Community Affairs Specialist (Spanish Language Financial Education), CG-301-12/13
Occasional travel - This position requires occasional travel.
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation benefits will be provided in accordance with FDIC's General Travel Regulations.
Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required.
Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.
Registration with the Selective Service.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Selective Placement Factor: Must be fluent in both English and Spanish. Fluency refers to the ability to follow and contribute to a conversation with native speakers and defend personal opinions. Can read and understand large daily newspapers and written material. The ability to write correspondence in the language, AND skill in translating documents for others to read in the language in a professional setting.
CG-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to the grade CG/GS-11 level, in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience in contributing to the development or implementation of financial education or other consumer protection programs related to community development, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), fair lending and consumer protection laws and regulations to interpret and translate information from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.
CG-13: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to the grade CG/GS-12 level, in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience in the development or implementation of financial education or other consumer protection programs related to community development, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), fair lending and consumer protection laws and regulations to interpret and translate information from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.
There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.
Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) or ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position. For more information,click here
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If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.
Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.
If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
1. Knowledge of fluent Spanish language. Must be able to demonstrate fluency in both conversing and writing Spanish, translating Spanish to English and English to Spanish.
2. Ability to perform translations and ensure that the conversion process did not change the context of the inquiry or the format acceptable in Spanish and be able to review the content for accuracy in phonology, grammar and vocabulary.
3. Knowledge of research and analytical methods, practices, and techniques.
4. Skill in oral communication to provide advice and guidance to others, obtain/provide information, brief senior management, deliver presentations to convey information and issues to groups having diverse levels of understanding, and conduct other oral presentations on often sensitive public policy issues.
5. Ability to organize and coordinate multiple project assignments.
You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.
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