Senior Standards Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 20, 2021
Closes
Feb 28, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) established the Office of Financial Research (OFR) within the Treasury Department to improve the quality of financial data available to policymakers and facilitate more robust and sophisticated analysis of the financial system. This position is located in the Office of the Associate Director, Data Strategy and Standards.

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Responsibilities

As a Senior Standards Specialist, you will:
  • Lead teams in data standards projects in one or more of the following: ontology and semantics development; analysis of new financial industry data standards developed by standards-setting bodies; development or analyses of financial industry data standards or major organizational policy to establish new standards or compliance with new standards. Performs analysis of complex financial industry issues relating to the establishment and implementation of data standards.
  • Provide authoritative analytical support on information and data standard initiatives and operations.
  • Conduct independent mission-oriented programs to enhance inter-agency data sharing and interoperability for the purpose of monitoring and analyzing threats to financial stability.
  • Serve as an expert technical specialist and advisor on information and data standards implementation with expertise in financial market operations; data and information modeling; data semantics and ontology; data management policies; and, financial industry and regulatory agency data standards.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
60

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 21-DO-197 . 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 OR-60, (GS-14 equivalent): An applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the OR-53, (GS-13 equivalent) the Federal service. Specialized experience includes:

- Experience developing and implementing a data standards program; AND
- Experience participating in a standard-setting body serving the financial markets (e.g. International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Financial Information eXchange (FIX), International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), Accredited Standards Committee X9 (ASC X9), etc.); AND
- Experience applying a broad knowledge of financial market operations (e.g. trading, settlement, payments, asset servicing, etc.), information technology, and data management.; AND
- Experience writing materials such as reports, speeches, or presentations for senior officials.

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.
-Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.

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, Analytical, Project Management, and Communication. 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.

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
Not Required

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).

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.

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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