DutiesOffice of Risk Analysis and Policy & Guidance Development (ORAPGD)
ORAPGD is responsible for providing support for the activities of all DER Offices and for promoting consistency, efficient business operations, and adherence to FHFA standards. ORAPGD is responsible for development of division-wide policies and procedures for program activities, for administration of DER's quality control program, and for coordination of DER responses to oversight entities, such as FHFA's Office of the Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office.
ORAPGD is responsible for coordinating the development and delivery of training for FHFA supervision staff and administering the Housing Finance Examiner commission program. ORAPGD also coordinates supervision-related conferences.
ORAPGD is responsible for providing support for all business functions in DER, such as human capital management, budget formulation, financial management, contracts management, and administrative services. ORAPGD coordinates work to ensure DER compliance with FHFA records management, information governance, and other policies.Major Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Examination Specialist/Examination Specialist (Training) duties listed below are at the full performance level of the position (EL-14). The selectee will perform the following duties with varying levels of supervision and difficulty.
RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Participates in the design, development, and implementation of supervision training programs.
- Independently designs and develops curriculum for examiner training classes and programs using adult learning principles, examination experience, or audit practices. Development includes class content, tests, exercises, case studies, and simulations. Examiner training classes include those for technical skills, examination practices, examiner soft skills, and an examiner accreditation program.
- Ensures the effective use of classroom technology and the teaching method is appropriate for class size and meets adult learning preferences.
- Develops evaluations for examiner training classes that determine if training objectives were met. Conducts analysis and provides recommendations to Agency management for consideration and develops recommendations for adjusting the course content and delivery or instruction method.
- Serves as an advisor for on-the-job training for supervision staff participating in examiner training programs.
- Maintains a knowledge of issues and trends in examiner training.
- Maintains an advanced knowledge of examination techniques and FHFA's supervision program and supervisory issues related to the regulated entities and the examination of those issues.
- Manages complex projects such as the planning and coordination of supervision conferences. Oversees all aspects of the conference to include logistics, marketing, contracting, and post-conference evaluations. Makes recommendations to management for conference enhancements.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and those eligible for other hiring authorities.
- ***SF 50's are now required with the exception of current FHFA employees. Please include one showing your tenure and competitive status. You will not be considered without this.
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
- Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
- Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
- Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation
- Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
- FHFA participates in e-Verify. All New hires must complete the I-9 Employment Verification form either on or before their first day of employment. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.
- This is NOT a remote position; you MUST live within or be willing to relocate within a commutable distance of the Washington, DC duty location.
- If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
- This position is eligible for inclusion in the bargaining unit. The union that represents employees in this position is the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) Local 343.
In order to qualify for the Senior Examination Specialist/Examination Specialist (Training)
position, you must meet one of the two basic entry requirements. In addition, to meeting those requirements, you must meet the minimum qualifications for the grade level to which you are applying. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. This position has a positive education or experience requirement, your transcripts (official or unofficial) will be required as part of your application if you choose option "A" to satisfy the basic requirement.
Basic Requirement for Examiners ( 0570 ):
A. Undergraduate and Graduate Education:
Major study -- accounting, banking, business administration, commercial or banking law, economics, finance, marketing, or other fields related to the position.
-OR-B. Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5) :
Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
In addition to meeting the basic entry requirements for an Examination Specialist (Training), applicants MUST demonstrate in their resume the ability to perform the specialized experience statements described below for the grade level(s) to which you are applying.
- Work requiring a thorough knowledge and the application of commercial accounting or auditing principles and practices (but less than full professional accounting knowledge) with a financial institution.
- Examining or auditing such financial institutions as savings and loan associations, savings or commercial banking institutions or trust companies, farm credit associations, or Federal or State credit unions.
- Professional accounting or auditing work that provided a broad knowledge of the application of accounting or auditing principles and practices.
- Work that provided a thorough knowledge of Federal and State laws applicable to the type of financial institution involved (e.g., savings and loan associations, Bank for Cooperatives, savings or commercial banks, investment institutions, etc.), and of the operations and practices of such institutions.
