Overview

Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Technology & Innovation.

This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Technology and Innovation, and serves as a member of Data Science and Analytics within the Enterprise Data Section (EDS).

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Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the CN-53 (Broadly equivalent to the GS-13). If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Takes responsibility for assigned analysis projects through their entire lifecycle, including but not limited to: concept, problem statement, question definition, methodology assessment, data collection, execution of analysis, and presentation of results.
  • Develops holistic, complex analysis plans that incorporate multiple sources of data, while also considering the limitations of available data sources, data quality, and legal or policy constraints.
  • Ensures analysis solutions are scalable, repeatable, effective, and meet the expectations of decision-makers and other stakeholders. Regularly communicates project status to supervisor and is accountable for progress.
  • Creates and delivers effective, persuasive verbal and written presentations for both technical and non-technical audiences that synthesize findings and provide clear, simple recommendations on possible courses of action.
  • Provides compelling and accurate visualizations that communicate a story, trend, pattern, etc. both independently and through collaborations with designers or other team members.
  • Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    53

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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    • 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.

    This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement #21-CFPB-70-MP. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized Experience: For the CN-51, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the CN-40 grade level in the Federal service (For qualification purposes, the CN-40 is broadly equivalent to the GS-09). Specialized experience for this position includes:

    – Experience developing software or statistical analysis in a language similar to Python or R; AND

    – Experience developing repeatable analysis with a relational database, using a language such as SQL; AND

    – Experience performing independent Data Visualization, either:

    o Programmatic (R, python, d3.js or similar), OR

    o Interactive (Business intelligence tools, spreadsheet-based)

    OR

    Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or three academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such degree from an accredited college or university. To be qualifying, graduate education must be in a field of study directly related to the duties of this position and must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities that would be acquired through one year of specialized experience as described above.

    Specialized Experience: For the CN-52, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the CN-51 grade level in the Federal service (For qualification purposes, the CN-51 is broadly equivalent to the GS-11). Specialized experience for this position includes:

    – Experience with a General-Purpose Programming Language for development of software using a language such as Python, R (i.e., NOT front-end web-focused development)

    – Domain experience in one or more of the following areas of expertise:

    o Financial: Financial product analysis: quantitative analysis of financial products and services, such as short-term small-dollar lending, auto finance, mortgage, debit or credit cards, deposit accounts, and other loan products

    o Legal: regulatory, litigation, legislation

    o Consumer: study of financial issues AND products/services directly affecting American consumers, including the balance between credit availability and successful consumer utilization.

    o Scientific: Research in a quantitative field, such as Economics, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Cognitive, a Quantitative Social Science, Non-Software Engineering.

    – Experience developing analysis using a relational database, using a language such as SQL

    – Experience with one or more of the following: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Advanced Statistical Methods

    Specialized Experience: For the CN-53, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the CN-52 grade level in the Federal service (For qualification purposes, the CN-52 is broadly equivalent to the GS-12). Specialized experience for this position includes:

    – Experience with a General-Purpose Programming Language for development of software using a language such as Python, R (i.e., NOT front-end web-focused development)

    – Domain experience in at least three of the following areas of expertise:

    • Financial: Financial product analysis: quantitative analysis of financial products and services, such as short-term small-dollar lending, auto finance, mortgage, debit or credit cards, deposit accounts, and other loan products
    • Legal: regulatory, litigation, legislation
    • Consumer: study of financial issues AND products/services directly affecting American consumers, including the balance between credit availability and successful consumer utilization.
    • Scientific: Research in a quantitative field, such as Economics, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Cognitive, a Quantitative Social Science, Non-Software Engineering.

    – Experience developing analysis using a relational database, using a language such as SQL

    – Experience with one or more of the following: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Advanced Statistical Methods

    – Develop, execute, and maintain effective communications (including recommendations) to senior leadership

    In addition to the specialized experience stated above for the CN-53, CN-52, and CN-51, applicants must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below:

     Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
     Customer Service – Working with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolving their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services
     Oral Communication – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
     Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

    Education

    Education Requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Additional information

    – We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    – This is a bargaining unit position.
    – We offer opportunities for telework.
    – We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    – Ethics: 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, employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (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. Regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review the Bureau 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 EthicsHelpcfpb.gov .

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    – A one year probationary period may be required.
    – 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.
    – 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.
    – File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

    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: Subject Matter Expertise & Oral & Written Communication.

    Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B or C depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

    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 a selection interview.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. 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".

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation . In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

    A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

    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.

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