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Job Title:  Director of Special Actions
Agency:  National Credit Union Administration
Job Announcement Number:  RIV-12-MP-553PD

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$87,801.00 to $146,335.00 / Per Year
Monday, November 19, 2012 to Friday, December 07, 2012
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
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.).



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 not in the bargaining unit.


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


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Duty Station Statement: One vacancy to be filled at a duty station within commuting distance of an airport within Region IV: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.


-Negotiates with officials of problem credit unions and state supervisory authorities to implement effective corrective action to eliminate or minimize potential losses.

- Recommends and directs administrative action, such as, conservatorship, cease and desist, involuntary liquidations, assisted mergers, removal of credit union management, etc.

- Implements any needed conservatorship activity, such as, supervising the management and operation of the conserved credit union, or strategizing to determine optimum disposition of assets, etc.

- Identifies issues critical to an effective special actions programs and provides timely guidance on such issues to regional management.

- Supervises the activities of assigned division staff.


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For the Grade 15: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to CU/GS-14 level that has equipped the applicant 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. The specialized experience is defined as broad knowledge of all pertinent laws and regulations, administrative decisions, policies, practices and procedures as it relates to the Credit Union Industry AND knowledge of specialty areas to include capital markets, specialized lending, and information systems and technology as well as the ability to analyze financial data and recommend effective corrective procedures.

You cannot qualify for this position based on education. You must meet the specialized experience as outlined under "Qualifications" section of this announcement.

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. Knowledge of Financial Institutions Industry

2. Knowledge of Accounting/Auditing

3. Supervisory Skills

4. Written Communication

5. Oral Communication


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.


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 area.


EXCEPTION: If you are a current NCUA CU-15 employee and selected for reassignment into Director of Special Actions (DSA) position you are eligible to receive up to a 9% salary adjustment not to exceed the maximum NPR of the CU-15 pay band ($146,335 plus locality). If you later accept a voluntary reassignment out of the DSA position, after being in the position for less than four years, your pay will be set at your previous NPR, prior to reassignment into the DSA position, plus any merit increase amounts received while in the DSA position. If you voluntarily reassign out of the DSA position after being in the position for more than four years your pay will be set at your current NPR.



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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
3. Submit all required documents (see "Required Documents" section).

YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience. 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.


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: (782542). 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 assessment 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 (782542) on all documents.

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


VETERANS: If you wish to be considered under the VEOA, VRA, 30% DISABLED Veteran's Authority, you must submit a copy of your Veteran's Documentation (DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), VA letter, SF-15).

SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION: To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (severely disabled, Peace Corps or Vista volunteers, certain military spouses, etc.) you must submit all required documents supporting your claim.

SF-50: Current and former federal 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.


Pavla Decoteau
Phone: (703)518-6490
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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