Regulations Advisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 23, 2023
Closes
Jan 31, 2023
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Employees at the GS-14 level will be considered Senior Regulations Advisors.

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14. 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.
  • Writes and reviews Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) regulations and regulatory guidance in compliance with technical administrative requirements and procedures, including regulations and regulatory guidance related to the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 and the Corporate Transparency Act. Coordinates and implements program activities to assist in the protection of the U.S. financial system from abuse by criminals and terrorists through consistent administration of BSA regulations. Serves as a subject matter expert and advises on proposed regulatory actions by regulatory partners, including delegated examiners of the BSA.
  • Keeps abreast of legislative developments and provides technical assistance, as applicable, regarding the drafting of legislation. Analyzes draft and enacted legislation to identify any need for regulatory change or the issuance of additional guidance. Recommends path forward to implement relevant legislation, including identifying roles and responsibilities.
  • Develops products that analyze, describe, and recommend policies and actions for implementation of the regulatory policy program. These products must be insightful of the issues, complexities, and sensitivities of the communities and audiences involved; precise in language, comprehensive in coverage; and cognizant of the diversity and magnitude of those being impacted.
  • Prepares regulatory rulemaking packages for review and approval. Consults with staff of the Chief Counsel for FinCEN to ensure regulations are developed consistent with the legal framework and to obtain legal clearance.
  • Participates in internal and external management conferences, planning sessions, and other deliberations to accomplish the Office of Regulatory Policy's objectives. Presents proposals, provides technical expertise, explains, and advocates for actions. Utilizes a broad and insightful knowledge of the sensitivities and perspectives of the impacted parties in discussing and advocating actions.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment



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.

Security Clearance: This is a non-sensitive position designated as moderate risk public trust, favorable adjudication of a Tier 2 investigation is required. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Continued employment with FinCEN is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the Tier 2 level background investigation, the results of which fully meet the FinCEN's special employment criteria. All employees are subject to satisfactory completion of periodic reinvestigation and a continuing life style in conformity with applicable national and FinCEN directives. Any unfavorable information developed during an investigation or other official inquiry may result in termination of employment in accordance with established security policies and procedures.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National


  • Qualifications

    Specialized experience for the GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as:
    • Analyzing statutes and regulations related to anti-money laundering (AML), countering the financing of terrorism (CFT), financial crimes, or similar laws; OR
    • Reviewing, interpreting, or writing regulations or regulatory guidance related to AML, CFT, financial crimes, or similar laws for an organization; AND
    • Coordinating and implementing various programs, policies and operations related to AML, CFT, financial crimes, or similar laws to protect the U.S. financial system.
    Specialized experience for the GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as:
    • Analyzing statutes and regulations related to anti-money laundering (AML), countering the financing of terrorism (CFT), financial crimes, or similar laws; OR
    • Reviewing, interpreting, or writing regulations or regulatory guidance related to AML, CFT, financial crimes, or similar laws for an organization.


    Additional information

    To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement Safer Federal Workforce Task Force 2 pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.
    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • Relocation expense: No
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year probationary period 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.
    • 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.
    • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
    • Undergo an income tax verification
    • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    • Applicants may be required to provide a writing sample and/or performance ratings at a later stage in the evaluation process.

    FinCEN offers flexible work schedules, 11 paid holidays, financial subsidies to employees who use public transportation to commute, in-house training, fitness center reimbursement, alternate work schedules (AWS) and telework opportunities, and eligibility for performance awards. FinCEN also offers attractive health, life, and long-term care insurance programs, and the employees' health insurance contributions are out of pre-tax dollars. Newer employees are covered by a three-tier retirement plan that includes a pre-tax retirement contribution program with matching funds or, as applicable, continuance in the Civil Service Retirement System. Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits