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    The Financial Management Scholars Program (FMSP) is a paid internship that may lead to a post-graduation employment offer as a Financial Institution Specialist, a three and a half year training program leading to professional certification as a commissioned Financial Institution Examiner.

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    Financial Management Scholars (FMS) will be assigned to the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection (DCP). Scholars will work directly on teams of experienced FDIC employees to evaluate bank operations, business planning, and consumer protection practices.  These teams are responsible for assessing financial institutions to determine whether they are following safe and sound banking practices, maintaining effective internal controls and procedures, managing their institutions effectively, and complying with all applicable laws and regulations, including those relating to consumer protection, privacy, community reinvestment, and fair lending.  Under the direction and supervision of an Examiner or Assistant examiner of higher grade, FMS will also:

    • Examine initial disclosures, periodic statements, advertisements, and other information to evaluate procedures and reviews for compliance with applicable regulations.
    • Examine closed-end non-real estate credit transactions for compliance with applicable regulations.
    • Review the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act loan application register for accuracy and assesses the bank’s overall reporting procedures.
    • Review adverse action notices for compliance, and to gain a cursory exposure to applicable lending-related regulations.
    • Examine a sample of residential, consumer, commercial and agricultural files to determine compliance.
    • Review applicable regulations and examination manual to become informed about the CRA.
    • Participate in discussing the overall examination process including evaluating the bank’s Compliance Management System (senior management oversight; compliance program, including the elements of polices, monitoring, and training; and audit procedures). Asks questions to gain clarification and understanding of examination policies and procedures. 
    • Observe the interaction between the FDIC and Bank personnel.
    • Respond to questions from other examiners regarding his/her section of the Report of Examination.
    • Review the CRA of an institution and participates in discussions for assigning its rating.
    • Prepare a summary of each performance factor describing why rating was assigned.
    • With the assistance of an experienced examiner, participate in meetings as appropriate.
    • Prepare a written summary of what was observed during the meeting/interview for input into the report or memo.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Very frequent overnight travel, up to 4 nights per week (most locations).

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/609340200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.