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Job Title:  Credit Union Examiner (Regional Capital Market Specialist)
Agency:  National Credit Union Administration
Job Announcement Number:  RII-12-MP-586PB

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
Friday, December 28, 2012 to Monday, January 14, 2013
Full Time - Term NTE 4 Years
1 vacancy in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
Current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles, Veterans (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 RII-12-DEU-474PB for all U.S. Citizens.



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.


You will serve as a regional expert on asset liability management (ALM) and investments. The primary purpose of the position are to continually evaluate market conditions, provide expert advice to NCUA regional staff on credit union balance sheet risk, and serve as an analyst handling difficult and complex investments and ALM issues in natural person credit unions.


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


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DUTY STATION STATEMENT: Negotiable between Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, and 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 assist in the supervision of large complex credit unions and problem credit unions with balance sheet risk issues. In some cases, you may serve as the examiner-in-charge of the most complex credit unions in the region with responsibility for monitoring monthly board minutes and ALM reports. You will develop training material, which includes writing examiner guidance and teaching at all levels of national and regional investment and ALM curriculum; be responsible for periodic macro analysis of the conditions and elements within the region that impact on credit union ALM and investments; develop agency guidance, examination procedures, and regulations to evaluate balance sheet and investment risk; assess risk using sophisticated Bloomberg analytics, OIS pricing tables, call report data, and regional risk reports; and you will answer numerous telephone inquiries from field and office staff, credit unions, and state credit union regulatory agencies.


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You must meet the qualifications requirements of this position no later than the closing date of this vacancy announcement. 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 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.

To qualify at the CU-13 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience at the CU/GS-12 level. Qualifying specialized experience is experience conducting financial institutions examinations and making recommendations to resolve issues noted during the examination review and analysis process; AND, experience working in the areas of investment portfolios and asset/liability management (ALM).

For the CU-14 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience comparable to the CU/GS-13 level. Qualifying specialized experience is experience reviewing and making recommendations in the areas of investment portfolios and ALM management, which included investment appropriateness, balance sheet structure, loan/share pricing, and ALM model assumptions/output; experience developing and teaching investment and ALM curriculum at a regional and national level; AND, experience examining financial institutions with diversified balance sheets and assets of at least $500 million.

You cannot qualify for this position based on education. You must have at least one year of specialized experience as described under the "Qualifications" section.

You must meet the qualifications requirements of this position no later than the closing date of this vacancy announcement. You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level within the federal service. 


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 the Federal Credit Union Act, federal, state and local laws, credit union regulations, policies and directives which govern the operation of federal and federally -insured credit unions in order to evaluate investments and asset liability practices and procedures for credit unions to determine safety, soundness, suitability and legality.

2. Knowledge of various asset liability management simulations models and techniques, cash management practices, yield spread analysis, and short and long-term investment markets.

3. Ability to use and evaluate the results of the Bloomberg analytics system, other related highly technical evaluation methodology and information obtained from national recognized information providers.

4. Ability to communicate in writing facts, ideas, or conterns in a clear and convinicng manner, tailored to the audience and nature of the information.

5. Ability to explain facts, ideas, problems, or concerns in a clear and convincing manner.


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 basic qualifications and the specialized experience requirements (see "Qualifications 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.


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.


This position is being filled as a Term Appointment/Temporary Promotion Not-to-Exceed 4 years.

If you are not a current NCUA employee, you will be placed on a Term Appointment for up to 4 years. Your employment will end on the expiration date of the Term Appointment unless you are separated earlier.

If you are a current NCUA employee, you will be placed on a temporary promotion for up to 4 years. At any time, you may be returned to the position from which you were temporarily promoted or to a different position of equivalent grade and pay. When the temporary promotion ends, your pay will be set in accordance with Article 9, Section 5C of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.


If you are selected for this position at the CU-13, you may be non-competitively promoted to the next level through 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.



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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 812981. 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. After you have answered the online questionnaire, you will be prompted to submit required documents.

2. You have three options for submitting your documentation: you can upload documents from your USAJOBS account; upload documents from your personal computer; or fax documents. Please follow the system prompts to submit your documents.

3. Not all documents will apply to you and you only need to submit those that are applicable to your situation.

4. Each document type must be uploaded separately.

All required documents must be received by 11:59:59 PM EST on the closing date of the announcement.


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

SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION: You can apply for a non-competitive appointment, if you meet the eligibility requirements for a special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled veterans, certain military spouses, and Peace Corps or Vista volunteers, etc. Please submit proof of your eligibility to be considered under that special appointing authority.

SF-50: Current and former federal employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, that indicates grade, status and tenure. Please do not submit an SF-50 for a cash/time off award.

NON-COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES: If you wish to receive consideration under NON-COMPETITIVE PROCEDURES, you must submit a copy of your SF-50 reflecting the effective date of your grade level to the CU/GS-13 or higher; or a SF-50 that reflects you competed and were selected for a position with the target grade level of CU/GS-13 or higher on a permanent basis in competitive service.

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.

DISABILITY: You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the eligibility requirements. You must submit proof of your disability and a certification of job readiness. If you are a veteran with a disability, you should contact a Department of Veterans Affairs vocational rehabilitation counselor for proof of disability and certification of job readiness.

Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:


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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