Manager Market Research & Analysis
Government of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

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Pay Plan, Series & Grade: MS-0301-14

Salary Range: $88,545 - $123,963

Opening date: January 17, 2013
First Screening Date: January 27, 2013
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Tour of Duty: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public

Promotion Potential: No Known Promotional Potential

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Agency: Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking

Duration of Appointment: MSS - "At Will"

Collective Bargaining Unit (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.


Brief Description of Duties: The incumbent serves as Manager of Market Research and Analysis Branch. In his capacity, he/she is responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating activities of the Compliance Analyst related market trends and issues that affect design, development, access/distribution, use, and expected results of financial products and services offered to individual and business consumers in the District. Work is focused on developing and coordinating information to support market initiatives and /regulatory actions that improve protections for individual and business consumers against abusive financial products, services and/or practices by individual and corporate entities.


Education Requirement: It is desirabel that the incumbent possess a Bachelor's Degree in a related field.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Substitution of Education: A substitution of education for required experience will be allowed as defined in OPM's Qualification Standards. However, in order to receive credit, applicants must submit official proof of educational attainment at the time of application.

Time-in-Grade Restrictions: Time in grade restrictions must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Mastery of financial market transactions and the implications of risk finance operations within and across industry sectors. Mastery of market convergence, and familiarity with products and services typically provided by insurance, securities and banking firms.

Ranking Factor #2: Ability to identify current and emerging trends in financial operations, which could create market transaction problems, and define regulatory remedies to reduce or eliminate market dislocations. Ability to develop and conduct market segment studies aimed at determining key drivers for new financial products and services.

Ranking Factor #3: Mastery of and skill in problem solving negotiation strategies, and project management to conduct in-depth research and analysis; and mastery of management skill and experience in planning, organizing, and direct team study work, and negotiating effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations.

Ranking Factor #4: Demonstrated skills and experience in providing leadership in managerial capacity and in providing leadership in a team-based environment; and the ability to set appropriate work standards and to hold people accountable for their performance.

Conditions of Employment

Working Conditions: The work is performed in an adequately lighted, heated and ventilated office environment.

Physical Effort: The work is predominately sedentary in nature; however, intermittent period of walking, standing and carrying of light weight objects are encountered. Mental and physical stability is required.

Other Significant Factors (At-Will): At-will employment applies to the Management Supervisory Service (MSS). All positions and appointments in the MSS serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.


How to Apply

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. All inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

Closing Statement

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

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