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Vacancy Details

Grade: 12

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
2 As outlined in the vacancy announcement, you must submit a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. If you have not submitted an appraisal meeting these specific requirements, you must explain why you are unable to do so. By answering "No" to the following question, you will be given an opportunity to provide an explanation. Have you submitted a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1 Please explain why you are unable to provide a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. Maximum length of 250 characters.
For the GS-12, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

- Utilizing a range of concepts, principles, and practices to finance, originate, underwrite or develop construction or recapitalization of multifamily properties (5 or more units) such as: rental apartment or multifamily cooperative buildings with features such as commercial space, condominium space, age-restrictions or sites with environmental concerns;

Examples of such experience may include:
- Providing technical advice and policy guidance on multifamily development financing and underwriting related issues; OR
- Approving, analyzing, designing, constructing, or operating multifamily apartments using FHA/HUD multifamily mortgage insurance programs, conventional multifamily lending, or subsidized housing programs. Subsidized housing programs include: Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Project-based Section 8 programs, Section 202 or Section 811 Capital Advance programs, Public Housing Programs, Rural Housing Service loans, or other multifamily mortgage programs with direct government subsidies; OR
- Providing oversight or performing underwriting functions, including analyzing and resolving obstacles to successful completion of multifamily housing loan origination or underwriting of market rate transactions and using multiple sources of financing on subsidized properties.
3 I am qualified at the GS-12 level because I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level as described above. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4

Please indicate where in your resume this experience may be located. Please give position titles and dates when this experience was gained to ensure that proper credit is given.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5

Select all of the items below with which you have had experience directly underwriting multifamily housing loans.

Answer to this question is required
  • Multifamily housing mortgage insurance programs.
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit, or preservation (i.e., recapitalized to preserve the long-term affordability and structural integrity) projects.
  • Conventional apartment financing, i.e. Housing Finance Agency, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
  • Multifamily property disposition or distressed property recapitalization.
  • None of the above.
6

Which of the following best describes your experience specific to underwriting, origination, or development of multifamily apartments?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience with multifamily development financing by refinancing apartment loans.
  • I have experience with multifamily development financing by refinancing apartment loans and funding new construction apartment loans.
  • I have experience with multifamily development financing by refinancing apartment loans and funding new construction apartment loans using multiple sources of financing for both market rate and subsidized housing.
  • None of the above.
7

I have professional experience in the following program areas.

Answer to this question is required
  • FHA Multifamily Accelerated Processing, Section 232-LEAN program or mortgage insurance for residential care facilities (nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and board and care are all examples of this type of housing)
  • Section 221(d)(4), other FHA insured Multifamily New Construction or Substantial Rehabilitation programs or Mortgage Insurance for Rental and Cooperative Housing
  • Section 223(f), Section 223(a)(7) or Mortgage Insurance for Purchase or Refinancing of Existing Multifamily Rental Housing programs
  • Tax-exempt bond, Low Income Housing Tax Credit project financing or other affordable multi-source transactions
  • Multifamily loan programs through Rural Housing Service, Housing Financing Agencies, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac
  • Conventionally-financed multifamily loan programs or portfolio, project, or asset management experience
  • None of the Above
8

Please select the following type(s) of multifamily properties that you have experience underwriting, originating or developing.

Answer to this question is required
  • Large apartment developments (greater than $25 million or 200+ units)
  • Refinancing existing multifamily projects of 5 units or greater
  • Condominium or mixed-use structures with commercial space
  • Vacant land development and proposed apartment projects
  • Substantial rehabilitation or adaptive reuse transactions
  • Affordable rent-restricted, Project-based Section 8, or other subsidized property financing
  • Transit Oriented Developments or Energy efficient “green” project financing (e.g., LEED Certified)
  • Age-restricted housing
  • Ground leases
  • Scattered site transactions
  • None of the above
9 Please select the following type(s) of technical analyses in which you are proficient and have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Drafting underwriting or loan committee narratives for multifamily apartment loan financing proposals.
  • Designing, programming, modeling, or extensive repair or maintenance of spreadsheets (such as Excel or equivalent software) to analyze multifamily or other commercial real estate financing proposals.
  • Use of spreadsheets (such as Excel or equivalent software) to analyze and size multifamily loan requests.
  • Reviewing third party technical reports for multifamily or other commercial real estate new construction or substantial rehabilitation proposals.
  • Conducting mortgage credit analysis of proposed multifamily loans, including analysis of organizational structures, identification of key principals, analysis of Real Estate Owned schedules, credit report and creditworthiness review.
  • Conducting mortgage credit processing including sizing mortgages, financial statement and trend analysis, processing and documentation review.
  • Reviewing Environmental Phase 1 and Phase 2 analyses.
  • Site visits and property management reviews.
  • None of the above.
10

