Chief, Communications Section CM-301-01

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Washington, D.C
Oct 16, 2020
Oct 24, 2020
Executive, Chief
Full Time


This position is located in the Division of Risk Management Supervision, Communication and Training Branch of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and oversees the Division's internal communication program and directs efforts relating to industry communication, including national outreach to bank officers and directors.

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

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Oversees the communication efforts of the Division of Risk Management Supervision.

Coordinates and collaborates with employees, managers, and executives throughout the Division and FDIC to initiate the development of communication efforts to support and achieve Divisional and Corporate goals, objectives, and initiatives. Works to assess the efficacy of these efforts.

Directs the Division's internal communication program to notify management of critical information relating to the Division's operations and strategies and to inform staff of changes in regulations, procedures, guidance, or other emerging issues; oversees the RMS anonymous mailbox; and ensures that appropriate and accurate information is regularly disseminated and that internal webpages, and specific external webpages reflect timely updates.

Oversees national communication and outreach efforts to banks, including the development and delivery of technical assistance videos, webinars and teleconferences, and Division-related topic-based external web-pages as well as national outreach materials.

Plans, schedules, and assigns work to team members; monitors their progress; and reviews and accepts or rejects work products.

Supports various FDIC Advisory Committees by directing staff efforts relating to materials presented at Advisory Committee meetings, meeting transcripts, and meeting minutes.

Ensures that EEO, Diversity programs, employee development, and other personnel-oriented factors are executed equitably and consistent with Corporate policy, legal requirements, and the mission of the FDIC and the Division.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May require occasional travel.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Completion Of Financial Disclosure May Be Required.

This is a Headquarters position. The selectee will work from their current work duty location.


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 CG-13 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience leading Risk Management examinations and evaluating financial institution safety, soundness, and risk posed to the deposit insurance fund.

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

The range of pay shown includes base pay plus supplemental locality adjustments. The locality rates for these duty locations range from a low of 6.71% to a high of 46.86%. Pay will vary by grade level and the locality rate for the geographic location where the position is located. For more on FDIC locality rates, click here.

If selected, you may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial 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 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.

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.

Top ranked 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 risk management examination supervision programs, and the laws, rules, and regulations governing the supervision of the financial services industry.
  • Ability to apply a wide range of communication strategies in collaboration with other Division employees.
  • Ability to monitor and identify developments in risk management supervision, including emerging risks, and incorporate these developments into external communications, as appropriate.
  • Ability to develop a strategic plan relating to industry communication efforts that includes innovative and effective communication strategies.
  • Ability to communicate orally with employees at all levels as well as with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate in writing with employees at all levels as well as with external stakeholders.
  • Skill in directing and motivating employees.

  • 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
    Moderate Risk (MR)

    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:

    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 want to be considered non-competitively include a copy of your SF-50. The SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    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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