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Invest in your nation's future, make a difference in your community...gain from the experience. At the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) you're not just a number, working to make quotas or improve the bottom line, you have the opportunity to make a difference. NCUA is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. To learn more about NCUA's structure, diversity, and history click on the following links:
This position receives on-the-job training as a field examiner. The training assignments prepare you to manage, supervise and conduct examinations for a district of federal and federally-insured state credit unions. For more information regarding the Career Highlights of a Credit Union Examiner, click here .
Applicants may only select 07 locations due to the anticipated volume of applicants. Choose locations in which you are willing to reside. Applicants are expected to reside close to their official duty station, normally within 40 miles. Where you live in relation to your official duty station MATTERS and more information can be reviewed by clicking here .
Please Note: This position is also being announced on USAJOBS under vacancy announcement NCUA-18-RG-2028769 for those eligible to apply under the Pathways Recent Graduates Program.
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Credit Union Examiners plan, conduct, and complete examinations of federally insured and federally chartered credit unions. This includes analyzing credit union data to identify areas of concern, persistency of previous problems, and risk to the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF). Some examinations are completed independently by an examiner while other examinations require working as part of a team.
Credit Union Examiners at the CU-7 and CU-9 level are considered developmental, work under the close supervision of a Supervisory Examiner, and are in a robust training program that includes:
- Classroom training covering accounting, communications, credit union operations, examination procedures, analysis techniques, and administrative subjects;
- Hands-on experience working with an On-The-Job trainer (OJT) within his/her assigned district of credit unions;
- Reading assignments pertaining to the laws, regulations, policies and directives which govern the operation of federal and federally insured credit unions;
- On-line training modules; and
- Progressively responsible work assignments.
We strongly encourage you to watch the video below to see more about a Day in the Life of a Credit Union Examiner.
75% or less - Travel is required to visit assigned credit unions in the geographic area. In addition, travel is required to participate in regional team examinations, training events, and conferences.
Who May Apply
This job is open to... All U.S. Citizens, all current and former federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles, Veterans (VEOA, VRA and 30% Disabled), and special non-competitive appointment eligibles (e.g., Schedule A, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corps and Vista Volunteers, etc.).
Questions? This job is open to 7 groups.
- Job family (Series)
0580 Credit Union Examiner
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen
- A probationary period may be required
- Mobility Agreement and Financial Disclosure forms are required
- Must complete initial online questionnaire
- If found to meet basic requirements, complete a USA Hire Writing Assessment
You must meet all qualification (if qualifying by experience) and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement. Please ensure that your resume includes the month and year that you began and ended for each position held or that position will not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions.
YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the online questionnaire. A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be lowered or you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a degree in accounting, business, or finance; is skilled in using information systems and technology; is skilled in preparing written communications; and has good interpersonal skills. Proficiency in additional languages is also desired.
PLEASE NOTE: To qualify based on the education qualification requirements listed below, you must complete those education requirements no later than June 15, 2018.
For all grade levels, if you are found to meet the basic experience and/or education qualification requirements below, you will be required to complete and successfully pass an online (USA Hire) writing assessment. See "How to Apply" for further information.
To meet the basic qualification requirements for the Grade 7, you must have one of the following (A, B, C, or D):
A. EXPERIENCE: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to CU/GS-05 level that has equipped the applicant with the competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities) to perform credit union examining work. This experience must have included preparing or analyzing financial statements and posting and/or balancing general ledger accounts in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and auditing work involved with examination and appraisal of financial records or statements for completeness and internal accuracy in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.
B. EDUCATION (Superior Academic Achievement): Completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or higher degree in Economics, Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, or other directly related business field. This education must have included 6 Semester Hours of course work in Accounting (or equivalent courses) and 3 Semester Hours of course work in Introductory Auditing* (or an equivalent course) for a total of 9 Semester Hours. For a more detailed description of qualifying accounting coursework, please click here . In addition to the above degree/course work requirement, you must also meet ONE of the definitions of Superior Academic Achievement listed below:
- A grade-point average of "B" (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduates courses or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
- A grade-point average of "B+" (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.
- Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, University or major subdivision.
- Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies .
C. EDUCATION (Graduate-level): One full year (18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours or the number of units the school you attended considers equal to one full year) of graduate education in an accredited college or university in accounting, business, business administration (MBA), finance, marketing, economics or other directly related field. This education must have included or been supplemented by 6 semester hours in Accounting (or equivalent courses) and three hours in Introductory Auditing (or equivalent course) for a total 9 semester hours. These courses may have been at the graduate or undergraduate level and a description of qualifying accounting coursework can be found by clicking here .
D. COMBINATION: A combination of graduate level education and experience described in "A" and "C" above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take the number of months of full-time experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
To meet the basic qualification requirements for the Grade 9, you must have one of the following (A, B, C, or D):
A. EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to CU/GS-07 level that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. This experience must have included assignments involved in the examination and auditing of credit unions or financial institutions through detailed examinations of accounting documents to verify accuracy of computations and to ascertain that all transactions are properly supported and are in accordance with pertinent laws and regulations.
