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Department:Department Of Housing And Urban Development

Agency:Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner

Job Announcement Number:H12-DE-672283

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$87,306.00 to $113,496.00 / Per Year


Thursday, May 24, 2012 to Wednesday, June 6, 2012




Full Time - Term NTE 2 years




1 vacancy - Seattle, WA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


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.


This position is a Term Appointment, not to exceed 2 years, but could be extended up to a 4-year limit. 

This position is located in the Multifamily Hub and serves as the Hub's Senior Underwriter with responsibility for reviewing and analyzing applications for construction and/or permanent financing for multifamily housing projects.


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 transforms the way HUD does business. For more information about HUD's mission, activities, and careers, please visit our website at:


Status candidates (current and former Federal service employees) and special appointment authority eligibles may also apply for this same position under the Merit Promotion vacancy announcement #F12-MP-672423.


Relocation expenses will not be paid.


One or more selections may be made using this vacancy announcement.


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to successfully pass and maintain a security investigation.
  • Requires Selective Service Reg. if you are a male born after 12/31/1959.
  • One-year trial period may be required.


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  • Serves as team leader on multifamily housing projects and negotiates agency functions including underwriting, planning, design review, cost engineering, appraisal, credit evaluation and approval, loan closing, construction, and sponsor customer needs.
  • Provides advice and assistance to lenders and other professionals to ensure compliance with HUD and Low Income Housing Tax Credit requirements, and other Mixed Income Housing transactions.

  • Prepares project analysis, including risks, for the Hub Director and the Hub's Loan Committee.
  • Analyzes and oversees various aspects of Lender applications such as: appraisal, market study, mortgage credit, repairs, scope of work, and costs.
  • Conducts meetings with prospective FHA lenders and owners to discuss FHA insurance underwriting considerations.


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GS-13: Applicants must have at least one full year of specialized experience (equivalent in difficulty and complexity to work performed at the GS-12 level in the Federal service) providing interpretation and guidance of housing procedures, laws, and regulations related to multifamily housing development, including loan origination, underwriting, or a related area; overseeing and/or completing the underwriting functions of a complex housing project; developing policies and procedures relating to underwriting or loan origination; and analyzing and resolving housing project issues relating to underwriting or loan origination.


Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standard Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at


Higher education or degrees cannot be substituted for the specialized experience required at this grade level.

Candidates must meet the qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. 


CATEGORY RATING procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Best, Better and Good. You will be assigned the appropriate quality level based on your response to the competencies in the Assessment Questionnaire. Please be sure to respond accurately to the statements in the Questionnaire. Verification of your responses will be completed by reviewing your responses and your resume or application. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you.

The following competencies will be measured to determine your overall rating for this position:

  • Multifamily underwriting regulations and procedures
  • Project management and analysis
  • Leadership skills
  • Written communication

    Application of Veterans' Preference:   Under Category Rating procedures, a veteran preference eligible will receive selection consideration before a non-preference eligible within each quality category.


    To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click here View Assessment Questions.


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    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


    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.


    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.


    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 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.


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    To begin your online application, click the "Apply Online' button and follow the prompts to register or sign into Application Manager. Your application packet must include a completed assessment questionnaire, a resume, and any applicable and/or required supporting documentation. Please see the "Required Documents" section below for additional information.


    All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) onWednesday, June 06, 2012. You are not required to submit official documentation as part of your application package. However, if selected, you must provide the required official documentation prior to appointment.


    We strongly encourage you to apply online. If you are unable to upload your supporting documents, please complete and use the cover page located at and fax them to 1-478-757-3144. Please include on the cover sheet the following information: the vacancy ID 672283, your SSN, the name you used to complete your assessment questionnaire, and your address. If your documents were successfully uploaded into Application Manager, it is not necessary for you to fax those documents again.


    If you are unable to apply online, please follow the steps below.

    1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

    2. Print this 1203 FX form, and provide your responses to the assessment questionnaire

    3. Fax the completed 1203 FX form along with any required and supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.  Any additional documents (e.g., Resume) will require a Fax Cover Sheet (see above).


    If any part of your application is not received, it will be evaluated solely on the information available.


    • Resume: A resume describing your job-related qualifications is required and must be in English. It must contain your full name, address, phone number, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, a detailed description of your duties and the dates you performed them (MM/DD/YY), as well as your work schedule and salary.
    • Completed online self-assessment questionnaire.
    • Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) documentation: You must submit a separate notice; SF-50; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; or a Military Department of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found at

  • Veterans Preference Documentation: To apply veteran's preference you must submit the following proof of eligibility:

      1.Five Point Preference: DD Form 214 showing dates you served, type of discharge, and any campaign badges or expeditionary medals you may have earned.2.Ten Point Preference: DD Form 214, as described above, and supporting documentation as listed on the Standard Form 15 (application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference). Click this link for a copy of the SF-15: If you are currently serving on active duty. A statement of service from your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign badges or expeditionary medals earned, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave. If selected for this position, your preference will be verified using your separation DD Form 214, as described above. For more information about Veteran's Preference, please click this link:


      It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans documentation, completed assessment, and SF-50's) is received and accurate. Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application. Pleas ensure that all documents are legible.Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or e-mail. The address below is for inquiries only. You may apply more than once; however, only your most recent application will be used.


      Ivelisse Sepulveda
      Phone: (212)542-7369
      Fax: (212)264-1821
      Agency Information:
      HQ EPMD Delegated Examining Unit
      26 Federal Plaza
      New York, NY
      Fax: (212)264-1821


      Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.


      You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you, within 2-4 weeks after this job announcement closes.

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