U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the nation's housing agency committed to strengthening the Nation's 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; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.
This position is in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The mission of the OCIO is to enable delivery of HUD programs, services, and management processes by providing high-quality information technology (IT) solutions and services, within the context of four strategic goals: enhance the quality, availability, and delivery of HUD information to citizens, employees, business partners, and government; promote an enterprise approach to Information Technology that will foster innovation and collaboration; achieve excellence in IT management practices; and transform the OCIO into a culture of operational excellence that can achieve current and future Departmental goals.
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary on matters involving information resources, and ensures the agency's compliance with prompt, efficient and effective implementation of the information policies and information resource management responsibilities set forth in the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, including the reduction of information collection burdens on the public.
Major duties include, but are not limited to:
Enabling efficient and effective communication and information sharing.
Improving Departmental productivity and facilitating the accomplishment of the Department's mission and program objectives.
Promoting effective, efficient information technology investments in accordance with Federal and departmental guidance to execute sound capital planning and investment strategies for information technology.
Improving government productivity by ensuring consideration of Federal, state, and local government and private interests in setting information technology policy, and by importing and exporting promising information technology initiatives.
Performs other duties as assigned.
25% or less - Occasional travel will be required
Who May Apply
This job is open to...
All groups of qualified individuals - US Citizens; Noncompetitive (current Career Senior Executive Service (SES)); Qualifications Review Board (QRB) certified graduates of SES Candidate Development Programs; and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.
A one-year probationary period is required, if not previously completed.
Must meet Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs)
Will be required to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report, SF-278.
As a basic requirement, you must have progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability. This experience should be sufficiently broad in scope and at a major management level in a large or complex organization. Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to clearly show that the candidate possesses the required professional, technical, and executive core qualifications set forth below. Your experience should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions. If your experience does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined to be qualified for this position.
Y OU MUST FULLY ADDRESS EACH MTQ AND ECQ TO BE RATED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
Current or former career SES employees, or OPM/QRB Candidate Development Program (CDP) candidates are not required to address the ECQs, but must address the MTQs.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs):
In addition to the qualifying experience, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Expert knowledge of the principles and objectives of information management technology including telecommunications, information management systems, modern web-based approaches and their applications to systems designed to improve the performance of technical, management, and communication functions.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of large, enterprise-wide IT systems and their components to expand the capabilities and value that customers can realize from an optimized IT environment.
Demonstrated skill in leading a complex IT program that requires collaboration, partnership, and negotiation across a large, geographically dispersed organization, or group of organizations, to achieve a common objective or service resulting in a streamlined, quality operation for stakeholders and customers.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):
Introduction: The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential - not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions - not whether they are the most superior candidates for a particular position. Examples of good qualifications statements and the use of the C-C-A-R model (Challenge/Context/Action/Results), the preferred method of writing your ECQs is provided in OPM's Guide to SES Qualifications:
Format: For each of the five ECQs, provide at least one example of your qualifications using the four C-C-A-R elements.
- Describe a specific problem or goal.
- Talk about the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked to tackle a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale).
- Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge.
- Give specific examples of the results of your actions.
These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills.
Your responses to the five ECQs must describe the context and the results of your achievements in lay terminology, free of jargon and excessive reliance on acronyms.
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE -
This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment
. (Leadership Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, strategic thinking and vision).
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE -
This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
(Leadership Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others and team building).
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN -
This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
(Leadership Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving and technical credibility).
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN -
This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
(Leadership competencies: financial management, human capital management and technology management).
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS -
This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and Local governments, nonprofit and private-sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
(Leadership Competencies: partnering, political savvy and influencing/negotiating).
To be considered for this position, you must submit a written statement addressing each MTQ and ECQ. Failure to address both of the MTQs and ECQs, will adversely affect your chances for referral or selection.
Current, former career SES employees, or OPM/QRB Candidate Development Program (CDP) candidates are not required to address the ECQs, but MUST address the MTQs.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development strives to ensure that the public perceives HUD as a fair and equitable agency that administers its programs in an objective and impartial manner. As such, HUD is committed to its government ethics program, which advises employees on applicable ethics laws and regulations designed to protect the agency against real and apparent conflicts of interest. As a federal employee, you will be subject to the Standards of Ethical Conduct and the U.S. criminal conflict of interest statutes. As a HUD employee, you will also be subject to the HUD Supplemental Ethics Regulations which restrict the extent to which a HUD employee can engage in certain activities and hold certain investments. Depending on your position, you may also be required to file a public or confidential financial disclosure report. Upon your new appointment, you will receive guidance regarding your ethics obligations. You will also be required to attend a mandatory ethics training within 3 months of appointment.
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.
The following are exceptions to the Section 8 prohibition:
The employee, or the employee's spouse or minor child acquires, without specific intent as through inheritance, a property in which a tenant receiving such a subsidy already resides;
The tenant receiving such a subsidy lived in the rental property before the employee worked for the Department;
The tenant receiving such a subsidy is a parent, child, grandchild, or sibling of the employee;
The employee's, or the employee's spouse or minor child's, rental property has an incumbent tenant who has not previously received such a subsidy and becomes the beneficiary thereof; or
The location of the rental property is in a Presidentially declared emergency or natural disaster area and the employee receives prior written approval from an agency designee.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants will be evaluated against the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). As a supplement to your application, please provide examples of relevant experience, training, and personal achievements, which address each of the ECQs and MTQs. The examples should be clear and concise and show levels of accomplishment and degree of responsibility. FAILURE TO ADDRESS THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING DISQUALIFIED.