B. EDUCATION (Graduate-level): Completion of two full academic years of progressively higher graduate-level education, or a master's degree in an accredited college or university in fields such as accounting, business, business administration (MBA), finance, marketing, economics or other directly related academic field. This education must have included or been supplemented by 6 semester hours in Accounting (or equivalent courses) and 3 semester hours in Introductory Auditing* (or an equivalent course) for a total of 9 semester hours. These courses must have been at the graduate or undergraduate level and a description of qualifying accounting coursework can be found by clicking here .
C. CERTIFICATION: Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination in a state, territory, or the District of Columbia.
D. COMBINATION: A combination of education and experience described in "A" and "B" above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree in excess of 18 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take number the number of months experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
To meet the basic qualification requirements for the Grade 11, you must have one of the following (A, B, or C):
A. EXPERIENCE: One full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-09 level which included responsibility of performing examining/auditing operations for a financial institution; and experience reviewing internal controls for a business or other organization to determine risk exposure.
B. EDUCATION: Completion of 3 full academic years of progressively higher graduate-level education OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled; and included at least 6 semester hours of course work in Accounting or equivalent courses and 3 semester hours of coursework in Introductory Auditing or equivalent courses. These courses must have been at the graduate or undergraduate level and a description of qualifying accounting coursework can be found by clicking here .
C. COMBINATION: Completion of an equivalent combination of acceptable graduate level education and experience as described above sufficient to equal 100% of the job requirements.
*NOTE: Alternative Method To Meet Auditing Experience/Education Requirement: For applicants who do not possess the required auditing experience/education, NCUA will allow applicants an opportunity to complete the 3 Semester Hours of course work in Introductory Auditing (or equivalent course) within 10 months after beginning employment at NCUA. This auditing course must provide instruction in the fundamental auditing concepts such as internal controls, separation of duties, independence of judgment, and verification of accounts; awareness of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. The NCUA agrees to fund this course, if needed. Failure to successfully complete this course requirement within the required time period is cause for termination of employment at NCUA. The appropriate Regional Director may approve a waiver to extend the 10-month requirement (not-to-exceed a total of 18 months). Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
All education must be achieved by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees received from schools by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by OPM accordingly.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. For more information regarding Foreign Education, please click here .
PLEASE NOTE: To qualify based on the education qualification requirements listed in this vacancy annoucement, you must complete those education requirements no later than June 15, 2018.
Multiple positions may be filled through this vacancy announcement.
NCUA IS A COMPETITIVE SERVICE AGENCY.
Please Note: The salary range by location is listed below by grade level. At the CU-7 and CU-9 levels, Credit Union Examiners are considered entry-level trainee positions. Entry level pay is typically set at the minimum of the pay range. Pay would normally be matched for current financial institution examiners performing similar work provided it falls within the applicable salary range. In certain rare circumstances, pay could be set higher, commensurate with the selectee's background and experience. For new hires at the CU-11 level, pay will be set based on the qualifications of the selectee. Candidates hired at the CU-7 or CU-9 level can expect to be noncompetitively promoted to the next level after 1 year in each grade, up to the CU-11 level, if all promotion requirements are met. Click here for additional information about reaching the full promotion level of CU-12.
Duty Location (City, State) Pay ranges below include the applicable Locality % for each location CU-07 CU-09 CU-11 MIN MAX MIN MAX MIN MAX
Birmingham, AL; Greenville, SC; Lansing, MI; Lubbock, TX; New Orleans, LA; Omaha, NE; Orlando, FL;
Salt Lake City, UT;
San Antonio, TX; Shreveport, LA; Tampa, FL
$41,422 $65,032 $51,128 $80,271 $65,432 $102,729 Raleigh, NC $43,661 $68,549 $53,893 $84,612 $68,971 $108,284 Dayton, OH $43,775 $68,728 $54,034 $84,833 $69,151 $108,567 Cincinnati, OH $43,822 $68,800 $54,091 $84,922 $69,224 $108,682 Austin, TX $43,914 $68,946 $54,205 $85,102 $69,370 $108,911 Columbus, OH $44,142 $69,304 $54,487 $85,544 $69,730 $109,477 Phoenix, AZ $45,485 $71,411 $56,144 $88,145 $71,851 $112,806 Atlanta, GA $45,916 $72,088 $56,676 $88,980 $72,531 $113,875 Miami, FL $46,589 $73,144 $57,506 $90,284 $73,594 $115,544 Dallas, TX $47,450 $74,497 $58,570 $91,954 $74,956 $117,681 Seattle, WA $49,683 $78,003 $61,326 $96,281 $78,483 $123,218 Houston, TX $49,875 $78,305 $61,563 $96,654 $78,787 $123,695
Anaheim, CA; East Los Angeles, CA;
Los Angeles, CA; San Fernando, CA
$51,620 $81,044 $63,717 $100,035 $81,543 $128,023
San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA
$56,695 $81,550 $69,981 $100,870 $89,559 $128,770 Read more
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Candidates who apply under All U.S. Citizens (DEU) procedures will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place qualified candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category, and veterans with a service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the Best Qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the CU/GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job; and
Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
Candidates who apply under Competitive Merit Promotion procedures will undergo the following process. First , your application package will be reviewed for completeness (resume, completed assessment questionnaire, and supporting documentation). You will not be considered if you fail to submit all the required documents as outlined in this vacancy announcement. Second , if you have a complete application package, your RESUME will be reviewed to determine if you meet the basic qualifications and specialized experience requirements (see "Qualification and Evaluations" section). You must provide specific details in your resume as to how your experience meets the specialized experience. Third , if you are determined to be qualified for the position, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the assessment questions. The numerical rating you receive is based on your responses to the questions. If upon review it is determined that your resume and supporting documentation do not support your responses to the questions, your numerical rating may be adjusted and you may be excluded from consideration for this position. Only highly qualified candidates will be referred.
