Community Affairs Specialist (Spanish Language Financial Education), CG-0301-12/13

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 23, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, Community Affairs Branch, Outreach and Program Development Section providing support to improve financial education and capability for diverse low-and moderate-income consumers.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcements.

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Responsibilities

  • Fluently speaks, converses and writes in the Spanish language. Translates and speaks Spanish to English and English to Spanish in speaking engagements to deliver in a clear, accurate and professional manner conforming to the highest reputational standards of FDIC.
  • Serves as a point of contact and information exchange between the financial industry, non-profit organizations, and other governmental agencies to share knowledge of activities related to CRA, fair lending, community development, and consumer protection laws and regulations particularly as they relate to financial capability.
  • Researches topics related financial capability, including issues related to CRA, fair lending, community development, and consumer protection laws and regulations, and reports the results of research in the form of briefings, issues papers, memos and other types of reports.
  • Represents the FDIC as a trainer, speaker, panelist or participant at events on financial capability issues, particularly those relating to CRA, fair lending, community development, and consumer protection laws and regulations. These events include meetings with bankers and bank associations, and at educational forums for banks, community organizations, and consumers.
  • Provides written reports through Community Affairs Reporting (CARES) or another type of reporting system.
  • Communicates with community-based organizations, academic researchers, government officials, bankers and other lenders, and regulatory agencies to learn and report on financial education and capability matters, particularly those relating to lending and deposit issues. Provides data and develops and implements recommendations as appropriate.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

Qualifications

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. 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. Additional qualifications information can be found here .

Bilingual - English and Spanish language skill is required. Applicants must document their ability to read, write, and speak the Spanish language on their resume and demonstrate their language proficiency in both languages at the time of interview. The interview will be conducted in English and Spanish and you will be required to translate documents from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. Spanish language proficiency is a qualification determining factor.

Selectee must pass a Spanish language proficiency test be eligible for appointment.

CG-12: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 11 or above 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: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 12 or above 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.

Applicants eligible for 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 .

Education

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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.
  • Knowledge of Spanish language fluently. Must be able to demonstrate fluency in both conversing and writing Spanish, translating Spanish to English and English to Spanish.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of CRA and consumer protection laws and regulations.
  • 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.
  • Ability to develop written reports and deliver presentations to convey information and issues to groups having diverse levels of understanding.
  • Ability to provide reports and deliver presentations to convey information and issues to groups having diverse levels of understanding


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.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here . (Note: Veterans must submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)

INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP): If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here .

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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