Community Development Expert-NB-301-6

Washington, D.C
Oct 27, 2021
Nov 03, 2021
Full Time

As a Community Development Expert, you will:
  • Serve as a technical expert on community and economic development writing and outreach projects. Design and coordinate the preparation of final reports, analyses or outreach strategies, and present results to diverse high-level audiences.
  • Provide analysis/advice in areas of expertise to division management team, and research/draft memoranda and position papers in areas of expertise, responding to questions posed by them.
  • Organize OCC events, prepare publications, write technical reports and articles and develop or use other tools to assist banks in meeting community development and housing credit needs and fair lending obligations.
  • Represent the division on OCC or interagency taskforces that analyze major policy issues affecting the financial system, and analyze/recommend policy options.
  • Prepare responses to requests regarding OCC policy positions from the industry, bank customer groups, congressional staff, officials from other government and regulatory agencies and the public.
  • Represent the OCC before bank trade associations, national banks, and government agencies to articulate OCC policies and promote community development and reinvestment.
  • Provide information/advice to national bank examiners, OCC policy makers and government agencies on community and economic development trends opportunities and programs that affect the banking industry and consumers.
  • Review and analyze applications for community development and reinvestment impact and for compliance with federal regulations and policies, such as public welfare investments and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).


Conditions of Employment

  • 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 8, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency.
  • This position is included in the bargaining unit.
  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a background investigation (unless already completed).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • 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.
  • Travel occasionally
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • File an OCC Financial Disclosure Form.
  • Complete a financial disclosure review and resolve any ethics issues.
  • Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.


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

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the NB-V band level or GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
  • Knowledge of and experience in community and economic development financing programs and banking industry practices; AND
  • Experience conducting research and analyses to write reports and publish/present papers and articles on community and economic development finance topics.

The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure any credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.


Education cannot be used to qualify for this position.

Additional information

  • Salary range includes 22.26% geographical pay.
  • If you are a current OCC employee who previously received a waiver determination permitting you to retain bank securities due to extenuating circumstances, please note that this determination may be rescinded if the nature of your duties changes. We strongly suggest that you discuss the potential implications of any change in duties on a prior securities determination with your ethics official.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more positions.
  • Click all links in this vacancy announcement to view additional information and instructions.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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