Candidate who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities procedures will be reviewed to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume and their responses to the questionnaire. Qualified candidates will be referred if all required supporting documentation has been provided.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
- Knowledge of financial regulatory compliance;
- Knowledge of accounting principles and practices;
- Ability to conduct risk analysis;
- Interpersonal skills;
- Oral communication;
- Problem solving;
- Ability to organize; and,
- Written Communication.
Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
NOTE: Please use the Required Documents Checklist found by clicking here for a description of required documents. Failure to provide required documents may result in non-consideration for this position.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
5-Point Preference Eligible Veterans - Documentation of Service or Separation (e.g. DD-214 which shows all dates of service and character of service (Honorable or General discharge)) OR a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member will be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the application date. See Required Documents Checklist .
10-Point Preference Eligible Veterans - Submit documentation of service or separation (e.g. DD-214 which shows all dates of service and character of service (Honorable or General discharge)), a completed SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference), and all of the required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 (e.g. VA letter dated 1991 or later, official document or retired orders from branch of Armed Forces showing retirement due to service-connected disability). See Required Documents Checklist .
Competitive Career and Reinstatement Eligible Applicants - Current and former federal employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, that indicates grade, status, tenure and the full performance level (FPL) of the position held. Please do not submit an SF-50 for a cash/time off award. Please Note: Current permanent NCUA employees are not required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). Status will be confirmed by the Agency. See Required Documents Checklist .
Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - Submit documentation showing veterans preference eligibility OR a DD-214 showing release or discharge under honorable conditions (Honorable or General discharge). See Required Documents Checklist .
Non-Competitive and Special Hiring Authority Eligibles - To receive consideration for a special appointment authority (Individuals with Disabilities, Peace Corps or Vista volunteers, certain military spouses, etc.) you must submit all required documents supporting your claim. See Required Documents Checklist .
30% or More Disabled Veterans - Submit a DD-214 showing release or discharge under honorable conditions (Honorable or General discharge), a completed SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference), and all other required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 which documents a compensable disability of 30% or more (e.g. VA letter dated 1991 or later, official document or retired orders from branch of Armed Forces showing retirement due to service-connected disability). See Required Documents Checklist .
Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) - Submit a DD-214 showing release or discharge under honorable conditions (Honorable or General discharge) which shows VRA eligibility AND, if applicable to VRA eligibility, documentation of compensable disability of 10% or more (e.g. VA letter dated 1991 or later, official document or retired orders from branch of Armed Forces showing retirement due to service-connected disability). See Required Documents Checklist .
CTAP/ICTAP: Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of their eligibility :
- Copy of agency notice;
- Most recent performance rating; and
- SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must receive an 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. See Required Documents Checklist .
TRANSCRIPTS (if qualifying based on education or combination of specialized experience and education) - Unofficial transcripts are acceptable from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to verify that you meet the basic education requirement. You must submit a legible copy of transcripts or list of college courses with your name, school name, credit or semester hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education. See Required Documents Checklist .
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT (CPA) License - If you are qualifying based on your CPA license, you must submit a copy of the license. See Required Documents Checklist .
PLEASE NOTE: You have two options for submitting your documentation: (1) you can upload documents from your USAJOBS account; (2) or upload documents from your personal computer. Please follow the system prompts to submit your documents. Not all documents will apply to you and you only need to submit those that are applicable to your situation.
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 .
Applicants may only select 07 locations in which to be considered due to an excessive number of well-qualified applicants. Thus, please be certain that the location(s) you pick are areas in which you are willing to reside. Applicants are expected to live close to their assigned duty station, normally within 40 miles. Where you live in relation to your official duty station MATTERS and more information can be reviewed by clicking here .
If you are selected for this position at the CU-07, CU-09, or CU-11 you may be non-competitively promoted to the next level through CU-12 level provided that you have fulfilled the necessary qualification requirements including any applicable certification processes. Promotion is not automatic and is conditional on demonstrated ability to perform the higher grade level duties, a current written performance appraisal rating of "fully successful" or better, fulfillment of the necessary qualification requirements, and sufficient work at the higher grade level position.
This position is in a bargaining unit.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. You may register or check status of your registration by visiting the Selective Service website at: http://www.sss.gov/ .
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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.
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- 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.
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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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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/492377500 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.