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Job Title:Supervisory Project Manager

Department:Department Of Housing And Urban Development

Agency:Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner

Job Announcement Number:F12-MP-719234-RSC

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


Friday, August 3, 2012 to Friday, August 17, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Seattle, WA United StatesView Map


Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)


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: .


This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs, Seattle, WA.  The incumbent will be responsible for providing advice and assistance to Headquarters and field staff on matters related to the implementation of asset management programs.


One-year supervisory/managerial probationary period required.


You may apply to this position if you are a Status Candidate which includes:

  • Current Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.
  • Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.
  • Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities.
  • Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement.
  • Veterans' preference eligible's or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty.
  • Please visit or for more information on these appointment eligibilities

Interested candidates that do not meet one of the above categories may apply for this position under vacancy announcement #H12-DE-719146-RSC.


Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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

IF ONE OR MORE DUTY LOCATIONS, USE THE FOLLOWING: The salary shown in the salary range includes the locality adjustment for the "Rest of the United States (RUS)".  The geographic area for which you are interested may have a higher locality rate than reflected on this announcement.  The following link displays the locality pay tables by geographic area: 


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass and maintain a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration if you are a male born after 12/31/1959.
  • One-year supervisory/managerial probationary period


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·         Direct the day-to-day activities of a staff including distribution of workload and tracking work progress and status.

·         Oversee underwriting functions of multifamily housing projects.

·         Make recommendations and decisions in support of Federal Housing Authority (FHA) Multifamily mortgage insurance programs, Section 202 and 811 Capital Advance programs, and the Section 8 Project Based programs.

·         Resolve technical project issues and develop solutions.

·         Serve as Supervisor of the Project team, implementing programs goals and performance management.

·         Conduct project management function such as plan development, construction activity, underwriting, loan closing, and project timelines.

·         Provide technical advice, guidance, and project status/issues to the Program Center Director.


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To qualify for the 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, managing and/or overseeing the underwriting of a multifamily housing project; leading or managing a team of employees and monitoring their progress towards achieving project goals and objectives; developing solutions to resolve program issues or changing requirements; coordinating and/or supporting a variety of multifamily housing projects for programs such as mortgage insurance programs, Section 202 and 811 Capital Advance programs, and Section 8 projects based programs; negotiating with stakeholders on financing and construction issues for housing projects; and consulting with program officials, residents, Federal, state, and local government officials, and citizen groups on a variety of housing project technical matters.

There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience at this grade level.

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

Candidates must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.  Candidates in competitive service positions must have served at least 52 weeks  at the next lower level to meet time-in-grade requirements.


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 of 85 or higher to be considered qualified.  The KSAs for this position are:

  • Knowledge of Multifamily Housing Programs, policies, procedures, and underwriting.
  • Ability to supervise and manage a staff.
  • Skill in project management.
  • Ability to communicate orally.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • 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: .


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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 If you are a current Federal employee, Federal benefits elections will continue under internal merit staffing or transfer.


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:  There is no travel requirement for this position.

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 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.


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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 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, August 17, 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 (719234) 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. 

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.
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.
    • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action:  With the exception of current HUD employees, ALL CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing competitive service: Tenure 1 or 2 in Block 24 and Position Occupied 1 in Block 34.  Their SF-50 should also reflect the highest grade held on a permanent basis or the full performance level of your current position, whichever is higher.
    • A complete copy of your most recent performance appraisal, including the standards and overall rating.  In cases where the performance evaluation is over 12 months old, incomplete or unavailable, the applicant must attach a written explanation of the reasons.  Mid-year progress reviews will not be accepted. 
    • Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibility:  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
    • If you are applying under a special veteran appointing authority,  you must submit a DD Form 214 showing the dates you served, your discharge type and the campaign badges or expeditionary medals you earned and a VA Disability Award letter dated 1991 or later (if applicable).  Current federal employees applying under the VEOA authority must submit a qualifying SF-50 to show they meet time-in-grade requirements.  If you are currently serving on active duty, you must submit 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 on approved terminal leave. If selected for this position, your preference will be verified using your separation DD Form 214, as described above.
  • Veterans documentation (e.g., DD214) is requested only to verify Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibility.
  • Special Appointing Authority documentation:  Separate referral lists will be generated for applicants eligible to be appointed under a non-competitive special appointing authority.  Veterans, military spouses, Peace Corps/VISTA volunteers, and people with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the HUD mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs.  To determine your eligibility and to understand what documentation would be required with your application, please click on the appropriate link below.  If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Human Resources Specialist listed at the end of this job announcement.

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


Mid-Atlantic Services Branch
Phone: (757)441-6765
Agency Information:
HUD RSD Staffing and Classification Division
OPM Federal Building
200 Granby Street
Suite 500
Norfolk, VA


Once the job announcement has closed, Human Resources will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and/or interviews.  You will be notified by e-mail upon completion of each step.  Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process.  To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status" and then click "More Information".  If you are referred, you will receive a final notification of the disposition of the vacancy.

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