• Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Philadelphia , PA
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 1103 Market St

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* Duties




This position is located in the Office of Housing Counseling (OHC).

If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish to apply under announcement 19-HUD-1180-P, which is open for any U.S. citizen to apply. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

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There are two vacancies for this position in Location negotiable after selection in any HUD Field Office. Click here for a complete list of all the field offices, their addresses and region location. If this hyperlink does not work, copy and paste this web address in your internet browser:

As a Housing Program Specialist, you will:

* Be responsible for developing and analyzing program policies, reviewing and monitoring the effectiveness of housing counseling program policies and/or procedures, and direct participation in the office's mission to increase the quality and availability of housing counseling opportunities.
* Evaluate program initiatives and provides timely feedback regarding analysis of effectiveness and recommendations for improvement.
* Initiate and prepare complex policy options and recommendation for statutory, regulatory or program changes to improve the administration of housing counseling and program development.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel, up to 1-5 days per month

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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1101 General Business And Industry

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Conditions of Employment

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* U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals
* Position requires successful completion of a background investigation.

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.

The Office of Housing provides vital public services through its nationally administered programs. It oversees the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), 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 mission of HUD's Office of Housing Counseling is to provide individuals and families with the knowledge they need to obtain, sustain, and improve their housing. OHC accomplishes this mission by supporting a strong national network of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies and housing counselors.


You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized Experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

* Executing, monitoring or oversight of housing counseling grants, or similar grants for an affordable housing program, for program compliance; OR
* Providing technical assistance to, or employed by, an agency engaged in housing counseling or similar programs that benefit low and moderate income persons; OR
* Serving as team lead of a group charged with producing specific deliverables or performing specific tasks on an ongoing basis; OR
* Designing, analyzing or executing policies or procedures for housing counseling programs or similar programs that benefit low and moderate income persons.


In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:

For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12level 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.


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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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