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Job Title:  Regional Lending Specialist
Agency:  National Credit Union Administration
Job Announcement Number:  RII-12-DEU-410CH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$67,174.00 to $129,170.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 to Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Full Time - Term NTE 4 years
1 vacancy in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
U.S. Citizens This position is also being advertised under vacancy announcement RII-12-MP-510CH for current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles, Veterans (VEOA and 30% Disabled), and special non-competitive appointment eligibles (e.g., Persons with Disabilities, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc.).



Introduction to the Agency: 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.

The Regional Lending Specialist serves as an expert on member business lending, commercial lending, real estate lending, indirect lending, agriculture lending and/or other complex lending programs.

This is a bargaining unit position.



  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Position requires 50% travel.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses are authorized for NCUA employees only.
  • A probationary period may be required.


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DUTY STATION STATEMENT: One vacancy to be filled in the East Coast in one of the following contiguous states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, or the District of Columbia near a major airport.

You will conduct specialized reviews and examinations of credit unions of varying asset size that are difficult, complex or sensitive and provide authoritative advice, interpretation, training, and guidance on member business lending, real estate lending, indirect lending, agriculture lending and/or other complex lending programs; determine areas of most risk and lending violations; and develop and recommend course of action for resolving areas of concern.


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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, underwriting, 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, underwriting, 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 meet the qualifications requirements of 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 sufficient to analyze financial institutions' financial statements and to apply GAAP.

2. Knowledge of examination, supervision and operation of large, complex financial institutions with particular emphasis on agriculture, member business, commercial and/or real estate lending practices, loan practices and consideration and operating cash flow analysis.

3. Knowledge of risk assessment in a financial institution environment, including liquidity, credit, interest rate, compliance, reputation and strategic issues.

4. Knowledge of current data management techniques and systems to use for enhanced credit analytics and risk management within complex lending portfolios.

5. Ability to promptly and accurately analyze financial data and recommend effective corrective procedures.

6. Ability to work independently and exercise resourcefulness, initiative, and seasoned judgment in dealing with complex and controversial issues.


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.


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NCUA participates in all Federal Benefits programs including but not limited to: Leave, Health Benefits, Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Long Term Care and Flexible Spending Account.

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This position is being filled as a Term Appointment/Temporary Promotion Not-to-Exceed 4 years.

If you are not a current NCUA employee, you will be placed on a Term Appointment for up to 4 years. Your employment will end on the expiration date of the Term Appointment unless you are separated earlier.

Permanent NCUA employees may apply for this Term Appointment and, if selected, will be converted to a Term Appointment. However, employees who convert from permanent status to non-status Term Appointments face termination upon the expiration of the appointment and are not entitled to placement back to former permanent positions.

If you are selected for this position at the CU-13 level, you may be non-competitively promoted to the CU-14 level. 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.



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To apply for this position, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to create or log in to your USAJOBS account:
1. Submit your resume
2. Complete the online questionnaire (See "Qualifications and Evaluations" tab).
3. Submit all required documents (see required documentation).

4. Click the "Submit My Answer" button at the end of the process.

provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.  Please ensure that your resume includes the month, and, year that you began and ended, and hours worked per week for each position held. Failure to provide details may result in a lower or ineligible rating.

YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire.  Failure to provide support may result in a lower or ineligible rating.  

NOTE: To return to a previously saved or incomplete application you may use the following link:
To Fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID:733609 .   Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire , and
2. Print the 1203FX form to provide your responses to the questionnaire and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

You will not be considered for this position if you fail to submit all of the above documents. Please put your name and vacancy identification (733609) on all documents.


If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, please email the Application Manager Help Desk at



PLEASE NOTE: You have three options for submitting your documentation: (1) you can upload documents from your USAJOBS account; (2) upload documents from your personal computer; (3) or fax documents. Please follow the system prompts to submit your documents. Not all documents will apply to you and you only need to submit those that are applicable to your situation.


(1) VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTS (if claiming veteran's preference):

  • For 5-Point Preference: DD 214 (Member 4 Copy) or if you are currently active duty: an official statement of service from your command.
  • For 10-Point Preference: DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), VA letter and SF-15 for 10-Point preference.

(2) ICTAP/CTAP: Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of their eligibility: •Copy of agency notice;

  • Most recent performance rating; and
  • SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must receive an 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. For additional information, click CTAP.




Casandra Hall
Phone: (703)518-6527
Agency Information:
National Credit Union Administration
1775 Duke Street
Third Floor
Alexandria, VA


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