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Job Title:Associate Director, Cross-Border Coordination Branch, EM-301

Agency:Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Announcement Number:2013-EMDEU-0016

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

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$189,823.00 to $250,000.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to Tuesday, April 02, 2013




Competitive Service - Permanent; Full Time


1 vacancy - Washington, DCView Map


All United States Citizens.     
(Applicants with status or those eligible under special hiring authorities, should apply under FDIC merit promotion announcement 2013-EM-0018.*  If you also request consideration 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 among mid-sized agencies in the Federal Government.

This position is in the Office of Complex Financial Institutions. FDIC Executive Managers (EM) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES). If your federal service has been limited to SES, you should apply under this public announcement and not the companion merit posting, 2013-EM-0018.*

As an EM at the FDIC, you will provide executive leadership and managerial direction over substantive activities related to planning, developing, executing, and coordinating the Corporation's programs and policies. Salary reflects a pay cap for this position of $250,000.00.


  • Registration with the Selective Service.
  • Employment Conditions
  • This position requires moderate travel.
  • Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.


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Implements outreach, communication and coordination activities with domestic and international financial regulatory agencies, the financial services industry and the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). 

Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other domestic and international supervisory and regulatory agencies, representatives of financial institutions and private industry.

Serves as a senior technical adviser for international financial regulatory policy, resolution of cross-border systemically important financial institutions (SIFI), development and evolution of resolution policy and strategies, and international financial regulatory cooperation, dialogue and agreements.

Exercises supervisory authority over subordinates and ensures that all programs are administered effectively and in accordance with broadly-stated objectives and priorities.

Ensures that EEO and diversity plans and programs, performance measurement, employee development, and other personnel oriented factors are executed equitably and are consistent with corporate policy, legal requirements and the mission of the Office. 


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In order to basically qualify for this position, applicants must have at least one year of Specialized Experience which is defined as experience in leading or playing a significant role in a government or financial sector organization’s international/cross-border financial regulatory coordination, negotiation and communication efforts.  This specialized experience must have been at or above the GS/CG-15 level or equivalent in the federal service (e.g., agency or corporate level expert).

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

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required. High Risk Position - Background Investigation (BI) required.


Your resume will be reviewed to determine whether or not you meet the qualification requirements included in this vacancy announcement; therefore, your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Resumes should contain 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, include the position series and grade level). If you are determined to be basically qualified, your resume will be evaluated by an executive panel of subject matter experts to measure the degree to which your background matches the competencies, knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Top ranked candidates by the panel will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration. You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs because your resume will serve as documentation in this regard. The KSAs are not listed in any order of importance.

1. Ability to plan, manage and execute international mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures in the financial industry, and to negotiate and document transactions related to cross-border resolutions, acquisitions and dispositions.

2. Skill in negotiating with senior officials in government and the financial sector on matters of policy, regulation and legislation.

3. Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, programs, policies and procedures related to financial institution supervision, examination, resolution and receivership, and the evaluation, management and structured sale of large, complex financial institutions with nationwide or international operations.

4. Knowledge of domestic and international financial institutions and international banking practices, the structure of the financial services industry, and understanding of the relationship between the U. S. banking (and broader financial) system and economic conditions (internationally, nationally and regionally).

5. Ability to plan, implement and direct communication, coordination and outreach activities across international organizations and international banking entities.

6. Skill in serving as a spokesperson and representing the FDIC in promoting, supporting and articulating the Corporation’s positions on key policy matters in various internal and external forums, including discussions and the development of Memoranda of Understanding.

7. Ability to develop and deliver speeches, position papers, and other written and oral presentations on complex, controversial or problematic financial industry issues for the Director, senior agency management and other regulatory authorities.

8. Skill in managing teams and executing project plans in the financial sector.

9. Knowledge of management, supervisory and administrative policies and procedures, and the ability to manage programs, operations and a highly-trained multi-disciplinary staff.

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The FDIC offers comprehensive 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.

In addition, under FDIC's Group Life Insurance Program, basic life insurance coverage for Executive Managers is automatically equal to 3 times their salary (rounded to the next higher thousand) up to a maximum of $800,000.  Executives may also choose from two other lower coverage options.  The Corporation pays for the full cost of the basic coverage unless employees also elect to be covered under the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI).

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Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.
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If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary 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.


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.)


Nancy MacDonald
Phone: 703-562-2135
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Human Resources Branch, Executive Services Staff
3501 Fairfax Dr.
Room VS-D3026
Arlington, VA
Fax: 000-000-0000


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." Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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