Director of Analysis

Washington, D.C
May 17, 2022
May 23, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

The Director of Analysis will direct an analytical team, composed of Senior Policy Advisors, Policy Advisors, Economists, and Policy Analysts within the Office of the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the Department of the Treasury, which is responsible for formulating, conducting, evaluating, and executing a wide range of economic and financial analysis that relate to the financial stability of the United States. The Director of Analysis will report to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the FSOC.

The Director of Analysis will direct and oversee the FSOC's financial stability monitoring efforts and will help advise the Council in identifying risks and emerging threats to financial stability. S/he will be responsible for producing research and analytical work product on financial stability risks as well as coordinating and leading briefings for senior-level principals on those risks and other issues of relevance to the Council. Additionally, the Director of Analysis will lead the development, preparation, and production of the Council's Annual Report to Congress, which describes the activities of the Council, significant financial market and regulatory developments, and potential and emerging threats to the financial stability of the United States. The annual report is a significant policy document requiring coordination of effort among the Council's fifteen member agencies and a deep understanding of how financial market activities, economic factors, and financial regulation intersect. The recommendations of the annual report often serve as objectives for the near-term focus of the Council and are scrutinized by the press, market participants, foreign financial regulators, and academia.

The Director of Analysis will also direct the coordination of interagency committees and working groups of the Council members involved in the monitoring and analysis of financial markets, institutions, and activities. The Director of Analysis will direct and oversee the FSOC's Systemic Risk Committee, which is the Council's standing committee composed of staff from all the FSOC members that helps the Council identify potential risks to financial stability. S/he will closely coordinate and liaise with staff at the FSOC members who develop economic and financial analysis, including research offices and departments at those entities.

The Director of Analysis will work collaboratively with staff from all the Council members as well as with staff from the Office of Financial Research (OFR). S/he will also work closely and collaboratively with the FSOC's Director of Policy. Given the nature and scope of the role, the Director of Analysis must have excellent analytical and writing skills, a track record of developing analytical work product on financial stability issues for senior-level principals, and experience working with financial regulators. S/he must also have experience leading and managing teams and working collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders.


Conditions of Employment

  • All groups of qualified individuals.
  • Initial appointments are required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
  • Financial disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.


Qualifications: As a basic requirement, applicants must possess the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Competencies listed below. Typically, qualified applicants will have gained experience of this nature at or above the (GS)-15 grade level or its equivalent in the public or private sector. To be qualified for this position, your résumé must reflect experience in a managerial capacity. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. As such, your resume must demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
    • Directing the work of an organizational unit
    • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects
    • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance
    • Supervising the work of other managers and exercising important policymaking, policy determining, or other executive functions. Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and address all Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications will result in your application being disqualified. The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. All applicants that are not already QRB certified, must submit a separate written narrative addressing the ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately and should contain at least two examples per ECQ describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. The narrative should be clear and concise, emphasizing your scope and level of responsibility, the complexity of programs managed, your initiatives and accomplishments, and the results of your actions. The narrative must not exceed 10 pages. NOTE: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs:
    • Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Continual Learning, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Public Service Motivation. The Fundamental Competencies are crosscutting and should be addressed over the course of each ECQ narratives. Applicants should follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Result (CCAR) model outlined in the guide. Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal. Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale). Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge. Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills. Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website. You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative that addresses each of the MTQs separately. The narrative must not exceed one (1) page per MTQ. Applicants who fail to adhere to the one (1) page per MTQ limit will be disqualified and no longer considered for the position. In addition to the ECQs, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. You must fully address each MTQ to be rated for further consideration.

MTQ 1 Demonstrated experience leading policy initiatives or
projects with multiple internal and/or external parties for a bureau or agency. Experience overseeing and managing a team of analysts and leading analytical teams.

MTQ 2 Demonstrated experience with and understanding of financial stability issues, including the impact of broad financial sector or economic trends affecting financial markets, financial institutions, and market participants.

MTQ 3 Demonstrated experience and background with financial or economic analysis, associated with financial institutions and/or financial regulation for a bureau or agency. Experience working and collaborating with government entities.

MTQ 4 Demonstrated experience leading the development of new processes in an interdisciplinary team, and developing an analytical work producttoinformthe work of senior decision-makers. Experience briefing senior leadership. Demonstration of analytical skills should include your experience researching, analyzing, and interpreting large, varied and, complex data sets in order to form an opinion of value.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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