August 1, 2011 at 1:05 pm #136820
Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency
Sub Agency: FHFA
Job Announcement Number: DHMG-11-01
$180,000.00 – $255,000.00 /year
Monday, March 07, 2011 to Friday, September 30, 2011
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time Permanent – No time limit
1 vacancy – Washington , DC
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
US citizens – OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Federal Housing Finance Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on http://www.avuecentral.com/vacancy.html?ref=BPCYZ.
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Additional Duty Location Info:1 vacancy – Washington , DCDUTIES:
If selected, incumbent will: Serve as Acting Deputy Director for Housing Mission and Goals during the Deputy Director’s absence and reinforce his/her positions and philosophies within and outside the immediate organization. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Division of Housing Mission and Goals. Supervise subordinate executives who are responsible for secondary mortgage market policy development and execution, policy analysis and research affecting housing finance and financial markets, monitoring systemic risk and, financial analysis and modeling. Supervise the development, review and implementation of a wide range of policies concerning housing finance – these policies may include foreclosure prevention, loss mitigation, mortgage servicing, affordable housing, mortgage market liquidity, and mortgage underwriting. Oversee the monitoring of systemic and other risks across financial institutions and markets as these risks may affect FHFA’s regulated entities. This risk monitoring also supports the FHFA Director in his/her role as a member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Guide a wide range of economic research, modeling, and financial analysis in support of FHFA’s oversight of housing markets, its safety and soundness responsibilities, its mission oversight of the GSEs, and its support of policymakers in Congress and the Administration. Monitor, track and advise Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks (Government Sponsored Enterprises or GSEs) on issues, programs, and policies relating to their housing mission, the condition and performance of housing markets, and the financial condition and performance of the housing GSEs and their relevant financial institutions. Provide broad oversight and direction to FHFA’s establishment of the GSEs annual affordable housing goals and the establishment of and compliance with affordable housing goals and the duty to the underserved markets, and the Affordable Housing Program and Community Investment Program of Federal Home Loan Banks. Provide expert analysis and advice identifying areas of importance and potential problems and recommended courses of action on related policy issues that affect affordable housing. As one of FHFA’s most senior executives, assist the Director, the Senior Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer and other senior officials in the overall management and operations of the agency, the development of agency strategic plans, workforce development and communications, and by serving on multiple executive committees. Represent FHFA in communications, negotiations, working groups, and committees involving other federal financial regulators. Represent FHFA in briefings with members of Congress, Administration officials, and industry representatives. Collaborate with key high level executives and staff to ensure that the supporting policies, programs and regulations are effectively developed and implemented. Recommend agency policies on protocols and oversees the formulation and implementation of them to ensure consistency with FHFA’s statutory and regulatory requirements and the strategic direction of the Division for Housing Mission and Goals. Establish objectives and goals in support of the organization’s mission and strategic plans. Develop short and long term plans and establishes priorities for the organization. Plan and manage resources with accountability for achievement of organizational goals and objectives. QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION: This position requires certain executive competencies and minimum technical federal qualification requirements. Both are listed below. The application must include a summary not more than 2 pages of your experience as it relates to the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below. This summary may include professional and volunteer experience, education, training, and awards.
Qualifications and Evaluations
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to deliver results.
Skill in building coalitions.
Ability to manage resources.
Demonstrated ability to lead people.
Demonstrated ability to lead change.
MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
PLEASE NOTE: Applicant must meet ALL of the following general qualification requirements listed below in order to receive consideration for this position. Also, work supporting the general qualifications MUST be documented and reflected in the applicant’s work history within the body of profile or resume in order to receive consideration.
(A) Experience in a senior level position overseeing a significant organizational function. Experience should include supervising subordinate managers and supervisors who are responsible for secondary mortgage market policy development and execution, policy analysis and research affecting housing finance and financial markets, monitoring systemic risk or collecting and analyzing financial data from a financial institution.
(B) Advanced experience in developing goals, plans, and policies in support of an organization’s mission.
(C) Knowledge of federal programs or regulatory requirements that promote affordable housing and community development.
(D) Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate subordinate employees and to exercise leadership in setting expected performance levels commensurate with an organization?s strategic objectives.
(E) Expert-level experience in public policy, including preparing and reviewing congressional testimony, legislative proposals, and rule-making, and experience with federal management practices or expert-level experience in developing and managing large-scale housing finance activities or businesses.
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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:The application must include a summary not more than 2 pages of your experience as it relates to the knowledge, skills and abilities. This summary may include professional and volunteer experience, education, training, and awards.
Benefits and Other Info
BENEFITS:See Other Information.
This announcement will be opened until filled.
Interested applicants should apply directly by visiting our on-line application system at https://www.avuedigitalservices.com/fhfa/applicant.html. You must contact the Human Resources Office (at least 5 business days prior to the closing date) at (202) 445-2093 for alternative application procedures.
Your application must include a summary not more than 2 pages of your experience as it relates to the knowledge, skills and abilities described in the qualifications. This summary may include professional and volunteer experience, education, training, and awards.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) mission is to provide effective supervision, regulation and housing mission oversight of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks to promote their safety and soundness, support housing finance and affordable housing, and support a stable and liquid mortgage market. This position is located in the Division of Housing Mission and Goals.
