Associate Director, Resolution Planning and Enforcement Branch, EM-301
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - Washington, DC

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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 in the Office of Complex Financial Institutions. FDIC Executive Managers (EM) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES). If your federal service has been limited to SES, you should apply under this public announcement and not the companion merit posting, 2013-EM-0010.

As an EM at the FDIC, you will provide executive leadership and managerial direction over substantive activities related to planning, developing, executing, and coordinating the Corporation's programs and policies. Salary reflects a pay cap for this position of $250,000.00.


U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

This position requires frequent overnight travel.

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.

The Associate Director under the direction of the Deputy Director, Systemic Resolution Planning and Implementation Group, plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the work of subordinate Section Chiefs and serves as a subject matter expert to staff and contractors engaged in a wide range of activities related to systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs), which include the development, review, analysis, and evaluation of resolution strategies and plans associated with SIFIs.

Assists the Deputy Director in setting priorities and in formulating appropriate FDIC policies to ensure responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Act are applied and carried out. Prepares analyses and briefs FDIC management regarding recommendations for progress of resolution efforts.

Directs resolution plan strategies including description of ownership structures, assets, liabilities, and contract obligations; identification of inter-group guarantees on security and major counterparties; and other information required.

Develops standards and procedures related to the review of resolution plans, the actual conduct of such reviews (jointly with the Federal Reserve) and making findings of deficiencies and enforcing mitigating actions.

Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with directors and staff of other Divisions and Offices within the Corporation, officials of other supervisory and regulatory agencies including the OCC, Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, and representatives of financial institutions and private industry. Represents the Corporation on assigned matters pertaining to programs for systemic resolution planning and implementation, and serves as an expert spokesperson on FDIC plans and procedures as they relate to other matters under the OCFI’s purview.

Ensures that EEO and diversity plans and programs, performance measurement, employee development, and other personnel oriented factors are executed equitably and are consistent with Corporate policy, legal requirements, and the mission of the OCFI.

Develops the organization’s budget and personnel resource requirements for review by the Deputy Director and Director, OCFI and presentation to the Board.

In order to basically qualify for this position, applicants must have at least one year of Specialized Experience, equivalent in complexity to the CG-15 in the federal service (e.g., agency or corporate level expert). This experience is defined as: (1) developing policies, standards, procedures related to resolution plans for financially distressed or insolvent financial institutions, and (2) conducting reviews, making findings of deficiencies and enforcing mitigating actions. In addition to the qualification requirements listed above, you must also meet the following selective factor to be considered eligible for this job. The selective factor is defined as: SELECTIVE FACTOR: Experience as a senior manager or executive of a public or private organization which required the incumbent to achieve results through the efforts of subordinate managers or supervisors to accomplish the organization's mission.

There is no substitution of education for the experience required for this position.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.

Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to ensure you meet the qualification requirements for this job. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your responses may be adjusted and you may be excluded from consideration for this vacancy. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. It should include also the following information for each work experience listed on the resume: (1) title of the position (add series and grade if listing Federal positions), (2) beginning and ending dates, and (3) average number of hours worked per week. If you are found qualified, your resume will be evaluated to measure the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selection official for further review and consideration. 1. Knowledge of banking, accounting, finance, and statistical methods governing financial institutions, use of technology and the ability to apply this knowledge to highly complex issues involving resolution plans and strategies associated with large, complex financial institutions and bank holding companies. 2. Knowledge and experience with financial institution resolution and receivership or bankruptcy, including receivership law, bridge entities, resolution strategies and creditor claims. 3. Knowledge of risk management and risk measurement techniques used by large, complex financial institutions. The candidate must have extensive knowledge of and experience with global financial markets, financial activities, and financial institution operations and management, as well as an extensive technical knowledge of off-balance sheet financial derivatives, complex structured finance activities, trading book activities exposures, and quantitative measures used in managing credit, liquidity, and operational risk of the nation's largest financial institutions. 4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with high level officials within and outside the Corporation. Ability to serve as a spokesperson for the Corporation before special interest groups, Congress and the public. Skill in discussing and negotiating complex issues verbally and in written formats, with high level financial institution officials, government regulatory agencies and private investors. Material may cover complex, controversial, or problematic issues. 5. Knowledge of management, supervisory and administrative policies and procedures and ability to manage programs and operations, including effective planning and utilization of budget, personnel, and financial resources. Skill in directing and motivating a subordinate staff. 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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The FDIC offers comprehensive 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. In addition, under FDIC's Group Life Insurance Program, basic life insurance coverage for Executive Managers is automatically equal to 3 times their salary (rounded to the next higher thousand) up to a maximum of $800,000. Executives may also choose from two other lower coverage options. The Corporation pays for the full cost of the basic coverage unless employees also elect to be covered under the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI). To find out more, click here .

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

If selected, you may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period.

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