The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) offers a comprehensive benefits packagethat includes all of the standard federal benefits plus additionalagency specific benefits. Our unique benefits package includes the following:
DENTAL. FREE comprehensive dental coverage toemployees and their family members. There is a $2,500 annual maximum per employee and a separate orthodontic benefit for dependent children to age 19.(Annual deductibles apply.)
VISION. FREE vision carecoverage. This benefit covers the employee and all eligible dependents. (Co-payapplies.) Coverage includes reimbursement according to a fee schedule for eyeexaminations, frames and contact lenses once every 12 months.
TRANSPORTATION . 100% cost of yourpublic transportation commuting expenses (e.g., vanpool, metro bus, metrotrain). The first $240 is tax-free. Parking at Metro operated lots is alsocovered.
LIFECYCLEPROGRAM FHFA's Life Cycle Program provides a taxable distribution each fiscalyear for various health and wellness related expenses. This benefit is based on your employmentstatus on October 1st of each fiscal year.
HEALTH INSURANCE . . A variety ofFederal Employee Health Benefit plans to choose from which can be paid frompre-tax income. FHFA pays 90% of the bi-weekly premium.
RETIREMENT . T he Federal EmployeeRetirement System (FERS) is a three-tiered program consisting of: Basic Benefit(a retirement pension) Social Security, and the Thrift Savings Plan (seebelow).Current CSRS employees will remain under that retirement system.
RETIREMENT SAVINGS. . The Thrift SavingsPlan (TSP) is a retirement savings and investment plan for Federal employeesand offers the same type of savings and tax benefits provided under 401(k)plans. A FERS employee can contribute up to $17,500 per year. The agency willmatch contributions up to the first 5 percent. A CSRS employee, you cancontribute up to $17,500 per year. CSRS employees do not receive any agencycontributions. Employees age 50 or older as of December 31, 2013, maycontribute an additional $5,500 for catch-up contribution per year.
401K PLAN . In addition to theThrift Savings Plan (TSP), the FHFA implemented an additional retirementsavings plan that is administered by T. Rowe Price. Employees contributing atleast 3% to the TSP may participate in the agency 401(k) plan. 401(k) planparticipants may contribute up to 10% of their salary on a pre-tax basis, withagency matching contributions of up to 3 percent.
LEAVE. The Federal leave program offers exceptional time-off benefits, including annual leave, sick leave, FamilyFriendly Leave, Family Medical Leave, and ten (10) paid holidays per year.
LIFE INSURANCE. The Federal Employee Group Life Insurance offers numerous life insurance policy options covering employees anddependents.
COUNSELING SERVICES . The Employee Assistance Program provides free confidential counseling and referral servicesto you and your family members.
TRAINING. Career development and enrichment training is available in job-related areas.
FITNESS. Free use of an on-site fitness facilitywhich includes a locker room with showers.
Please visit http://usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp#icc for more detailedinformation on the federal benefits programs.
Interagency Career Transition Program: The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified candidates are those who are rated in the well-qualified or highly-qualified category. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov.
Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified if selected.
Veterans claiming preference who have met the basic qualification requirements will be placed ahead of other applicants in the category to which they are assigned based upon the rating of their application. Preference-eligible veterans who have at least a 10 percent compensable service-connected disability will be placed ahead of all applicants in the highest category.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employing agency. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency at (202) 649-3746. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Ethics: FHFA employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions. In addition, certain FHFA employees are prohibited from accepting compensation from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a two-year period after terminating employment with FHFA. Furthermore, to avoid financial conflicts-of interest or the appearance of conflicts-of-interest, FHFA employees may need to divest or sell certain assets they, their spouse, or minor children own or control, including securities issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Banks. Employees who work on Federal Home Loan Bank issues may need to sell or divest financial interests with any of the Federal Home Loan Bank members, which may include stock in bank holding companies, insurance companies, and other financial services firms. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Office of General Counsel at (202) 649-3088.
New federal employees are required to fulfill a one-year probationary period.
Favorable adjudication of the appropriate level of background investigation is a condition of employment at FHFA.
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
There is currently only one vacancy available. However, should additional vacancies become available, eligible applicants for this position may be referred for consideration for the additional position(s).