SANCTIONS COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 27, 2021
Closes
Mar 07, 2021
Function
IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to engage in efforts to foster implementation for the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) mission, both within the government and in the private sector, primarily through the trade and financial communities.

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-14 . If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
  • Act in a high level analytical capacity in addressing compliance issues raised by members of industry, the legal community, and the general public, as well as federal and state regulators, with regard to issues involving the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
  • Recognize sensitive foreign policy or controversial issues arising from OFAC regulations and keeps supervisors apprised of issues raised by the public. Coordinate closely with all program segments of OFAC concerning potential violations of sanctions programs.
  • Interface with banking, securities, insurance, travel, and trade professionals and internal auditors, both individually and in groups, for the benefit of OFAC.
  • Confer with individuals and corporate officials in connection with transactions authorized by OFAC regulations and licenses.
  • Give presentations on sanctions compliance to various industry groups.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Minimal

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

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-243 . 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 GS-14: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position must demonstrate all of the following:

- Experience liaising with representatives of the regulated financial community as well as federal, state, or foreign government officials, including senior officials.; AND
- Experience with U.S. economic sanctions and embargo programs including relevant sections of the Code of Federal Regulations, Executive Orders, and sanctions legislation.; AND
- Experience with banking operations, correspondent banking, and interdiction software as well as strategies and methods for complying with U.S. sanctions in the regulated financial community.; AND
- Experience applying regulations or related laws concerning economic sanctions to provide practical guidance.

Specialized experience for the GS-13: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position must demonstrate all of the following:

- Experience working in a position that handles regulations and related laws concerning economic sanctions and trade controls.; AND
- Experience working in a position involving where experience of the roles of anti-money laundering and/or OFAC compliance examination activities conducted by federal regulatory and enforcement agencies. Examples of where this type of experience could be obtained could include, but is not limited to, a sanctions compliance or AML department of a bank or corporate entity that is subject to regulation by the Federal Banking Agencies, or has worked as a state bank regulator.; AND
- Experience working in a position that requires knowledge of banking, securities, and other financial and commercial transactions, particularly in the area of international banking, trade finance and securities transactions.; AND
- Experience in serving as a case officer or assisting a case officer who holds assignments regarding regulated industry enforcement matters and communicates with individuals within the enforcement field.


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.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
- Undergo an income tax verification.

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, 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. Your application may be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert.

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
Sensitive Compartmented Information

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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