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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

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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.
3

Which of the following describes your eligibility for this position? (Note: You must meet one of the categories as outlined in the "Who May Apply" section of the job announcement.)

Answer to this question is required
  • I am a current HUD employee that is Status eligible.
  • I am a current HUD employee serving on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA).
  • I am CTAP eligible.
  • I do not meet these eligibility requirements.
Specialized experience for the GS-14 level is defined as one year of experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent, that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position includes:

-Experience as a representative in the residential mortgage lending and secondary market community; AND
-Assisting with managing a program that provides risk oversight and ensures compliance with mortgage-backed securities industry standards; AND
-Monitoring of approved issuers participating in Single Family and Manufactured Housing programs; AND
-Managing and overseeing activities of an office, staff, or project team which has responsibility for mortgage-backed securities programs.
4 Do you have one full year or more of specialized experience equivalent to the definition described above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Please specify where the above experience is documented in your resume by indicating place of employment, job title, and length of time performing the duties. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 Select the mortgage backed securities processes or concepts for which you have served as a subject matter expert in a professional role. Answer to this question is required
  • Pooling rules
  • Delivery process
  • Loan servicing procedures
  • Portfolio analysis
  • Investor disclosure
  • None of the above
7 Select the mortgage industry practices for which you have acted as a team leader in a professional setting? Answer to this question is required
  • Mortgage underwriting and origination
  • Mortgage portfolio credit analysis
  • Mortgage due diligence or quality control analysis
  • Interaction with mortgage insurance entities regarding underwriting guidelines or claims process
  • Mortgage servicing transfers
  • None of the above
8 Select the areas in the secondary mortgage market that you have managed key relationships with upper level management. Answer to this question is required
  • Secondary Marketing
  • Capital Markets
  • Investor Relations
  • Underwriting
  • Loan Servicing
  • None of the above
9 Select all the analytical functions you have performed independently to evaluate a program in a professional setting. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzed an issuer’s business model for risk factors
  • Evaluated an issuer’s operational procedures for program compliance
  • Performed a quantitative analysis to measure performance compared to peers
  • Analyzed the drivers of expenses and profitability in a mortgage originator
  • Evaluated mortgage systems capabilities to comply with program guidelines
  • None of the above
10 Select the statement that describes your financial management systems operations to identify the need for changes to address control deficiencies and enhance effectiveness. Answer to this question is required
  • Recommended technological improvements and/or implemented technological systems or advances for an organization that has resulted in measurable improvement in controls, productivity, or service.
  • Demonstrated leadership in OMB A-123 and other control reviews.
  • Developed control objectives, assessed controls design and effectiveness, and identified control enhancement related to cash collections and disbursements.
  • Researched and leveraged best practices in accounting operations to improve effectiveness of organization.
  • None of the above
11 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience analyzing financial data (e.g. income, expenses, financing costs, secondary pricing) to assess profitability, operational risk factors and pooling parameters? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education or experience with analyzing financial data to assess profitability, operational risk factors, and pooling parameters.
  • I have education or training analyzing financial data, but have not yet performed these assessments in a professional setting.
  • I have analyzed financial statements with assistance from a senior employee or supervisor to ensure they meet net worth requirement.
  • I have independently analyzed financial statements to ensure they meet net worth requirement.
  • I have independently analyzed multifaceted or intricate financial statements (e.g. analyses involving SEC filings, 10K or 10Q) to ensure they meet net worth requirement and made recommendations to senior management.
12 Select the purposes for which you have used financial media to identify trends affecting issuers. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • To perform job-related research
  • To contribute to discussions and provide factual information related to Issuers to research how current events impact their business model or strategy
  • To assist with market analysis
  • To assist with risk analysis
  • None of the above
13 Which activity best describes your highest level of experience establishing relationships with Issuers to ensure compliance with loan servicing, loss mitigation and pooling requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Explained policies and procedures to executive management and team
  • Reported performance metrics findings with cross-functional teams or colleagues
  • Shared data in the context of current market conditions and communicated to executive management
  • Led a team to develop and implement Issuer compliance programs and strategies.
  • None of the above
14 Select the responses that describe how you have routinely interacted with others in a work setting. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitating the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among persons whose cooperation was needed in order to meet an objective
  • Interacting with persons in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events caused major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments
  • Providing direction, guidance, or instruction to staff
  • Holding others accountable to meet program requirements, policies or standards
  • Diffusing confrontational contacts with difficult or distressed persons
  • Diffusing offensive or intimidating contacts that created an unpleasant work environment
  • None of the above
15 Which documents have you independently written? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Preparation of a variety of reports (audits, reconciliations, reviews, presentations)
  • Departmental policies and procedures
  • Process improvement recommendations
  • Responses to Congressional inquiries or audit findings
  • Program budgets
  • Comparative analysis
  • Corrective action plans
  • None of the above
16 Select the audiences to whom you have presented mortgage industry analytical information. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Executive Staff
  • Technical experts
  • Peers
  • Issuers
  • Non-informed or non-technical audiences
  • None of the above
17 Select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience leading teams. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assigned work to employees.
  • I have monitored employee work products for adherence to timelines.
  • I have monitored employee work products for adherence to quality standards.
  • I have monitored employee morale.
  • I have ensured that employees are treated fairly.
  • None of the above
18 Which response(s) describe(s) your experience addressing employee performance problems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have counseled employees on low quality work in a way that resulted in the elimination of the problem.
  • I have counseled employees on their interactions with others (e.g., problem attitudes) in a way that resulted in the elimination of the problem.
  • I have counseled employees on personal problems affecting their work.
  • None of the above
19 Which strategies have you used to accomplish goals and objectives through others? Answer to this question is required
  • Delegating project tasks
  • Supervising others during task completion
  • Providing oversight to ensure compliance with rules, regulations and policies
  • Monitoring projects to ensure progress
  • Taking steps to help others meet timelines consistently
  • None of the above