Sanctions Compliance Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 16, 2020
Closes
Oct 19, 2020
Function
IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The purpose of this position is to serve as a Sanctions Compliance Officer in the Sanctions Compliance and Evaluation Division, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). The position serves as a professional resource on a wide range of issues relating to U.S. economic sanctions and plays an integral and multi-faceted role in sanctions compliance.

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Responsibilities

As a Sanctions Compliance Officer, you will:
    • Plan and develop monitoring procedures and priorities on an ongoing basis, and makes recommendations for new initiatives and amendments to OFAC's compliance review program.
    • Perform complex and high profile compliance reviews and investigations, which increase the effectiveness of the program and may result in the development and implementation of policies.
    • Provide expert technical advice, guidance and recommendations to agency management on compliance reviews and procedures.
    • Develop new approaches in response to identified weaknesses and vulnerabilities in ongoing compliance operations.
    • Use personal initiative to develop criteria for compliance reviews, where methods are subject to changing legal admissibility.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals


This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 20-DO-677. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

- Working in a position that requires experience of banking, securities, or other financial and commercial transactions, particularly in the area of international banking, trade finance or securities transactions.; AND
- Experience with U.S. economic sanctions and embargo programs such as terrorist financing or weapons proliferation issues. This may include but is not limited to evaluating transactions for compliance with sanctions regulations.


* Examples of where this type of experience could be obtained but is not limited to, a sanctions compliance or AML department of a bank or corporate entity that is subject to regulation by the Federal Banking Agencies, or has worked as a state bank regulator.

For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

- Working with domestic or international payment mechanisms. This may include but is not limited to familiarity with wire transfers or other financial mechanisms; AND
- Experience with U.S. economic sanctions or embargo programs such as terrorist financing or weapons proliferation issues. This may include but is not limited to applying the regulations surrounding evaluating transactions for compliance with sanctions regulations.
OR
You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field related to the position; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.M., if related to the position;
OR
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

For the GS-9, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

- Interacting with representatives of the financial community in any capacity. This may include working with banks, insurance companies, or broker dealers; AND
- Interacting with state agencies, federal agencies, regulatory authorities, or foreign government officials in any capacity.
OR
Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field related to the position; OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR LL.B. or J.D., if related to the position.
OR
You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

Education

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- Undergo an income tax verification.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Communication, Analytical. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B, or C depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). It is anticipated that there will be significant interest in the announcement. As a result, the announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of receipt of the 250th application or at 11:59 p.m. ET on 10-23-2020; whichever occurs first. Any required documents should be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You are not required to submit transcripts for this initial phase of the application process. Candidates will be referred for consideration based on their self-certification. If you are selected for a position which has a positive education requirement (as described in the vacancy announcement) and/or you are qualifying solely on your education, you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page .

If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency, if you are selected. Refer to the OPM instructions .

Recommended Documents:
In addition, we recommend that you submit copies of the following:
- SF-50

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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