The first cut-off date will be March 25, 2011. All applications that meet the minimum qualification requirements and are received by 11:59 pm (EST) on this cut-off date will be referred to management for consideration. The subsequent lists of qualified candidates will be referred intermittently until the position is filled. If the position is filled prior to September 30, 2011, this vacancy announcement will be closed.
If the applicant is not currently serving under a Career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, are eligible for reinstatement into the SES (or an equivalent system), or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by the Office of Personnel Management, then the applicant must clearly demonstrate possession of the technical experience required to perform the duties of this executive position.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, status as a parent, sexual orientation, political affiliations, national origin, age, disability, or any other non-merit factor.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employing agency. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
BENEFITS: FHFA offers a wide array of benefits:
1. HEALTH INSURANCE – A variety of Federal Employee Health Benefit plans to choose from which can be paid from pre-tax income. FHFA pays 90% of the bi-weekly premium.
2. DENTAL INSURANCE – FREE comprehensive dental coverage to employees and their family members. There is a $2,500 annual maximum per employee and a separate orthodontic benefit for dependent children to age 19. (Annual deductibles apply.)
3. VISION INSURANCE – FREE vision care coverage. This benefit covers the employee and all eligible dependents. (Co-pay applies.) Coverage includes reimbursement according to a fee schedule for eye examinations, frames and contact lenses once every 12 months.
4. WELLNESS REIMBURSEMENT – The Wellness Program provides a taxable reimbursement each fiscal year for various health related expenses. The maximum reimbursement dollar amount is established at $600 for 2011.
5. FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT – The Flexible Spending Account Program provides pre-tax, employee-funded accounts to pay for medical expenses that are tax deductible as well as dependent care costs.
6. LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE – The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program provides long term care insurance to help pay for costs of care when s can no longer perform everyday tasks by yourself, or you have a severe cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer’s. You may visit the Long Term Care Partners website for more information: http://www.ltcfeds.com.
7. COMMUTING EXPENSES – 100% of the cost of your public transportation commuting expenses (e.g., vanpool, metro bus, metro train) is paid. The first $230 is tax-free and $90 per month is provided to cover the cost of parking at Metro operated lots.
8. LEAVE – The federal leave program offers exceptional time-off benefits, including annual leave (26 days/yr for executives), sick leave, Family Friendly Leave, Family Medical Leave, and ten (10) paid holidays per year.
9. RETIREMENT – Employees who currently participate in the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) will remain in that system. All other employees will participate in the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered program consisting of: Basic Benefit (a retirement pension), Social Security, and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) (see below).
10. SAVINGS PLAN WITH MATCHING FUNDS – The TSP is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees and offers the same type of savings and tax benefits provided under 401(k) plans. As a FERS employee, you can contribute up to $16,500 per year. You will receive agency-matching contributions up to the first 5 percent. As a CSRS employee, you can contribute up to $16,500 per year. CSRS employees do not receive any agency contributions. Employees age 50 or older as of December 31, 2010, may contribute an additional $5,500 for catch-up contribution per year. Newly appointed employees will be subject to an automatic enrollment of the TSP at the rate of 3% of their basic pay each pay period.
11. 401(k) PLAN – In addition to the TSP, FHFA offers an additional 401(k) plan that is administered by T. Rowe Price. Employees covered under FERS contributing at least 3% to the TSP may participate in the agencys 401(k) plan. All CSRS employees may participate. 401(k) plan participants may contribute up to 10% of their bi-weekly pay on a pre-tax basis, with agency matching contributions of up to 3 %.
12. LIFE INSURANCE – The Federal Employee Group Life Insurance offers numerous life insurance policy options covering employees and dependents.
13. COUNSELING SERVICES – The Employee Assistance Program provides free confidential counseling and referral services to you and your family members.
14. TRAINING – Career development and enrichment training is available in job-related areas.
15. GYM – Free use of an on-site gym and locker room with shower facilities.
Favorable adjudication of the appropriate level of background investigation is a condition of employment at FHFA.
FHFA employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions. In addition, certain FHFA employees are prohibited from accepting compensation from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a two-year period after terminating employment with FHFA. Furthermore, to avoid financial conflicts-of-interest or the appearance of conflicts-of-interest, FHFA employees may need to divest or sell certain assets they, their spouse, or minor children own or control, including securities issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Banks. Employees who work on Federal Home Loan Bank issues may need to sell or divest financial interests in Federal Home Loan Bank members, which may include stock in bank holding companies, insurance companies, and other financial services firms. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Office of General Counsel at (202) 414-3099.
If selected, male applicants born after 12/31/59 must confirm their selective service registration status.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
The applicant chosen for this position must serve a one-year probationary period for supervisors if he/she has not previously served for at least one year as a supervisor in the federal government.
How To Apply
HOW TO APPLY:Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Federal Housing Finance Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on http://www.avuecentral.com/vacancy.html?ref=BPCYZ.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:See Other Information.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Phone: 202 445 2093
Email: [email protected]
1625 Eye Street NW
Attention: Human Resources
Washington, Dist of Columbia 20552
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:The application must include a summary not more than 2 pages of your experience as it relates to the knowledge, skills and abilities. This summary may include professional and volunteer experience, education, training, and awards.
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