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Background checks and security clearance
Your application package must include your:
1. Resume: In addition to your written statements addressing the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs), Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), and other qualifications as applicable, submit a resume to describe your qualifications. It should include: full name, mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers and email addresses. Educational information, including the name, city and state of the colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type and year of any degrees received. Information about your paid and non-paid work experience related to the position including:
Job title (including series and grade, if Federal job)
Duties and accomplishments
Employer's name and address
Supervisor's name and telephone number (indicate if we may contact your current supervisor)
Starting and ending dates of employment (month/year)
Hours per week
Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
Country of citizenship
2. Reinstatement Eligibles: Include a copy of the Standard Form 50 (Notification of Personnel Action) documenting career appointment to the SES.
3. OPM-Certified SES Candidate Development Program graduates: Provide proof of OPM Qualifications Review Board certification.
4. Written statements addressing each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs).
5. Written statements addressing each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).
Veterans Preference does not apply to the SES.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
Note: Resumes must be submitted using the USAJobs website.
The following instructions outline our application process:
You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET), Monday - Friday).
If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. HUD provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
either click the Create a New Account button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts.
You will be re-directed to HUD's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to My Account to view and update your information, as necessary.
you must click the Finish button located at the bottom of the Application Review page.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status
link and then select the more information
link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application
in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the Help Desk at or at 866-656-6831 and/or the .
Agency contact information
Office of the Chief Information Officer
See How to Apply Section
Washington, District of Columbia
You will receive notification that your application has been received. Applicants who meet the mandatory requirements for their MTQ's and ECQ's will be considered qualified for this position. Rating and ranking to determine the Best Qualified will be conducted by a panel of experts and will be based upon consideration of the degree to which applicants meet the mandatory requirements as described in the vacancy announcement. Interviews and qualifications inquiries may be required. Once the selectee accepts a tentative job offer, the selectee's application will be forwarded to the OPM Qualification Review Board (QRB) where the selectee's ECQs must be reviewed and approved as a prerequisite to the official job offer (unless the selectee is a current career SES member, SES reinstatement eligible, or is an OPM-certified graduate of a Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program). Upon receipt of OPM's QRB approval, all applicants will be notified of the outcome.
To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:
Login to your USAJOBS account, select the Applications tab section and click on the vacancy that you have already applied to.
Under Application Status, click the Additional Application Information link and you will be taken to HUD's CareerConnector website where you can check your application status.
The Additional Application Information link may not be available if your application status says Unavailable. This indicates that your application is not complete. If the Additional Application Information link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and the Update Application button to be taken back to the HUD CareerConnector portion of the application. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Legal and regulatory guidance
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U.S. Housing Act of 1937 1965 Department of Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965 creates HUD as Cabinet-level agency. 1966 Robert C. Weaver becomes the first HUD Secretary, January 18. 1968 Riots in major cities follow assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Act of 1968 (also known as the Fair Housing Act) outlaws most housing discrimination, gives HUD enforcement responsibility. Housing Act of 1968 establishes Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) to expand availability of mortgage funds for moderate income families using government guaranteed mortgage-backed securities. 1969 Robert C. Wood receives recess appointment as HUD Secretary, January 7. George C. Romney is appointed HUD Secretary by President Richard M. Nixon, January 22. 1970 Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 introduces Federal Experimental Housing Allowance Program and Community Development Corporation. 1972 Pruitt-Igoe public housing buildings in St. Louis are demolished. 1973 President Nixon declares moratorium on housing and community development assistance. James T. Lynn becomes HUD Secretary, February 2. 1974 Housing and Community Development Act consolidates programs into Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Section 8 tenant-based certificates increase low-income tenants' choice of housing. Gerald R. Ford becomes president following Nixon's resignation. 1975 Carla A. Hills is appointed HUD Secretary, March 10. 1977 Patricia R. Harris is appointed HUD Secretary by President James E. Carter, January 23. Urban Development Action Grants (UDAG) give distressed communities funds for residential or nonresidential use. 1979 Moon Landrieu becomes HUD Secretary, September 24. Inflation hits 19 percent, seriously impacting homebuying and home mortgage loans. 1980 Depository Institutions' Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980 changes rules governing thrift institutions, expands alternative mortgages. 1981 Samuel R. Pierce Jr. is appointed HUD Secretary by President Ronald W. Reagan, January 23. Interest rates for FHA-insured mortgages peak at 15.17 percent (up from 7 percent in 1972). 1983 Housing and Urban-Rural Recovery Act of 1983 begins Housing Development Action Grant and Rental Rehabilitation programs. 1987 Stewart B. McKinney Act sets up programs to help communities deal with homelessness. 1988 Indian Housing Act gives HUD new responsibilities for housing needs of Native Americans and Alaskan Indians. Housing and Community Development Act allows sale of public housing to resident management corporations. Fair Housing Amendments Act makes it easier for victims of discrimination to sue, stiffens penalties for offenders.