Attorney-Advisor, CG-0905-13/14

Washington, D.C
Oct 14, 2021
Oct 15, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Legal Division, Supervision, Legislation & Enforcement Branch, Legislation, Regulations & Policy Section, Legislation Unit, of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of identifying and assessing risks to the FDIC, and represents and advocates for the agency in external venues.

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

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  • Serves as a team member and assists in developing and drafting proposed and highly-specialized, complex, and sometimes controversial final rules, regulations, policy statements, and guidelines implementing or interpreting provisions of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and other financial institution legislation, or addressing financial institution supervisory issues.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates the desirability, feasibility, and administrative impact of legislative proposals affecting the FDIC's responsibilities as deposit insurer, financial institution supervisor and regulator, receiver, government agency and employer, among others.
  • Prepares legal advisory opinions advising the Board of Directors, the Chairman, RMS, DCP, DIR, CISR, the Division of Resolutions and Receiverships (DRR), the Division of Finance (DOF), the Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA), and other FDIC divisions and offices of the interpretation, construction, and enforceability of provisions of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and other statutes and regulations applicable to financial institutions that are insured, examined, supervised, or regulated by the FDIC.
  • Participates in the formulation of significant, complex, and often precedential, corporate policies through legal analysis of major policy issues affecting financial institution supervision and through the development of agency regulations for adoption by the Board of Directors.
  • Ensures that rules, regulations, policy statements, and other issuances developed by all agency staff comply with all applicable legal and technical requirements (e.g., Administrative Procedure Act, Paperwork Reduction Act, and Regulatory Flexibility Act), and provides legal opinions regarding the application of such laws.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Bar membership required.

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

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 .

CG13: 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 defined as drafting memoranda and legal documents and conducting legal research and analysis relating to financial services or other legislation affecting government agency policies and procedures.

CG14: 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 analyzing legislation related to financial-services or other legislation affecting government agency policies and procedures, and analyzing and drafting regulations, policies, legal memoranda, opinion letters and other legal documents.


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. Candidates who are eligible for veterans' preference will receive 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):
  • Knowledge of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, consumer financial protection laws, and implementing regulations.
  • Ability to draft memoranda, legal opinions, and regulations, and perform research.
  • Ability to use this knowledge to provide senior management officials and policymakers, as well as Congressional committees, heads of other agencies and other policy officials, authoritative legal analyses, advice, and assistance on the controversial, and precedent-setting issues before the organization.
  • Ability to effectively conduct research that includes analyzing and resolving legal and policy issues and to communicate such matters clearly and logically in written presentations, with appropriate recommendations.
  • Knowledge of the Administrative Procedure Act, the Congressional Review Act, the Paperwork Reduction Act, and the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

  • 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

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here . (Note: Veterans must submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, SF-15, etc.) to demonstrate veterans' preference eligibility.)

    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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