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Senior Advisor (CARES) - Washington, DC #7495644

Company: Department Of Housing And Urban Development

Date: 06/30/2020

City: Washington, DC

Employment type: Full-time

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This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Interested applicants should review the "How to Apply" section of this flyer for more information on how to be considered. This flyer will be used as positions become available. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer.

Note: This vacancy announcement may close without notice once all vacancies are filled and may be used to fill multiple positions in the event they become available.

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"This position will support HUD's response efforts to COVID-19."

As a Senior Advisor, you will:

  • Analyze the effectiveness of the FHA lending and insurance programs in supporting the development and preservation of affordable housing using tax credits, and propose implementation and/or modification of policies, regulations, requirements and procedures to better coordinate the FHA programs with the finance needs and finance structures of tax credit developments.
  • Propose reforms and enhancements to the existing FHA insurance programs including to the TAP and MAP application processes, loan underwriting criteria, real estate and borrower credit standards, and to better differentiate lending programs and underwriting and credit standards for affordable vs. market rate properties.
  • Develop criteria for and recommend implementation of new FHA lending and insurance programs to finance affordable housing and other important HUD priorities such as transit-oriented development and energy efficiencies.
  • Analyze the utilization and effectiveness of the Housing Finance Agency and Qualifying Participating Entity risk sharing programs and propose methods to improve the programs so they will better support the development and preservation of affordable housing.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 to 5 nights monthly

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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1101 General Business And Industry

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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.

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 Office of Multifamily Housing is responsible for the overall management, development, direction and administration of HUD's Multifamily Housing Programs. HUD's Multifamily programs provide mortgage insurance to HUD-approved lenders to facilitate the construction, substantial rehabilitation, purchase and refinancing of multifamily housing projects. MFH is widely responsible for production, asset management and portfolio oversight, and recapitalization of assisted properties, and field operations. As part of the National Housing Act of 1934, Congress created the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) which later became a part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Housing in 1965.

The official duty station for this position will be determined from one of the following locations upon selection: Washington, DC, New York, NY, Baltimore, MD, Boston, MA, Jacksonville, FL, Atlanta, GA, Kansas City, MO, Fort Worth, TX, Chicago, IL, Minneapolis, MN, Detroit, MI, Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA

Failure to report to duty at the assigned location may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: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:

  • Analyzing the effectiveness of the FHA lending and insurance programs supporting the development and preservation of affordable housing.


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