Director, Division of Policy

Alexandria, Virginia
Oct 27, 2020
Nov 03, 2020
Executive, Director
Full Time


This position is located in the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Office of Examination and Insurance. This incumbent serves as the Director, Division of Policy and provides leadership and direction to the staff responsible for developing and maintaining agency examination and supervision related policies, manuals, and guidance, and administering the office's role in the development of rules and regulations.
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As a Director, Division of Policy, you will:
  • Serve as the primary source of information to the E&I Office Director and expert on policy, manual, guidance, and rulemaking development processes.
  • Advise office leadership of gaps in policy areas, conflicts with other policies, or other potential problems.
  • Prepare authoritative information for credit unions and examiners in the form of written work products (such as manuals, letters to credit unions, guides, and other pronouncements).
  • Develop regular processes and standards for appropriate coordination to enable efficiency, ensure appropriate levels of coordination, and avoid premature coordination or submission of substandard policies.
  • Develop and implement methods to facilitate knowledge transfer, message formulation, audience analysis and communication of policy to the workforce, credit unions, and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure the proper application of the framework, formats, content, and editorial standards for use in the preparation of Agency policy.
  • Work with Office leadership to establish clear ownership and responsibility for policies.
  • Periodically review existing policies, manuals, guides, and regulations for necessary updates.
  • Review outgoing correspondence, memoranda, research papers, and other material related to the responsibilities of the office for incorporation in NCUA publications, manuals, and proposed regulations.
  • Supervise subordinate staff including approving leave, enforcing agency personnel policies, standards and procedures, recommending awards and promotions, resolving employee grievances, developing employee position descriptions and performance standards, recording verbal warnings and recommending disciplinary actions where appropriate, and assisting in the preparation of training plans.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings, conferences, and site visits.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/security investigation is required.
  • Financial disclosure is required.
  • A probationary/trial period may be required.
  • A supervisory probationary period may be required.


You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

All applicants applying for the CU-15 level must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-14 level obtained in the private or public sector.

Specialized experience for the CU-15 level of this position is defined as experience:
1. managing projects;
2. developing, on a national scale, communication plans on the subject of policy or regulations which impact an industry or agency; and
3. updating and providing governance on policies, regulations, standards, and business practices for depository financial institutions.


Education is not required for this position nor may it be used to qualify.

Additional information

Pay will be set within the advertised pay range to align with the selectee's skills and experience and the requirements of the position.

SALARY: Pay will be set using NCUA's compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's Local Pay Rate (LPR) which includes a locality rate of 45.87% for the Alexandria, Virginia geographical area.

Non-Supervisory moving to Supervisory EXCEPTION: If you are a current NCUA non-supervisory employee and are selected for reassignment into a supervisory position, management will consider your current salary in relation to the duties and responsibilities of the new position. You may receive up to a 10% salary increase, not to exceed the National Pay Rate (NPR) of the pay grade.

SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. You may register or check status of your registration by visiting the Selective Service website at: .

This position is NOT in the bargaining unit.

NOTE: Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES (political) employees in the executive branch. 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 that to the point of contact listed on this vacancy announcement.

Shared Certificates: Applicants may be considered for other positions within the agency that require similar qualifications and are in the same series and at the same grade level of this position.


NCUAuses E-Verify, a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.

Due to certain COVID-19 restrictions, the following scenarios may be applicable until onsite business operations are resumed:
  • The selectee of this position may be required to temporarily perform their duties in a full-time telework or virtual capacity until we are able to resume onsite business operations.
  • Individuals who must relocate for this position, may be approved or required to begin work temporarily in their current geographic location prior to relocation to the permanent duty station advertised in this vacancy announcement.
More than the number of positions listed may be filled through this vacancy announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

First, your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation). You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement.

Second, if you have a complete application package, your resume will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications and specialized experience requirements (see "Qualification" section). You must provide specific details in your resume as to how your experience meets the specialized experience.

Third, your resume and supporting documentation may be compared to your responses to the assessment questions. The numerical rating you receive is based on your responses to the questions. If upon review it is determined that your resume and supporting documentation do not support your responses to the questions, your numerical rating may be adjusted and you may be excluded from consideration for this position.

If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. To preview the application questionnaire, please click here: .

The self-assessment questions have been developed to evaluate your competency in the following areas:

  • Managing Human Resources
  • Oral Communication
  • Technical Competence
  • Writing

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
NCS/High Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

VETERANS: If you wish to be considered under an applicable Veteran's Authority such as (VEOA, 30% or more Disabled vet, etc.), you must submit a copy of your Veteran's Documentation DD-214 (Member 4 copy preferred, however documentation provided must contain dates and character of service), VA letter, SF-15.
  • If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD-214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include the following information: military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, character of service, military rank, type of discharge and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by direction of military members' military personnel offices, unit commanders or higher headquarters.
SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION: To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (severely disabled, Peace Corps or Vista volunteers,certain military spouses, etc.) you must submit all required documents supporting your claim.

SF-50: Current and former federal employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, that indicates grade, status, tenure and the full performance level (FPL) of the position held . Please do not submit an SF-50 for a cash/time off award.

Please Note: Current permanent NCUA employees are not required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). Status will be confirmed by the Agency.

CTAP/ICTAP: Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of their eligibility:
Copy of agency notice;
Most recent performance rating; and
SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced federal employees must receive an 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. For additional information, click CTAP .

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:
1. Resume
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education or if a Basic Requirement
  • Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
  • DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty for veterans for consideration under veteran hiring authorities.
  • Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable.
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement. When describing your experience in your resume, please be specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Please ensure that your resume includes the grade (if you are a current or previous federal employee), month and year that you began and ended for each position held or that position may not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating.

YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire. Failure to provide support may result in a lower rating and/or you may be excluded from consideration. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions.

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