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Job Vacancy Announcement - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Close Date: 10/18/2
Original message from: AngHarris@fdic.gov
Hiring Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Announcement Number: 2010-HQD-B2232
Vacancy Description: Community Affairs Specialist,
Open Period: 09/24/2010 - 10/18/2010
Salary: $78,841.00 TO $154,146.00
Promotion Potential: CG-14
Duty Locations: (NOTE: There are four (4) positions to be filled from
the locations below).
1 vacancy in Atlanta, GA
1 vacancy in Boston metro [Braintree], MA
1 vacancy in Kansas City, MO
1 vacancy in Hartford metro [Rocky Hill], CT
1 vacancy in Tampa, FL
1 vacancy in Ft. Lauderdale metro [Sunrise], FL
1 vacancy in Lexington, KY
1 vacancy in Detroit metro [Livonia], MI
1 vacancy in Columbus Field Office, OH
For more information, Visit: http://www.fdic.gov/about/jobs/index.html
or Contact: Robert Lorgeree, 781-794-5778 firstname.lastname@example.org
Who May Apply: All US Citizens. Applicants with federal status should
apply to the "Public Status Positions" announcement 2010-HQ-B2231 for
this same vacancy. Merit Promotion referrals will not include applicants
to this announcement.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most
respected forces in America's financial community. Our mission is to
maintain stability of and public confidence in the nation's financial
system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial
institutions, and managing receiverships.
FDIC ranks first among federal employers for pay, benefits, and a
family-friendly work culture.
These positions are located in the Division of Supervision and Consumer
Protection, in the Community Affairs Section of the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of Community
Generally, salary is set at minimum shown above. However, candidates who
have earned more than the minimum rate for directly related work may
request that the FDIC consider offering a higher rate within the pay
range. Such requests may be made after the candidate's selection for the
position and will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance
with the business needs of the Corporation and in consideration of the
median earnings for current employees.
The range of pay shown is the basic pay for this position. Note that the
pay is supplemented by locality adjustment reflecting differences
between FDIC and non-Federal cost-of-labor for each FDIC duty station.
The locality adjustments for these duty locations range from a low of
3.39% to a high of 22.80%; the total salary would be the basic rate of
pay plus supplemental locality adjustment. Please click on the following
link to view: FDIC Locality Rates
* Incumbent may be relocated to any duty location to meet management
* This position requires occasional overnight travel.
* Applicants may choose to be considered for up to three duty locations.
Position Information: Competitive service. Fulltime. This is a
The Incumbent will:
Represent the FDIC and Division as a speaker or participant at events,
interagency task forces, committees and working groups related to
community development, CRA/fair lending and consumer protection,
including meetings and forums with bankers, community organizations and
Conduct meetings, briefings and presentations to senior management,
supervisors and others concerning major corporate policy initiatives,
involving highly sensitive and controversial subjects before others with
opposing viewpoints and conflicting goals.
Serve as a point of contact and information exchange between the public,
the financial industry and FDIC divisions and offices to share knowledge
of activities and resolve issues related to CRA, fair lending, community
development, consumer protection laws and regulations and program
Successfully manage multiple projects, with varying timeframes and
priority levels, compile reports and maintain data related to program
activities and initiatives.
Develop material and conduct training for financial institutions, the
public, FDIC staff and others with respect to CRA, Fair Lending,
community development and program initiatives.
Qualifications and Evaluations:
Core to the FDIC's mission is its ability to promote and maintain the
public's trust and confidence in our nation's financial system. Given
its public trust role, the FDIC expects all of its employees to uphold
the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct. As a condition
of employment with the FDIC, job applicants will be required to complete
an Applicant Certification Statement prior to receiving an offer of
employment. This certification form requires applicants to provide
information that will assist the FDIC in determining whether a
candidate's prior employment and financial history would create an
ethical conflict with the FDIC's mission. The FDIC is prohibited from
employing any person who does not meet its minimum competence,
experience, integrity and fitness requirements. Failure to complete the
Applicant Certification Statement in a timely and truthful manner will
result in a determination of ineligibility for employment with the FDIC.
Under law, FDIC may not employ any person who has:
1) been convicted of any felony;
2) been removed from, or prohibited from participating in the affairs
of any insured depository institution pursuant to any final enforcement
action by any appropriate Federal banking agency;
3) demonstrated a pattern or practice of defalcation regarding
obligations to insured depository institutions; or
4) caused a substantial loss, in an amount in excess of $50,000, to
Federal deposit insurance funds.
FDIC employees, their spouses, and minor children are also prohibited
from acquiring, owning, or controlling, directly or indirectly, a
security of an FDIC-insured depository institution, or an affiliate of
an FDIC-insured depository institution.
Only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa
and Swains Island) are eligible for appointment to competitive service
Moderate Risk Position--Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) Required.
Applicants tentatively selected for this position must complete a
Confidential Financial Disclosure OGE-450 prior to receiving an official
offer from the Human Resources Branch.
Candidates who are tentatively identified for appointment must meet
suitability requirements for Federal employment prior to appointment.
FDIC will request applicant to provide additional information, including
a credit statement release, prior to making a formal offer of
employment, as required by 12 CFR Part 336.
An applicant who accepts and occupies this position and who holds a
license related to real estate, appraisals, securities, or insurance,
including but not limited to a real estate broker's license, a mortgage
broker's license, a financial planner license, and a real estate
appraiser license, is prohibited from using such license in matters
involving or related to real estate, appraisals, securities, or
insurance, other than in the performance of his or her official duties,
for the production of income.