Minimum Qualification Requirement for the EL/GS-12 level:
To qualify for the EL/GS-12 grade level, you must demonstrate that you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the EL/GS-11 level in the Federal service or private sector.Examples of specialized experience includes the following: Demonstrated work experience and knowledge in examination or audit practices used to evaluate entities in the financial services industry; Demonstrated work experience in assisting in the planning, designing, or developing curriculum, lesson plans, and classes for examiner training programs; Demonstrated work experience in assisting in evaluating examiner training programs and reporting their effectiveness in meeting staff development objectives; AND Demonstrated work experience supporting instructional sessions related to examination practices and/or technical topics used to evaluate entities in the financial services industry. Minimum Qualification Requirement for the EL/GS-13 level:
To qualify for the EL/GS-13 grade level, you must demonstrate that you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the EL/GS-12 level in the Federal service or private sector.Examples of specialized experience includes the following: Demonstrated work experience and knowledge in examination or audit practices used to evaluate entities in the financial services industry; Demonstrated work experience in leading the planning, designing, or development curriculum, lesson plans, and classes for examiner training programs; Demonstrated work experience in evaluating examiner training programs and reporting their effectiveness in meeting staff development objectives; AND Demonstrated work experience in leading and conducting instructional sessions related to examination practices and/or technical topics used to evaluate entities in the financial services industry. Minimum Qualification Requirement for the EL/GS-14 level:
To qualify for the EL/GS-14 grade level, you must demonstrate that you have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the EL/GS-13 level in the Federal service or private sector.Examples of specialized experience includes the following: Demonstrated work experience and knowledge in examination or audit practices used to evaluate entities in the financial services industry; Demonstrated work experience in independently planning, designing, or developing curriculum, lesson plans, and classes for examiner training programs; Demonstrated work experience in developing evaluations for examiner training programs and reporting their effectiveness in meeting staff development objectives; AND Demonstrated work experience in preparing and conducting instructional sessions related to examination practices and/or technical topics used to evaluate entities in the financial services industry. Audit or safety and soundness experience strongly desired. Commissioned examiners strongly encouraged to apply.
Current or Former Federal government employees who have held an EL/GS position in the preceding 52 weeks, must meet the time-in-grade requirement. To be eligible for the:
- EL-12 position, applicants must have served 52 weeks as an EL/GS-11 or higher in the Federal Service.
- EL-13 position, applicants must have served 52 weeks as an EL/GS-12 or higher in the Federal Service.
- EL-14 position, applicants must have served 52 weeks as an EL/GS-13 or higher in the Federal Service.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. EducationARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?
You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.GRADUATE EDUCATION:
One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.FOREIGN EDUCATION:
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional information
An Overview of FHFA's Benefits for Fiscal Year 2023
provides a summary of benefits for the current fiscal year.If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference
, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference,
you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans .Males born after 12-31-59
must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).Career Transition Assistance Programs:
These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employe
r and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability (physical or mental), age (40 years of age or over), genetic information, parental status, marital status, prior protected EEO activity, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors.REASONABLE ACCOMODATION:
FHFA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would pose an undue hardship on the Agency. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify FHFA. The Agency's decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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FHFA employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions. In addition, certain FHFA employees are prohibited from accepting compensation from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a two-year period after terminating employment with FHFA. Furthermore, to avoid financial conflicts-of interest or the appearance of conflicts-of-interest, FHFA employees may need to divest or sell certain assets they, their spouse, or minor children own or control, including securities issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Banks. Employees who work on Federal Home Loan Bank issues may need to sell or divest financial interests with any of the Federal Home Loan Bank members, which may include stock in bank holding companies, insurance companies, and other financial services firms. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Office of General Counsel at (202) 649-3088.Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities:
For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
- Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
- Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
- Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
- Other Special Appointment Authorities