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Job Title:Credit Union Examiner

Agency:National Credit Union Administration

Job Announcement Number:RIII-14-DEU-1026487

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$36,439.00 to $95,937.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, January 09, 2014 to Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

CU-0580-07/11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

12

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Greensboro, NC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All U.S. Citizens. This position is also being advertised under vacancy announcement RIII-14-MP-1026548 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.).

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The ideal candidate for this position would have a degree in accounting, business, or finance; skilled in using information systems and technology; skilled in preparing written communications; and have good interpersonal skills.

 

NCUA has been selected as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government", ranking 9th when compared to similarly sized organizations. Particularly noteworthy, NCUA excelled in the areas of effective leadership, employee skills - mission match, training and development, diversity and performance-based results. Apply now to become part of one of the Federal Government’s “Best Places to Work”.

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.

 

Multiple positions may be filled through this vacancy announcement.

 

This vacancy announcement will be open from Thursday, January 09, 2014 to Tuesday, January 14, 2014 or when 75 applications have been received. The vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions are met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Any required documents must be submitted at the time that you apply as documents will not be accepted after the vacancy closes.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 50% or Greater
  • Travel more than 50% of the time required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • Mobility Agreement is required.

DUTIES:

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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 a close supervision of a Supervisory Examiner who oversees on-the-job training, furnishes advice and is available for consultation. On the job training and duties include: 

  • Overview of basic examination work methods, techniques, procedures, financial principles and operating practices;
  • Reads 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; and,
  • Analyzes credit union data prior to examination to identify areas of examination concentration and the persistency of previous problems.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify for the Grade 7, an applicant must have one of the following:

A. EXPERIENCE: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to CU/GS-05 level that has equipped the applicant with the competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities) to perform credit union examining work. This experience must have included preparing or analyzing financial statements and posting and/or balancing general ledger accounts in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and auditing work involved with examination and appraisal of financial records or statements for completeness and internal accuracy in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. 


 OR

B. EDUCATION (Superior Academic Achievement): Completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or higher degree in Economics, Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, or other directly related business field.This education must have included 6 Semester Hours of course work in Accounting(or equivalent courses) and 3 Semester Hours of course work in Introductory Auditing* (or an equivalent course) for a total of 9 Semester Hours that provided instruction in the following: A. Basic accounting concepts and theories and the essentials of the accounting process (i.e., income determination and financial position; a fundamental understanding of the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers; evaluation of adjusting, closing, and correcting entries; analysis of financial statements and bank statement reconciliation; understanding of accrual and cash methods; awareness of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles); AND B. External financial reporting with emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination; AND C. Principles of finance and their application to typical financial problems of business enterprises such as the measurement and disclosure problem associated with cash, receivables, fixed assets, and intangibles. Special emphasis on financial analysis, management of working capital, cost of capital, capital budgeting, long-term financing, dividend policy, and internal financing; AND D. Fundamental auditing concepts, such as,internal controls, separation of duties, independence of judgment, and verification of accounts; awareness of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. In addition to the above degree/course work requirement, you must also meet ONE of the definitions of Superior Academic Achievement located at the following link (see section 4 f.): http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4


OR

C. EDUCATION (Graduate-level): One full year (18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours or the number of units the school you attended considers equal to one full year) of graduate education in an accredited college or university in accounting, business, business administration (MBA), finance, marketing, economics or other directly related field. This education must have included or been supplemented by 6 Semester Hours in Accounting (or equivalent courses) and three hours in Introductory Auditing (or equivalent course) for a total 9 Semester Hours. These courses may have been at the graduate or undergraduate level and must have included coursework that provided instruction as indicated in "d" above.

OR

D. COMBINATION: A combination of education and experience described in "A" and "C" above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take the number of months of full-time experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

To qualify for the Grade 9, an applicant must have one of the following:

A. EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to CU/GS-07 level that has equipped the applicant 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. This experience must have included assignments involved in the examination and auditing of credit unions or financial institutions through detailed examinations of accounting documents to verify accuracy of computations and to ascertain that all transactions are properly supported and are in accordance with pertinent laws and regulations.


