This position is located in the CFPB, Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending Division. You will advise the Director and Deputy on legal interpretations related to the bureau’s oversight and enforcement of Federal consumer financial protection laws as they interface and relate with program and policies throughout CFPB, other Federal agencies, and the financial industry.Learn more about this agency
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As the Associate Director, Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending you will:
- Provide key strategic leadership over the Offices of Supervision Examination, Supervision Policy, and Enforcement.
- Ensure the consistent oversight and enforcement of federal consumer financial laws and regulations.
- Provide leadership and direction to the consistent and efficient supervision of depository institutions over $10 billion in assets and their service providers.
- Provide leadership and direction to the consistent and efficient risk-based supervision of non-depository covered persons and their service providers.
- Implement a team vision, with goals and objectives that are communicated to staff and aligned to CFPB strategic objectives.
Occasional travel - occasional travel may be required
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Conditions of Employment
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- Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
- Public Trust Background investigation will be required.
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
Minimum requirements of position:
• Law Degree: Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent.
• Bar Membership: Applicants must be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
To qualify for this Executive-level position, you must have substantial specialized experience, which is defined as:
- Substantial executive level public, private and/or non-profit financial services experience, as a principal or key decision maker, leading a substantial number of professionals and staff at various organizational levels, AND
- Broad and substantial executive level experience with public sector conducted examinations and supervision of regulated entities and/or the enforcement of government regulations, AND
- Demonstrable experience in activities requiring the ability to understand, analyze, and communicate, to both internal and external constituents, an organization's position on complex legal issues.
Law Degree: Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Bureau.
- All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, parental status, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
- Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- This position is ineligible for bargaining unit representation.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Subject to a trial period is required (unless already completed).
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- File a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.
Ethics: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at www.oge.gov. In addition, Bureau employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (5 CFR 9401), which, among other things, prohibit an employee or the employee’s spouse or minor child from owning or controlling a debt or equity interest in an entity supervised by the Bureau. BCFP's regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review the Bureau's ethics regulations and a summary of the regulations at www.consumerfinance.gov. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Bureau Ethics Office at EthicsHelp@cfpb.gov.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.
Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
If you are found minimally qualified, you MUST submit a separate, concise essay (no more than 5 total pages), that addresses your experience applying the four Executive Competencies to manage and achieve the goals of the organization. The Executive Competencies include:
- Modeling Inclusive Communications and Relationships – Delivers communications clearly and tactfully and demonstrates respect in interactions; sets the expectation that staff interact with others in a respectful, collaborative, and inclusive manner and broadly solicits and incorporates input from others; builds relationships with a range of diverse others; works collaboratively and seeks to identify mutually acceptable approaches; and, manages conflicts.
- Managing and Inspiring High Performance - Manages employees in a fair manner while defining clear work expectations aligned with goals; plans and delegates work in alignment with team member skills and provides assistance, direction, constructive feedback, and support to staff; monitors progress and deadlines, ensuring work quality, responsiveness, and timeliness; contributes to team efforts and shares credit for accomplishments; and, adheres to performance management guidelines.
- Accountability – Demonstrates through words and actions integrity, trust, and a commitment to serve the public; understands the Bureau’s mission, why the agency exists, and how own and others’ roles contribute to success; honors commitments; takes responsibility for own actions and the work of the team; models ownership of problem solving; and, complies with external rules and regulatory requirements.
- Decision Making and Problem Solving – Makes and communicates decisions in alignment with established practices and protocols while managing risks and synthesizing information to identify timely, sound, data-driven ideas or solutions; recognizes when to take action and when to gather additional data and makes logical decisions when dealing with pressure situations or unexpected problems
Your essay should include where and when the qualifications were obtained, and the organizational setting in which the experience was acquired (e.g. organization size, level, and assigned fiscal resources). A panel of Subject Matter Experts (SME's) will assess each applicant's responses to determine best qualified applicants for the position. A representative from the Office of Human Capital will contact you if you are found minimally qualified, and you will have 48 hours to submit your narrative.
Alternatively, you may submit your narrative with your application, simply attach your narrative under the ‘cover letter’ or under a Narrative Response attachment category link before submitting your application.
Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in one or more selection interviews.
Veterans preference is not applied but considered a positive factor.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package. Documents can be uploaded under the category of “Cover Letter”.
1. Your resume must identify the law school from which you graduated and include your bar membership information. Your resume must also demonstrate how you meet at least the minimum qualifications for this position, as well as the specialized experience requirements of the position. An official law school transcript may be required at the time of selection.
2. VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If 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. Compensably disabled 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 the OPM Forms Page. For more information on veteran's preference, click here.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau determines the salary offer for each selectee based primarily on three key factors:
- The selectee’s directly related experience at the same level as the position
- The selectee’s overall experience in a particular industry or area
- The salaries of other Bureau employees in similar positions and with similar levels of experience.
We also take the selectee’s skill set into account. Applicants should note that salary offers seldom fall near the upper end of the salary range as listed in this vacancy announcement. Salary may be set from the minimum of the salary range to the midpoint of the salary range. In some instances, based on a selectee’s extensive experience directly related to the position, salary may be set at or above the mid-point up to the maximum salary for that band level.
See information on our base pay ranges and salary structure.
Our comprehensive benefits are among the most generous in the federal government. They include:
- Challenging and rewarding work benefiting American consumers
- Opportunities for development and advancement
- Comprehensive Federal health, vision, dental, life, and long-term care insurance programs
- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201310_cfpb_benefits.pdf
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
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 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 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.
To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
You will be re-directed to CFPB's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
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.
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.
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.
Agency contact information
Applicant Call Center
AddressConsumer Financial Protection Bureau
*** Please see the "How to Apply" section ***
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26106
To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:
1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the "Applications" section and click on the vacancy you would like to view and have already applied for.
2. Under "application status," click "additional application information" and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status. The "additional application information" link may not be available if your application status says "Unavailable." This indicates that your application is not complete.
If the "additional application information" link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and "Update Application" to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application.
Please notify us at CFPBINQUIRIES@FISCAL.TREASURY.GOV if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/534234500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.