Regional Counsel
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Kansas City, MO

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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 Legal Division, Kansas City Regional Office of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The incumbent serves as Regional Counsel, Open Bank Regional Affairs Section ("OBRAS"), at the Corporate Manager level, and is responsible for legal services pertaining to the examination and supervision of all insured banks under FDIC’s jurisdiction in the Kansas City Region. The incumbent reports to the Deputy General Counsel, Supervision Branch, through the Assistant General Counsel (AGC), OBRAS, or designee, for the legal work performed in the Region in support of the Division of Risk Management Supervision. The incumbent reports to the Deputy General Counsel, Corporate, Consumer, Insurance, and Legislative Branch, through the AGC, Consumer Section, or designee, for the legal work performed in the Region in support of the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection. The incumbent reports to the Assistant General Counsel, OBRAS, for administrative issues.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Registration with the Selective Service.

Employment Conditions

This position requires occasional overnight travel.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

DUTIES:
  • Manage and supervise the activities of a staff of attorneys, paralegals and administrative/clerical support personnel, providing any necessary instruction, review and counseling for their training and career development, including the preparation and/or review of their performance evaluations.
  • Manage, perform and supervise all legal services pertaining to the examination and supervision of all insured State nonmember banks located in the Region and is responsible for the management and direction of all substantive and administrative matters arising from such legal services conducted in support of the Division of Risk Management Supervision and the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection.
  • Conduct and supervise the conduct of administrative and investigatory proceedings under sections 7, 8, 10(c), 18, 19, 29, 30, 32 and 38 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act as well as other banking laws and regulations including ILSA, Regulation O, consumer laws and regulations and "prompt corrective action" matters. Also handle or supervise litigation of these matters in state and federal court, as appropriate.
  • Participate in and supervise negotiations and consummation of settlements in cases concerning the agency supervisory functions arising in the Region.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience as an attorney at a level equivalent to the GS/CG-14 drafting pleadings, briefs, motions, guidelines, memoranda and other legal documents incident to the prosecution of enforcement actions; conducting hearings before administrative law judges; conducting investigations; performing legal research; negotiating legal positions; orally presenting analyses, conclusions and recommendations concerning federal banking law or consumer protection and compliance laws applicable to insured financial institutions. Such laws would include the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, or a comparable federal financial regulatory scheme.

Applicant must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree and be an active member of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements for this position by the closing date OR within 30 calendar days of the closing date to be eligible for this position.

There is no substitution of education for the specialized experience.

Bar membership required.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to assess your ability to perform this job. Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration. Candidates who are eligible for veterans' preference will receive consideration. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):

1. Ability to manage and administer the legal work in the Region.

2. Knowledge of all facets of administrative litigation.

3. Ability to litigate, supervise or coordinate litigation as it relates to the resolution of enforcement matters brought under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and other appropriate laws.

4. Knowledge of administrative law, consumer protection laws, commercial law, and Federal and State banking laws, including the National Bank Act and the Federal Reserve Act.

5. Knowledge of the procedural and substantive aspects of the requirements of discovery, trial preparation, trial strategy and argument.

6. Knowledge of Federal and State bank examination proceedings, banking practices and procedures, and agency policy.
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 .
Relocation benefits may be provided to current FDIC employees in accordance with FDIC's General Travel Regulations. Relocation benefits may also be provided to employees from other federal agencies or to other applicants.

OTHER INFORMATION:
To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .
If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.
If selected, you may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period.

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