Financial Analyst (Capital Markets Specialist)
National Credit Union Administration - Selection, IA

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  • "The Partnership for Public Service Best Places to Work rankings for 2012 rank NCUA as 6th out of 22 comparably sized agencies."

    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.
    • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
    • Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
    • A probationary period may be required.
    • This is not a bargaining unit position.

    DUTIES: Duty Station Statement: Duty station is negotiable within the continental United States, however, Alexandria, VA is preferred.

    Relocation expenses are authorized for NCUA promotion eligibles relocating to Alexandria, VA only.

    As a Financial Analyst ( Senior Capital Markets Specialist) you will:

    Conduct senior level research, analyze and prepare special reports focusing on derivatives, investments, ALM, and liquidity issues for senior management and the NCUA Board.

    Prepare written reports, alerting field staff to new products or providing examiners with a better understanding of products and activities in the market.

    Participate as a senior analyst with regional examiners on sensitive or major NPCU examinations and supervision contacts providing extensive guidance in the areas of derivatives, investment, liquidity and ALM issues.

    Participate as a senior analyst on sensitive or major CCU examinations and supervision providing extensive guidance to the examiners in the areas of derivatives, investment, liquidity and ALM issues.

    Act as senior editor of capital markets manuals and other examiner guidance in derivatives, investments, ALM, and liquidity analysis.

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: To qualify for the CU-15 level: You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-14 level in federal or private sector. Qualifying specialized experience is experience as a Senior Financial Analyst providing technical analysis and advice to senior/staff management on ALM, Hedging, Derivatives, Credit Risk and Liquidity management; and preparing related reports.

    You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.

    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

    - Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position. Better Qualified - Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position.

    Qualified - Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position.

    Application of Veterans' Preference: The Category Rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the CU-09 level or higher.)

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

    1. Knowledge of financial markets, financial institutions,financial instruments including derivatives and their use in hedging, economic research, accounting principles, and financial theory and modeling.

    2. Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of finance and investment management and how they apply to the financial operations of corporate credit unions and natural person credit unions or similar depository institutions.

    3. Knowledge of market risk practices, regulations, procedures and policies to evaluate alternatives being presented to credit unions or similar depository institutions to determine safety and soundness, as well as legality.

    4. Skill in applying macroeconomics and monetary policy.

    5. Skill in developing written material to include developing financial regulatory policy relating to market risk issues.

    6. Ability to communicate other than in writing in order to effectively express complex ideas and highly technical financial information in an understandable manner.

    BENEFITS: NCUA participates in all Federal Benefits programs including but not limited to: Leave, Health Benefits, Agency Subsidized NCUA Savings Plan, Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Long Term Care and Flexible Spending Account.

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    OTHER INFORMATION: SALARY : Pay will be set using NCUA's Compensation policy.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. You may register or check status of your registration by visiting the Selective Service website at:

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