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Job Title:Senior Regional Attorney (Consumer Protection Unit), CG-905-14

Agency:Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Announcement Number:2013-NY-B0027

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$123,912.00 to $205,014.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, January 9, 2013 to Wednesday, January 23, 2013




Excepted Service, Full-Time - Permanent.




1 vacancy - New York - New York, NYView Map


All current FDIC employees.



This position is in the Legal Division, New York Regional Office of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and supports the FDIC's supervisory, regulatory and enforcement functions.



  • This position requires frequent overnight travel.
  • Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.


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Incumbent provides advice, assistance and recommendations to the Regional Counsel, Deputy Regional Counsel, Assistant General Counsel of the Consumer Section, Senior Counsel of the Consumer Enforcement Unit, and the Deputy General Counsel (CCIL). Acts as legal advisor to the Regional Director, Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection (DCP) and DCP Senior Staff representatives, including the supervisors of all DCP Field Offices on particular legal issues, the interpretation and enforceability of pertinent consumer banking laws, and the appropriate handling of actions involving consumer protection and compliance laws applicable to insured depository institutions. Such laws include: the Truth in Lending Act; Fair Credit Reporting Act; Home Mortgage Disclosure Act; Truth in Savings Act; RESPA; privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; Check 21; Equal Credit Opportunity Act; Expedited Funds Availability Act; Electronic Funds Transfer Act; Community Reinvestment Act; and the FTC Act. May also provide similar legal advice and guidance regarding sections 7, 8, 10(c), 18, 19, and 32 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, and various consumer, civil rights laws, and other pertinent laws and regulations related to banking compliance and enforcement matters.

Serves as the FDIC’s attorney in administrative and civil enforcement and compliance proceedings. Litigates such actions, and, in this regard, prepares, and supervises the preparation of evidence and legal arguments in administrative proceedings before administrative law judges brought in the region; prepares and supervises preparation of briefs, pleadings, motions, opinions, correspondence, and legal memoranda in connection with such proceedings; prepares and examines witnesses; negotiates with opposing counsel; and may conduct investigations. Takes active part in settlements, negotiations and drafting. In designated matters, confers with and assists Justice Department litigators and U.S. Attorneys.

Confers with institutions’ counsel and institutions’ officials with respect to problems affecting consumer protection operations and activities of insured depository institutions located in the region. Works closely with state supervisory officials in connection the FDIC's consumer protection and supervisory functions, as well as with staff members of other governmental agencies, including Federal Reserve Banks, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Department of Justice.


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Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 13 level.  Specialized experience is experience serving as an attorney that includes 1) drafting memoranda and other legal documents, conducting legal research, conducting formal and informal investigations, and orally presenting analysis, conclusions, and recommendations relating to administrative enforcement proceedings; and 2) interpreting and applying the consumer protection and civil rights statutes and regulations governing the activities, operations, and structure of insured depository financial institutions, including the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Truth in Savings Act, RESPA, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Electronic Funds Transfer Act, Community Reinvestment Act, and the FTC Act.

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.  Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) must be determined to be "well qualified" for this position.  For more information, click here

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements for this position by the closing date OR within 30 calendar days of the closing date to be eligible for this position.

Bar membership required.  
Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required. Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required.


Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to assess your ability to perform this job.  Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs):

1. Knowledge of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, implementing regulations, and other Federal and State financial institution laws, as well as consumer protection and civil rights laws and regulations applicable to insured depository institutions.

2. Knowledge of the financial institution examination procedures, and financial institution practices and procedures.

3. Ability to effectively represent the Corporation at trials and hearings.

4. Knowledge of the rules of evidence and civil procedure and practice.

You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.


To preview questions please click here.


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In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC offers additional benefits to its employees.  These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors.

To find out more, click here.

Relocation benefits may be provided in accordance with FDIC's General Travel Regulations.


Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.
To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here
If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.


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To begin, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts to register and establish a USAJOBS account, complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents.  Please be sure to click "FINISH" to complete the application process.

You must apply online.  Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status."  Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Apply Online" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.


Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

FDIC EMPLOYEES:  Submit a final signed copy of your most recent Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form.

FDIC Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus FDIC employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility.  For more information, click here.


Rose DiMattio
Phone: 781-794-5780
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 800-925-4618
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDIC Human Resources Branch
350 Fifth Avenue
Suite 1200
New York, NY
Fax: 000-000-0000


Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status."

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