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Job Title:Field Office Director

Department:Department Of Housing And Urban Development

Agency:Office of Field Policy and Management

Job Announcement Number:H13-DE-849643-SML

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$98,892.00 to $151,224.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-14/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Phoenix, AZ United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

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 programs; 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:  http://www.hud.gov/ .

You may apply to this position if you are a United States citizen.

Federal Status Candidates (and those eligible to be considered under HUD's merit promotion procedures) may apply for this position under announcement H13-MP-849653-SML.

This position is with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Field Policy and Management.  The Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM) provides direction and oversight for Regional Administrators and Field Office Directors.  It communicates priorities and policies of the Secretary to these managers.  FPM ensures the effective pursuit of the Secretary's initiatives and special projects.  It also communicates other management and administrative functions to the local field offices.  In addition, the Office ensures that critical field program delivery issues are addressed and that program impacts and customer service at the local level are assessed.  The Office provides operational feedback designed to constructively influence program design and Departmental policy making.

Office is located at:  Phoenix Field Office, One North Central Avenue, Suite 600, Phoenix, AZ  85004

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration if you are a male born after 12/31/1959.

DUTIES:

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As Field Office Director you will: 

  • Serve as the principal management official in the field office and report to the Deputy Regional Administrator.
  • Supervise the field office FPM staff and be responsible for coordinating outreach activities and program delivery to HUD customers and communities throughout the assigned area.
  • Manage, coordinate and administer authorities and responsibilities as delegated by the Deputy Regional Administrator.  These are generally designed to assure that the office functions effectively as a common enterprise.
  • Represent the agency and have a comprehensive knowledge of the broad range of HUD programs and initiatives and how they are administered and funded.  You are expected to build relationships and explain value of HUD programs to a full range of clients, including state and local elected officials and agencies, congressional representatives and/or their key aides, non-profits and private sector developers; professional and trade or industry groups, and other public and private interest groups concerned with HUD programs.
  • Coordinate with HUD customers and HUD program managers, explain and resolve outstanding issues, and actively promote HUD programs in various governmental, political and social arenas.
  • Collaborate with the Disaster Recovery Officer/Coordinator(s) to assist in HUD's responses to disasters; facilitate coordination with federal, state and local officials, and agencies to jointly provide efficient responses to disasters, including long term recovery activities, and assure effective program linkage between agencies in the assigned area.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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GS-14:  You qualify at the GS-14 level if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or comparable pay band system in the Federal Service, which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience include: experience as a specialist, team leader, program manager, or other responsible position which encompassed duties, responsibilities or significant involvement in management practices such as developing or planning management systems, managing or monitoring organizational budgets and human resources management; experience as the senior staff level person in the housing or community development area, responsible for reviewing and resolving issues involving large-scale residential construction projects, mortgage lending for multifamily projects; and experience in a leadership capacity working with disaster/public assistance functions, including analyzing and/or interpreting emergency response laws and regulations governed by the Stafford Act.

 

GS-15:  You qualify at the GS-15 level if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level or comparable pay band system in the Federal Service, which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience include: experience as a supervisor, administrator or manager, which encompassed significant responsibility for or involvement in management practices such as developing or planning management systems, managing or monitoring organizational budgets and human resources management; experience in a leadership role or professional role in the housing or community development area such as a director or executive director of a large public housing authority, or other managerial experience overseeing or managing housing or community or economic development programs; and experience in a leadership capacity working with disaster/public assistance functions, including analyzing and/or interpreting emergency response laws and regulations governed by the Stafford Act.


There is no substitution of education for experience at either the GS-14 or GS-15 grade levels.

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 http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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 that places you in the Best Qualified group to be considered qualified.  The KSAs for this position are: 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in strategic leadership, planning, decision making and resource management and proven results from utilizing such practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience providing effective outreach at public forums with local partners and customers on a broad spectrum of housing community or economic development programs and other assigned topics.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage human, financial, technology and other resources.
  • Knowledge of statutes, regulations, and policies that govern the administration of emergency management and/or public assistance programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage analysis and technology to solve problem and create innovative solutions while working within agency guidelines.
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If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

  1. Best Qualified:  Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria. 
  2. Better Qualified:  Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
  3. Qualified:  Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.   

If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.

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:  http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/index.asp.  To be considered qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the Best Qualified category for this position, as described above.  In addition, you must submit supporting documentation listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

Veterans:  Veterans with 5 point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify.  Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.  For information on veterans' preference, please see:  http://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.asp


BENEFITS:

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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 http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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.

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 https://www.sss.gov/ 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 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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and fax them to 1-478-757-3144.  Please include on the cover sheet the following information:  the vacancy ID 849643, 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, http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf , 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.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • 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) 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 http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/index.asp .
  • Veterans Preference:  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:  http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF-15.pdf.
  3. 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:  http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp .

It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans documentation, completed assessment) is received and accurate.    Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application.  Please 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sharon M. Lacy
Phone: (415)489-6703
Fax: (415)489-6710
Email: SHARON.M.LACY@HUD.GOV
Agency Information:
HQ EPMD Delegated Examining Unit
451 7th Street SW
Washington, DC
20410
USA
Fax: (415)489-6710

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

H13-DE-849643-SML

Control Number:

339141500