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Job Title:  Financial Analyst ( Capital Markets Specialist)
Agency:  National Credit Union Administration
Job Announcement Number:  OEI-MP-12-581MB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$107,003.00 to $178,338.00 / Per Year
Monday, December 17, 2012 to Monday, January 07, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Alexandria, VA United StatesView Map
All current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, Interagency Career Transition Assistance (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). This position is also being advertised under vacancy announcement OEI-12-DEU-469MB for all U.S. Citizens.



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, Office of Examination and Insurance. The incumbent serves as a Senior Capital Markets Specialist with an emphasis on market risk for natural person credit unions (NPCU) and corporate credit unions (CCU). In this capacity, the incumbent provides expert advice to NCUA staff on derivatives, credit union investments and asset/liability management (ALM) issues. The incumbent also participates in the supervision of natural person and corporate credit unions, and acts to support the policy development function of the office where needed.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses are authorized for NCUA employees only.
  • A probationary/trial period may be required.
  • This is a non-bargaining unit position.


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As a Financial Analyst ( Capital Markets Specialist) you will:


Conduct senior level research, analyzes and prepares special reports focusing on derivatives, investment, ALM, and liquidity issues for senior management and the NCUA Board.

Prepare written reports, alerting field staff to new products or providing examiners with a better understanding of products and activities in the market.

Participate as a senior analyst with regional examiners on sensitive or major NPCU examinations and supervision contacts providing extensive guidance in the areas of derivatives, investment, liquidity and ALM issues.

Participate as a senior analyst on sensitive or major CCU examinations and supervision providing extensive guidance to the examiners in the areas of derivatives, investment, liquidity and ALM issues.

Act as senior editor of capital markets manuals and other examiner guidance in derivatives, investments, ALM, and liquidity analysis.


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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 experience that has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

To qualify for the CU-15 level: You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-14 level in federal service. Qualifying specialized experience is experience as a Senior Financial Analyst providing technical analysis and advice to senior/staff management on ALM, Hedging, Derivatives, Credit Risk and Liquidity management; and preparing related reports.


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 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 received 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.

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 including derivatives and their use in hedging, 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 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:808402  . Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaireView 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:



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 is preferred), 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.





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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