Fellow (Director's Financial Analyst )

Washington, D.C
Nov 19, 2022
Nov 27, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Director. Members of the Director's Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the Bureau does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants. All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the Bureau. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rule making activities throughout the Bureau.

The following are the duties of this position at the CN-51, broadly equivalent to the GS-11. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Extract data from data stores and perform ad-hoc or periodic queries for use by CFPB staff engaged in research and policy development. Provide feedback and suggestions on the queries and implement improvements.
  • Mine data from selected data sources to arrive at specific information to conduct research and analysis of issues relating to consumer finance. Document the analyses performed to ensure that future verification and reproduction of results can take place. Seek out innovative, new sources of data to improve quality of analysis and incorporate them into analysis.
  • Determine programming languages, analytical tools, data structures, and data logic to maintain data quality programs.
  • Participate in the implementation of segments of new production and data storage systems to support research, inform consumers, guide the supervision of covered persons, and enforce rules relating to consumer financial protection.
  • Support internal clients with analytical projects relating to the consumer finance markets and providers. Draft segments of reports, analyses and interpretations of data to CFPB staff to monitor business critical results. Assemble relevant data and other information from internal and external sources, including financial, banking industries, businesses, or regulatory agencies; and from commercial vendors, solving straightforward problems as they arise. Prepare drafts of findings for review by senior specialists.


Conditions of Employment

Key Requirements:
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
  • This position is being filled under the Bureau's excepted service authority.
  • A two year trial period may be required.
  • A trial period that will cover the full period of the appointment may be required.
  • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • Appointments under this authority will be made in the excepted service and do not convey competitive status
  • This appointment may be extended.
  • 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.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.


You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the announcement's closing date.
Eligible applicants must be either:
  • Current undergraduate students who anticipate graduation between December, 2022 and June, 2023; OR
  • Individuals who have earned an undergraduate degree on or after April 1, 2020.

You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.

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.


Education Requirements:

To qualify at the CN-30, applicants must have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (or equivalent); AND successful completion of at least 5 courses in any of the following: econometrics, statistics, mathematics, quantitative methods, or finance or similar coursework indicating numeric competency and/or grounded in quantitative analysis. Course work must have prepared the candidate to perform basic statistical techniques such as regression analysis, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, statistical t-tests, confidence intervals, ANOVA, and correlation coefficients.

The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.

Additional information

  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
  • We offer opportunities for telework.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
  • Bureau employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at www.oge.gov. In addition, employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (5 CFR 9401), which, among other things, prohibit an employee or the employee's spouse or minor child from owning or controlling a debt or equity interest in an entity supervised by the Bureau. Regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review the Bureau ethics regulations and a summary of the regulations at www.consumerfinance.gov. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Bureau Ethics Office at EthicsHelp@cfpb.gov .
A new hire's direct and overall experience are critical factors in determining a salary offer, it is important that your resume fully reflects all of your work experience. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau determines the salary offer for each selectee based primarily on three key factors:
  • The selectee's directly related experience at the same level as the position
  • The selectee's overall experience in a particular industry or area
  • The salaries of other Bureau employees in similar positions and with similar levels of experience.

We also take the selectee's skill set into account. Applicants should note that salary offers seldom fall near the upper end of the salary range as listed in this vacancy announcement. Salary may be set from the minimum of the salary range to the midpoint of the salary range. In some instances, based on a selectee's extensive experience directly related to the position, salary may be set at or above the mid-point up to the maximum salary for that band level. See information on our base pay ranges and salary structure.

Our comprehensive benefits are among the most generous in the federal government. They include:- Challenging and rewarding work benefiting American consumers - Opportunities for development and advancement- Comprehensive Federal health, vision, dental, life, and long-term care insurance programs- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201706_cfpb_benefits.pdf