Deputy Assistant Secretary for Risk Management in Washington DC, District Of Columbia

Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner

Summary The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking highly qualified individuals who are willing to meet the challenges of public service and support our mission. Our compensation package is comparable to the private sector. And we also offer a broad array of program activities to develop your career, such as: networking and training opportunities. At HUD, you’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain insight into federal housing policy and community development. Responsibilities The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Risk Management reports to the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing, who provides broad policy outlines and budgetary constraints to the incumbent. The incumbent serves as the Chief Risk Officer to the Assistant Secretary for Housing – Federal Housing Commissioner and supports expanded affordable housing in America by providing mechanisms in place to manage the risks associated with portfolio growth, and to ensure the long-term health of Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance programs. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Recommend actions to support a mortgage insurance organization’s ability to reduce risk exposure to its insurance funds while meeting its mission and operating in compliance with statutory capital requirements Promote transparency and comprehensive communication of a mortgage insurance organization’s risk profile by establishing reporting metrics for key constituents, both internal and external, in order to communicate, both qualitatively and quantitatively, a mortgage insurance organization’s risk levels, trends, priorities, risk mitigation activities, and impacts Identify the policies and processes that are key drivers of risk via a structured risk identification framework: i.e., recommend risk mitigation strategies for a mortgage insurance organization and provide independent oversight and assessment of risk remediation activities Design and maintain a comprehensive Risk Governance infrastructure, including implementing policies and processes to reduce risk exposure to the insurance funds; i.e., advise and provide oversight for the implementation of policies and processes that comprise the governance structure Ensure the timely and proper completion of statutorily mandated and other necessary risk analyses, including annual actuarial studies (such as annual review of the Mortgage Mutual Insurance Fund) and front-end risk assessments for new and high-impact programs in accordance with federal standards Ensure that risks are measured, monitored, and managed according to an integrated framework across the mortgage insurance organization Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last five (5) years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Noncareer SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information on your resume and to the Human Resources Office. As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level managerial capability. This experience should be sufficiently broad in scope and at a major management level in a large or complex organization. The ideal candidate will have experience supervising many employees through subordinate supervisors and have experience hiring, developing, and evaluating employees. Typically, experience of this nature is at the GS-15 or equivalent level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector. Your application should demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in SES positions such as: Leading the work of an organizational unit Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance Supervising the work of employees, developing policy and other executive functions If your experience does not include these basic qualifications, you will not be determined qualified for this position. YOU MUST FULLY ADDRESS EACH MTQ AND ECQ TO BE RATED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION. Current or former career SES employees, or OPM/QRB Candidate Development Program (CDP) candidates are not required to address the ECQs, but MUST fully address the MTQs. In addition to the qualifying experience, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative addressing each MTQ separately, not to exceed one (1) page per MTQ. You must fully address each MTQ to be rated for further consideration. MTQ 1 – Demonstrated experience in cultivating and executing risk management strategies and overseeing the implementation of pending changes to housing market policies and strengthening consumer confidence in a mortgage insurance organization. MTQ 2 – Demonstrated experience in planning and executing major projects, studies, and analyses of mortgage insurance risk issues; evaluates housing market conditions, which are characterized by economic turmoil and uncertainty associated with assessing the risk of providing mortgage insurance. MTQ 3 – Demonstrated experience interacting with high level stakeholders (e.g., senior officials in Federal, State, local government, real estate, mortgage lending industry, various clients, and private interest groups) on risk management issues. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative addressing each ECQ, not to exceed two (2) pages per ECQ for a total of no more than 10 pages. You must fully address each ECQ to be rated for further consideration. Current or former career SES employees, or OPM/QRB Candidate Development Program (CDP) candidates are not required to address the ECQs. Introduction: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has identified five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential – not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions – not whether they are the most superior candidates for a particular position. Successful competence in the SES requires competence in each ECQ. Candidates must demonstrate executive experience in all five (5) ECQs. Your application should reflect an overall record of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed in the SES. Examples of good qualifications statements and the use of the C-C-A-R model (Challenge/Context/Action/Results), the preferred method of writing your ECQs, is provided in OPM’s Guide to SES Qualifications. Format: For each of the five ECQs, provide two examples of your qualifications using the four C-C-A-R elements. 1. Challenge – Describe a specific problem or goal. 2. Context – Talk about the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked to tackle a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale). 3. Action – Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge. 4. Results – Give specific examples of the results of your actions. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills. NOTE: Your responses to the five ECQs must describe the context and the results of your achievements in lay terminology, free of jargon and excessive reliance on acronyms. ECQ 1 – LEADING CHANGE – This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, strategic thinking and vision). ECQ 2 – LEADING PEOPLE – This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others and team building). ECQ 3 – RESULTS DRIVEN – This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving and technical credibility). ECQ 4 – BUSINESS ACUMEN – This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management and technology management). ECQ 5 – BUILDING COALITIONS – This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and Local governments, nonprofit and private-sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy and influencing/negotiating). Detailed information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available here. Should you require additional guidance in writing your ECQs, please click below:ECQ Template Education This job does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional Information The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development strives to ensure that the public perceives HUD as a fair and equitable agency that administers its programs in an objective and impartial manner. As such, HUD is committed to its government ethics program which advises employees on applicable ethics laws and regulations designed to protect the agency against real and apparent conflicts of interest.As a federal employee, you will be subject to the Standards of Ethical Conduct, and the U.S. criminal conflict of interest statutes. As a HUD employee, you will also be subject to the HUD Supplemental Ethics Regulations which includes restrictions on working in a real estate related business, and having Section 8 tenants, along with other prohibited interests and outside activities and employment. To review applicable ethics rules, including HUD specific rules, please visit Depending on your position, you may also be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of your appointment. Upon your new appointment, you will receive guidance regarding your ethics obligations. You will also be required to attend a mandatory ethics training within 3 months of your appointment. If you have any questions or concerns about the ethics requirements, please contact the Ethics and Appeals Division at email address: [email protected]

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