Job Overview


At the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), differences make a difference. We value diversity of perspectives and backgrounds and are committed to building an inclusive work environment where employees can contribute to their fullest potential.

We have been recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government", ranking 8th when compared to similarly sized organizations! NCUA excelled in the area of Effective Leadership categories of Fairness and Empowerment. Particularly noteworthy, NCUA ranked 1st among Veterans; 2nd among Hispanics and employees with disabilities; 3rd among African Americans, Asians, and Whites; 4th among women, men, and employees age 40 and over; and 5th among employees under 40 years old. 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 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. To learn more about NCUA's structure, diversity, and history click on the following links:

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NCUA is seeking a seasoned executive or high-level manager to serve as the Associate Regional Director for Operations.

NCUA SS positions are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES). Individuals serving in the SES (including career SES) must provide a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) from a previous non-SES position to document prior federal competitive status.

CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLES WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS: A copy of your most recent SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows: (A) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (B) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34).  Current SES members are encouraged to contact Tammy Lewis at 703-518-6513 or if you need clarification of this documentation requirement.


As the Associate Regional Director for Operations, you will:

  • Participate with the Regional Director in planning and implementing the regional office programs, recommending actions which will provide the best results;
  • Identify and resolve regional office program operational problems, providing leadership and direction;
  • Supervise the preparation and execution of administrative actions such as: cease and desist orders, conservatorship, civil money penalties, termination of insurance, mergers, special assistance, voluntary and involuntary liquidations, removal of credit union officials from office, prohibition orders, etc;
  • Be responsible for the recruitment program in areas of assigned responsibility;
  • Analyze program requirements for assigned divisions and staff and determine staff resources, equipment, and other resources needed to accomplish work assignments;
  • Make adjustments among staff and prepare plans to meet substantial changes in the workload, as appropriate, to meet priorities and deadlines;
  • Make budget recommendations appropriate to support program requirements;
  • Initiate training programs to ensure all assigned employees receive the appropriate training for their position and financial and material resources are available to support program or policy implementation;
  • Exercise direct leadership and supervision over the regional office staff and the Divisions of Special Actions, Management Services, and Supervision performing the full range of managerial and supervisory functions such as recommending subordinates for promotions, reassignments, recognition, disciplinary action, etc.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Travel required to attend meetings, conferences and problem case credit union site visits.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • If you are a current NCUA employee, your relocation expenses are authorized in accordance with NCUA relocation policies. If you are not a current NCUA employee, NCUA will pay to move your household goods in accordance with NCUA's relocation policies.