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Job Title:  Credit Union Examiner (Regional Information Systems Officer)
Agency:  National Credit Union Administration
Job Announcement Number:  RII-12-DEU-470PB

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 $111,956.00 / Per Year
Thursday, December 27, 2012 to Friday, January 11, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
All U.S. Citizens. This position is also being advertised under vacancy announcement RII-12-MP-582PB for 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 at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Region II.



  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Position requires greater than 50% travel.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses are authorized for NCUA employees only.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • This position is in a bargaining unit.


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Duty Station Statement: Negotiable within Region II in the following cities: Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Newark. If you are a current Region II staff member, you will not have to move.

Relocation expenses will be paid by the agency for NCUA employees residing outside Region II states only.


You will be responsible for identifying potential risks and emerging issues in Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) activities, such as risk management, logical and physical access controls, internal controls, operational controls, network infrastructure security, telecommunication security, application security, member data integrity, confidentiality and availability, business continuity planning and security response, and vendor oversight; and recommending appropriate solutions to resolve security issues. You will direct, coordinate, and conduct onsite IS&T examinations of the most complex credit unions, or credit unions with severe security issues within own region and nationally; develop, support, implement and monitor IS&T examination activities as they relate to credit unions and provide technical support to the region on IS&T related matters; serve as the region's technical expert for IS&T examination issues and provide timely input on IS&T regulatory issues; advise regional management and staff on current and future technology trends relating to IS&T, including Electronic Financial Services (EFS); and represent the region at meetings and conferences involving IS related issues.


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You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you 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.

To qualify at the CU-13 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-12 level in the Federal service. You must show in your resume experience in auditing, assessing, developing, or overseeing electronic services and information systems, including network architecture, components and configurations; developing, managing, or examining IS operational controls, logical controls, and physical security controls; recommending appropriate solutions; and communicating complex and technological information effectively both orally and in writing.

You cannot qualify for this position based on education. You must have the specialized experience as described in the "Qualifications" section.

You must meet the qualifications requirements of this position no later than the closing date of this vacancy 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. Detailed expert knowledge of the examination or audit of credit union operations and/or the practices of financial services entities, including the examination of IS operational controls, logical and physical security controls, and management oversight.

2. Detailed expert knowledge of current and developing IS technologies including hardware, software, networks, interfaces, internet, intranet, etc.

3. Ability to research IS industry trends and products to remain abreast of state of the art technology and maintain current IS knowledge.

4. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with agency staff, credit union officials, credit union associations, and the general public.

5. Ability to develop and present complex technical IS&T information in a manner that is understandable to both technical and non-technical audiences.

6. Ability to assess IS network architecture, components, and configurations to identify deficiencies and recommend enhancements based on best practices.


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.


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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.



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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 "Qualification and Evaluation" tab at the bottom).

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

YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience. Failure to provide support 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 log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button 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 811016. 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

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response 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.


(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.


Paula Baker
Phone: (703)518-6519
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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