Senior Deputy Director for Supervisory Examinations, EM-0301

Washington, D.C
Sep 18, 2020
Sep 24, 2020
Executive, Director
Full Time


This position is located in the Division of Risk Management Supervision (RMS), Supervisory Examinations Branch of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Under the general direction of the Division Director, the incumbent has overall responsibility to provide leadership and direction for management of all aspects of the Division's supervisory examination programs and operations.

Salary reflects a pay cap for this position of $273,400.

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• Plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the Division's risk management examination programs and operations.

• Assists the Division Director in development, structuring and implementation of analytical and examination efforts to monitor and assess existing emerging risks in the financial services industry and to coordinate these efforts across Divisional and agency lines.

• Directs the development, structuring, and implementation of formal and informal corrective programs designed to correct existing financial institutions deficiencies including violations of Federal banking laws and regulations by supervised financial institutions, as well as to return "troubled" financial institutions to a safe and sound condition.

• Maintains cooperative relationships with domestic and international supervisory and regulatory agencies in order to identify issues of common concern and to develop appropriate industry guidance.

• Directs programs designed to monitor the industry for emerging risks and determines the need for new policies or procedures on risk management and safety and soundness matters in coordination with internal and external stakeholders. Directs the development, implementation and maintenance of financial institution supervision policies, procedures, and regulations.

• Represents the Division Director on matters pertaining to the Division of Risk Management Supervision.

• Serves as technical adviser to the Division Director, Board of Directors and officers of the Corporation for all matters pertaining to the Division.

• Provides guidance on enforcement actions against individuals. Oversees the development of more complex cases for presentation to committees of the FDIC Board of Directors.

• Decides or makes recommendations on applications from financial institutions for deposit insurance and other activities and ensures that statutory and other factors are met.

• Recommends solutions and proposes feasible courses of action to the Director involving safety and soundness matters that are complex, unique, controversial and/or high profile in nature, based upon factual data, judgment, and the mission and priorities of the Division.

• Serves as an expert spokesperson on Divisional or FDIC policies and procedures, especially as they relate to banking matters or financial institution supervision and regulation. Incumbent serves as a contact point for the media, Congressional staff, industry representatives, and various regulatory oversight organizations.

• Exercises supervisory personnel management authority directly or indirectly through subordinate supervisors. Ensures that all programs are administered effectively and in accordance with broadly stated objectives and priorities.

• Ensures that EEO and diversity plans and programs, performance measurement, employee development, and other personnel oriented factors are executed equitably and are consistent with corporate policy, legal requirements, and the mission of the Division.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.

Employment Conditions.


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 .

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at or above the CG/GS-15 grade level in the federal sector, or the equivalent in the private sector. Specialized experience is experience directing a professional staff responsible for programs associated with the management of financial institution compliance/consumer protection or financial risk management oversight.

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.


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 supervisory/managerial probationary period.

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

FDIC Executive Managers (EM) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES). As an EM at the FDIC, you will provide executive leadership and managerial direction, and coordinate the Corporation's programs and policies.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office.

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 determination. 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.

Qualified candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below:
  • Knowledge of financial institution risk management and safety and soundness banking laws, regulations, policies, and program activities.
  • Ability to manage programs and operations, including effective planning and utilization of budget, personnel, and financial resources.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state and international supervisory authorities.
  • Ability to serve as a spokesperson for the Corporation before special interest groups, Congress, and the public.
  • Skill in developing written presentations on complex, controversial, or problematic financial industry issues for agency management and other regulatory authorities.
  • Skill in developing oral presentations on complex, controversial, or problematic financial industry issues for agency management and other regulatory authorities.
  • Skill in directing and motivating a staff of subordinate executives.
  • Ability to develop examination and regulatory policy and programs to implement those policies.

  • 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
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    High Risk (HR)

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

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

    FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form is also acceptable.

    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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