Community Affairs Assistant
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Chicago, IL

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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most respected forces in America's financial community. Our mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.

The FDIC is ranked as the Number #1 best place to work in the Federal Government.

This position is located in the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, Chicago Regional Office Community Affairs Branch, Chicago, IL, of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The incumbent will provide support to the Community Affairs staff by performing various tasks necessary to carry out the mission of the national and regional Community Affairs Program (CAP).
  • Employment Conditions
  • This position requires occasional overnight travel.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Registration with the Selective Service.

DUTIES: The Community Affairs Assistant will be responsible for providing timely verbal and written reports to the supervisor on a variety of Community Affairs projects. The incumbent will be responsible for the preparation of correspondence and communications to be used for community outreach and networking activities such as routine letters, brochures, logos, training material, and other graphics for various marketing or information tools. The incumbent will serve as a point of contact for information exchange for various Community Affairs project initiatives that are non-controversial in nature. Attends meetings with community and faith-based organizations, government officials, bankers, and other entities for the purpose of building alliance memberships or otherwise promoting the goals and objectives of the Community Affairs Program (CAP). Processes orders and requests for Money Smart and other initiatives both on a national and regional level. Incumbent will assist with the development and production of training and assists with delivery of Money Smart Training and Train-the-Trainer sessions. Incumbent must be available for periodic travel and may occasionally be required to participate in outside outreach events or attend schools, conferences, and workshops conducted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/CG-6 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as providing administrative support for outreach events, meetings, conferences and training workshops; conducting research and summarizing information; drafting correspondence; compiling reports; tracking activities or projects to completion; and responding to inquiries and requests. Such experience must demonstrate proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software to include Word, Access, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint to prepare written materials, design marketing material, create slides and presentations, and create and manage mailing lists.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) for this position by the closing date OR within 30 calendar days of the closing date to be eligible for this position.

Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) or ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position. For more information, click here .

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

Low Risk Position - National Agency Check Investigation (NACI) required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

1) Ability to use a computer including database, word processing, publishing and spreadsheet programs.

2) Ability to develop written and oral reports that convey information relating to the position.

3) Ability to conduct research, summarize information, and make recommendations.

4) Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality when required working with sensitive documents and information.

5) General knowledge of the compliance examination program and consumer protection laws; the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA); the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA); the Fair Housing Act (FHA); the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA); and their implementing regulations.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.

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BENEFITS: In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC offers additional benefits to its employees. These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors. To find out more, click here .

Applicants external to the FDIC will not receive relocation benefits. Current FDIC employees may be provided relocation benefits in accordance with FDIC's General Travel Regulations.

OTHER INFORMATION: Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

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