Candidates eligible for CTAP or ICTAP will be determined to be
well-qualified if they achieve a score of 85 points or higher. More
information on http://www.fdic.gov/about/jobs/jobs_ctap_ictap.html
To qualify at the CG-301-13 level the applicant must have one year of
specialized experience equivalent to a Grade 12 in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is experience that has provided knowledge of and
the ability to perform work related to community development, Community
Reinvestment Act (CRA), fair lending, compliance/consumer protection
functions, or financial institution supervision.
To qualify at the CG-301-14 level the applicant must have one year of
specialized experience equivalent to a Grade 13 in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is experience in or the ability to perform review
and analysis of policy and regulatory issues related to community
development, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), fair lending,
compliance/consumer protection functions, or financial institution
How You Will Be Evaluated:
Applicants will be evaluated on responses to quality ranking factors
described in vacancy questions. The applicants' answers will be
validated against information provided in their resumes, including their
paid or volunteer experience, education, training, and certifications.
The score awarded will be augmented by additional points for applicants
who are eligible for and claim veterans preference.
Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate
the following knowledge, skill and abilities/competencies (KSAs):
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and
communications with a variety of people at all levels within the
Corporation, among financial industry stakeholders, consumer segments,
community groups and others to promote programmatic mission, goals and
Skill in oral communications to effectively resolve questions and
discuss proposals and policies dealing with fair lending and other
consumer protection laws and regulations.
Skill in written communication to prepare presentations to convey
information and issues to groups with diverse levels of understanding.
Comprehensive knowledge of laws regulations and examination policies
pertaining to compliance, CRA, fair lending and consumer protection
Knowledge of structure, functions and operations of the financial
services industry and bank regulatory agencies.
You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the
on-line questions will serve as responses to the KSAs.
How to Apply:
The first step is registering as a user of FDIC Careers and then
responding to all of the vacancy questions. During registration you will
be required to establish a password. It is essential that you verify
before noon of the closing date that you have access to your FDIC
Careers account to ensure you are able to complete your application on
time. If you are locked out of your account, you must call
1-866-656-6831 or email email@example.com between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.,
E.T. or call Monday-Friday. Each account is linked to a unique SSN;
therefore, you cannot create a new account as a work-around to a lost
password. Creating a false SSN or using another's is prohibited under 18
We encourage you to review the resume that you load in FDIC Careers and
update it to accurately reflect your current experience, providing
specifics that will help us verify the responses provided to the vacancy
questions. If you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your
description of experience and/or education or your application is
incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
Check below for any documentation needs that may be relevant to your
Only applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of the closing
date via the FDIC Careers site will be accepted.
Exceptions will be made in the instance of handicap accommodation
specific to problems with using a computer or extreme hardship cases in
accessing technology. Applicants requesting an exception from on-line
application must contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in the
vacancy announcement prior to 12:00--noon local time on the closing
date. Approved applicants will receive a complete paper application
package which includes the same vacancy questions as those applying
on-line, to be completed and returned within timeframes as specified in
the package. Alternate applications submitted without prior approval
will not be accepted for this announcement.
You will be referred to the hiring officials for a duty location if your
score places you among the best qualified who expressed interest in the
location. You many elect to be considered for as many duty locations are
you want, but you will be referred for no more than one site at a time.
You will be referred to the hiring officials for up to a maximum of
three of these duty locations if your score places you among the best
qualified who expressed interest in the location. You may elect to be
considered for fewer or more than three duty locations, but you must
select at least one location.
Please review information about types of documentation that may apply to
your application. If you claim special hiring eligibility, you will need
to provide supplemental documentation. For VRA and 30% disabled
veterans, please check the information at our Veterans Employment link;
for the disabled, please check the information at our People with
Disabilities link. Both of these links are displayed at the top of the
Careers home page.
All supplemental documents required to establish your eligibility or
entitlement to any type of consideration need to be received by the
closing date. If you encounter a delay in meeting the cut-off, contact
the HR specialist noted in this announcement by noon of the closing date
to request an extension. Late filing of documentation will not be
accepted without the prior approval of the specialist. Submit your
documentation using the fax coversheet that you will be prompted to
printout at the end of the application process.
Veterans' preference eligibles must submit a copy of their DD214 which
shows complete service dates and character of service (Member Copy 4),
and other documentation as appropriate, as explained on the Veterans
Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility should review requirements at
the CTAP/ICTAP http://www.fdic.gov/about/jobs/jobs_ctap_
Documents required to establish eligibility include a copy of the agency
RIF notice or certificate of expected separation, your most recent
performance appraisal, and your most recent SF-50 showing position,
grade level and duty location.
What to Expect Next:
Applicants should sign in to the FDIC Careers system to monitor the
status of their application.
The FDIC offers a comprehensive package of employee benefits and
worklife programs. Some benefits are at no cost while others involve a
premium or contribution, often on a pre-tax basis. Your type of
appointment determines the benefits for which you are eligible.
Enrollment in the Federal Employees Retirement System. Federal Thrift
Savings Plan and FDIC 401(k) Plan, both with employer matching funds.
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts. Federal and FDIC
Life Insurance Programs, Federal health insurance and FDIC dental and
vision plans; for permanent appointments only, long-term disability
insurance. Thirteen paid sick leave days annually, including sick leave
usage options for family-related reasons. Ten paid holidays per year.
Thirteen paid days of vacation for the first 3 years of federal service,
increasing to 20 days for more than 3 to 15 years of service, and 26
days for more than 15 years of federal service. Transit Subsidy Program
for employees who commute via public transportation. WorkLife Programs
and Services, including: teleworking, alternative work schedules,
Information and Referral Services and Elder Care Support Services.
Business Casual Dress Code. Clinical Support Services. Supplemental
pay and support for activated Reserve and Guard members.
Additional selections may be made from applicants to this position to
fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement, as
allowed by regulation.
Please read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for
Federal employment under the following link:
If selected from a DEU certificate or this is your first federal
appointment, you will be required to serve a one-year probationary