U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Office of Housing
provides vital public services through its nationally administered programs. It oversees the , the largest mortgage insurer in the world, and regulates important parts of the housing industry. The Office of Housing also helps ensure consumers can access housing counseling and provides affordable rental housing through its Multifamily housing program. The Office of Housing is committed to helping all Americans obtain safe, decent affordable housing.
The DAS for Finance and Budget
is responsible for the integrity of all Housing-FHA accounting records, the preparation of timely and accurate financial and management reports on all FHA activities.
This position will serve as the Director of the Office of Financial Services
, located within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Housing, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance and Budget, Office of Housing-FHA Comptroller, Office of Financial Services (OFS). The Office of Financial Services, or the Office has a government staff of approximately 130. The Office is responsible for supporting operations of all FHA insurance programs including the collection of mortgage insurance premiums, disbursement of claims and refunds for single family forward and reverse mortgages, Title I home improvement and manufactured housing, healthcare and multifamily. The Office is responsible for maintaining insurance records on the portfolios, including processing mortgagee record changes and terminations of mortgage insurance. The Office also has a debt recovery operation for both commercial and personal debtors. The Office is responsible for establishing and monitoring the internal controls for its operations which are documented in the respective process narratives, and for compliance with security policy of its operating information systems.
As a Supervisory Accounting Specialist, you will:
- Establish, use, and continually assess internal controls and control environment to ensure goals and objectives are met.
- Manage financial operations for acquired assets.
- Maintain auditable operations and reporting to the General Ledger.
- Monitor lender compliance with program guidance and regulations. Supports litigation work by the Office of General Counsel and Department of Justice.
- Conduct pilots and process enhancement to implement new solutions and ideas.
Occasional travel - 10%
Who May Apply
This job is open to...
All candidates who are:
Current HUD Housing
internal employees who are qualifying as or currently serving on a (VRA),
2. eligibles, or
3. Land Management employees eligible through Public Law .
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
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Please refer to Conditions of Employment.
Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
For the GS- 15
, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS- 14
grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
Supervising a team of employees and monitoring their progress towards achieving program goals and objectives; AND
- Completing a wide range of assignments, involving the origination or servicing, mortgage insurance premium adjustments, billing and collections, claims processing and payment, and post claim activities of Federal Housing Administration loan portfolios to include delinquent debt collection activities; AND
- Preparing comments on written policies, system requirements, position papers, and responses to audits; AND
- Planning, acquiring, and administering contracts; AND
- Developing, designing or implementing operational and informational systems related to the functions and work.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement
, if applicable:
For the GS- 15
, you must have been at the GS- 14
level for 52 weeks.
Time After Competitive Appointment:
Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- This is a Non-Bargaining unit position.
- This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.
- Telework may be offered
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
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.
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a not qualified determination.
Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Leadership Skills, Technical Skills, Analytical Skills, and Communication Skills. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the ), you must receive a rating of at least 84 out of 100 to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
All applicants are required to submit a resume
either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view .
CURRENT AND FORMER EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment
- Submit a copy of your SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing competitive service as Tenure 1 or 2 (Block 24), Position Occupied as 1 - Competitive Service (Block 34), current Grade (Block 18) and Salary (Block 20). Typically Award SF-50s do not provide the required information. If the full performance level of your position is different from the current grade indicated in Block 18, please provide proof of the full performance level.
- If your highest permanent grade is different from your current grade, submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing that grade.
- If you are currently on a Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA), submit a copy of an SF-50 indicating that type of appointment. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
Submit a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. In cases where the performance appraisal is more than 12 months old, incomplete or unavailable, you must attach a written explanation of the reasons.
CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION
: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
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. .
Location Affordability Portal (LAP): The provides estimates of household housing and transportation costs at the neighborhood level to help make more informed decisions about where to live, work, and invest.
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
HUD has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization. Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.
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
Applicant Call Center
Assistant Secretary for Housing
***WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED APPLICATIONS***
Parkersburg, District of Columbia
To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:
1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the Applications tab section and click on the vacancy that you have already applied to
2. 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
This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
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.