Senior Examination Specialist, CG-0570-14/15

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Washington, D.C
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 26, 2020
Full Time


This position is located in the Division of Risk Management Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, planning and developing new and revised approaches to the examination and supervision of insured institutions, recognizing and allowing for differences in size, complexity and other characteristics of such institutions.

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

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Continually reviews and assesses the impact of new legislation, technological developments, and similar matters as these relate to the examination process and broader supervisory functions.

Actively participates with other Divisions and Offices in the development of new legislative proposals and agency regulations.

Coordinates and participates in broad intra- and interagency studies of the financial services industry and of the regulatory framework, particularly in relation to the work of the Division of Risk Management Supervision.

Participates in interagency and FFIEC task forces in the development of examination and supervisory policies.

Prepares memoranda and correspondence, usually for the signature of the Director of the Division of Risk Management Supervision or the FDIC Chairman, pertaining to examination and supervisory issues.

Prepares press releases and similar announcements of noteworthy changes within RMS.

Prepares speeches or other communications for delivery by senior Division or Corporation Management.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

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

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 .

CG-14: 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 developing approaches to the examination and supervision of insured institutions, reviewing and assessing new legislation and updating and revising policies. Examples include coordinating or participating in intra or interagency studies of the financial services industry or serving as subject matter expert in evolving banking and examination issues.

CG-15: To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG-14 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience planning and developing new or revised approaches to the examination and supervision of insured financial institutions. Example includes developing or communicating new operations policies or programs that relate to supervision or activities of insured institutions.

Must be a commissioned examiner.

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.

Financial Institution Examiners must maintain the highest personal ethical standards as provided in Part 336 of the FDIC's Rules and Regulations, (Employee Responsibilities and Conduct). Financial Institution Examiners must comply with Section 3201.102 of Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for FDIC Employees (5 CFR Part 3201), which, in part, prohibits them and their immediate families from accepting certain credit from State nonmember banks.

A writing assessment will be administered if invited to participate in an interview.

All Financial Institution Examiners are prohibited from the following:
1. Obtaining a loan or a line of credit from any insured state nonmember bank or its subsidiaries. Any extensions of credit held by the Examiner, the Examiner's spouse, or any dependent children are direct or indirect extensions of credit to the Examiner.
a. Loans for a primary residence are permissible. The Examiner must not participate in any examination of that institution with which he holds the primary residence loan, and a "cooling off" period is required before negotiating a loan for a primary residence from any institution the Examiner has examined.
b. No restrictions on obtaining credit cards issued under the same terms and conditions available to the public from an insured state nonmember bank either within or outside of their field office of assignment.
2. Participating in any examination, or other matter, involving an insured depository institution or any person with whom the Examiner has an outstanding loan or line of credit.
3. Performing any service for compensation with any bank, or for any officer, director, or employee thereof, or for any person connected therewith.
4. Disclosing any confidential information from a bank examination report except as authorized by law.
5. Soliciting or accepting any gift from a prohibited source or because of the Examiner's official position.

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.

1. Knowledge of examination and supervisory policies, procedures, and methods.

2. Knowledge of the structure, functions, and operations of the financial services industry and current legislative and regulatory issues impacting the banking and thrift industries.

3. Ability to conduct analyses on examination and supervisory issues.

4. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships when meeting and dealing with executives, managers, and employees of other divisions and offices within the Corporation, other regulatory agencies, and private sector.

5. Ability to make oral presentations that articulate issues or sell new ideas and concepts to FDIC senior management as well as to other regulators, industry representatives, and the general public.

6. Ability to prepare written material such as regulations, policy statements, financial institution letters, examination guidelines, Regional Director memoranda, Congressional testimony, and a wide array of special reports and correspondence, often under severe time pressures.

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
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

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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