We are recruiting a Policy Analyst to support the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in leading a major initiative supporting the implementation, management, and monitoring of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. Under the CARES Act, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) received $2.235 billion in housing assistance for its Native American, Public Housing and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Programs to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. Our team will assist HUD in driving accountability, transparency and trust, performance improvement, and enhanced customer experience throughout the directorate and its customer base for the duration of the CARES Act program.
The Policy Analyst will be a critical team player supporting CARES Act implementation. Our Policy Analyst will provide functional expertise across numerous tasks areas related to policy development, review, and communication. These efforts will greatly support Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) and Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to successfully deliver CARES Act funding in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements to individuals, families, and communities in need.
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign additional duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Specific duties include:
- Provide policy analysis, ranging from the tactical to strategic level, to enable CARES Act planning, implementation, change management, and sustainability.
- Schedule and chair meetings with HUD stakeholders to obtain their input into policy and procedures development for improvement, changes, and enhancements.
- Coordinate the new or changed policy-related documents with various HUD Stakeholders to obtain their approval for publishing.
- Upon approval, convert the changes and improvements into clear and concise written documents formatted in accordance with HUD’s editorial style guide.
- Spearhead the writing, review, critique, and development of numerous policy and funding documents across several task areas to align with Program Guidance and Notices.
- Assist in the curriculum and technical training material development associated with clearly communicating complex policy guidance and requirements.
Education and Experience:
This position requires five years of relevant professional experience. Experience working in or directly for HUD is strongly preferred. This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
- B.A./B.S. Degree in a related field from an accredited university or college.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) is required.
- A high degree of skill as a technical writer of policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of Government document clearance procedures.
- Ability to research issues from the field and provide suggested solutions.
- Ability to hold meetings with large numbers of stakeholders to obtain feedback.
- Highly proficient in Government writing style and use of proper grammar.
- Ability to create PowerPoint presentations that are well designed and concise.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
Clearance: This position requires a current NACI or OPM approved investigation/clearance, including an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check. Must be a U.S. citizen.
The work to be performed under this contract may commence at on-site and offsite facilities. The Government may provide space to facilitate interactions and effective communication with stakeholders in the National Capital Region.
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