Cyber & Emergent Issues Specialist

Washington, D.C
Nov 21, 2021
Nov 27, 2021
Full Time

As a Cyber & Emergent Issues Specialist, you will:
  • Perform a range of extremely complex, sensitive assignments concerning the development of cyber and emerging technology used by financial institutions that must comply with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Serve as a technical expert regarding virtual currency, blockchain analytics, and cyber intelligence gathering tools in order to produce sophisticated analyses, assess the darknet, and conduct blockchain analytics and other analysis;
  • Develop training materials and trains other Treasury experts and external stakeholders in effective strategies for various components of effective Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Finance of Terrorism (AML/CFT) measures, particularly those related to virtual currency, blockchain, virtual asset service providers, exchangers, tumblers, and cyber-enabled crimes, etc.
  • Teach and/or advise other analysts in cutting-edge techniques to detect, counter, and deter money laundering and terrorist financing. Coordinate progress with the other U.S. regulators; participates in training courses to improve financial investigations for international stakeholders. Encourage foreign governments to work more closely with each other;
  • Coordinate and engage in outreach efforts, and teach complex concepts to industry, foreign governments, and domestic and foreign associations and organizations at conferences on recommendations to regulate, among other things, non­bank financial institutions and convertible virtual currencies and issues related to blockchain, virtual asset service providers, exchangers, tumblers, and cyber-enabled crimes, etc.;
  • Identify trends and patterns of financial crimes and identifies intelligence gaps, such as identification of AML/CFT vulnerabilities, trends, patterns and methods of illicit finance related to national security and emergent threats, including, but not limited to, terrorist financing, virtual currency, anti-corruption, fraud, transnational organized crime, and other forms of cyber-enabled crime, and recommends strategic priorities and resource allocation based on identified areas of greatest risk.


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.

This position has been designated non-critical sensitive and requires incumbent to obtain and maintain eligibility for a Secret clearance. Must meet and continue to adhere to the requirements of a Tier 3 level background investigation.

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.

    Specialized experience for the GS-13 grade level is defined as one year of experience at the GS-12 grade level, or equivalent, which is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience in ALL of the following:

    - Identifying priority cyber and emergent money laundering and terrorist financing threats to the global financial system; AND
    - Communicating threat information to a wide array of internal and external partners and stakeholders; AND
    - Formulation of recommended responses to identified threats, such as developing and executing trainings.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    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, if you are scheduled to onboard after November 22, 2021. The bureau human resources office will provide information on how to request a legally required exception from this requirement, if applicable. You will be required to provide a copy of written documentation/proof of vaccination such as a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card prior to receiving a final job offer. If you did not receive a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or no longer have it in your possession, contact the provider from which you received your vaccine or your state health department immunization information system. If you fail to provide satisfactory proof of vaccination or to establish entitlement to an exception, you will not be eligible for employment with the agency.

    • 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: No
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
    • A one year 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.

    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 .

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