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Job Title:Regional Lending Specialist

Agency:National Credit Union Administration

Job Announcement Number:RII-13-DEU-874963

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$67,174.00 to $129,170.00 / Per Year


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




Full Time - Term NTE 3 Years




1 vacancy in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States


All U.S. Citizens. This position is also being advertised under vacancy announcement RII-13-MP-871951 for current NCUA Employees Only with competitive status.


"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 is located at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Region II, Division of Special Actions. You will serve as a Regional Lending Specialist assessing and evaluating existing and proposed lending business risk, assets and controls.


This position is in a bargaining unit.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Suitable adjudication of background/Security Investigation is required.
  • Relocation expenses are authorized for NCUA employees only.
  • A probationary/trial period may be required.
  • Frequent travel is required.
  • This is a TERM Appointment not-to-exceed 3 years.


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DUTY STATION STATEMENT:  One (1) vacancy to be filled in Region II in one of the following duty locations:   Baltimore, MD, Newark, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, or Washington, D.C.  For an NCUA employee currently residing in a Region II East state, the duty station will not change. 


RELOCATION STATEMENT:  Relocation will be paid only to move an NCUA employee from outside the acceptable area to a Region II East state.


This is a TERM appointment not to exceed 3 years. This appointment may be extended for a period not to exceed a total of four years. Applicants selected for a TERM appointment are eligible for benefits such as health and life insurance, retirement, Thrift Savings Plan, etc. A TERM appointment does not confer Federal government status.

As the Regional Lending Specialist, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
 •  Assesses and evaluates existing and proposed lending business risk, assets, and controls.
 •  Plans and performs supervision and examination activities associated with agriculture lending, member business lending, commercial lending, real estate lending, and other lending programs.
 •  Reviews compliance with NCUA Member Business Lending rules and regulations.
 •  Sets goals for eliminating problems areas.
 •  Identifies and improves specialized lending current risks, asset exposure, and internal controls.
 •  Keeps abreast of changes in the financial markets.
 •  Develops training material.
 •  Negotiates and finalizes agreements for the agency.
 •  Guides and assists credit union officials in resolving areas of concern.


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You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

To qualify at the CU-13 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-12 level in federal service. Qualifying specialized experience is experience reviewing, examining, or auditing loans related to commercial lending, such as loans made for the purpose of construction and development, floor-plan/inventory, commercial real estate, accounts receivable, or commercial operating lines/letters of credit.

To qualify at the CU-14 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-13 level in federal service. Qualifying specialized experience is experience reviewing, examining, or auditing loans related to commercial lending such as loans made for the purpose of construction and development, floor-plan/inventory, commercial real estate, accounts receivable, or commercial operating lines/letters of credit; AND experience in completing commercial lending analyses and assisting in the examination and supervision of complex financial institutions to provide regulatory oversight, identify and mitigate risk, and minimize losses.

You cannot qualify for this position based on education. You must have the specialized experience as described in the "Qualifications" section.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this vacancy 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. Knowledge of the theory, concepts and practices of accounting and auditing.
2. Knowledge of examination, supervision and operation of large complex financial institution.
3. Knowledge of risk assessment in a financial institution environment, including liquidity, credit, interest rate, compliance, reputation and strategic issues.
4. Ability to communicate orally to advise financial institutions officials of problems encountered.
5. Ability to communicate in writing to analyze the financial institutions financial condition and risk potential.


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, Agency subsidized NCUA Savings Plan, Long Term Care and Flexible Spending Account.


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Term appointments are non-status and non-permanent appointments. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within grade increases and Federal Employees Reitrement System (FERS) and Thirft Savings Plan (TSP) coverage.


If you are selected for this position at the CU-13, you may be non-competitively promoted to the next level through CU-14 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 National Pay Rate (NPR). The NPR will increase by the geographic rate for the assigned duty location.



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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.

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 874963.

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:



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. Each document must be uploaded separately.

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 Veterans Document


(1) VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTS (if claiming veteran's preference):

  • For 5-Point Preference: DD 214 (Member 4 Copy is preferred.) or if you are currently active duty: an official statement of service from your command.
  • For 10-Point Preference: DD-214 (Member 4 Copy is preferred.), 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.


Vanessa Proctor
Phone: (703)518-6513
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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