Senior Policy Specialist, CG-1101-15

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 13, 2021
Closes
Oct 15, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Division of Complex Institution Supervision and Resolution (CISR), Policy and Data Analytics Branch, of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in developing resolution strategies under Title II of the DFA, in the event failure under bankruptcy could threaten the financial stability of the United States.

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

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Responsibilities

  • Interprets and applies applicable FDIC rules and regulations and regulatory guidelines in the development and assessment of policy initiatives.
  • Advises senior management on policies and strategies for the development, review, analysis, and evaluation of resolutions plans associated with large complex financial institutions.
  • Performs a wide variety of analytical, evaluative activities in the development and assessment of FDIC policy related to Title I and Title II.
  • Develops and drafts rulemakings and other legal documents in consultation with the Legal Division pertaining to CISR activities.
  • Prepares materials and provides support in cooperation with the Legal Division for corporate legislative efforts and internal initiatives relating to Title I and Title II.
  • Prepares speeches, testimonies, briefing documents and other materials for the Deputy Director and other senior FDIC officials dealing with large complex financial institutions matters.
  • Responds to correspondence and inquiries from domestic and international regulatory and supervisory personnel, bankers, government officials and members of the public.
  • Maintains cooperative relationships with staff of other Divisions and Offices within the Corporation, officials of other supervisory and regulatory agencies including the OCC, Federal Reserve, CFTC, SEC and Treasury Department, foreign authorities, and representatives of financial institutions and private industry.
  • Leads multi-divisional teams that are cross-divisional and cross-CISR groups.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some overnight travel may be required.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

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 .

To qualify, applicants must have completed at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG/GS-14 grade level or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as leading or playing a principal role in evaluating policies and strategies affecting financial market utilities; developing or analyzing financial market utilities (e.g. central counterparties) regulatory policies and laws; and/or coordinating related public policy efforts regarding financial stability or resolution related issues for financial market utilities.

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.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 "well qualified" for this position. For more information, Click Here .

Education

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

Additional information

There is one position to be filled in either of the three advertised locations.

Writing sample may be conducted at the time of interview.

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary or trial period as applicable to appointment type.

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

The range of pay shown includes base pay plus supplemental locality adjustments. The locality rates for these duty locations range from a low of 21.93% 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.

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 laws and regulations governing financial institution resolution and receivership or bankruptcy, which may include receivership law, bridge entities, resolution strategies and creditor claims.
2. Knowledge of financial derivatives, complex structured finance activities, and trading-book activities.
3. Skill developing policy related to complex banking supervision, crisis management and recovery/resolution-related matters applicable to banks and/or non-banks.
4. Ability to plan, coordinate, direct and review the work of a team of professionals, and to manage ongoing projects to ensure accuracy and timeliness of results.
5. Knowledge of the following: capital markets, global financial markets, and large complex financial institutions and their operations or laws and regulations governing them.
6. Ability to communicate/respond to complex, controversial and problematic issues.

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:

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA) ELIGIBLES AND SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES FOR VETERANS: If you are applying for consideration under VEOA and special hiring authorities for veterans, click here . You must submit documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) to demonstrate veterans' eligibility.

SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: If you are applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation, however; the letter MUST clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority and that your eligibility is based on a severe physical disability; an intellectual disability; or a psychiatric disability. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g., VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST INCLUDE: a statement that you are eligible based on one of the following: severe physical disability, an intellectual disability, or a psychiatric disability. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters, click here , and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here . Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.

INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP): If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here .

CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLES WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS: A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). If reinstatement eligible include your Career/Career conditional SF-50. To be considered as a non-competitive eligible candidate, 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.

NONCOMPETITIVE CONVERSION ELIGIBLES UNDER A PATHWAYS PROGRAM: If you are applying under this noncompetitive conversion authority, you must provide proof of program completion. A letter from your current agency certifying completion is acceptable documentation.

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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