Senior PolicySpecialist, CG-1101-15

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Washington, D.C
Sep 16, 2020
Sep 24, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in the Division of Complex Institution Supervision and Resolution (CISR), Policy and Data Analytics Branch, of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in developing resolution strategies under Title II of the DFA, in the event failure under bankruptcy could threaten the financial stability of the United States.

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

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  • Interprets and applies applicable FDIC rules and regulations and regulatory guidelines in the development and assessment of policy initiatives.
  • Advises senior management on policies and strategies for the development, review, analysis, and evaluation of resolutions plans associated with large complex financial institutions.
  • Performs a wide variety of analytical, evaluative activities in the development and assessment of FDIC policy related to Title I and Title II.
  • Develops and drafts rulemakings and other legal documents in consultation with the Legal Division pertaining to CISR activities.
  • Leads multi-divisional teams that are cross-divisional and cross-CISR groups.
  • Prepares speeches, testimonies, briefing documents responses to inquiries, materials for the Deputy Director and/or other senior FDIC officials dealing with large complex financial institutions matters, other materials and support in cooperation with the Legal Division for corporate legislative efforts and internal initiatives relating to Title I and Title II.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some overnight travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.


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 .

To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the 14 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as leading or playing a principal role in evaluating policies and strategies affecting large complex financial institutions for resolution purposes; developing and analyzing financial institution or financial market utilities (e.g. central counterparties) regulatory policies and laws related to systemic risk; and/or coordinating related public policy efforts regarding financial stability or resolution related issues for large complex financial institutions.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 "well qualified" for this position. For more information, Click Here .


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

Additional information

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

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 the laws and regulations governing financial institution resolution and receivership or bankruptcy, which may include receivership law, bridge entities, resolution strategies and creditor claims.
  • Knowledge of financial derivatives, complex structured finance activities, and trading-book activities.
  • Skill in reviewing, analyzing, drafting and recommending policies and rules affecting complex financial institutions.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, direct and review the work of a team of professionals, and to manage ongoing projects to ensure accuracy and timeliness of results.
  • Knowledge of the following: capital markets, global financial markets, and large complex financial institutions and their operations or laws and regulations governing them.
  • Ability to communicate/respond to complex, controversial and problematic issues.

  • 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

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement, may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. 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 (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) to demonstrate veterans' preference eligibility.)

    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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