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Job Title:Community Planning & Development Specialist (Disaster Recovery)

Department:Department Of Housing And Urban Development

Agency:Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development

Job Announcement Number:H13-DE-884780-DLM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Friday, May 03, 2013 to Friday, May 17, 2013




Full Time - Term NTE 09/30/2015




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


This position may be extended for an additional 2 years NTE 9/30/2017.


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: .

Headquarters offices are conveniently located at L'Enfant Plaza Metro stop, and within walking distances to great restaurants and museums, and the National Mall.  We also have a fitness center, childcare center, credit union, eateries, and other work-life conveniences.

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-885454-DLM

This position is with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, located at: Headquarters 451 7th St. SW; Washington, DC  20410.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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

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 a background investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration if you are a male born after 12/31/1959.


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As a CPD Specialist (Disaster Recovery) you will:


  • Provide technical assistance to grantees and HUD field offices in support of the CDBG or related programs (Disaster Recovery Relief).
  • Provide advice and guidance concerning the interpretation of policies, rules and regulatory provision.  This includes direct communication and correspondence with field staff, grantees, public interest group and others.
  • Meet with representatives of other HUD units to coordinate policies and procedures.
  • Analyze Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) system information and other related-reports, provides recommendations to the Division Director.


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To Qualify, in addition to meeting the specialized experience below, you MUST possess the following Selective Placement Factor (SPF):


Selective Placement Factor:


Experience administering the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and CDBG Disaster Recovery (DR) supplemental disaster appropriations.


To meet the basic qualification requirements for this position, you must have:


For the GS-13: one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system.  Specialized experience is experience administering the CDBG program with a focus on CDBG DR supplemental appropriations.

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

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


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:

  • Experience administering the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program with concentrated focus on CDBG Disaster Recovery (DR) supplemental appropriations.
  • Ability to work independently on very large scale projects with high level of local, state and national interest.
  • Experience monitoring grantees, sub-recipients or other program partners for program compliance.
  • Experience analyzing the CDBG program and/or the CDBG-DR supplemental appropriation.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to communicate orally with officials at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

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: .  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:


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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:  Extensive travel

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):  Non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit Position:  Yes

Selective Service Registration:  All male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective service system.  Please visit for more information.

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.


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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, May 17, 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 and fax them to 1-478-757-3144.  Please include on the cover sheet the following information:  the vacancy ID 884780, 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.
  • 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 .
  • 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:
  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: .

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.


Drasha L. Martin
Phone: (202)402-2457
TDD: (202)708-1455
Agency Information:
HQ EPMD Delegated Examining Unit
451 7th Street SW
Washington, DC


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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