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Job Title:Senior Complex Financial Institution Analyst, CG-14/15

Agency:Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Announcement Number:2012-HQD-B0828

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$110,599.00 to $215,250.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, May 9, 2012 to Wednesday, May 23, 2012




Competitive Service, Full-Time, - Permanent.




3 vacancies - Washington, DC, USView Map


All United States Citizens.     

(Applicants with status or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under FDIC merit promotion announcement 2012-HQ-B0829.  However, if you desire consideration also under this public non-status announcement, you must apply to both.  Status applicants are current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.)  


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 Office of Complex Financial Institutions (OCFI) and provides primary focus to the supervisory, insurance, and resolution risks presented by the largest and most complex financial institutions ensuring the effective evaluation, analysis, management and mitigation of risk related to large and complex financial institutions. The incumbent of this position will be assigned to the Financial Products and Practices Section with the horizontal (offsite) risk monitoring group within OCFI.  The horizontal team is responsible for monitoring risk across institutions, with the Financial Products and Practices Section focused on monitoring risk across business lines and products.



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  • Reviews risks related to complex financial institutions (CFIs), which include insured banks, bank holding companies, and other systemically important non-bank, financial institutions; and performs complex financial analyses, including continuous onsite monitoring of the rate and circumstances in which the financial condition of a CFI could deteriorate and accuracy of remediation triggers relative to activation of the resolution plans and backup supervisory work related to complex insured depository institutions.
  • Makes recommendations regarding resolution planning and backup supervisory issues related to CFI's; analyzes summarizes and reports on highly complex issues to senior management within various divisions and offices of the Corporation, as well as other agencies and members of the financial industry; and implements national programs related to CFI analysis involving backup supervisory and resolution planning-related monitoring. 
  • Performs advanced analyses to identify sources of risk in CFIs, and documents and presents findings and recommendations to senior management; interprets and recommends changes related to existing policy/programs; and develops, tests, and refines analytical processes and participates as the FDIC's representative on various internal and external working groups. 
  • Cultivates strong working relationships with interagency counterparts and industry representatives; and plans, conducts and leads collaborative efforts of Section staff, other groups within FDIC, other Federal regulators, and other parties to identify, collect, and manage pertinent information from CFI's and other data sources as needed to measure, monitor, and control risks across institutions. 
  • Creates and oversees the creation of reports summarizing system-wide risks, and coordinates the development of corrective actions, policy responses, or other remediation plans to address risks; and manages or assists as subject matter expert in assigned high level projects, including those which are policy related. 
  • Provides advice and training to appropriate supervisory and analytical personnel; determines the need for new policies or procedures and provides appropriate recommendations to the Section Chief; and implements and leads the implementation of changes upon approval.


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For the grade CG-14, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG-13 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience analyzing entity-specific risk through quantitative financial analysis and proficiency with complex financial instruments and risk management practices of financial institutions with assets greater than $50 billion that are involved in capital markets, credit, or trading activities. 

For the grade CG-15, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG-14 level.  Specialized experience is defined as experience analyzing entity-specific risk through quantitative financial analysis and proficiency with complex financial instruments and risk management practices of financial institutions, with assets greater than $50 billion. Manages or assists in assigned high level projects that are involved in complex capital markets, including derivatives or securitizations, complex wholesale and/or retail credit, or trading activities that include modeled asset valuations and risk analytics.

There is no substitution of education for the required experience qualification requirements above.

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.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

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


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 financial institution analysis, examination and supervision methods, techniques, and procedures applicable to large, complex financial institutions of varied charter type and those having nationwide or international operations. 
  2. Knowledge of economics, finance, statistics, and knowledge of economic modeling and quantitative financial analysis, and skill in their application to the evaluation of data pertaining to the financial performance of financial institutions and the financial system as a whole.
  3. Knowledge of asset/liability management techniques and portfolio risk management systems employed in financial institutions. 
  4. Ability to conduct comprehensive analyses of large, complex financial institutions to identify emerging problems/trends, and develop reports on risks and trends for senior executives that present sound conclusions and recommendations. 
  5. Ability to analyze, develop, recommend and implement guidelines, processes, or procedures related to emerging complex financial institution issues; devise new analytical approaches; and provide expert knowledge in support of comprehensive legislative or policy initiatives of which may have industry-wide ramifications. 
  6. Ability to develop and deliver oral presentations and to effectively communicate - both verbally and in writing - complex financial, market risk and capital markets issues to a variety of audiences both within and outside the Corporation.

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.


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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.  


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.

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


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To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents.  Please be sure to click "FINISH" to complete the application process.

You must apply online.  Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status."  Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.


Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here.  (Note:  Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)

FDIC CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus FDIC or Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility.  For more information, click here.


Donna Brown
Phone: 703-516-1344
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Human Resources Service Center
3501 Fairfax Drive
HRB (PA-1730-5007)
Arlington, VA
Fax: 000-000-0000


Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status."

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