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Job Title:Credit Union Examiner

Agency:National Credit Union Administration

Job Announcement Number:RIV-13-DEU-884074

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$55,483.00 to $92,472.00 / Per Year


Thursday, May 02, 2013 to Wednesday, May 15, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Omaha, NE United StatesView Map


All U.S. Citizens. This position is also being advertised under vacancy announcement RIV-13-MP-884250 for current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles, Veterans (VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled), and special non-competitive appointment eligibles (e.g., Persons with Disabilities, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc.).



"The Partnership for Public Service Best Places to work rankings for 2012 rank NCUA as 6th out of 22 comparably sized agencies."


Invest in your nation's future, make a difference in your community...gain from the experience. At the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) you're not just a number, working to make quotas or improve the bottom line, you have the opportunity to make a difference. NCUA is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.


This position receives on-the-job training as a field examiner. The training assignments prepare you to manage, supervise and conduct examinations for a district of federal and federally-insured state credit unions.

This position is in a bargaining unit.




  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Position requires travel 50% of the time.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • Mobility Agreement is required.


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Serves in a developmental position with assignments/training directed toward providing the capability of eventually performing the full scope of Credit Union Examiner duties. Works under the close supervision of the Supervisory Examiner who oversees on-the-job training, furnishes advice and is available for consultation. On the job training includes an initial overview of basic examination work methods, techniques and procedures, the financial principals and operating practices normally used, reading assignments pertaining to the laws, regulations, policies and directives which govern the operation of federal and federally insured credit unions. Plans, conducts, and completes examinations of federally chartered and federally insured credit unions. Obtains and protects confidential credit union data. Analyzes credit union data prior to examination to identify areas of examination concentration and the persistency of previous problems.


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For the grade 11: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/CU-09 level which included responsibility of performing examining/auditing operations for a financial institution; and experience reviewing internal controls for a business or other organization to determine risk exposure.

To qualify for the CU-11 position based on education, you must meet one of the following qualification requirements: You must have successfully completed 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree.  Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled; and include at least 6 semester hours of course work in Accounting or eqivalent courses and 3 semester hours of coursework in Introductory Auditing or equivalent courses.


COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE Completion of an equivalent combination of acceptable graduate level education and experience as described above sufficient to equal 100% of the job requirements.


NOTE: Alternative Method To Meet Auditing Experience Requirement: For applicants who do not possess the required auditing experience/education, NCUA will allow applicants an opportunity to complete the 3 Semester Hours of course work in Introductory Auditing (or equivalent course) within 10 months after beginning employment at NCUA. This auditing course must provide instruction in the fundamental auditing concepts such as internal controls, separation of duties, independence of judgment, and verification of accounts; awareness of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. The NCUA agrees to fund this course, if needed. Failure to successfully complete this course requirement within the required time period is cause for termination of employment at NCUA. The appropriate Regional Director may approve a waiver to extend the 10-month requirement (not-to-exceed a total of 18 months). Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Professional knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of accounting and auditing as applied to financial institutions. 2. Knowledge of business theory sufficient to understand how credit unions function. 3. Demonstrated ability to evaluate financial statements. 4. Demonstrated ability to produce a written examination report in an understandable format. 5. Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally to obtain requested information, and to persuade others to make changes. 6. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and manage work processes by initiating work and by operating independently.


Your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation).  You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement.  If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:  Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified.  Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. 


Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and capability.  You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification.


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NCUA participates in all Federal Benefits programs including but not limited to: Leave, Health Benefits, Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Long Term Care and Flexible Spending Account.

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If selected, you must complete a Financial Disclosure Form 450.


If you are selected for this position at the CU-11 you may be non-competitively promoted to the next level through CU-12 level provided that you have fulfilled the necessary qualification requirements including any applicable certification processes. Promotion is not automatic and is conditional on demonstrated ability to perform the higher grade level duties, a current written performance appraisal rating of "fully successful" or better, fulfillment of the necessary qualification requirements, and sufficient work at the higher grade level position. SALARY: Pay will be set using NCUA's Compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's Local Pay Rate (LPR) which includes a locality rate of 10.32 percent for the Omaha, NE geographical area.




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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement. Please ensure that your resume includes the month and year that you began and ended and hours worked per week for each position held. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating.

YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire. Failure to provide support may result in a lower or ineligible rating.

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·Other (ICTAP-CTAP)
   ·Other Veterans Document

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 884074.

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items

3. Fax all six pages of the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

You will not be considered for this position if you fail to submit all of the above documents.

If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, please email the Application Manager Help Desk at:







(1) VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTS (if claiming veteran's preference):
  • For 5-Point Preference: DD 214 (Member 4 Copy) or if you are currently active duty: an official statement of service from your command.
  • For 10-Point Preference: DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), VA letter and SF-15 for 10-Point preference.
(2) ICTAP/CTAP: Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of their eligibility:
  • Copy of agency notice;
  • Most recent performance rating; and
  • SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must receive an 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. For additional information, click CTAP.


PLEASE NOTE: You have three options for submitting your documentation: (1) you can upload documents from your USAJOBS account;(2)  upload documents from your personal computer; (3) or fax documents. Please follow the system prompts to submit your documents.  Not all documents will apply to you and you only need to submit those that are applicable to your situation.
TRANSCRIPTS: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable (if qualifying based on education or combination of specialized experience and education) from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to verify that you meet the basic education requirement. You must submit a legible copy of transcripts or list of college courses with your name, school name, credit or semester hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Failure to provide transcripts will result in non-consideration for this position. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education. For graduates of foreign universities, an evaluation of all course work from and organization recognized as specializing in interpretation of credentials is required.


Casandra Hall
Phone: (703)518-6527
Agency Information:
National Credit Union Administration
1775 Duke Street
Third Floor
Alexandria, VA


You will receive an email that your resume has been received from the USAJOBS website. You can check the status of your application by logging back into your USAJOBS account.



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