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Senior Underwriter

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Assistant Secretary for Housing - Federal Housing Commissioner

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Senior Underwriter

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Summary

If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish to apply under announcement 18-HUD-474-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.

There is one vacancy for this position. This one vacancy may be filled in any of the following duty locations:

Kansas City, KS

Fort Worth, TX

The Office of Housing

provides vital public services through its nationally administered programs. It oversees the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the largest mortgage insurer in the world, and regulates important parts of the housing industry. The Office of Housing also helps ensure consumers can access housing counseling and provides affordable rental housing through its Multifamily housing program. The Office of Housing is committed to helping all Americans obtain safe, decent affordable housing.

The Office of Multifamily Housing

is responsible for the overall management, development, direction and administration of HUD's Multifamily Housing Programs. HUD's Multifamily programs provide mortgage insurance to HUD-approved lenders to facilitate the construction, substantial rehabilitation, purchase and refinancing of multifamily housing projects. MFH is widely responsible for production, asset management and portfolio oversight, and recapitalization of assisted properties, and field operations.

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Responsibilities

As a Senior Underwriter, you will:

Serve as the principal technical resource staff person for the Branch Chief, to provide advice and guidance on matters pertaining to statutory and regulatory requirements and other administrative directives.

Assume responsibility for each assigned project’s overall application, processing, construction, closing, management control, coordination and execution in accordance with HUD's published guidelines and guidance.

Serve as the primary point of contact for projects assigned with sponsor, Federal, state and local government agencies, congressional interests, other external organizations and higher authorities.

Assist and advise lenders and other professionals in structuring transactions so as to meet HUD requirements and Low Income Housing Tax Credit requirements.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All Candidates who are:

1.Current or former federal employees qualifying as Status Candidates, VEOA eligibles, CTAP/ICTAP eligibles, eligible for special hiring authorities (e.g., the Schedule A appointment for persons with disabilities, or covered by an Interchange Agreement);

* OR

2. HUD employees currently serving on a Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA).

Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

#### Job family (Series)

1101 General Business And Industry

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Conditions of Employment

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Please refer to Conditions of Employment.

U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals

Position requires the successful completion of a background investigation.

The 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.

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 at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12

grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: **

Providing interpretation and guidance regarding housing procedures, laws, and regulations related to multifamily housing development (5 or more apartment units, not condominiums), including multifamily loan origination, multifamily underwriting, or a related multifamily or commercial area; AND

Completing the underwriting functions of an application which would include multi-layered financing activities or multi-use facilities for a multifamily housing project; AND

Analyzing and resolving multifamily housing project issues relating to underwriting or loan origination; AND

Analyzing and defining financial risks, best investment, and credit structures for participation in multifamily transactions involving low income housing tax credits, section 8, HOME, SHIP, CDBG or other federal subsidies.

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.

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

Additional information

We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

This is a bargaining

unit position.

This position is Non-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

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service Systemor are exempt from having to do so.

Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.

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 prohibited under Section 7501.104, 5 Code of Federal Regulations from directly or indirectly owning, acquiring, or receiving:

Federal Housing Authority debentures or certificate of claim;

Financial interest in a project, including any single family dwelling or unit subsidized by HUD, or which is subject to a note or mortgage insured by HUD;

Section 8 subsidies to or on behalf of a tenant of property you, your spouse, or a dependent child owns.

The following are exceptions to the Section 8 prohibition:

The employee, or the employee's spouse or minor child acquires, without specific intent as through inheritance, a property in which a tenant receiving such a subsidy already resides;

The tenant receiving such a subsidy lived in the rental property before the employee worked for the Department;

The tenant receiving such a subsidy is a parent, child, grandchild, or sibling of the employee;

The employee's, or the employee's spouse or minor child's, rental property has an incumbent tenant who has not previously received such a subsidy and becomes the beneficiary thereof; or

The location of the rental property is in a Presidentially declared emergency or natural disaster area and the employee receives prior written approval from an agency designee.

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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: Project Management, Analytical, Technical, and Communication. 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.

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.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

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Required Documents

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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/ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION

: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAPfor eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

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Benefits

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. Learn more about federal benefits.

Location Affordability Portal (LAP): The LAP provides estimates of household housing and transportation costs at the neighborhood level to help make more informed decisions about where to live, work, and invest.

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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 to Apply

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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.

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

, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts.

You will be re-directed to HUD's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

To complete

, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status

link and then select the more information

link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application

in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

*If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the Help Desk at mgshelp@monster.com or at 866-656-6831 and/or https://my.usajobs.gov/Help/Contact/.

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Agency contact information

Applicant Call Center

Phone

304-480-7300

TDD

304-480-8725

Fax

000-000-0000

Email

hudinquiries@fiscal.treasury.gov

Address

Assistant Secretary for Housing

WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED APPLICATIONS

Parkersburg, District of Columbia

United States

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Next steps

To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:

Login to your USAJOBS account, select the Applications tab section and click on the vacancy that you have already applied to.

Under Application Status, click the Additional Application Information link and you will be taken to HUD’s CareerConnector website where you can check your application status.

The Additional Application Information link may not be available if your application status says Unavailable. This indicates that your application is not complete. If the Additional Application Information link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and the Update Application button to be taken back to the HUD CareerConnector portion of the application.

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.

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Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance

Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499542500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates:

05/15/2018 to 05/29/2018

Salary:

$87,804 to $121,323 per year

Pay scale & grade:

GS 13

Work schedule:

Full-Time - Career/Career Conditional

Appointment type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Shaun Donovan was sworn in as the 15th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on January 26, 2009. President Obama named Donovan to lead the Department and the U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination to confront the challenges facing today’s housing market

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