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Job Title:Community Affairs Assistant

Agency:Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Announcement Number:2013-CHID-B0048

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$45,493.00 to $72,768.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, January 29, 2013 to Monday, February 11, 2013




Competitive Service, - Permanent,Full-time.




1 vacancy - Chicago, ILView Map


All United States Citizens.

(Applicants with status or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under FDIC merit promotion announcement 2013-CHI-B0046.  However, if you desire consideration also under this public non-status announcement, you must apply to both.  Status applicants are current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility.)


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 Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, Chicago  Regional Office Community Affairs Branch, Chicago, IL, of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  The incumbent will provide support to the Community Affairs staff by performing various tasks necessary to carry out the mission of the national and regional Community Affairs Program (CAP).



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The Community Affairs Assistant will be responsible for providing timely verbal and written reports to the supervisor on a variety of Community Affairs projects. The incumbent will be responsible for the preparation of correspondence and communications to be used for community outreach and networking activities such as routine letters, brochures, logos, training material, and other graphics for various marketing or information tools. The incumbent will serve as a point of contact for information exchange for various Community Affairs project initiatives that are non-controversial in nature. Attends meetings with community and faith-based organizations, government officials, bankers, and other entities for the purpose of building alliance memberships or otherwise promoting the goals and objectives of the Community Affairs Program (CAP). Processes orders and requests for Money Smart and other initiatives both on a national and regional level. Incumbent will assist with the development and production of training and assists with delivery of Money Smart Training and Train-the-Trainer sessions. Incumbent must be available for periodic travel and may occasionally be required to participate in outside outreach events or attend schools, conferences, and workshops conducted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.


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Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/CG-6 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as providing administrative support for outreach events, meetings, conferences and training workshops; conducting research and summarizing information; drafting correspondence; compiling reports; tracking activities or projects to completion; and responding to inquiries and requests.  Such experience must demonstrate proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software to include Word, Access, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint to prepare written materials, design marketing material, create slides and presentations, and create and manage mailing lists.

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.

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.

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

Low Risk Position - National Agency Check Investigation (NACI) required.


Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement.  Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination.  Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.  These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below.  Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

1) Ability to use a computer including database, word processing, publishing and spreadsheet programs.

2) Ability to develop written and oral reports that convey information relating to the position.

3) Ability to conduct research, summarize information, and make recommendations.

4) Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality when required working with sensitive documents and information.

5) General knowledge of the compliance examination program and consumer protection laws; the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA); the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA); the Fair Housing Act (FHA); the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA); and their implementing regulations.

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.


Applicants external to the FDIC will not receive relocation benefits.  Current FDIC employees may be provided relocation benefits 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 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.


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

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.)

FDIC CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  If you are a displaced or surplus FDIC or Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility.  For more information, click here.


Susan Pearce
Phone: 312-382-6842
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDIC Human Resources Branch
300 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL
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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