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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Deputy Director, Office of Regulatory Policy

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

Job Announcement Number:FINCP/14-181464EBB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 to Thursday, April 17, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0301-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Top Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is also being posted under Merit Promotion via Job Announcement Number FINCN/14-181467EBB.
 
The Deputy Director, Office of Regulatory Policy, assists the Office Director in leading a major office of the Policy Division, within the U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). 
 
The Policy Division is responsible for designing the regulatory and compliance framework that protects the U.S. financial system from money laundering, terrorist financing, and other illicit finance. In developing policy solutions, the Policy Division considers the needs and equities of all FinCEN stakeholders, including law enforcement, regulators, foreign financial intelligence units, industry, and the public. The Office of Regulatory Policy conceives, develops, and drafts the BSA rules, clarifying guidance, and regulatory rulings that protect our financial system. The office is responsible for staying abreast of all sectors of the financial industry, changes in their products and services, and the development of new payment methods, to assess vulnerabilities and adapt the BSA regulatory framework, as needed.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must apply on-line. See the How to Apply Section.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Drug testing is a condition of employment; subject to random drug screening
  • You are required to participate in Direct Deposit for salary payment.

DUTIES:

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 The Deputy Director, Office of Policy, duties: 

  • Assists the Office Director to develop and manage a staff of regulatory policy managers, senior and junior specialists, identifies objectives, and sets office-wide plans for carrying out regulatory policy development activities.
  • In coordination with the Office Director, leads staff in identifying issues and areas of concern to be addressed through existing or new BSA regulations, consults a wide range of stakeholders (e.g., law enforcement, regulators, policy makers, industry) to conceptualize and develop proposals, and recommends appropriately balanced regulatory provisions.
  • Assists the Office Director to oversee and direct staff in the preparation of regulatory packages, including supporting memoranda, reports, statistical backup and other information that provide justification for program initiatives to senior officials, including Federal, State, local and international agencies, industry officials and other organizations.
  • Directs staff in conceptualizing, planning, drafting, editing, and presenting of individual FinCEN regulatory policy documents, including regulatory packages, clarifying guidance, regulatory rulings, and office memoranda.
  • Mentors subordinate manager(s) in developing clear and consistent editing styles and techniques, ensuring that the office’s policy documents and presentations are improved at each step of the process.
  • Consults with regulated industry, law enforcement, and BSA examiners, concerning the interpretation and implementation of regulations, to clarify regulatory intent, and to identify areas in which further regulatory improvements can be initiated.
  • Represents the Department of the Treasury and FinCEN in senior-level internal, external, and interagency meetings, conferences, and other forums, explaining and advocating on behalf of FinCEN’s regulatory policy programs and objectives.
  • Seeks to maximize communication with all other components of FinCEN and at all levels to ensure each component’s unique expertise and authorities are brought to bear in a collaborative effort for maximum impact against the most serious money laundering and national security threats.
  • Collaborates with other supervisors within the division on the establishment of broad program objectives, organizational goals, policies, priorities, methods to assess the accomplishment of such objectives, and the resources required to be successful. Provides for the reporting and evaluation of program accomplishments.
  • Collaborates with other supervisors within the division on the establishment of employee performance standards, evaluates performance, promotes team building, settles disputes, recommends personnel actions, and promotes adherence to public policy, including diversity and equal opportunity in employment.
  • Provides effective leadership, mentors, develops, and motivates staff.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must demonstrate in their resume and responses to the evaluation criteria/assessment questions that they meet the qualification requirements described below. 
 
Specialized Experience:  Applicant must have obtained one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 level that provide extensive knowledge of anti-money laundering regulations, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), and other laws related to a financial institution’s regulatory compliance functions as an employee of or an advisor to a financial institution, or an employee of a governmental or self-regulating organization overseeing financial institutions, where the candidate's duties included a primary focus on drafting or analyzing statutory or regulatory provisions related to, or providing legal guidance on, anti-money laundering and BSA laws and regulations. 
 
