Supervisory Regulatory Interpretation Specialist

Washington, D.C
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Full Time


Become part of the team that safeguards the financial system from the abuses of financial crime. At the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), we are at the forefront in preventing and detecting terrorist financing, money laundering, and other financial crime. Serve at the nation's financial intelligence unit and protect the United States financial system from criminals and terrorist financiers.

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As a Supervisory Regulatory Interpretation Specialist, you will:
  • -Plan, identify, and set section-wide objectives and work assignments, including the: issuance of anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) guidance and administrative rulings.
  • -Lead and oversee staff in researching, conceiving, reviewing, coordinating and implementing the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) program activities to assist in the protection of the U.S. financial system from abuse by criminals and terrorists through administration of the regulatory regime of the BSA and international standards.
  • -Ensure that the section's products and presentations are clear, consistent, concise, timely, relevant and accurate.
  • Assist the Director of the Office of Regulatory Policy in leading statutory implementation efforts, including implementation of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020.

Travel Required

25% or less - 01 to 05 nights per month

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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.

4-Security Clearance: This position has been designated National Security Level IV, Special Sensitive and requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain eligibility for a Top Secret (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access. Applicant must meet and continue to adhere to the requirements of a Tier 5 level background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Continued employment with FinCEN is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the Tier 5 level background investigation, the results of which fully meet the FinCEN's special employment criteria. All employees are subject to satisfactory completion of periodic reinvestigation and a continuing life style in conformity with applicable national and FinCEN directives. Any unfavorable information developed during an investigation or other official inquiry may result in termination of employment in accordance with established security policies and procedures.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National

  • Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    GS-15: Specialized Experience (SE) for this position is one year of experience equivalent to the GS-14 in the Federal service.
    SE is defined as leading people and projects related to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), anti-money laundering laws, or other laws related to financial crimes.

    Examples of SE are:

    Leading people and projects related to the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering laws, or other laws related to financial crimes; and
    Formulating and planning regulatory policy programs and initiatives for an organization; and
    Coordinating and collaborating with law enforcement, financial industry representatives, and/or banking regulators to identify issues and areas of concern related to the Bank Secrecy Act, anti-money laundering laws, or other laws related to financial crimes.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    • -We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • -This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • -Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • -We offer opportunities for telework.
    • -We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    • -A one year probationary period may be required.
    • -A one year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required.
    • -Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • -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.
    • -Undergo an income tax verification
    • -Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.

    FinCEN offers flexible work schedules, 11 paid holidays, financial subsidies to employees who use public transportation to commute, in-house training, fitness center reimbursement, alternate work schedules (AWS) and telework opportunities, and eligibility for performance awards. FinCEN also offers attractive health, life, and long-term care insurance programs, and the employees' health insurance contributions are out of pre-tax dollars. Newer employees are covered by a three-tier retirement plan that includes a pre-tax retirement contribution program with matching funds or, as applicable, continuance in the Civil Service Retirement System. Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:

    All candidates will be considered regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, status of a parent, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical/mental disability (if not a job factor), membership, non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact FinCEN, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity on (703) 905-5052 or TDD (703) 905-3838 .

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.
    Rating : This announcement is issued under the "direct-hire" authority. Consistent with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and OPM regulations (5 CFR 337 Subpart B) on direct-hire: All candidates who meet all the qualifications and other eligibility requirements may be referred for consideration. Competitive examining rules providing for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply.

    Referral : All qualified & eligible candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    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 .

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.

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