This announcement is open to current employees in the Office of Examination and Insurance (E&I) . This position is at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) in the Office of Examination and Insurance. This position serves as a Senior Capital Markets Specialist.
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As a Senior Capital Markets Specialist, you will:
- Conduct basic and applied research, and analyzes and prepares special reports focusing on interest rate risk, liquidity risk and investments for senior management and the NCUA board.
- Provide statistical information and analysis of trends and of projections related to interest rate risk, liquidity risk and investments.
- Develop policy related to the supervision of capital markets.
- Participate as a senior analyst with regional examiners on sensitive or major natural person credit unions (NPCU) and corporate credit unions (CCUs) examinations and supervision providing extensive guidance to the examiners in the areas of interest rate risk, liquidity risk and investments.
Occasional travel - Travel is required to visit credit unions to participate in examinations and to attend conferences and training.
Job family (Series)
1160 Financial Analysis
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- Suitable adjudication of background/security investigation is required.
Specialized experience is the experience that has equipped you with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
To qualify at the CU-15 level, you must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-14 level in federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience:
1. Identifying the primary drivers of interest rate and liquidity risk in a variety of scenarios for changes in interest rates, underlying mortgage asset assumptions and deposit modeling, and
2. Analyzing instrument structures and analytics for mortgage assets, consumer loans, securities, interest rate derivatives and funding, and
3. Developing research materials on matters relating to interest rate risk, liquidity risk and investments for the benefit of analysts and senior management.
You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.
Please note, all experience statements (i.e., duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire) copied from this announcement and pasted into your resume will not be considered as a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.
YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience and support your responses to the online questionnaire as described in the vacancy announcement. When describing your experience in your resume, please be specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Please ensure that your resume includes the grade (if you are a current or previous federal employee), month, and year that you began and ended for each position held or that position may 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 resume must also support your responses to the online questionnaire. Failure to provide support may result in a lower rating and/or you may be excluded from consideration. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions.
Education is not required for this position nor may it be used to qualify.
SALARY: Pay will be set using NCUA's compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's National Pay Rate (NPR) which includes a locality rate of 16.32% for the Rest of the U.S. (RUS) geographical area. Actual salary will be determined upon the location of the selectee and the applicable locality pay, per the NCUA's CU pay table, will be applied. The locality rates, by location, can be found on the NCUA Careers webpage under the Salary Information section .
SELECTIVE SERVICE: 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 the status of your registration by visiting the Selective Service website at: (see application details) .
This position is not in the bargaining unit.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCUA's current posture will not require employees to perform official travel or work onsite at NCUA offices or at credit unions until further notice. Employees will receive at least 30 days' notice prior to resumption of mandatory performance of official travel or onsite work.
If it becomes necessary for NCUA to request on-site work, NCUA may solicit volunteers for the assignment. Management reserves the right to request employees to perform on-site work in exigent circumstances. Individual who must relocate for this position, may be approved or required to begin work temporarily in their current geographic location prior to relocation to the permanent duty station.
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More than the number of positions listed may be filled through this vacancy announcement
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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" section). You must provide specific details in your resume as to how your experience meets the specialized experience.
Third, your resume and supporting documentation may 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.
The self-assessment questions have been developed to evaluate your competency in the following areas:
- Financial Analysis
- Oral Communication
- Technical Competence
- Written Communication
Reference Checks: Reference checks will need to be conducted prior to an offer of employment for the top candidate(s) for this position. The reference checks will need to be conducted with current and former supervisors, if applicable, as a part of NCUA's selection assessment process.
If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. To preview the application questionnaire, please click here: (see application details)
Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration. Cheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from consideration. Read more
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)
Trust determination process
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:
2. Other supporting documents:
- Cover letter, optional
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education or if a basic requirement
- Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
- DD-214, SF-15 Form, and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty for veterans for consideration under veteran hiring authorities.
- Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable.
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction In Force separation notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
- Most recent performance appraisal, optional
CURRENT AND FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES:
Current and former federal employees must submit a Notification of Personnel Action, or 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.
Note : Current permanent NCUA employees are not required to submit a Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). Status will be confirmed by the Agency.
CTAP: 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 or Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction In Force separation notice.
Note: To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above on the rating criteria for this position. For additional information, click CTAP .
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