SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST, CG-1160-14/15
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 located in the Division of Insurance and Research, Large Bank Pricing Section in the Headquarters of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of independently planning and executing projects related to enhancing the Corporation's program for identifying, monitoring, and addressing existing and emerging aggregate risks to the Corporation's deposit insurance fund.

This is a Work-In-Place (WIP) Program position. The WIP program allows the selectee of this position to work at a location other than the duty location advertised in this vacancy announcement.

This is a Headquarters position. The duty location will be determined by the selecting official at the time of selection.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Registration with the Selective Service.

Employment Conditions

DUTIES:
  • Performs risk analysis (including historical trend analysis and simulation analysis) for the purpose of recommending the determination of assessment adjustments related to the FDIC’s deposit insurance pricing system for large institutions.
  • Develops and reviews financial analytical tools and methodologies used to ensure consistent approaches to bank and economic analysis.
  • Performs advanced analyses of emerging risks and trends in the banking and thrift industries, including lending, investment and funding patterns, and concentrations, for the potential effect on the risk profile of large institutions.
  • Monitors developments and innovations in capital market instruments and practices (including, for example, securitization activity and financial derivative products), analyzes the potential effects on the risk profile of insured institutions and documents/presents findings and recommendations to senior management.
  • Develops and implements national programs related to large financial institution analysis and deposit insurance pricing, which includes recommending policy and program changes to enhance appropriateness and efficiency.
  • Reviews the effectiveness of insurance and supervisory programs designed to collect information on large, complex financial institutions and makes recommendations for improving quantitative risk measurement techniques.
  • Manages or assists as subject matter expert in assigned special projects related to potential emerging risks to insured institutions and the deposit insurance funds, including those which are policy related.
  • Responsible for analyzing the work of senior staff and preparing reports and presentations on highly complex and controversial issues for senior management within various divisions of the corporation, with other agencies, with senior management of insured institutions, and the public.
  • Develops, test and refines analytical processes and participates as the FDIC’s representative on various internal and external working groups. Cultivates strong relationships with interagency counterparts and industry representatives.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
For the CG-14 , applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/CG-13 or higher grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is described as experience evaluating or examining the financial condition and performance of an insured financial institution for compliance with all relevant laws, rules and regulations, and developing recommendations for correction of weaknesses or deficiencies. Specialized experience must include prior experience assessing the following areas of risk: capital adequacy, asset quality, earnings, interest rate risk/market risk, liquidity risk and the quality of management.

For the CG-15 , applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/CG-14 or higher grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is described as experience evaluating or examining the financial condition and performance of an insured financial institution for compliance with all relevant laws, rules and regulations, and developing recommendations for correction of weaknesses or deficiencies. Specialized experience must include prior experience assessing the following areas of risk: capital adequacy, asset quality, earnings, interest rate risk/market risk, liquidity risk and the quality of management. Additionally, the individual is recognized as a subject matter expert.
There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

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USE OF SELECTIVE FACTOR:
If there is a selective factor(s), include the following statement as part of the qualification requirements:

"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: (insert selective factor written in the form of a competency/KSA)."

Low Risk Position - National Agency Check Investigation (NACI) required.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

1. Knowledge of the structure of the financial services industry (including, for example, the banking securities, insurance and specialty finance industries), and the regulatory structure in which industries operate.

2. Ability to identify emerging problems/trends, devise new analytical approaches, to use advanced, quantitative risk measurement techniques and multiple financial and economic sources of information and form sound conclusions and recommendations including program changes to enhance efficiency.

3. Knowledge of financial institution supervisory and deposit pricing policies, methods, and practices.

4. Ability in conducting comprehensive analysis of large, complex financial institutions and developing comprehensive reports and concise briefings on risks and trends for use by senior executives within the FDIC or externally.

5. Ability to organize, prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks with minimal direct supervision, including the ability to work independently to develop, implement, and recommend improvements related to nationwide programs.

6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with executive managers within the FDIC, other financial regulatory agencies, senior industry representatives, international regulatory authorities, or Congressional 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.
To preview questions please click here .

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 in accordance with FDIC's General Travel Regulations.

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

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .

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