Detail Opportunity

Office of Management and Budget
Housing Branch

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The Housing Branch in the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) General Government Division is seeking up to TWO analysts/program examiners for a rotation/detail of 4 to 6 months (timing can be flexible).  This temporary assignment would provide an opportunity to work on various policy analysis, budget, and management duties as they pertain to affordable housing for low-income families related to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

This opportunity is open to any Federal civil service employee, including a Presidential Management Fellow, who is eligible for a detail assignment. This opportunity is also open to employees from non-Federal entities through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program.

The detailee will serve as a Program Examiner in OMB’s Housing Branch. The detailee will be responsible for a number of policy analysis, budget, and management duties as they pertain to affordable housing for low-income families related to the Department of Housing and Urban Development

This detail will provide a unique opportunity for the detailee to work at the highest levels of government and to interact with a variety of White House, Executive Office of the President (EOP), and HUD employees.  The detailee will have program examiner responsibilities for a set of programs, including (but not limited to):

  • Analyzing budget, policy and legislative proposals
  • Assessing the resource implications of policy proposals and decisions
  • Writing memoranda and conducting briefings for EOP senior leadership, White House staff, etc.
  • Tracking Congressional appropriations and legislation
  • Developing background materials, and making recommendations to inform development of the President’s Budget
  • Reviewing and approving financial plans, appropriations language, and draft regulations

The detailee will have the option to participate in the new OMB Professional Development Exchange & Training Program if the detail is longer than six months.  Program participants will select an OMB mentor and participate in quarterly learning sessions and monthly cohort meetings.

About us:
The Housing Branch's oversight responsibilities include programs in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.  The Housing Branch’s portfolio includes four main categories of programs: 1) Rental Assistance programs – Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Project-Based Rental Assistance, and Public Housing; 2) Housing programs for special populations - Housing for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities, Homeless Assistance Grants, and Housing for Persons with AIDS; 3) Major block grants – Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships program; and 4) Housing Finance – Federal Housing Administration.

Applicants must be self-starters who are flexible, excel in a fast-paced environment, and work well under tight deadlines. The ideal applicant would have some experience with budget analysis and/or program management in Federal programs, an interest in low-income programs, and excellent analytical and writing skills.

If you are interested, please contact Jessica Lee at (please include resume).  Applications will be taken on a rolling basis, and we encourage those who are interested to reach out as soon as possible.  The home agency or non-Federal entity will be responsible for paying the salary of the detailee while on this temporary assignment. Applicants will be required to undergo a drug test and FBI name check commensurate with the duties to be performed.