Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development
$61,218.00 to $103,011.00
Open & closing dates
$61,218 to $103,011 per year
Pay scale & grade
GS 11 - 12
Full-Time - Career/Career Conditional
Permanent - Full-time
3 vacancies in the following locations:
San Juan, PR
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 18-HUD-173. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.
This position is located in the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). CPD seeks to develop viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate-income persons. The primary means toward this end is the development of partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector, including for-profit and non-profit organizations.
There is one vacancy in each of the following duty locations:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
Provide technical advice and guidance for the full range of CPD programs and new initiatives to applicants, grantees, community organizations, elected officials, citizens and others in the planning, execution and implementation of program and community development needs and initiatives.
Provide instruction and regulatory guidance in completing application and submission requirements, providing clear and concise interpretation of the regulatory requirements and ensure applicant/grantees have a clear understanding of the processes and procedures associated with the programs.
Research and make recommendations to team members or managers on policy, management, resources and procedural requirements in support of HUD programs.
Proactively assist in the development of a technical assistance delivery plan for assigned program areas that includes anticipated outcomes, training strategies, action plan, timelines, resources needed, measurements and other required information. Research and analyze local community-base trends, marketing strategies, approaches and best practices in improving CPD programs.
Participate in the delivery, development, design and improvement of new/current training or workshop used in instructing grantees on program requirements, submission procedures, program interaction, capacity building and leadership development; and increasing individual and program effectiveness.
Occasional travel - 6-10 nights per month
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
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Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
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Please refer to Conditions of Employment.
The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service
. 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 by the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized experience: For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Serving as a liaison to state or local governments in providing advice and guidance on grant applications and approaches; AND
- Monitoring community development activities on-site for compliance with program requirements and ensuring that program activities achieve the maximum utilization of funds.
For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Assisting with monitoring community development activities and assisting grantees with grant applications and ensuring applications meet program requirements.
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.
- 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 bargaining unit position.
- This position is Non-Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
- Recruitment incentive may be offered.
- HUD offers alternative and flexible work schedules.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year 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 Selective Service System
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 résumé, 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.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Organizational Awareness Skills, Communication Skills, Information Management Skills and Decision Making Skills. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories: Best Qualified, Better Qualified, and Qualified (Good) depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to 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.
Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.
Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP
)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
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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 résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips
VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide
for required documentation In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide
CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP
for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation
If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.
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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
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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.
To begin, 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.
To complete, 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.
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Agency contact information
Applicant Call Center
Assistant Secretary for CPD
See How to Apply Section
Washington, District of Columbia
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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.
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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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Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development