Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Senior Examination Specialist (IT) CG-570-14/15 (WIP) in Washington, District Of Columbia

  • Duties



This position is located in the Division of Risk Management Supervision, Headquarters Office of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provide support in the areas of information technology (IT) and operation risk examination policy and examination-related programs.

This is a Work-In-Place (WIP) Program arrangement. The WIP program allows the selectee of this position to work at a location other than the duty location advertised in this vacancy announcement.

This is a Headquarters position. The duty location will be determined by the selecting official at the time of selection.

The range of pay shown includes base pay plus supplemental locality adjustments. The locality rates for these duty locations range from a low of 6.58% to a high of 45.51%. Pay will vary by grade level and the locality rate for the geographic location where the position is located. For more on FDIC locality rates, click here.

This position is open to current FDIC permanent employees with competitive status eligibility.

Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.

Writing sample will be conducted at the time of interview.

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  • Serves as a Divisional expert in the area of IT and operations examinations and as an authoritative source for regional offices, examiners, and other offices/divisions within the Corporation on related matters. Will be a primary technical resource that develops and communicates guidance to the industry on IT- and operations-related issues.

  • Provides technical expertise and plays a substantial role in the development and communication of both Division and Corporation policies that relate to IT and operation risk examinations.

  • Drafts regulations, policy statements, and financial institution letters and examination guidelines.

  • Leads horizontal analysis of IT and operational risk to evaluate safety and soundness implications for financial institutions.

  • Conducts meetings, briefings, provides management reports and briefing materials on highly sensitive, complex issues, or responds to congressional or senior management, supervisors and others concerning major Division policy initiatives.

  • Leads and directs the assignments of examination specialists and analysts on a variety of IT- and operational risk examination-related projects.

  • Develops and communicates new IT and operation risk examination-related programs for Division employees, recognizing and allowing for difference in the supervised institutions or organization.

  • Speaks at conferences and meetings with other financial institution regulators, industry representatives, and the public regarding complex IT and operation risk examination issues.

  • Prepares speeches, talking points, presentations, responses to congressional inquiries, or other communications for delivery by the Division or Corporation management.

  • Provides technical assistance for RMS Senior Management in the review and analysis of international documents relating to technology issues.

  • Participates in the development and administration of technology training programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May require occasional overnight travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Internal Employees

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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0570 Financial Institution Examining

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment

Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.


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.

CG-14: Applicant must be a Commissioned Examiner and have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience conducting technology examinations (Level B) and analyzing IT issues and operational risk to evaluate and promote the safety and soundness for individual financial institutions and service providers.

CG-15: Applicant must be a Commissioned Examiner and have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 14 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience conducting IT and operations examinations of large, complex financial institutions (Level A) or service providers; leading and directing examinations and analyses of IT-related issues and operational risk at financial institutions or service providers, and evaluating and recommending actions to promote safety and soundness for individual financial institutions.

There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.

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.

Additional information

Financial Institution Examiners must maintain the highest personal ethical standards as provided in Part 336 of the FDIC's Rules and Regulations, (Employee Responsibilities and Conduct). Financial Institution Examiners must comply with Section 3201.102 of Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for FDIC Employees (5 CFR Part 3201), which, in part, prohibits them and their immediate families from accepting certain credit from State nonmember banks.

All Financial Institution Examiners are prohibited from the following:

  1. Obtaining a loan or a line of credit from any insured state nonmember bank or its subsidiaries. Any extensions of credit held by the Examiner, the Examiner's spouse, or any dependent children are direct or indirect extensions of credit to the Examiner.


a. Loans for a primary residence are permissible. The Examiner must not participate in any examination of that institution with which he holds the primary residence loan, and a "cooling off" period is required before negotiating a loan for a primary residence from any institution the Examiner has examined.

b. No restrictions on obtaining credit cards issued under the same terms and conditions available to the public from an insured state nonmember bank either within or outside of their field office of assignment.

  1. Participating in any examination, or other matter, involving an insured depository institution or any person with whom the Examiner has an outstanding loan or line of credit.

  2. Performing any service for compensation with any bank, or for any officer, director, or employee thereof, or for any person connected therewith.

  3. Disclosing any confidential information from a bank examination report except as authorized by law.

  4. Soliciting or accepting any gift from a prohibited source or because of the Examiner's official position.

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

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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.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below. Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

  1. Knowledge of examination and supervisory methods, techniques and procedures including enforcement actions, to develop new theories, concepts, principles, policies and standards and methods for conducting examinations.

  2. Knowledge of technology and operations examination policies and procedures.

  3. Knowledge of the FDIC's financial institution examination procedures and techniques pertaining to IT and operations examinations including rules, regulations, and policies relating to these examinations and the use of technology by financial institutions, data centers and software vendors.

  4. Ability to use research to evaluate issues and problems and to develop findings and recommendations.

  5. Ability to prepare and deliver oral reports and presentations.

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.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • Required Documents


Required Documents

Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final digitally signed copy of your most recent Annual Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form. The final PDF form 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.

  • Benefits



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.

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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


How to Apply

To begin, click the "Apply" button and follow the prompts. If you haven't already, register and establish a USAJOBS account. After you register online, click the "Apply" button to complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents. Please be sure to click "Submit Application" to complete the application process.

You must apply online. Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

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account and click on "Applications" tab. Click on the "Position Title," and then select "Update Application" or "Additional Application Information" to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.

Please ensure you have completed the application process by verifying the status of your application on-line to reflect: "Received". Failure to complete the application process will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered for the position.

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Agency contact information
Lisa Gibson









Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Human Resources Service Center 3501 Fairfax Drive Arlington, Virginia United States

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Next steps

You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS by signing in and selecting "Application Status." Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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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.

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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 and hiring process 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.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493660200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 03/12/2018 to 03/26/2018

Salary: $104,776 to $243,500 per year

Pay scale & grade: CG 14 - 15

Work schedule: Full-Time - Competitive Service,

Appointment type: Permanent - Permanent, Full-Time