Senior Examiner/Examiner (Credit Risk)

Washington D.C.
Feb 01, 2019
Feb 01, 2019
Full Time

50% or less - You will be expected to travel @ 50% of the time

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • The selectee's duty station (his/her private residence) must allow ready access to a major metropolitan airport, which offers direct, reasonably efficient routes (from a time and cost perspective) to cities in which the FHLBanks are located.
  • This range reflects the EL-12/13 in Washington, DC. Candidate's pay range is based on FHFA's geographical salary structure for current duty station.
  • 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).
  • The official title for this position is Senior Examiner or Examiner, depending on the grade level.
  • Qualifying experience for the EL/GS-12 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to EL-11/GS-11, which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    Qualifying experience for the EL/GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to EL-12/GS-12, which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

    Examples of specialized experience:
    • Participated in examinations of large, financial institutions in the area of credit risk. This work should include communicating examination conclusions to the institution's personnel.
    • Experience in current financial institution examination processes, to include: determining the scope and method of examinations, planning and executing examinations, and reporting requirements throughout the examination cycle.
    • Performed appropriate examination procedures, adapting standard procedures and techniques to identified issues/risks.
    • Ensured that the development of work products is completed according to prescribed regulatory and supervisory policy and program guidelines and standards.
    • Provided conclusions, formulated recommendations, and prepared examination documents within established timeframes.
    • Communicated examination findings and their bases to the institution's senior management. Sought management's views and discussed management's perspective, ensuring examination conclusions are fully supported.
    • Assessed risk management practices at financial institutions.
    • Remained aware of emerging industry risks and how these risks could potentially impact the condition of financial institutions.

    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.

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    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:

    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

    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:

    FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer 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.


    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 at (202) 649-3963. The Agency's decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Ethics: 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:

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    You will be rated based on your responses to the job specific questionnaire and assigned a score ranging from 70 to 100 points. The top ten candidates, and those tied for the tenth spot, will be referred for selection. All qualified non-competitive applicants will be referred.

    As part of the process, if interviewed, you may be provided with a case study involving a Credit Risk issue at a financial institution. You will be asked to review the scenario, identify the issues, develop a written remediation plan, and then brief the interview panel on your remediation plan and recommendations.

    This vacancy announcement will have cut off-dates. Until a selection is made, lists of qualified applicants will be sent to the selecting official after each cut-off date. You may or may not be referred, depending on when your application is submitted and a selection made. Once a selection is made, the announcement will close.
    The first cut off date is December 31, 2018, the next cut off is January 14, 2019 and the last cut off is January 31, 2019.

    All of the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references or through other means, such as the interview process. This verification could occur at any stage of the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible.

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    Drug test required No

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