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Invest in your nation's future, make a difference in your community...gain from the experience. At the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) you're not just a number, working to make quotas or improve the bottom line, you have the opportunity to make a difference. NCUA is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.
This position receives on-the-job training as a field examiner. The training assignments prepare you to manage, supervise and conduct examinations for a district of federal and federally-insured state credit unions.
This position is in a bargaining unit.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Position requires travel 50% of the time.
- Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
- Relocation expenses are not authorized.
- A probationary period may be required.
- Mobility Agreement is required.
Serves in a developmental position with assignments/training directed toward providing the capability of eventually performing the full scope of Credit Union Examiner duties. Works under the close supervision of the Supervisory Examiner who oversees on-the-job training, furnishes advice and is available for consultation. On the job training includes an initial overview of basic examination work methods, techniques and procedures, the financial principals and operating practices normally used, reading assignments pertaining to the laws, regulations, policies and directives which govern the operation of federal and federally insured credit unions. Plans, conducts, and completes examinations of federally chartered and federally insured credit unions. Obtains and protects confidential credit union data. Analyzes credit union data prior to examination to identify areas of examination concentration and the persistency of previous problems.
For the grade 11: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/CU-09 level which included responsibility of performing examining/auditing operations for a financial institution; and experience reviewing internal controls for a business or other organization to determine risk exposure.
To qualify for the CU-11 position based on education, you must meet one of the following qualification requirements: You must have successfully completed 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled; and include at least 6 semester hours of course work in Accounting or eqivalent courses and 3 semester hours of coursework in Introductory Auditing or equivalent courses.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE Completion of an equivalent combination of acceptable graduate level education and experience as described above sufficient to equal 100% of the job requirements.
NOTE: Alternative Method To Meet Auditing Experience Requirement: For applicants who do not possess the required auditing experience/education, NCUA will allow applicants an opportunity to complete the 3 Semester Hours of course work in Introductory Auditing (or equivalent course) within 10 months after beginning employment at NCUA. This auditing course must provide instruction in the fundamental auditing concepts such as internal controls, separation of duties, independence of judgment, and verification of accounts; awareness of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. The NCUA agrees to fund this course, if needed. Failure to successfully complete this course requirement within the required time period is cause for termination of employment at NCUA. The appropriate Regional Director may approve a waiver to extend the 10-month requirement (not-to-exceed a total of 18 months). Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Professional knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of accounting and auditing as applied to financial institutions. 2. Knowledge of business theory sufficient to understand how credit unions function. 3. Demonstrated ability to evaluate financial statements. 4. Demonstrated ability to produce a written examination report in an understandable format. 5. Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally to obtain requested information, and to persuade others to make changes. 6. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and manage work processes by initiating work and by operating independently.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation). You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification.
NCUA participates in all Federal Benefits programs including but not limited to: Leave, Health Benefits, Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Long Term Care and Flexible Spending Account.
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If selected, you must complete a Financial Disclosure Form 450.
If you are selected for this position at the CU-11 you may be non-competitively promoted to the next level through CU-12 level provided that you have fulfilled the necessary qualification requirements including any applicable certification processes. Promotion is not automatic and is conditional on demonstrated ability to perform the higher grade level duties, a current written performance appraisal rating of "fully successful" or better, fulfillment of the necessary qualification requirements, and sufficient work at the higher grade level position. SALARY : Pay will be set using NCUA's Compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's Local Pay Rate (LPR) which includes a locality rate of 10.32 percent for the Omaha, NE geographical area.
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