This position is located in the National Credit Union Administration, Office of Examination and Insurance (E&I). NCUA is seeking an executive to serve as the Director of Examination and Insurance.
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As the Director of Examination and Insurance, you will:
Serve as one of the principle advisors to the Executive Director and the NCUA Board, exercise strong influence in the formulation, development, and execution of program policies and activities agency wide.
Formulate standards and procedures for examination and supervision of the community of federally insured credit unions, and reports to the Board on the performance of the examination program.
Manage the risk to the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), to include overseeing the NCUSIF Investment Committee, monitoring the adequacy of NCUSIF reserves, analyzing the reasons for NCUSIF losses, formulating policies and procedures regarding the supervision of financially troubled credit unions, and evaluating certain requests for special assistance pursuant to Section 208 of the Federal Credit Union Act and for certain proposed administrative actions regarding federally insured credit unions.
Serve as the Board expert on accounting principles and standards and on auditing standards; represents NCUA at meetings with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and General Accounting Office (GAO).
Collect data and provide statistical reports. This includes developing and conducting research in support of NCUA programs, and preparing reports on research activities for the information and use of agency staff, credit union officials, state credit union supervisory authorities, and other governmental and private groups.
Provide interest rate risk assessment, investment expertise and advice to the Board and agency staff and conducting research and development to assess risk areas of emerging products, delivery systems, infrastructure issues, and investments.
Maintain ongoing contact with directors of the other agency offices, and the staff which report to him/her, consulting with them on matters relating to their perspective technical expertise and providing them direction and leadership in the development and the implementation of NCUA programs and objectives.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position once onsite operations has resumed.
Job family (Series)
0501 Financial Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen.
- A managerial probationary period may be required.
- This position is eligible for episodic telework.
- This position has been designated as a Mission Critical Continuity Position.
- You must complete a Public Financial Disclosure Form.
- This position is subject to drug testing.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
- Federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of duty location or work arrangement. More information regarding this condition of employment may be found under the "Additional information" section of this vacancy announcement.
For the SS-0501-02, you must have one year (12 months) of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the SS-01/SES level in the public or private sector. Qualifying specialized experience is defined as experience serving as an executive overseeing and directing the formulation, development, and execution of agency wide program policies and activities related to financial institutions.
For the SS-0501-03, you must have one year (12 months) of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the SS-02 level in the public or private sector. Qualifying specialized experience is serving as an executive providing strategic advisory services and managing multiple divisions with responsibility for the formulation, development, and execution of program policies and activities as it relates to financial institutions.
You must provide specific details in your resume as to how your work experience meets the specialized experience for this position. Please include the month, year, and hours worked for each position held. Failure to provide specific details in your resume may result in an ineligible rating due to not meeting the specialized experience. Ensure that your experience and accomplishments reflect the Executive and Technical Competencies.
EXECUTIVE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): You must clearly demonstrate in your resume that you possess all the executive qualifications listed below. We recommend that your resume emphasizes your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.
PLEASE NOTE: Although it is not required, applicants are encouraged to address the Executive and Technical qualifications separately.
- Leading Change. This qualification encompasses the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision, which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to it is the ability to balance change and continuity, to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity.
- Leading People. This qualification involves the ability to design and implement strategies which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals.
- Results Driven. This qualification stresses accountability and continuous improvement. It includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.
- Business Acumen. This qualification involves the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision-making.
- Building Coalitions/Communication. This qualification involves the ability to explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing matter, and to negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and to identify the internal and external policies that impact the work of the organization.
Technical/Professional Qualification (TQ):
Knowledge of financial institutions, or the environment in which they function, to make meaningful and intelligent decisions concerning the regulation/supervision of financial institutions.
Education is not required to qualify for this position.
Condition of Employment: As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22, 2021. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.
SALARY: Salary is set by the NCUA Board, unless delegated to the Executive Director, and is based on the position's and the individual's potential contribution to the agency's overall strategic goals and the executive and technical qualifications of the successful candidate.
In addition to the standard benefits offered by Federal agencies, NCUA offers additional benefits to its employees. These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors. More information can be found by clicking here .
OTHER KEY REQUIREMENTS: You must serve a one-year managerial probationary period if you have not done so.
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) .
NOTE: Effective January 1, 2010, OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES (political) employees in the executive branch. 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 that to the point of contact listed on this vacancy announcement.
Illegal drug use by individuals working for or on behalf of the federal government, whether on duty or off duty, is contrary to the efficiency of the service and in direct violation of the Controlled Substance Act and the Drug-Free Workplace Act.
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.
NCUA uses E-Verify, a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify , including your rights and responsibilities.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You must meet the qualifications for this position by the closing date of this announcement.
For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, 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, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the competencies required for this (see application details) 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. If you meet the basic qualifications/specialized experience requirements, your resume will be evaluated by an NCUA ERB rating and ranking panel to determine the extent to which you possess the required executive and technical qualifications, your application will be placed in one of three categories based on the score of your ECQs/TCQ:
Best Qualified - Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position.
Well Qualified - Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position.
Qualified - Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position. Best Qualified candidates will be referred to an NCUA ERB interview panel for a possible interview. The ERB interview panel will make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.
Reference Checks: Reference checks will be conducted before 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.
Application of Veterans' Preference: The category rating process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the CU-09 level or higher). Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from consideration.
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.
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Sensitive Compartmented Information
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:
1. Resume (required)
2. Other supporting documentation:
- Cover letter (optional)
- Veterans' documentation (see below for requirements)
- CTAP/ICTAP documentation (see below for requirements)
If you wish to receive consideration for veteran's preference you must submit a copy of your veteran's documentation including a DD-214 (member 4 copy preferred, however, the documentation provided must contain dates and character of service) along with a VA letter, SF-15 , etc., if applicable. If you are a current active duty service member, please submit an official statement of service from your command.
Note: If you are a current active duty military member who does not have a DD-214 and is claiming preference under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces indicating that you will be discharged or released under honorable conditions from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. Certifications must be on letterhead from the appropriate military branch and include the following information: military dates of service and expected discharge or release date, the character of service, military rank, type of discharge, and date when terminal leave will begin. Certifications must be signed by, or by the direction of military members' military personnel offices, unit commanders or higher headquarters.
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 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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