Deputy Enforcement Director for Litigation

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 14, 2021
Closes
Oct 19, 2021
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ENFORCEMENT. As a Deputy Enforcement Director for Litigation, you will manage a group of approximately twenty to thirty attorneys and paralegals enforcing Federal consumer financial laws and prosecuting cases through administrative or court action.

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Responsibilities

As a Deputy Enforcement Director for Litigation, you will:
  • Participate fully with the Enforcement Director in planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating CFPB's Enforcement programs.
  • Lead development and implementation of all necessary policies, procedures, and guidelines for conducting investigations, initiating administrative proceedings, and bringing judicial actions to ensure informed and effective decision-making and efficient operations.
  • Manage a substantial number of attorneys engaged in enforcement matters concerning depository and non-depository entities.
  • Plan overall approach to the conduct of investigations, litigation of cases, and the negotiation of settlements, including determining legal tactics for pursuing prioritized enforcement objectives.
  • Coordinate with other Bureau components, including CFPB's Research, Markets, Rulemaking, Legal, Fair Lending, Supervision, and Consumer Education and Engagement functions to ensure that enforcement activities are carried out to support CFPB's legal authorities and Enforcement Office goals.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
71

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
  • A Public Trust background investigation will be required.
  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. Please do not submit any vaccine documentation at this time. If you are selected for a position at the Bureau, additional information will be provided regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

    Due to COVID-19, the Bureau is currently in a maximum telework posture through at least January 15, 2022. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office and maximum telework is revoked, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework on a routine or situational basis in accordance with the Bureau's telework policy.

    Qualifications

    1. Law Degree: Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent.
    2. Bar Membership: Applicants must be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    For the CN-71
    • Seven (7) years of legal experience. Such experience must include experience as a licensed attorney in order to be creditable, one of which is at or equivalent to the CN-60 (GS-14); OR
    • You must have thirty-six (36) months of specialized experience at the CN-60 level (equivalent to the GS-14 level) that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position.

    Specialized Experience:
    • For this position, specialized experience must show possession of significant public and/or private legal experience that demonstrates experience analyzing complex legal and policy regulatory issues involving multiple stakeholders and using that analytical ability to arrive at optimal solutions; AND
    • Extensive litigation experience; AND
    • Experience leading, managing and motivating a highly trained legal staff; AND
    • Knowledge and understanding of laws governing enforcement and litigation of federal consumer laws, and related legislative processes, is highly desirable.


    A new hire's direct and overall experience are critical factors in determining a salary offer, it is important that your resume fully reflects all of your work experience. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau determines the salary offer for each selectee based primarily on three key factors:
    • The selectee's directly related experience at the same level as the position
    • The selectee's overall experience in a particular industry or area
    • The salaries of other Bureau employees in similar positions and with similar levels of experience.

    We also take the selectee's skill set into account. Applicants should note that salary offers seldom fall near the upper end of the salary range as listed in this vacancy announcement. Salary may be set from the minimum of the salary range to the midpoint of the salary range. In some instances, based on a selectee's extensive experience directly related to the position, salary may be set at or above the mid-point up to the maximum salary for that band level. See information on our base pay ranges and salary structure.

    Education

    Law Degree: Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent.

    Additional information

    OTHER INFORMATION:
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    • All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, parental status, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    • Bureau employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at www.oge.gov. In addition, employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (5 CFR 9401), which, among other things, prohibit an employee or the employee's spouse or minor child from owning or controlling a debt or equity interest in an entity supervised by the Bureau. Regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review the Bureau ethics regulations and a summary of the regulations at www.consumerfinance.gov. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Bureau Ethics Office at EthicsHelp@cfpb.gov .
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A trial period may be required.
    • Public Trust - Background Investigation will be required.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
    • Applicants must be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Our comprehensive benefits are among the most generous in the federal government. They include:- Challenging and rewarding work benefiting American consumers - Opportunities for development and advancement- Comprehensive Federal health, vision, dental, life, and long-term care insurance programs- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201706_cfpb_benefits.pdf

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments, with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all the qualification requirements. The assessment questions are for information gathering purposes only.

    Veterans preference is not applied but considered a positive factor.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.
    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference as a positive factor, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

    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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