Examination Specialist (IT Cybersecurity), CG-0570-13/14

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 28, 2021
Closes
Jul 31, 2021
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Division of Complex Institution Supervision & Resolution (CISR), Risk Assessment Branch of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of planning and directing the supervisory efforts of one of the nation's largest and most complex financial institutions.

The incumbent will perform the duties of the position from their current permanent duty location.

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Responsibilities

  • Participates or leads on examinations of LCFI's IT/Cyber functions, including assessing the risk and recommending measures for strengthening and improving the condition of the institution, as appropriate.
  • Responsible for planning and directing supervisory efforts with other agencies at the LCFIs while serving as the point of contact for CISR's regulatory oversight of activities on assignments.
  • Provides expert technical advice to colleagues and other appropriate personnel, and prepares reports, such as updates to supervisory statements, research papers on emerging IT/Cyber technologies; updates to examination procedures and related training materials; and manages and/or provides expertise on subject areas on Division projects.
  • Independently evaluates financial institution's information security and cybersecurity programs and conducts examination, visitation, and/or investigation activities including but not limited to emerging technologies, and/or security incidents.
  • Directs and conducts ongoing analysis and evaluation of LCFIs risk profile and prepares reports and other required correspondence as needed to affect FDIC supervisory responsibilities.
  • Prepares memoranda, reports, and analyses for senior leadership, internally and externally, relating to offsite monitoring programs, or examination follow‐up including remediation actions associated with regulatory recommendations.
  • Serves as an expert and consultant to senior management of FDIC and LCFIs and effectively communicates with these management officials to resolve questions, complaints, and inquires. Initiates and maintains cooperative and collaborative relationships with other Federal and State Agencies.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



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

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

Qualifications

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-13: To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the 12 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience participating in on-site examination activities and conducting on-site or off-site horizontal risk analyses that identify, measure, and analyze risk levels across financial institutions. On-site examination and horizontal risk analysis activities consist of IT/cyber and at least ONE of the following: credit risk, trading, counterparty risk, foreign exposures, liquidity risk, earnings performance, capital adequacy, or operational risk.

CG-14 To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the 13 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience participating in on-site examination activities and conducting on-site or off-site horizontal risk analyses that identify, measure, and analyze risk levels across financial institutions. On-site examination and horizontal risk analysis activities consist of IT/cyber and at least TWO of the following: credit risk, trading, counterparty risk, foreign exposures, liquidity risk, earnings performance, capital adequacy, or operational risk.

Must be a commissioned risk management examiner.

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.

Education

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.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, 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.
Exceptions:
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.

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 the on‐site examination and supervision process of LCFIs including of those exhibiting problem characteristics, and ability to direct, coordinate, and review the work of others.
2. Knowledge of financial institution analysis, including assessing credit risk, capital, liquidity, earnings, and market risk, knowledge of risk management processes, audit procedures, and examination and supervision methodologies, techniques, and procedures applicable to LCFIs.
3. Knowledge of IT/Cyber supervisory methods, techniques, and procedures, including enforcement matters.
4. Knowledge of IT/Cyber audit techniques and internal control requirements necessary to examine large and complex information systems.
5. Skill conducting advanced analyses of large, complex financial institutions to identify emerging problems/trends and develop written analyses and reports related to complex financial, market risk, and capital markets issues to a variety of audiences, with a variety of subject matter knowledge and backgrounds, within and outside the Corporation.
6. Skill developing and delivering oral presentations on complex financial, market risk, and capital markets issues to a variety of audiences both within and outside the Corporation.

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
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

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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