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Job Title:Credit Union Examiner ( National Lending Specialist)

Agency:National Credit Union Administration

Job Announcement Number:OCCU-12-DEU-451MB

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 06, 2012 to Wednesday, November 21, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




3 vacancies in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States


All U.S. Citizens This is also being advertised under vacancy announcement OCCU-12-MP-529MB to all 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.

This position is located in the Office of National Examinations and Supervision and serves as an expert on agriculture lending, member business lending, commercial lending, real estate lending, indirect lending, and/or other complex loan programs.




  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.


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Duty Station Statement: The duty station is negotiable, however, you must live within 40 miles of a major airport.

As a National Lending Specialist you will:

Conduct reviews of credit unions of varying asset size by planning and performing supervision and examination activities to fulfill program objectives.

Serve as an expert to staff during examinations or reviews of credit unions and credit union service organizations (CUSOs) with complex lending programs including complex Member Business Loan waiver requests as needed.

Function as project manager directing staff efforts on special projects relative to specialized lending.

Serve as primary problem solver in credit unions identified as having operational management and/or financial difficulties due to lending practices.

Develop and recommend course of action for solution or problems relating to agriculture, member business, commercial, real estate lending risks and other complex lending programs. Guide and assist credit union officials in resolving areas of concern.

Devise innovative techniques to assist other NCUA staff and/or state supervisory authorities in designing specially tailored actions that will result in correction of operational management and/or financial difficulties resulting from agricultural, member business, commercial, real estate, and other complex lending programs.

Develop training material, write examiner guidance and teach at all levels of the national and regional lending curriculum.


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CU-13: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the CU-12 level reviewing and analyzing agriculture, real estate, and/or commercial loan products and programs; and preparing written material.

CU-14: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the CU-13 level reviewing and analyzing agriculture, real estate, and commercial loan products and programs; and preparing written material; and providing examiner guidance and training.


You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.


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.

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. Ability to communicate in writing to prepare guidance, develop training, reports, memorandum, and other documents that clearly and concisely present material issues and concerns to readers with differing levels of knowledge and backgrounds.

2. Ability to communicate other than in writing to administer training, and provide guidance in a professional manner to individuals with differing levels of knowledge and backgrounds.

3. Knowledge of laws and regulations related to consumer and commercial lending.

4. Ability to review lending programs and make appropriate recommendations for corrective action.

5. Knowledge of data management techniques and systems for risk management within complex lending portfolios.




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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.


If you are selected for this position at the CU-13 you may be non-competitively promoted to the CU-14 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 National Pay Rate (NPR). The NPR will increase by the geographic rate for the assigned duty location.NCUA IS A COMPETITIVE SERVICE AGENCY.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume.
2. Complete the Occupational Questionnaire.
3. All required documents (see required documents section).


YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the qualifications requirements and your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure that your resume includes the month, year, and hours worked per week for each position held. Failure to provide details may result in a lower or ineligible rating.

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or login to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you submit your answers at the end of the process.

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: 782451      . 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.

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


 (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.


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.


Lisa Bazemore
Phone: (703)518-6578
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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