Financial Analyst (Policy)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Apr 03, 2021
Closes
Apr 10, 2021
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Financial Analyst (Policy) supports the development of supervisory and regulatory policy and assessment of the safety and soundness of the regulated entities. The incumbent conducts research and prepares analyses of the financial performance and risk exposure of the regulated entities and trends in the broader mortgage market and financial markets.
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Responsibilities

Office of Regulatory Policy and Programs

The Office of Regulatory Policy and Programs (ORPP) develops policy guidance and regulations and assesses related program matters affecting the FHLBanks, in collaboration with other offices and divisions. ORPP analyzes and responds to corporate applications from the FHLBanks (including new business activity notices, capital plan amendments, and ad-hoc requests), develops and issues guidance for the FHLBanks and examination staff (such as advisory bulletins and examination modules), prepares quarterly capital adequacy notifications pursuant to FHFA's responsibilities for "prompt corrective action," leads the development of DBR supervisory priorities, and serves as the point of contact for fraud reporting. ORPP also develops regulations with the Office of General Counsel and advises the senior executives of DBR on regulatory and supervisory policy matters.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Reviews and analyzes corporate applications and other submissions from the FHLBanks involving matters of established policy or limited scope. Collaborates with other functional units and uses appropriate analytical tools and evaluative approaches to identify options, document work, and make recommendations to senior agency officials.

Contributes to the development of guidance on policy issues or supervision matters. Researches, identifies, evaluates, and analyzes established topics and emerging issues involving the regulated entities or supervision policy. Develops information papers and documents to support program operations or policy positions; documents assumptions, methodologies, and procedures; prepares regulatory filings or required reports; and contributes to the development of regulations, policy statements, advisory bulletins, and related guidance.

May plan, conduct, and coordinate the collection of financial data and information to support analytic reviews and development of policy.

Presents the results of projects within his/her area of responsibility to technical audiences, agency staff, and agency officials.

Serves as a team member on policy-related research projects, including assignments requiring specialized subject matter expertise. May serve as project leader for projects of defined scope or for components of larger projects.

Represents the office in meetings and discussions with financial analysts and staff of other agencies, the regulated entities, private organizations, or banking regulatory agencies.

Works collaboratively with colleagues within and outside the office on projects or working groups. Communicates analyses and conclusions to colleagues/ management in the office and to senior agency officials. Develops knowledge and understanding of agency regulations and guidance and keeps current on developments affecting assigned projects.

Participates in drafting, reviewing, revising, and implementing changes to the operations, processes, and work product within the unit or office to help improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
  • ***SF 50's are now required ( only current FHFA employees are exempt). Please include one showing your tenure and competitive status. You will not be considered without this.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation


Qualifications

Qualifying experience for the EL/GS-09 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to EL/GS 07 which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying experience for the EL-11 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to EL-09(GS-09) which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Qualifying experience for the EL-12 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to EL-11(GS-11) which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Examples of specialized experience includes the following:

Required: Researched, identified, evaluated, and analyzed financial or housing-related issues.

Required: Assisted in planning, conducting, and coordinating the collection of information or financial data to support analytic reviews or development of policy.

Assisted in the development of regulations, policy statements, advisory bulletins, and/or related guidance.

Participated in research efforts and analyzed financial performance.

Assisted with researching, identifying, evaluating, and analyzing emerging issues involving housing or supervision policy.

Participated in the development of supervisory and regulatory policy and assessment of the safety and soundness of financial or housing market institutions.

Participated in drafting, reviewing, revising, or implementing changes to the operations, processes, and work products within a work unit or office to help improve efficiency and effectiveness.

The level of supervision decreases and knowledge needed increases as the grade level increases.

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.

Education

ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans .

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability (physical or mental), age (40 years of age or over), genetic information, parental status, marital status, prior protected EEO activity, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION:

FHFA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would pose an undue hardship on the Agency. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify FHFA at (202) 649-3963. The Agency's decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Ethics: FHFA employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions. In addition, certain FHFA employees are prohibited from accepting compensation from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a two-year period after terminating employment with FHFA. Furthermore, to avoid financial conflicts-of interest or the appearance of conflicts-of-interest, FHFA employees may need to divest or sell certain assets they, their spouse, or minor children own or control, including securities issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Banks. Employees who work on Federal Home Loan Bank issues may need to sell or divest financial interests with any of the Federal Home Loan Bank members, which may include stock in bank holding companies, insurance companies, and other financial services firms. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Office of General Counsel at (202) 649-3088.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be rated based on your responses to the job specific questionnaire and assigned a score ranging from 70 to 100 points. The top ten candidates, and those tied for the tenth spot, will be referred for selection. All qualified non-competitive applicants will be referred.

Competencies:

Policy Analysis
Financial Analysis
Oral Communication
Writing

To preview the assessment questionnaire:
https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11071489

All of the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references or through other means, such as the interview process. This verification could occur at any stage of the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

2. ***SF 50's are now required (only current FHFA employees are exempt). Please include one that shows your tenure and competitive status. You will not be considered without this. The SF 50 should show highest grade held on a permanent basis in the competitive service.

3. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education are REQUIRED
  • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/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.)


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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