Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, CG-0301-14/15 Temp Prom NTE 6 Months

Washington, D.C
Apr 20, 2021
Apr 24, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


This position is located in the Division of Risk Management Supervision, Operations Branch of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and will serve as principal assistant and technical advisor to the Deputy Director on a wide variety of complex and sensitive matters involving initiatives of the division.

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

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Plans, priorities, and coordinates the Deputy Director's activities. Serves as a technical authority on planning and resource management or information technology (IT) issues. Provides analytical support and advice to the Deputy Director on short- and long-range priorities, strategies, policies, and long-term problems resistant to solution.

Evaluates planning and resource management policy issues, defines and presents options for the consideration by the supervisor. Identifies problems and prepares reports and analyses to direct attention to corrective alternatives and their feasibility.

Develops initiates and/or directs studies designed to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of RMS' programs. Coordinates and implements special projects involving in-depth research and analysis of technical and policy-related issues.

Prepares speeches, presentations, briefings, memoranda and letters for the Deputy Director or the Director. Represents the organization and participates on high-level projects crossing divisional and organizational lines.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

THIS IS A TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT FOR SIX MONTHS. 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. This assignment may be terminated early or extended based on management's needs. If temporarily promoted, the temporary promotion cannot exceed five (5) years, nor can it be made permanent. If the duration of the assignment 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 exceeds one year (including extensions beyond one year of the initial temporary appointment of one year or less), and the position is in a different Division/Office from the employee's permanent Division/Office, the employee will not be returned to his or her permanent position of record. Instead, the employee will be placed in a 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 the extension of a temporary promotion beyond one (1) year will directly impact the employee's return rights to his or her permanent Division/Office, the employee must concur in advance with any extension of the temporary assignment 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 the 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.

Completion Of Financial Disclosure May Be Required.


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 .

CG-14: To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG-13 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as researching and recommending solutions to issues relating to the financial industry and safety and soundness of banking and financial institutions; procedural and administrative problems; and conducting studies to evaluate resource management and program objectives.

CG-15: To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG-14 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience researching and recommending solutions to issues relating to the financial industry and safety and soundness of banking and financial institutions, procedural and administrative problems; conducting studies to evaluate resource management and program objectives; and serving as a principal assistant, technical advisor and authority to a director or deputy director.

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 based upon Selectee's current permanent duty location. For more on FDIC locality rates, click here.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

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.

1. Knowledge of financial institution supervisory methods, techniques and procedures.

2. Knowledge of safety and soundness principles and related laws, regulations and policies.

3. Skills researching and analyzing technical and policy-related issues of the Division and Corporation.

4. Skills conducting depth analyses involving complex variables and to extend and apply new developments and approaches.

5. Skill in written communication.

6. Skill in oral communication to meet and work with people at all levels of the Corporation, banking regulators and trade associations.

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

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement, may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

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 full performance level applicant has 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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