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Agency:  Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Job Announcement Number:  2013-HQ-0273

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$131,356.00 to $217,335.00 / Per Year
Friday, January 18, 2013 to Friday, February 08, 2013
Excepted Service, - Appointment limited to two years, may be extended for an additional two years, Full-Time
1 vacancy - Washington, DC  View Map

All United States Citizens.

Current permanent FDIC employees or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under FDIC announcement number 2013-HQ-0276.  However, if you desire consideration also under this public non-status announcement, you must apply to both.  


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is one of the most respected forces in America's financial community. Our mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.

The FDIC is ranked as the Number #1 best place to work in the Federal Government.

This position is located in the Legal Division, Corporate, Consumer, Insurance and Legislation Branch, Assessments and Legislation Section, Assessments and Legislation Unit, of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, DC and provides support in the areas of the regulation and supervision of insured financial institutions.

The candidate selected will be offered a time-limited appointment not-to-exceed two years which may be extended to a maximum of four years based on workload requirements and organizational staffing authorizations.



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-Manages, performs, and supervises highly specialized and technical legal services pertaining to the regulation and supervision of insured depository institutions and is responsible for the management and direction of all substantive and administrative matters arising from such legal services, with particular emphasis on the development and analysis of legislation, regulations, FDIC policy and the interpretation and application of the laws and regulations governing the activities, operations and structure of insured depository institutions, the Financial Stability Oversight Council, and other matters affecting the agency.

-  Acts in an advisory capacity to, and prepares or supervises the preparation of legal opinions for, members of the Board of Directors, the Director of the Division of Risk Management Supervision (“RMS”), the Director of the Division of Resolutions and Receiverships ("DRR") the Director of the Office of Complex Financial Institutions ("OCFI"), Director of the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection (“DCP”), the Director of the Division of Insurance and Research (“DIR”), and the Office of Legislative Affairs (“OLA”), and the directors of other divisions and offices and their staffs nationwide on the laws and regulations governing the activities, operations and structure of insured depository institutions and in connection with the supervision and examination for compliance with applicable laws and  regulations. 

-  Takes a lead role within the Legal Division in formulating policy and ensuring FDIC uniformity nationwide in the interpretation and application of laws, regulations and policy governing the activities, operations and structure of insured depository institutions, by providing advice, guidance, and assistance to Division management, legal staff in the Regional and Area offices, and to other branches and sections of the Legal Division.

-  Manages legislative and regulatory projects involving complex, novel legal and policy issues with significant impact on insured depository institutions, depositors, and consumers to ensure FDIC policy balances effective supervision with other important concerns and interests.


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Candidates must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 13 level or higher in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience providing legal counsel to a Board of Directors or other senior agency management and policy makers on the Federal Deposit Insurance Act or other federal banking laws and regulations.

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.  

Applicants eligible for CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Program) or ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 or higher in the online assessment to be determined "well qualified" for this position. For more information, click here.       

Bar membership required.   

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.  

High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) 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. Candidates who are eligible for veterans' preference will receive 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 and implementing regulations, including assessments and deposit insurance.

2.  Knowledge of administrative law, Constitutional law, legislative process, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including the Financial Stability Oversight Council, consumer protection laws, commercial law, and Federal and State banking laws.

3. Ability to serve as the Legal Division’s principal point of contact on legislative, regulatory and supervisory issues related to the activities, operations and structure of insured depository institutions.

4.  Knowledge of FDIC policies, practices and procedures, and ability to recognize related issues and coordinate appropriately throughout the Corporation on the resolution of those types of issues.

5.  Ability to understand the complexities of, and to take the lead in formulating policy in support of, the Corporation’s legislative, regulatory, supervisory, information security, and deposit insurance functions related to the activities, operations and structure of insured depository institutions.

6.  Ability to lead a group of professional and  support staff in highly technical work that has a major effect on the Corporation's legislative, regulatory, supervisory, information security, and deposit insurance functions. 

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 to current FDIC employees in accordance with FDIC's General Travel Regulations.  Relocation benefits may also be provided to employees from other federal agencies or to other applicants.


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.    

If selected, you may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary 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.


VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here. (Note:  Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)


Sharon Pearson
Phone: 703-562-2162
Fax: 000-000-0000
TDD: 1-800-925-4618
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Human Resources Service Center
3501 Fairfax Drive
HRB (PA-1730-5007)
Arlington, VA
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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