FCA Examiner

Employer
USAJobs
Location
McLean, Virginia
Posted
Oct 21, 2020
Closes
Oct 29, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As Assistant to the Director (Operations and Quality Assurance), you will be responsible for providing management support to the Office operations and programs. In particular, you will manage the quality assurance of reports, products, and other communications to ensure they are high-quality products. Serves as the Quality Assurance examiner for OSMO and administers a variety of internal review activities for examination reports and other communications. This position is located in McLean, VA.
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Responsibilities

  • Directly supports the Director in planning, directing and controlling and administering the programs of the Office.
  • Assists in the development of the Office monthly, quarterly, and periodic reports and preparation of sections of Agency reports and publications as they related to office oversight responsibilities.
  • Develops, implements and maintains a quality assurance program for the Office.
  • Serves as the Quality Assurance Examiner and administers an ongoing review process for Reports of Examination, activity letters, and other correspondence to ensure effective communication and support of findings, evaluates whether appropriate follow-up has occurred, identifies items and issues that requires the Directors attention, and verifies that the qualitative aspects of examination products are maintained at a satisfactory level.
  • Assists in the budget, planning and reporting for the Office, including development of the annual Operating and Oversight Plan in accordance with Agency policies.
  • Coordinates and acts as liaison with external reviewers/auditors and responds to reviews/audits performed on the Office.
  • Serves as liaison for OSMO in developing information requests to Farmer Mac, and monitors the receipt of requested information via tracking tools.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
39

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation.
  • Submission of a financial disclosure report may be required.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.


Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a commissioned FCA examiner who has experience examining financial institutions and performing quality assurance reviews on products developed by others.

You may qualify at the VH-38 (GS-12) band level if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the VH-37 (GS-11) band level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to meet at least two of the following:
  • Knowledge of examination, supervision, and auditing of Farm Credit System (FCS) institutions, including the Federal Agriculture Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac).
  • Knowledge of financial institution governance, operations, and performance sufficient to conduct examination activities of Farmer Mac.
  • Experience conducting quality assurance reviews of examination products developed by others.

You may qualify at the VH-39 (GS-13) band level if you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the VH-38 (GS-12) band level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to meet all three of the following:
  • Knowledge of examination, supervision, and auditing of Farm Credit System (FCS) institutions, including the Federal Agriculture Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac).
  • Knowledge of financial institution governance, operations, and performance sufficient to conduct examination activities of Farmer Mac.
  • Experience conducting quality assurance reviews of examination products developed by others.

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.

You must meet all qualification requirements and submit all required supporting documentation by the closing date of this announcement. If you are found to be among the most highly qualified candidates you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Current and former Federal employees (including VEOA eligibles) must have served one-year (52 weeks) at the next lower grade in the Federal service to meet time-in-grade restrictions per 5 CFR 300, Subpart F, by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

There is no substitution of education for experience at the VH-38 and VH-39 band levels.

Additional information

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • All FCA employees are subject to the conflict of interest laws and Standards of Ethical Conduct imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report.
  • FCA's supplemental ethics regulations restrict certain FCA employees concerning their direct or indirect interests in, or connections with, Farm Credit System institutions. These rules also require all employees to obtain approval for outside employment or business activities. Please contact the HR Division for additional information on these rules.
  • FCA uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.
  • This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if openings in the same series and grade occur.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume serves as the basis for the determination of your qualifications and should highlight relevant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this position. Your resume must include the following information:
  • Paid and non-paid work experience including your position title, start and end dates (month/year) of employment, average number of hours worked per week and salary;
  • Position series and grade for Federal positions;
  • Indication of the knowledge, skills and education you have that are pertinent to this position;
  • Specific duties you have performed as a regular part of your job with indications of the level of responsibility and complexity of work;
  • Names and contact information for your current and/or previous supervisor(s).
You must provide the information specified above in your resume to be considered for this position. Your resume must include enough detail to permit a valid determination that you meet eligibility and specialized experience requirements for each grade for which you are applying. Take a look at this online video for ideas on how to communicate your qualifications . If review of your resume and your responses to the self-assessment questions demonstrate that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, a score will be manually determined that reflects your documented experience. This may result in a lower score which may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics relevant to the duties of this position:
  • Examination
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Skill in written communication.


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package through USAJOBS that includes your resume, responses to the Applicant Questionnaire and supporting documentation:
  • Current Resume: All applicants must submit a current resume. See the Qualifications and Evaluation section of the announcement for details on the information required. You can use USAJOBS resume builder or upload your own resume. Need help? Get some tips from this online video on Federal resume-writing .
  • SF-50: Current Federal employees must submit a copy of a recent SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action that shows: a) career or career-conditional tenure; b) competitive status; c) position title, series, grade and step; d) full performance level of your position; and e) proof of time in grade. You may need to submit more than one SF-50.
  • Writing Sample: Report of examination comments related and/or analysis document.


  • 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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