Attorney-Adviser, CG-0905-14

Washington, D.C
Sep 18, 2021
Sep 23, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Legal Division, Resolution & Receivership Branch, Resolution & Receivership Policy Section of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of providing advice and assistance in connection with resolution of failing and failed insured depository institutions (IDIs) and related entities.

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

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  • Provides advice and counsel on a routine basis to client divisions and other senior management officials on the development of important, formal FDIC policies and positions.
  • Prepares legal memoranda and other legal documents on routine to complex legal issues, sometimes involving questions of first impression and with conflicting precedents, which require extensive research and analysis to resolve.
  • Interprets and applies relevant statutory and regulatory provisions to the development and assessment of policy initiatives.
  • Collaborates to plan, conduct, evaluate, and coordinate extensive and complex legal policy studies and analyses and presents findings, conclusions, options, and recommendations to decision-making and policymaking officials at the highest levels of the FDIC. Provides legal support for agency rulemaking, statements of policy, and implementation of agency rules.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Bar membership required.

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 .

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 defined as providing legal advice on matters relating to the resolution and receivership of failed financial institutions related to federal banking laws including the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the National Bank Act, and banking codes.


There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Additional information

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If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to assess your ability to perform this job.

Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):
  • Ability to provide senior management officials and policymakers, as well as Congressional representatives of other agencies and other policy officials, authoritative legal analyses, advice, and guidance on the most complex, controversial, and precedent-setting issues before the corporation.
  • Ability and skill to demonstrate the effectiveness in researching, analyzing and resolving routine legal issues with the appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to interpret and provide legal advice on issues arising under the laws governing the agency as deposit insurer, as supervisor of insured depository institutions( IDIs), or when resolving failing or failed IDIs and related entities, including statutes, regulations and common law governing IDIs and related entities (i.e., the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act), housing (i.e., the National Housing Act),lending or consumer protection (i.e., Truth-in-Lending Act), securities issuance and sales.
  • Knowledge of general areas of law in which the agency becomes involved as insurer and supervisor of IDIs and when resolving failing or failed IDIs and the ability to analyze issues arising in these areas to determine and recommend possible courses of action in order to establish or maintain consistent policy.

  • 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

    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 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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