Recapitalization Transaction Specialist GS-13

Company: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Location: Washington, DC

Job Function: Other


“The Office of Recapitalization (“Recap”) supports the preservation and recapitalization of federally-assisted housing and rental assistance for current and future generations. Recap structures, reviews, and implements transactions to ensure long-term physical and financial viability, often through public-private partnerships and the use of tax-incentivized financing. Recap also implements other affordable housing initiatives which leverage this transactional expertise. Programs currently or recently implemented by Recap include the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Mark-to-Market (M2M), Section 236 PreservationPre-1974 Section 202 Direct Loan Preservation (including SPRAC), Section 202 Capital Advance NOFAs, Tenant and Community Engagement Initiatives, and the Green Retrofit Program.”


HUD’s Office of Recapitalization is seeking an Underwriter (aka “Recapitalization Transaction Specialist) (GS-13) to be based in the Office’s Transaction Division located in Washington, DC. This role will include support for the Department’s overall goals and will focus specifically on the underwriting and program compliance of affordable housing transactions under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, a high-profile initiative to significantly improve and preserve deeply affordable housing across the country. This job is primarily for a position working on the RAD Post-Conversion pipeline. Duties may include overseeing and underwriting a portfolio of HUD Multifamily assets or public housing properties that have already gone through a RAD conversion, analyzing, and resolving underwriting and policy issues, and providing technical support to various internal and external stakeholders. Applicants with backgrounds in accounting, finance, urban planning, and real estate development are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of affordable housing preservation policy is preferred.



Making a Difference: HUD’s Mission
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination and transform the way HUD does business.

As a Recapitalization Transaction Specialist, you will:

– Advise and make recommendations on affordable housing transactions to supervisors and managers in the Affordable Housing Transaction Division.
– Actively participate in solving some of the Nation’s most complex and plaguing problems associated with public and affordable housing.
– Provide technical support to housing authorities, multifamily owners, as well as HUD field staff with the goal of improving, preserving and repairing assisted rental housing, which may include leveraging improvements in education, health, safety and employment.
– Coordinate, interact and participate in meetings with Office of Recapitalization management, HUD, OMB, and other governmental agencies, both Federal and State, housing finance agencies, Public Housing Authorities, private owners, participating administrative entities, and joint ventures to coordinate and maximize the achievement of the Office of Recapitalization’s mission.


Conditions of Employment

The official duty station for this position will be in Washington, District of Columbia. Failure to report to duty at this location may be grounds for a disciplinary action, including removal.

Key Requirements:

  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Please refer to “Additional Information Section for additional Conditions of Employment.”
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent in either public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes:

– Providing interpretation and guidance of procedures, laws, and regulations related to multifamily housing development, including multifamily loan origination, underwriting, or a related multifamily or commercial area; AND
– Overseeing or completing underwriting of multifamily project budgets; AND
– Analyzing and resolving housing project issues relating to multifamily underwriting or operations.

Experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Compensation and Benefits

$106,823 – $138,868 per year

How to Apply

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