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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

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
Specialized experience for the GS-13 is defined as one year of experience at the GS-12 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:
- Direct Endorsement (DE) Underwriter review of single family property appraisals (1-4 units); AND
- Completing credit analysis of potential borrowers to make decisions to approve or reject mortgage loan applications; AND
- Applying FHA property and credit underwriting requirements and procedures to make recommendations and decisions on single family mortgage loan applications. AND
- Working as a project or team leader that involves coordinating and integrating the work of others into a completed work product and includes working closely with others to resolve problems, coordinate activities, or to gain acceptance of a product or procedure.
2 Do you have experience with Direct Endorsement (DE) Underwriter review of single family property appraisals (1-4 units)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year or more of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
    2.1 Please explain where in your resume you have gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
3 Do you have experience completing credit analysis of potential borrowers to make decisions to approve or reject mortgage loan applications? Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year or more of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
    3.1 Please explain where in your resume you have gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
4 Do you have experience applying FHA property and credit underwriting requirements and procedures to make recommendations and decisions on single family mortgage loan applications? Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year or more of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
    4.1 Please explain where in your resume you have gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
5 Do you have experience working as a project or team leader that involves coordinating and integrating the work of others into a completed work product and includes working closely with others to resolve problems, coordinate activities, or to gain acceptance of a product or procedure? Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year or more of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
    5.1 Please explain where in your resume you have gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
6 Choose the response that best describes your supervisory experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served in a capacity with responsibility for assigning work, adjusting priorities, assessing employee performance, which included overseeing and ensuring programmatic goals and objectives were met, target dates were adhered to, and work by subordinate staff adheres to program requirements.
  • I directed and coordinated the work of others, including assuring that programs were operating in accordance with set policies, standards and procedures, and that operating goals, deadlines and program requirements were achieved.
  • None of the above.
7 Choose the response (s) that best describe your experiences directing a staff. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have set goals, administered and technically directed the work of staff.
  • I have experience evaluating, approving or rejecting work products and performance of subordinates.
  • I have experience resolving employee complaints and grievances.
  • I have experience initiating performance based corrective or disciplinary action of employees.
  • I have experience developing and nurturing inter-office relationships to gain cooperation for the purpose of successfully managing a project or program.
  • None of the above.
8 Choose the one statement that best describes your experience in project management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated technical requirements to information systems personnel.
  • I have used office software for uses such as data storage, retrieval, and manipulation, presentation, publishing, project management, and research and analysis.
  • I have developed and monitored project milestones for process improvements.
  • I have worked on Information systems and non-information systems projects independently or as part of a team as the situation may dictate.
  • I have monitored funding expenditures for accuracy and appropriateness.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
9 Choose the response that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have monitored housing programs, projects, and activities to ensure short and long-term goals are met, taking corrective action as necessary.
  • I have developed and implemented objectives, goals and priorities for an organization based on the agency's (or equivalent organization) overall goals and mission.
  • I have allocated and made adjustments to resources and work assignments to meet changing demands.
  • I have motivated and led others towards achieving program related missions and goals.
  • None of the above.
10 Please select the response that best describes your experience establishing objectives and performance goals, based on changing requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience formulating programmatic and performance goals and objectives within a single-tiered organization or program. Experience includes coordinating changes to establish target dates with higher level management, and ensuring that the implementations of assigned program objectives are achieved.
  • I have experience assuring that programs are operating in accordance with set policies, standards, and procedures and those operating goals, deadlines, and service requirements are achieved.
  • I have experience developing and monitoring programmatic and performance goals and objectives for a multi-tiered organization with diverse program objectives. Experience included independently establishing target dates, planning work to be accomplished and achieving goals for varied programs, which are subject to outside influence and interest.
  • None of the above.
11 Which of the following do you currently perform or have you performed regularly in past positions? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed the analysis of Direct Endorsement files to verify consistency, accuracy, and reliability of ratings on all elements of risk related to the underwriting of the appraisal and of the borrower’s credit-worthiness.
  • I have issued performance ratings of Direct Endorsement underwriters or HUD reviewers work product.
  • I have performed desk reviews of property appraisals to determine the appropriate estimate of value for proposed or existing construction, rehabilitation or the issuance of the conditional commitment for home mortgage insurance.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks regularly.
12 From the list below, select all that you have experience using. Answer to this question is required
  • HUD Handbooks
  • HUD Mortgagee Letters
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following statements reflect your experience? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been responsible for assessing, researching, and analyzing large amounts of data and drawing effective and useful conclusions.
  • I have utilized analytical methods to evaluate various data, rules and regulations.
  • I have been tasked with identifying trends and patterns within extensive technical data.
  • I have been responsible for preparing oral and written reports and presentations including applicable materials such as reports, graphs and charts that present clear, concise and effective analytical results of evaluations and studies performed.
  • I have accepted feedback and comments and incorporated them into expanded analysis and evaluation methodology.
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.
14 Which of the following systems do you currently use or have you used regularly in past positions? Answer to this question is required
  • Single Family Insurance (SFIS) or comparable automated system
  • Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) system or comparable system
  • Credit Alert Verification Reporting System (CAIVRS) or comparable system
  • Automated Valuation Model (AVM) or comparable system
  • FHA Connection
  • None of the above
15 Which of the following do you currently perform or have you performed regularly in past positions? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed the analysis of FHA Direct Endorsement files to verify consistency, accuracy, and reliability of ratings on all elements or risk related to the underwriting of the mortgage.
  • I have issued performance ratings to Direct Endorsement lenders/underwriters.
  • I have performed quality reviews of property appraisals to determine the appropriate estimate of value for proposed or existing construction, rehabilitation or the issuance of the conditional commitment for home mortgage insurance.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks regularly.
16 Have you ever been the primary representative for your office on special task forums or teams comprised of representatives of other offices or organizations convened to address Underwriting issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    16.1 Please explain where in your resume you have gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
17 Have you served as Contracting Officer's Representative or equivalent to ensure all contract requirements are met? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    17.1 Please explain where in your resume you have gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
18 Select from the list below, the type(s) of written communication you have prepared under deadline pressure. Answer to this question is required
  • Procedures
  • Training material
  • Analytical Reports
  • Responses to technical inquires
  • Non-technical responses to routine questions
  • Prepared written appraisal reports
  • Market studies or reviews of market studies
  • Prepared Congressional or media responses
  • Policy review
  • Created deficiency findings correspondence
  • None of the above
19 Choose the answer that best describes your experience with presenting written presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience providing written presentations that summarize analysis and results for executives, senior management, or equivalent.
  • Experience occasionally preparing research findings and industry results to executives, senior management, and demonstration of written presentation skills as evidenced by a verifiable portfolio of results.
  • Experience presenting research findings to executives, senior management, and demonstration of written presentation.
  • Experience preparing and providing written presentations that summarize analysis and results for government executives and senior management or equivalent.
  • None of the above.
20 Choose the statements that apply to your experience in interacting with a variety of people in various situations to achieve effective solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • I have mediated for facilitated problem resolution.
  • I am regularly consulted by peers, other agency representative, or private industry on technical, programmatic, or professional issues.
  • I have presented, defended, or negotiated program specific mission goals, needs, or problems with senior management and/or contract representatives.
  • I have independently planned and conducted meetings.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical or programmatic issues.
  • None of the above.