Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

This vacancy has an initial cut-off date of December 29, 2013.
 

The Liaison Specialist in the Office of Domestic Liaison plans and develops the program activities to help ensure that the covered businesses and institutions are aware of their Bank Secrecy Act Compliance requirements and of appropriate reporting methods and formats in coordination with FinCEN’s regulatory and law enforcement clients. The staff conducts and coordinates outreach to determine requirements that require further clarity and that are technically difficult or onerous to some types of regulated businesses.
 

Duties

The Liaison Specialist duties are: 
FOR THE GS-09 LEVEL:

  • Conducts assigned program activities to help ensure that the covered businesses and institutions are aware of their Bank Secrecy Act compliance requirements and of appropriate reporting methods and formats.
  • Participates in outreach efforts to develop and relay information, identify requirements that require further clarity and that are technically difficult or onerous to some types of regulated businesses, explain the premise for existing requirements and obtain feedback as to methods for making the reporting processes clearer or easier.
  • Conducts liaison with the Offices within Liaison Division as well as state and federal regulatory agencies to provide them input as to the impact of proposed and existing requirements, including feedback obtained from the reporting organizations, urging consideration of changes or additions to reporting requirements, and obtaining comments on regulatory organization proposals.
  • Participates in preparing training materials and programs to enhance reporting compliance; preparing guidance materials that serve as references for covered organizations, including on-line reference materials from FinCEN or the regulating agencies; and in conducting training sessions for covered organizations.
  • Develops information for and provides input to reports, analyses, and correspondence in connection with assigned activities, utilizing a variety of formats.




FOR THE GS-11 LEVEL:
  • Conducts assigned program activities to help ensure that the covered businesses and institutions are aware of their Bank Secrecy Act Compliance requirements and of appropriate reporting methods and formats.
  • Monitoring the questions received through the “Regulatory Helpline” to identify areas where FinCEN may need to clarify current regulations, rulings or guidance.
  • Conducts outreach to determine requirements that require further clarity and that are technically difficult or onerous to some types of regulated businesses, explaining the premise for existing requirements and obtaining feedback as to methods for making the reporting processes clearer or easier.
  • Interfaces with staff in the other Liaison Division Offices to discuss the modes of participation of those Offices in the outreach effort. Obtains inputs from the other Liaison Division Offices and other relevant units within FinCEN and uses such input to participate in preparing strategies to enhance outreach efforts and to project the short and longer-term impacts of current and anticipated trends.
  • Participates in preparing training materials and programs to enhancereporting compliance; prepares guidance materials that serve as references for covered organizations, including on-line reference materials from FinCEN or the regulating agencies; and in conducting training sessions for covered organizations.
  • Provides input into, or prepares reports, summaries and proposals in connection with assigned activities, tailoring such products to the office, purpose and sensitivity of the audiences.
  • Supports international initiatives to educate foreign (i.e., non-US) jurisdictions about the United States’ BSA regulatory regime, and to establish international anti-money laundering regulatory standards and norms (in forums such as the Financial Action Task Force, FATF) that are consistent with official US policy.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 to 5 days

Relocation Authorized

  • No