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Job Title:Credit Union Examiner

Agency:National Credit Union Administration

Job Announcement Number:RI-12-MP-538CH

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

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$68,202.00 to $113,671.00 / Per Year


Friday, October 12, 2012 to Thursday, October 18, 2012




Full Time - ICTAP eligibles only




1 vacancy in the following location:
New York, NY United StatesView Map


Applications will be accepted from all individuals within the local commuting area that are eligible under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). Please read "Required Documents" section for detailed information on ICTAP



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.

This position receives on-the-job training as a field examiner. The training assignments prepare you to manage, supervise and conduct examinations for a district of federal and federally-insured state credit unions.

This position is in a bargaining unit.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable adjudication of a Background/Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • Probationary period may be required
  • Position requires travel 50% of the time.
  • Mobility Agreement and Financial Disclosure statements are required.


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Serves in a developmental position with assignments/training directed toward providing the capability of eventually performing the full scope of Credit Union Examiner duties. Works under the close supervision of the Supervisory Examiner who oversees on-the-job training, furnishes advice and is available for consultation. Completes on the job training including an initial overview of basic examination work methods, techniques and procedures, the financial principals and operating practices normally used, reading assignments pertaining to the laws, regulations, policies and directives which govern the operation of federal and federally insured credit unions. Plans, conducts, and completes examinations of federally chartered and federally insured credit unions. Obtains and protects confidential credit union data. Analyzes credit union data to detect financial trends and identify areas of examination concentration.


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For the grade 11: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/CU-09 level which included responsibility of performing examining/auditing operations for a financial institution; and experience reviewing internal controls for a business or other organization to determine risk exposure.


To qualify for the CU-11 position based on education, you must meet one of the following qualification requirements: You must have successfully completed 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled; and include at least 6 Semester Hours in Accounting (or equivalent courses) and 3 Semester Hours in Introductory Auditing (or an equivalent course) for a total of 9 Semester Hours. These courses may have been at the graduate or undergraduate level and must have included course work that provided instruction in the following: A. Basic accounting concepts and theories and the essentials of the accounting process. For example, income determination and financial position; a fundamental understanding of the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers; evaluation of adjusting, closing, and correcting entries; analysis of financial statements and bank statement reconciliation; understanding of accrual and cash methods; awareness of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; AND B. External financial reporting with emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination; AND C. Principles of finance and their application to typical financial problems of business enterprises such as the measurement and disclosure problem associated with cash, receivables, fixed assets, and intangibles. Special emphasis on financial analysis, management of working capital, cost of capital, capital budgeting, long-term financing, dividend policy, and internal financing; AND D. Fundamental auditing concepts, such as, internal controls, separation of duties, independence of judgment, and verification of accounts; awareness of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.

COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE Completion of an equivalent combination of acceptable graduate level education and experience as described above sufficient to equal 100% of the job requirements.

NOTE: Alternative Method To Meet Auditing Experience/Education Requirement: For applicants who do not possess the required auditing experience/education, NCUA will allow applicants an opportunity to complete the 3 Semester Hours of course work in Introductory Auditing (or equivalent course) within 10 months after beginning employment at NCUA. This auditing course must provide instruction in the fundamental auditing concepts such as internal controls, separation of duties, independence of judgment, and verification of accounts; awareness of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. The NCUA agrees to fund this course, if needed. Failure to successfully complete this course requirement within the required time period is cause for termination of employment at NCUA. The appropriate Regional Director may approve a waiver to extend the 10-month requirement (not-to-exceed a total of 18 months). Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE Completion of an equivalent combination of acceptable graduate level education and experience as described above sufficient to equal 100% of the job requirements.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this 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. Professional knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of accounting and auditing as applied to financial institutions. 2. Knowledge of business theory sufficient to understand how credit unions function. 3. Demonstrated ability to evaluate financial statements. 4. Demonstrated ability to produce a written examination report in an understandable format. 5. Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally to obtain requested information, and to persuade others to make changes. 6. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and manage work processes by initiating work and by operating independently.


First, 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.  Second, if you have a complete application package, your RESUME will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications and specialized experience requirements (see "Qualification and Evaluations" section).  You must provide specific details in your resume as to how your experience meets the specialized experience.  Third, if you are determined to be qualified for the position, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the assessment questions.  The numerical rating you receive is based on your responses to the questions.  If upon review it is determined that your resume and supporting documentation do not support your responses to the questions, your numerical rating may be adjusted and you may be excluded from consideration for this position.


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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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If selected, you must complete a Financial Disclosure Form 450.




Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they attain a rating of 85 or better.


Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.


For additional information, click CTAP.


If you are selected for this position at the CU-11 you may be non-competitively promoted to the next level through CU-12 level provided that you have fulfilled the necessary qualification requirements including any applicable certification processes. 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 Local Pay Rate (LPR) which includes a locality rate of 35.61 percent for the New York, NY geographical area.




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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 documents section).

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

YOUR RESUME MUST 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 will result in an 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:742946. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment 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 742946 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. Each document type must be uploaded separately.



(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.

TRANSCRIPTS: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable (if qualifying based on education or combination of specialized experience and education) from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to verify that you meet the basic education requirement. You must submit a legible copy of transcripts or list of college courses with your name, school name, credit or semester hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Failure to provide transcripts will result in non-consideration for this position. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education. For graduates of foreign universities, an evaluation of all course work from and organization recognized as specializing in interpretation of credentials is required.


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


You will receive an email that your resume has been received from the USAJOBS website. You can check the status of your application by logging back into your USAJOBS account.

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