 OR

B. EDUCATION: Completion of two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education, or a master's degree in an accredited college or university in fields such as accounting,business, business administration (MBA), finance, marketing, economics or other directly related academic field. This education must have included or been supplemented by 6 Semester Hours in Accounting (or equivalent courses) and 3 Semester Hours in Introductory Auditing* (or an equivalent course) for a total of 9 Semester Hours. These courses may have been at the graduate or undergraduate level and must have included course work that provided instruction in the following: A. Basic accounting concepts and theories and the essentials of the accounting process. For example, income determination and financial position; a fundamental understanding of the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers; evaluation of adjusting, closing, and correcting entries;analysis of financial statements and bank statement reconciliation;understanding of accrual and cash methods; awareness of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; AND B. External financial reporting with emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination; AND C.Principles of finance and their application to typical financial problems of business enterprises such as the measurement and disclosure problem associated with cash, receivables, fixed assets, and intangibles. Special emphasis on financial analysis, management of working capital, cost of capital, capital budgeting, long-term financing, dividend policy, and internal financing; AND D.Fundamental auditing concepts, such as, internal controls, separation of duties, independence of judgment, and verification of accounts; awareness of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.

OR

C. CERTIFICATION: Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination in a state, territory, or the District of Columbia.

OR

D. COMBINATION: A combination of education and experience described in "A" and "B" above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree in excess of 18 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take number the number of months experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.

To qualify for the Grade 11, an applicant must have one of the following:

A. EXPERIENCE: 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.

OR

B. EDUCATION:   Completion of 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 included at least 6 semester hours of course work in Accounting or equivalent courses and 3 semester hours of coursework in Introductory Auditing or equivalent courses.

OR

C. COMBINATION:   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.

 

All education must be achieved by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees received from schools by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by OPM accordingly.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: For graduates of foreign universities, an evaluation of all course work from an organization recognized as specializing in interpretation of credentials is required. The absence of this information will result in an ineligible rating.

You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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 – Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position.

Well Qualified - Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications.

Qualified - Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications.

 

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 financial regulatory compliance;
  2. Knowledge of accounting principles and practices;
  3. Ability to conduct risk analysis;
  4. Interpersonal skills;
  5. Written communication;
  6. Oral communication;
  7. Problem solving; and,
  8. Ability to organize.


Application of Veterans' Preference: The Category Rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher.)

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


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

If you are selected for this position at the CU-07, or CU-09, 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  13.32 percent for the Greensboro, NC geographical area.

 

If selected, you must complete a financial disclosure form 450.

 

This position is in a bargaining unit.

 

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. You may register or check status of your registration by visiting the Selective Service website at:http://www.sss.gov/

NCUA IS A COMPETITIVE SERVICE AGENCY.

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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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.

YOUR APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ( i.e. TRANSCRIPTS, CERTIFICATIONS, etc.) MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 P.M. EST ON  Tuesday, January 14, 2014 TO RECEIVE CONSIDERATION.

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, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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 http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1026487.
  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  Tuesday, January 14, 2014 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 http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
  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: ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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

  • For 5-Point Preference: DD 214 (Member 4 Copy preferred, however documentation provided must contain dates and character of service) or if you are currently active duty: an official statement of service from your command.
  • For 10-Point Preference: DD-214 (Member 4 Copy preferred, however documentation provided must contain dates and character of service), 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 be rated well-qualified 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Stanley W. Shrader
Phone: (703)518-1589
Email: SSHRADER@NCUA.GOV
Agency Information:
National Credit Union Administration
1775 Duke Street
Third Floor
Alexandria, VA
22314

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

RIII-14-DEU-1026487

Control Number:

358859900