**Open Period extended through Friday, December 4, 2020.**
This position is located in the Division of Risk Management Supervision, Policy, Capital Markets Branch of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington, D.C. The incumbent is responsible for providing expert analysis and insight into novel and complex issues regarding capital markets activities and related risk management activities.
Salary reflects a pay cap for this position of $273,400.
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Provides expert analysis and insight into novel and complex issues regarding capital market activities and related risk management activities.
Conducts research with the purpose of assessing, determining, and monitoring present and emerging risk associated with the activities of individual institutions, industries, and financial systems.
Reviews and analyzes new financial instruments and market trends to assess their interest rate, credit, funding, and operational risks as part of an early warning system to anticipate potential problems. Provides assistance in the examination of financial institutions that display large, unusual, or complex issues within their area(s) of expertise.
Providing advice to senior executive-level management on financial institution activities, examination and policy issues, and providing recommendations to improve the FDIC's policies and procedures or the supervisory process.
Represents the FDIC in interagency and international venues for the purpose of the development of policy and implementing regulations.
Occasional travel – Occassional travel is required.
Conditions of Employment
Registration with the Selective Service.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.
Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.
Moderate Risk Position – Background Investigation (BI) required.
Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious/spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here .
In order to qualify, applicants must have one year of specialized experience in a government agency (equivalent in the federal government to CG/GS-15 or above) or private industry. Specialized experience is defined as experience in all the following:
1. Leading a team in researching, assessing, and reviewing complex financial organizations with exceptionally complex capital markets activities and securities.
2. Developing strategies for identifying, measuring, and reporting market risk of large financial institutions to address and mitigate those risks; providing insight and direction across organizational and jurisdictional lines; and performing horizontal analysis on conditions and changes in market risk in complex institutions.
Large, complex financial institutions are defined as financial intermediaries engaged in some combination of commercial banking, investment banking, asset management and insurance, whose failure poses a systemic risk or externality to the financial system as a whole. These risks are intertwined among both insured and uninsured subsidiaries, and the largest and most complex of these companies often have global footprints and interdependent counterparty relationships with one another that increase their complexity and risk.
Applicants must have met the qualification requirements (including selective placement factors – if any) for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.
There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.
To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here .
If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.
Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.
Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed, to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.
Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.
Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.
The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below.
You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.
To preview questions please click here .
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)
Trust determination process
Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement, may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:
SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: If you are applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation, however; the letter MUST clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority and that your eligibility is based on a severe physical disability; an intellectual disability; or a psychiatric disability. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g., VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST INCLUDE: a statement that you are eligible based on one of the following: severe physical disability, an intellectual disability, or a psychiatric disability. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters, click here , and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here . Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA) ELIGIBLES AND SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES FOR VETERANS: If you are applying for consideration under VEOA and special hiring authorities for veterans, click here.
CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLES WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS: A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24); and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34), and the pay plan, series, grade and salary for the position you are relying upon to be considered for this position. If reinstatement eligible include your Career/Career conditional SF-50. To be considered as a non- competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.
Status applicants are current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service, former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, and those eligible for appointment under special hiring authorities. For more information, click here.
If you are in the excepted service, your current agency must have an interchange agreement with OPM (for a list of agencies with current interchange agreements please click here; Excepted service appointees without an interchange agreement should apply under the public non-status announcement.
Current or former career SES members are eligible for reinstatement to a competitive service position if the individual was previously employed under a career or career-conditional appointment prior to the SES appointment. SES members without competitive service career status should apply under the public non-status announcement. Multiple SF-50s showing current or former career SES appointment and proof of career or career-conditional tenure must be submitted by the closing date to receive consideration as a status applicant. Both SES and Competitive Service SF-50s should be uploaded as one document to avoid overriding your first attachment. If you have any questions regarding which SF-50s to submit, it is highly recommended that you contact the person listed on this job opportunity announcement before the closing date.
For FDIC Employees: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal and evaluation form. The final PDF is also acceptable.
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.