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Job Title:Financial Analyst (Senior Capital Markets Specialist)

Agency:National Credit Union Administration

Job Announcement Number:OEI-12-MP-568MB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$98,501.00 to $165,168.00 / Per Year


Thursday, November 15, 2012 to Monday, November 26, 2012




Full Time - Temporary Promotion NTE 120 days




1 vacancy in the following location:
Alexandria, VA United StatesView Map


Current NCUA employees



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 National Credit Union Administration, Division of Capital Markets (DCM). The incumbent reports to the Director of the Capital Markets Division and serves as a Senior Capital Markets Specialist to develop policy on market risk and supervision of credit unions.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • This position requires some travel.


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This is a Temporary Promotion which may be extended up to an additional 120 days.


As a Senior Capital Markets Specialist (Emphasis - Market Risk) with the National Credit Union Administration, Division of Capital Markets (DCM) you will report to the Director of Capital Markets and serve as a Senior Capital Markets Specialist with emphasis on policy for natural person credit unions (NPCU) and corporate credit unions (CCU).

You will provide advice to NCUA management and staff on credit union investments and asset/liability management (ALM) issues; develop policy on market risk; conduct basic research, analyze and prepare special reports, provide statistical information and analysis of trends and projections related to market risk and ALM activities (i.e., Bloomberg); prepare written reports, provide advice for development or revision of rules and regulations (i.e. investments, ALM and liquidity); lead team which develops curriculm and training materials, participates as a senior analyst with regional examiners on NPCU and CCU examinations.


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Applicants must have one year (12 months) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade within the federal service. Specialized experience is progressively responsible work experience that relates to the duties of the position and has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this position. For the CU-15 grade level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-14 grade level. Qualifying specialized experience is demonstrated experience serving as a senior analyst applying theories, principles, and/or practices of finance and market risk management; analyzing balance sheet risk including liquidity and interest rate risk; financial instruments including mortgage assets and associated credit risk; policy development; conducting economic research; applying accounting principles; and/or financial theory and modeling.


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


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 meet the requirements, your resume will be evaluated to determine the extent to which you possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Best Qualified candidates will be referred to management for a possible interview.


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 financial markets, financial institutions,financial instruments, economic research, accounting principles, and financial theory and modeling.

2. Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of finance and investment management and how they apply to the financial operations of corporate credit unions and natural person credit unions or similar depository institutions.

3. Knowledge of market risk practices, regulations, procedures and policies to evaluate alternatives being presented to credit unions or similar depository institutions to determine safety and soundness, as well as legality.

4. Skill in applying macroeconomics and monetary policy.

5. Skill in developing written material to include developing financial regulatory policy relating to market risk issues.

6. Ability to effectively express complex ideas and highly technical financial information in an understandable manner.


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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.


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  21.87 percent for the Alexandria, VA geographical area. 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 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 supports 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 anaccount or login to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you submit your answers atthe 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:786565  . 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:



SF-50: Employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, that indicates grade, status, tenure and the full performance level (FPL) of the position held. Please do not submit an SF-50 for a cash/time off award.

ICTAP/CTAP: Federal employees seeking ICTAP/CTAP 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


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