Senior Unfair, Deceptive Acts or Practices Specialist, CG-0301-15
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 Depositor and Consumer Protection, in the Headquarters of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of unfair and deceptive practices.
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Registration with the Selective Service.
  • Employment Conditions
  • This position requires occasional overnight travel.
  • Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.

DUTIES: . Assists the Compliance and CRA Examinations Branch in developing, implementing, and evaluating the Division’s compliance and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examination program, as it relates to Unfair, Deceptive Acts or Practices (UDAP) issues, to guide the Washington and Regional Offices in carrying out their responsibilities for administration of compliance and CRA supervision and regulation activities.

. Researches controversial, sensitive, and complex topics related to UDAP and consumer protection laws and regulations and examination matters, and provides authoritative advice and assistance to the Division’s senior management, Washington, and Regional Office staff, and others, through substantive oral briefings and written reports.

. Develops and implements complex compliance and CRA examination policies and procedures, as they relate to UDAP issues, for FDIC-supervised institutions and monitors the effectiveness of the same. . Provides assistance to Washington, Regional and Field staff on difficult or complex issues.

. Serves as the Division’s liaison on UDAP matters with the Divisions and Offices throughout the Corporation, officials at other regulatory agencies, and representatives offinancial institutions, consumer groups and financial industry organizations. Also works jointly with Compliance Policy Analyst to develop FDIC’s position on new and emerging issues and to convey positions to Congress, Congressional staff, financial institutions and trade associations.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/CG-14 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience as a technical authority performing review and analysis of examinations of insured depository institutions related to consumer protection, fair lending and civil rights laws and regulations, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and associated enforcement responsibilities as they relate to Unfair, Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAP).

Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) or ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position. For more information, click here .

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

Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be 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. Comprehensive knowledge of the federal statutes and regulations, and the FDIC policies, procedures and guidelines, applicable to compliance, CRA and UDAP and substantial background in applying this knowledge.

2. Expert knowledge of the FDIC, its mission, programs, organizational structure, and interface with other government agencies. Familiarity with the internal operations ofbanking and thrift institutions.

3. Ability to identify emerging issues and trends that have national impact on financial institutions and/or consumers and to develop appropriate and timely response to these issues.

4. Ability to communication both orally and writing, including experience in preparing and presenting reports, making recommendations, and articulating a consensus position from divergent opinions and objectives.

5. Skill in developing effective business relationships and promotion of teamwork; serving as a project leader coordinating and overseeing staff from various disciplines in Washington and Regional/Field Offices to accomplish a given task.

6. Knowledge of an ability to utilize a computer, including word processing and data base programs and spreadsheets

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.

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Relocation benefits may be provided in accordance with FDIC's General Travel Regulations.

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

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