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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 is located at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Region II, Division of Special Actions. You will serve as a Regional Lending Specialist assessing and evaluating existing and proposed lending business risk, assets and controls.
This position is in a bargaining unit.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
- Relocation expenses are authorized for NCUA employees only.
- A probationary/trial period may be required.
- Frequent travel is required.
- This is a TERM Appointment not-to-exceed 3 years.
DUTY STATION STATEMENT: One (1) vacancy to be filled in Region II in one of the following duty locations: Baltimore, MD, Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, or Washington, D.C. For an NCUA employee currently residing in a Region II East state, the duty station will not change.
RELOCATION STATEMENT: Relocation will be paid only to move an NCUA employee from outside the acceptable area to a Region II East state.
This is a TERM appointment not to exceed 3 years. This
appointment may be extended for a period not to exceed a total of four years. Applicants selected for a TERM appointment are
eligible for benefits such as health and life insurance, retirement, Thrift
Savings Plan, etc. A TERM appointment does not confer Federal government
As the Regional Lending Specialist, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Assesses and evaluates existing and proposed lending business risk, assets, and controls.
Plans and performs supervision and examination activities associated with agriculture lending, member business lending, commercial lending, real estate lending, and other lending programs.
Reviews compliance with NCUA Member Business Lending rules and regulations.
Sets goals for eliminating problems areas.
Identifies and improves specialized lending current risks, asset exposure, and internal controls.
Keeps abreast of changes in the financial markets.
Develops training material.
Negotiates and finalizes agreements for the agency.
Guides and assists credit union officials in resolving areas of concern.
You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you 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 qualify at the CU-13 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-12 level in federal service. Qualifying specialized experience is experience reviewing, examining, or auditing loans related to commercial lending, such as loans made for the purpose of construction and development, floor-plan/inventory, commercial real estate, accounts receivable, or commercial operating lines/letters of credit.
To qualify at the CU-14 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-13 level in federal service. Qualifying specialized experience is experience reviewing, examining, or auditing loans related to commercial lending such as loans made for the purpose of construction and development, floor-plan/inventory, commercial real estate, accounts receivable, or commercial operating lines/letters of credit; AND experience in completing commercial lending analyses and assisting in the examination and supervision of complex financial institutions to provide regulatory oversight, identify and mitigate risk, and minimize losses.
You cannot qualify for this position based on education. You must have the specialized experience as described in the "Qualifications" section.
You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this vacancy 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. Knowledge of the theory, concepts and practices of accounting and auditing.
2. Knowledge of examination, supervision and operation of large complex financial institution.
3. Knowledge of risk assessment in a financial institution environment, including liquidity, credit, interest rate, compliance, reputation and strategic issues.
4. Ability to communicate orally to advise financial institutions officials of problems encountered.
5. Ability to communicate in writing to analyze the financial institutions financial condition and risk potential.
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, Agency subsidized NCUA Savings Plan, Long Term Care and Flexible Spending Account.
Explore the major benefits offered to federal employees at https://www.opm.gov/insure .
Term appointments are non-status and non-permanent appointments. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within grade increases and Federal Employees Reitrement System (FERS) and Thirft Savings Plan (TSP) coverage.
If you are selected for this position at the CU-13, you may be non-competitively promoted to the next level through CU-14 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 National Pay Rate (NPR). The NPR will increase by the geographic rate for the assigned duty location.
NCUA IS A COMPETITIVE SERVICE AGENCY.