Review Examiner, CG-0570-13/14 (Temporary Promotion NTE 6 months)

Washington, D.C
Feb 28, 2021
Mar 08, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Division of Risk Management Supervision, Supervisory Examinations, Anti-Money Laundering and Cyber Fraud Branch of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of policy development and administration of examination programs and related activities for anti-money laundering programs.

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

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  • Responsible for policy development and administration of examination programs and related activities for anti-money laundering programs, Bank Secrecy Act ("BSA"), counter-financing of terrorism ("CFT").
  • Monitors trends and important developments in the banking industry that might indicate the need for supervisory action.
  • Reviews and analyzes BSA/AML reports of examination, including those containing substantive problems.
  • Participates in examination program(s) assigned to the AML Section, including maintenance of examination policies and procedures and review of completed reports of examination for quality and consistency.
  • Assists in the development and presentation of training material including serving as an instructor for certain training programs.
  • Informs of new legislation and major changes in applicable regulations, technological developments and similar matters, as these relate to the BSA/AML examination process and broader supervisory functions related to these areas.
  • Serves as a resource to Regional Offices and examiners on matters related to the BSA/AML examination programs and policy. Assists stakeholders in applying, clarifying and interpreting BSA/AML reporting requirements.
  • Establishes and maintains liaison relationships with the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Department of the Treasury, other Federal Banking Agencies, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN"), U.S. Department of State and other investigatory agencies related to BSA/AML/CFT matters.
  • Processes, reviews and analyzes suspicious activity reports generated in the course of bank examinations, visitations, and investigations.
  • Replies to correspondence and inquiries from examining personnel, banks, government agencies businesses and other members of the public on matters pertaining to any of the AML Section's functions.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

THIS IS A TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT NOT TO EXCEED ONE YEAR. The selectee will be given a temporary promotion if eligible or be placed on a lateral detail if already serving at the advertised grade level on a permanent basis. It temporarily promoted, the temporary assignment may be ended earlier or extended for up to five (5) years based on management's needs. It may also be made permanent without further competition. If the temporary assignment is not made permanent and its duration is one year or less, the employee will be returned to a position that is comparable to his or her permanent position (i.e., same series, grade, and duty location) in the same or successor Division/Office. If, however, the temporary assignment is not made permanent, is to a position in a different Division/Office from the employee's permanent Division/Office, and exceeds one year (including extensions beyond one year of the initial appointment of one year or less), the employee will not be returned to his or her permanent position of record. Instead, the employee will be placed in a permanent position comparable to his or her permanent position of record (at the same grade and pay) in the Division/Office and duty location where the temporary assignment is located. Since an extension of a temporary promotion beyond one (1) year will directly impact the employee's return rights to his or her permanent Division/Office and duty location, the employee must concur in advance with any extension of the temporary promotion beyond one (1) year.

At the end of the temporary promotion (if temporarily promoted), the employee's basic pay will be set at the rate received prior to being temporarily promoted, regardless of length of the temporary promotion. The pay rate shall be increased to reflect pay increases (if any) received while temporarily promoted, as long as the resulting rate does not exceed the new range maximum.


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 .

To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG/GS-12 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as:

CG-13 - Specialized experience is experience performing review and analysis of examinations of insured depository institutions for financial crimes such as money laundering, financial terrorism or other illicit financial activities.

CG-14 - Specialized experience is experience performing review and analysis of policy development and administration of examination programs of insured depository institutions for financial crimes such as money laundering, financial terrorism or other illicit financial activities.

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 6.68% to a high of 47.85%. 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.

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.

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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.
  • Knowledge of banking regulation and examination programs and procedures, Federal organization, rules, regulations, policies and law relating to bank examinations, and other areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to review and evaluate BSA/AML examination report findings to detect and analyze problems, as well as determine consistency in report preparation.
  • Ability to organize and supervise projects, including monitoring and coordinating component parts into a coherent and comprehensive whole.
  • Knowledge of information systems fundamentals related to safety and soundness examinations and enforcement actions.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff and management at all levels, within and outside the FDIC.
  • Ability to make written reports to relate findings and recommendations and identify problems.

  • 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
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    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 promotion potential level 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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