Other:   Applicants must have demonstrated in their work experience or training they possess, or have the potential to develop, the quality of successful supervision.
 
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector.  One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. 


Qualifications Requirements:  Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application includes your: 1. Resume, 2. Responses to the online questions, and 3. Required supporting documents. We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants: 
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be reviewed and compared to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, your qualifications will be further reviewed by a Human Resources Specialist and a subject matter expert, OR panel of subject-matter experts to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the critical experience requirements listed in this vacancy announcement. Your resume will then be placed in one of three rating categories, Gold, Silver, or Bronze, depending on your experience and education to this position. Although the process is self assessed, your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score will be changed to a rating commensurate to your described experience. Providing false information may be grounds for not selecting you or termination after appointment. 
Application of Veterans' Preference: the Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the rule-of-three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category. Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be assigned to the appropriate quality category based upon the job-related assessment and will be listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within the appropriate quality category.
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), CTAP and ICTAP Candidates will be considered Well Qualified if they earn a minimum score of 85 on their responses to the assessment questions. We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Security Clearance: This position has been designated national security Level IV, Critical Sensitive. Applicants must possess a favorably adjudicated Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI), and have been awarded a Top Secret clearance or be willing to undergo a SSBI, and the SSBI must be favorably adjudicated. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Although individuals may be appointed prior to completion or update of a full personal history SSBI, continued employment with FinCEN is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the SSBI, the results of which fully meet the FinCEN's special employment criteria. All employees are subject to satisfactory completion of periodic reinvestigation and a continuing life style in conformity with applicable national and FinCEN directives. Any unfavorable information developed during an investigation or other official inquiry may result in termination of employment in accordance with established security policies and procedures.
Personal Identity Verification Credential: If selected, you will go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
Probationary Period(s): Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
Statement of Employment and Financial Interest may be required.
Relocation Expenses: Will not be paid.
Selective Service Registration: If selected, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
Executive Branch employees are barred from receiving or considering political recommendations from members of Congress unless they pertain to the character or residence of the applicant.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
Declaration of Federal Employment:
Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies occur.
Buyout: If you previously left federal employment and received a separation incentive (buyout) and you are selected for this position, you may be required to repay the full amount of the buyout to the agency that paid you.
Privacy Act: Your application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579.5 USC 552a). This information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 of the U.S. Code, Sections 3202 and 3361.

HOW TO APPLY:

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The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying on-line poses a hardship to any applicant, please contact us at the telephone number listed under "Contact Information." Applicants MUST CONTACT US 3 BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR to the Closing Date to speak to someone who can provide assistance for on-line submission. Requests for extensions will not be granted. 
FinCEN provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
Step 1 - Create or Upload a Resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here http://treas.gov/organization/employment/docs/Resume%20Tips.pdf.
You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.
Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.
Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.
Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.
Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload, fax, or e-mail. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.
Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways:  1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. Or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS.  Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.  E-Mail: Send your documents by e-mail to CareerConnector@fincen.gov.
 

We cannot accept ZIP file documents.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all questions listed in the announcement are answered and that all supplemental documents are received by the closing date. If required documents for a complete application package are illegible, or you do not provide all required information, as specified throughout this announcement including the below requirements, you may not be considered for this position or receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible. 
(NOTE: Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.) 
Veterans' PreferenceIf you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. For more information on veterans' preference, click here
CTAP/ICTAP eligibles: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Eileen Brown
Phone: 703-905-3710
Fax: 703-905-3909
TDD: 703-905-3839
Email: CareerConnector@fincen.gov
Agency Information:
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
P.O. Box 39
Suite G99
Vienna, VA
22183
US
Fax: 703-905-3909

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My USAJOBS" tab and clicking on "My Applications." If your contact information changes after the closing date of this vacancy announcement, send your updated information to CareerConnector@fincen.gov to ensure you can be contacted throughout the selection process.

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Job Announcement Number:

FINCP/14-181464EBB

Control Number:

358167600