application:

* Log into your USAJOBS account (USAJOBS Login) A list of announcements in which you have applied will be at the Welcome screen
* Under "application status," click "Track this application" and you will be taken to the agency website where you can check your application status. For more information regarding the job and applicant status, please refer to https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
* If you wish to make changes/updates to your application and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and "Update Application" to be taken back to your application. No updates can be made once the announcement has closed.
* Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

For additional information on how to apply, please visit the Partnership for Public Service's Go Government website.

To preview the assessment questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11747523

Agency contact information

Applicant Call Center

Phone

304-480-7300

Email

hudinquiries@fiscal.treasury.gov

Address

Asst Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Administrative Resource Center

Parkersburg, WV 26101

US

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Next steps

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. We will review your resume and transcript(s) (if appropriate) to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and may interview the best-qualified applicants. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct any required suitability and/or security background investigation.

* Fair and Transparent

The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
* Reasonable accommodation policy
* Financial suitability
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
* Signature and false statements
* Privacy Act
* Social security number request

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Required Documents

A complete application includes:

1. A resume: All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.)

* Please limit your resume to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, your resume will still be accepted, however only the first 5 pages will be reviewed and considered for qualifications and eligibility determination in whether or not the minimum qualifications for the position have been met.
* To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your rsum.
* It is suggested that you preview the online assessment questionnaire, to ensure that your resume thoroughly describes how your skills and experience align to the criteria defined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and support your responses to the online assessment questionnaire.
* For resume writing guidance, please visit USAJOBS Resources Center.

2. Vacancy assessment question responses: All applicants are required to complete vacancy question responses by clicking the apply online button of this vacancy announcement.

3. Submission of any required documents identified below, if applicable: 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).

* 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 re

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