Department Of Housing And Urban Development
 Atlanta, GA
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If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish to apply under announcement 20-HUD-232-P, which is open for any U.S. citizen to apply. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

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As an Appraiser, you will:

  • Carry out the following duties and responsibilities as they pertain to not only manual processing but also to computerized versions of multifamily processing, where applicable
  • Study and analyze the most difficult appraisal underwriting problems and recommends solutions for them. Organizes major projects into separate portions, which are accomplished by others, coordinates the results and presents them to the supervisor team leader. For example, the problems may involve new community development, condominium appraisal, cooperative appraisal methods, air-rights, leasehold interest, hospitals and medical facilities, appraisals of existing projects, use of multiple regression techniques in appraisal, or other complex problems associated with multifamily mortgage insurance or the direct loan programs
  • Furnishes expert technical advice and guidance in appraisal matters, with respect to assigned programs, to field offices, contractors and program participants. Acts as review appraiser for appraisals submitted through lenders doing business with the Department both under the MAP and TAP programs.

Travel Required

25% or less - 7-10 nights per month

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1171 Appraising

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

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  • U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals

The 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.

The Office of Housing provides vital public services through its nationally administered programs. It oversees the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the largest mortgage insurer in the world, and regulates important parts of the housing industry. The Office of Housing also helps ensure consumers can access housing counseling and provides affordable rental housing through its Multifamily housing program. The Office of Housing is committed to helping all Americans obtain safe, decent affordable housing.


You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

For the GS-13, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized Experience for this position is defined as utilizing a wide range of range of appraisal concepts, principles, and practices to appraise, review, and analyze appraisals of multifamily properties such as: buildings with commercial space, condominium space or sites with environmental concerns. Examples of such experience may include:

  • Interpreting and communicating laws, regulations, policies and procedures of mortgage insurance programs; OR
  • Providing technical advice and policy guidance on appraisal related issues; OR
  • Conducting and preparing Multifamily appraisals or conducting and preparing Market Studies.


Selective Factor: The applicant must be a State-certified (Certified Residential or Certified General) appraiser with credentials based on the minimum certification criteria issued by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of the Appraisal Foundation.

In addition to meeting specialized experience, applicants must have a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser License. (You must submit a copy of your current state license and certification to be considered. Failure to submit this required documentation will result in loss of consideration for this position.)


In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:

For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.

Time After Competitive Appointment:

Candidates who are current Federal employees serving on a non-temporary competitive appointment must have served at least three months in that appointment.