Examination Specialist (bank Accounting) Cg-570-13/14

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 53.40 - 103.04 per hour
16 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant

This position is located in the Division of Risk Management Supervision, Risk Management Policy Branch of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides support in the areas of accounting, auditing, regulatory reporting, regulatory capital, and tax, particularly as they relate to the activities and operations of depository institutions.

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

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Directs or participates in assignments involving depository institution supervisory matters with special emphasis on accounting, auditing, tax, regulatory reporting, and regulatory capital issues.

Acts as an advisor to the Director of the Division of Risk Management Supervision and other senior management officials on matters relating to accounting, auditing, tax, regulatory reporting, and regulatory capital issues which significantly affect depository institution operations.

Provides technical examination and supervisory guidance, advice, and assistance to RMS Washington Office management and staff, RMS regional and area office management, RMS Regional Accountants, other regional and area office staff, and field examination staff primarily in the areas of accounting, auditing, regulatory reporting, regulatory capital, depository institution taxation, and related matters.

Prepares memoranda and correspondence, usually for the signature of the Chief Accountant or senior management, pertaining to depository institution supervisory, accounting, auditing, tax, regulatory reporting, and regulatory capital issues.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    0570 Financial Institution Examining
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    Conditions of Employment

    Completion Of Financial Disclosure May Be Required.


    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-13 Specialized experience: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the Grade 12 level. Specialized experience is experience examining accounting-related activities of insured depository institutions which include accounting and audit policies, accounting for specific transactions, internal and external audit functions, or internal control over financial reporting.

    CG-14 Specialized experience: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the Grade 13 level. Specialized experience is experience developing policies related to depository institution taxation regulations, and experience examining the accounting-related activities of insured depository institutions such as accounting and audit policies, accounting for specific transactions, internal and external audit functions, or internal control over financial reporting.

    Must be a commissioned examiner.

    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.


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

    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.
    2. 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.
    3. Performing any service for compensation with any bank, or for any officer, director, or employee thereof, or for any person connected therewith.
    4. Disclosing any confidential information from a bank examination report except as authorized by law.
    5. Soliciting or accepting any gift from a prohibited source or because of the Examiner's official position.

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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.

    Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

    The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below.

    1. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures, generally accepted auditing standards and procedures, depository institution accounting practices, regulatory reporting requirements, and income tax requirements relating to depository institutions.

    2. Knowledge of banking and finance and of the basic laws, regulations, and policies applicable to depository institutions.

    3. Ability to analyze a variety of special reports, studies, and correspondence, often under severe time pressures.

    4. Skill in oral communication.

    5. Skill in written communication.

    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.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process
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    Required Documents

    Failure to provide all of the required documentation as stated in this vacancy announcement, may result in an ineligible determination or may affect your consideration status. 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 want to be considered non-competitively include a copy of your SF-50. The SF-50 must show the highest grade level or full performance level applicant has attained competitively on a permanent basis, and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

    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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    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.

    In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC 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.

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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.