Please select the response that best describes your experience in underwriting multifamily apartment loans.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience with responsibility for underwriting and structuring and analyzing mortgages and serving as a team leader or mentor for other project managers activities involving multifamily properties which include the following features (a mixed portfolio of projects with these features): (i) new construction or substantial rehabilitation, (ii) financing large properties, i.e. those greater than $25 million or 200 units, (iii) properties with commercial space or condominium or air rights portions, (iv) age restrictions, or(v) subsidies or multiple layers of financing.
  • I have demonstrated experience with responsibility for underwriting and structuring and analyzing or serving as a team leader or mentor for other project managers activities involving multifamily properties which include the following features (at least four projects with one or more of each of these features): (i) new construction or substantial rehabilitation, (ii) financing large properties, i.e. those greater than $25 million or 200+ units, (iii) properties with commercial space or condominium or air rights portions, (iv) age restrictions, or (v) subsidies or multiple layers of financing.
  • I have demonstrated experience with responsibility for underwriting and analyzing multifamily properties which include the following features (at least three projects with one or more of each of these features): (i) new construction or substantial rehabilitation, (ii) financing large properties, i.e. those greater than $25 million or 200+ units, (iii) properties with commercial space or condominium or air rights portions, (iv) age restrictions, or (v) subsidies or multiple layers of financing.
  • I have demonstrated experience in analyzing and underwriting activities involving multifamily properties which include the following features (at least two projects with one or more of each of these features): (i) new construction or substantial rehabilitation, (ii) financing large properties, i.e. those greater than $25 million or 200+ units, (iii) properties with commercial space or condominium or air rights portions, (iv) age restrictions, or (v) subsidies or multiple layers of financing.
  • I have demonstrated experience in underwriting activities involving multifamily properties, but they did not include any of the following features: (i) new construction or substantial rehabilitation, (ii) financing large properties, i.e. those greater than $25 million or 200+ units, (iii) properties with commercial space or condominium or air rights portions, (iv) age restrictions, or (v) subsidies or multiple layers of financing.
  • None of the above.
11

Which of the following best indicates your experience analyzing multifamily housing related issues/problems and recommending solutions.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently worked with lenders or owners to resolve problems associated with multifamily mortgage insurance or other multifamily apartment loan programs involving government insured or subsidized housing.
  • I have assisted lenders or owners to resolve problems associated with multifamily mortgage insurance or other multifamily apartment loan programs involving government insured or subsidized housing.
  • I do not have any of the experience as defined above.
12

I have experience in communicating, both orally and in writing, with lenders, owners, management, staff, or officials on the following:

Answer to this question is required
  • Negotiating changes to improve underwriting structure
  • Negotiating improvements in project design or financing structures
  • Interpreting and explaining or enforcing compliance with multifamily housing program requirements
  • Communicating fact finding conclusions
  • Presenting training material or guidance for multifamily financing
  • None of the above
13

Select from the list below, the type(s) of written communication you have experience successfully preparing.

Answer to this question is required
  • Underwriting or loan committee narratives for multifamily financing proposals
  • Analytical reports including financial modeling using spreadsheets
  • Responses to technical inquires
  • Policies and procedures or training material
  • Written analyses and deficiency letters for appraisals or market studies
  • Prepared written analyses and deficiency letters for architectural, engineering or cost reports
  • Reviews of rent comparability studies
  • Written analyses and deficiency letters for environmental studies, such as Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments
  • Written analyses and deficiency letters for property capital needs assessments
  • None of the above
14

Select the statement which most closely indicates your highest level of experience maintaining and promoting effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have established effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers.
  • I have led efforts to promote effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers.
  • I have worked on teams specifically to promote effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers.
  • I have developed or provided substantive leadership in processing applications to promote effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
15

Which of the following best describes your experience providing technical advice on multifamily apartment financing matters?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided informal training or assistance to peers in working on multifamily apartment financing in some role.
  • I have provided informal training or individual mentoring related to financing multifamily apartments to coworkers, clients, lenders, or other customers.
  • I have provided formal training related to financing multifamily apartments to coworkers, clients, lenders, or other customers.
  • I have independently developed and provided formal and informal technical training related to financing multifamily apartments matters to an audience consisting of coworkers, clients, lenders, or other customers.
  • I do not have any of the experience described above.
16

Which of the following best describes your experience managing workflow or production pipelines, meeting multiple transaction deadlines, and balancing competing stakeholder demands?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this task.
  • I have received education or training in management of business processes.
  • I have worked on teams that were responsible for managing workflow or production pipelines.
  • I have managed workflow or production pipelines and am proficient at performing this function.
  • I have managed production pipelines workflow management and various types of business processes for multiple complicated projects. I have advised or trained and assisted others in this function or, or performed it for at least more than one business cycle.
17

Which of the following best describes your experience with continuous process improvements, standardized work, six-sigma, or LEAN thinking?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed these tasks.
  • I have heard of and can generally describe one or more of these business management practices.
  • I have received education or training in one or more of these business management practices.
  • I have received training and worked directly in a work environment that used one or more of these practices.
  • I have advised, trained and assisted others in this area and performed one or more of these business management practices through more than one business cycle.
18

Which of the following best describes your experience managing multiple and competing priorities in underwriting loans?

Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have this experience.
  • My normal workload assignment is underwriting up to 3 refinancing transactions at any given time.
  • My normal workload assignment is underwriting up to 4 refinancing or 2 new construction / substantial rehab transactions at any given time.
  • My normal workload assignment is underwriting up to 6 refinancing or 3 new construction / substantial rehab transactions at any given time.
  • My normal workload assignment is underwriting up to 8 refinancing or 5 new construction / substantial rehab transactions at any given time.