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Job Title:  COUNSEL, CG-0905-15
Agency:  Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Job Announcement Number:  2013-HQ-B0282

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
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Excepted Service, - Permanent, Full-Time
1 vacancy - Arlington, VA,   View Map

All current FDIC employees.



This position is located in the Legal Division, Litigation and Resolutions Branch, Receivership Section, Receivership Policy Unit, Arlington, VA of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and is responsible for providing expert legal advice and guidance on matters relating to commercial and financial products or transactions as they arise in the exercise of FDIC's resolution and receivership responsibilities. 


  • This position requires frequent overnight travel.


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-  Confers with and acts in an advisory capacity to the Senior Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, General Counsel, Division of Resolutions and Receiverships, Division of Finance, other Divisions and Offices, as assigned, and members of the Board of Directors on legal questions relating to complex matters involving the FDIC’s roles or potential role as receiver, conservator, liquidator or corporate liquidator.

-  Interprets and applies relevant statutory and regulatory provisions to the development and assessment of legal positions and policy initiatives.

-  Undertakes analysis and research necessary to the development and evaluation of Corporate legal policy and prepares appropriate written and oral presentations to facilitate review and discussion both within the Legal Division and with other Division and Offices.

- Engages in a variety of tasks associated with the legislative process, including the analysis of pending and enacted legislation to determine the scope and significance of any impact on the Corporation’s activities.

-  Provides assistance in the preparation of legislative testimony and responses to congressional inquiries regarding pending legislation; and the identification and formulation of legislative initiatives advantageous to the Corporation’s resolution and liquidation activities.

-  Engages in all facets of rule-making, including participating in the formulation of Corporation policy requiring the promulgation of regulations; drafting the regulation, preamble, and notices; briefing senior management and the Board of Directors on the merits of the proposed regulation; reviewing and analyzing comments and making revisions to the regulations as appropriate; and responding to inquiries from the public regarding the proposed or final rule.


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Candidates must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 14 level or higher in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is developing legal policy and procedures on liquidation and resolution-related matters and providing legal advice that assists client divisions and offices in reaching strategic goals to adapt to changing circumstances of the banking industry. 

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

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors - if any) 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. 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.  Ability to meet and interact with senior management of the Corporation, business or other government or quasi-government entities, especially where such contacts are recurring and depend on authoritative presentations.

2.  Skill in oral communication to explain, justify, or discuss policy issues through the presentation of facts, information and analysis.

3.  Knowledge of  the following laws bearing on the work of the Section: the FDI Act, the National Bank Act, FIRREA, FDICIA, the Federal Home Loan Bank Act and the Federal Reserve Act; and associated regulations, guidelines, and policy statements.

4.  Ability to develop analyses on complex, controversial, and precedent-setting issues before the Corporation.

5.  Knowledge and understanding of the legal implications of the Corporation’s closed bank and thrift activities.

6. Knowledge of policy advisory work and the ability to facilitate the coordination of FDIC policy.

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.


To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

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.


Sharon Pearson
Phone: 703-562-2162
Fax: 000-000-0000
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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