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Job Title: Bank Examiner

Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency

Job Announcement Number: DH-10-20


SALARY RANGE:

82,003.00 - 127,797.00 USD /year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, April 23, 2010 to Thursday, July 22, 2010

SERIES & GRADE:

TM-0570-13/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full TimePermanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies - Multiple Locations , DC

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

US citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Federal Housing Finance Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on http://www.avuecentral.com/vacancy.html?ref=HSAQM.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:

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Duties

Additional Duty Location Info:

2 vacancies - Multiple Locations , DC

DUTIES:

If selected, you will perform the following duties: Serve as a bank examiner with responsibility for planning, organizing and completing the credit, market, and operational risk examination review processes, and other areas of potential risk, as assigned. Review and contribute to the determination of component and composite rating for FHLBanks based on an evaluation and rating of five key components: corporate governance, market risk, credit risk, operational risk, and financial condition and performance. Perform appropriate examination procedures, adapt standard procedures and techniques to each FHLBank's individual circumstances, assess management policies and risk management practices and the results of those practices, meet with line staff and management to gather information and to discuss preliminary findings, draw conclusions, formulate recommendations, and prepare findings memoranda. Evaluate management policies and practices and formulate conclusions about the FHLBank's degree of compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and quality of risk management. Communicate examination findings and their bases to FHLBank and Office of Finance management to elicit management's views, and confirm facts.

Qualifications and Evaluations

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifying experience for the TM-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher (which is the TM-12 or OF-20 level, at FHFA). Specialized experience is experience which is in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: (1) Work requiring a thorough knowledge and the application of commercial accounting or auditing principles and practices (but less than full professional accounting knowledge) with a financial institution. (2) Examining or auditing such financial institutions as savings and loan associations, savings or commercial banking institutions or trust companies, farm credit associations, or federal or state credit unions. (3) Work evaluating credit, market or operational risk exposure or management. (4) Work that provided a thorough knowledge of federal and state laws applicable to the type of financial institution involved (e.g., savings and loan associations, cooperatives, savings or commercial banks, investment institutions, etc.), and of the operations and practices of such institutions.



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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.

Benefits and Other Info


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

This vacancy may be used to fill multiple positions. This vacancy will have bi-weekly cut-off dates beginning May 6, 2010. All applications that meet the minimum qualification requirements and are received by 11:59 pm (EDT) on the cut-off date will be referred to management for selection. This vacancy may be closed prior to July 22, 2010 if all positions are filled before the closing date.

There are currently two vacancies available. However, should additional vacancies become available 3 months after the closing date, applicants for this position will be considered, so more than two positions may be filled.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) mission is to provide effective supervision, regulation and housing mission oversight of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) to promote their safety and soundness, support housing finance and affordable housing, and support a stable and liquid mortgage market.

This position is appropriate for an experienced examiner who is looking for flexible work arrangements and excellent benefits, including the potential for on-going medical benefits after retirement.

As compared to other federal agencies, FHFA employees enjoy all standard federal benefits plus additional agency-specific benefits and competitive salaries not tied to the GS pay system.

DUTY LOCATION

Applicants will be considered for all locations listed below. Selected candidates must reside in the local commuting area of one of the cities listed, and must be willing to travel to any of the 12 Federal Home Loan Bank locations and Washington D.C. Selected individuals who reside in the Washington, D.C. local commuting area will work at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) at 1625 Eye Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006 location, or they may select their private residence as their permanent duty station and worksite. Selected individuals who reside outside of the Washington, D.C. commuting area maintain their permanent duty station and worksite in their private residence.

The salary range listed above is the basic pay range for the TM-13 level. Selected candidates actual pay range will be increased by the below percentage based on their physical location.

Atlanta, GA - 10.55%, Dallas, TX - 11.43%, Pittsburgh, PA - 4.81%

Boston, MA - 21.83%, Des Moines, IA - 3.11%, San Francisco, CA - 35.69%

Chicago, IL -14.31%, Indianapolis, IN - 3.56%, Seattle, WA - 12.85%

Cincinnati, OH - 3.21%, New York, NY- 33.00%, Topeka, KS - 3.11%

Washington, DC - 16.30%

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Approximately 50%. Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

If selected, applicants who are current Federal Housing Finance Agency employees that were transferred from the Federal Housing Finance Board or the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight on 10/27/08 will retain their current benefits and be placed in their former agency's pay plan (TM or OF).

Interested applicants should apply directly by visiting our on-line application system at https://www.avuedigitalservices.com/fhfa/applicant.html

You must contact the Human Resources Office (at least 5 business days prior to the closing date) at (202) 408-2810 for alternative application procedures if you are not able to apply on-line.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, status as a parent, sexual orientation, political affiliations, national origin, age, disability, or any other non-merit factor.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employing agency. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.

BENEFITS: FHFA offers a wide array of benefits:

1. FREE comprehensive dental coverage to employees and their family members. There is a $2,500 annual maximum per employee and a separate orthodontic benefit for dependent children to age 19. (Annual deductibles apply.)

2. FREE vision care coverage. This benefit covers the employee and all eligible dependents. (Co-pay applies.) Coverage includes reimbursement according to a fee schedule for eye examinations, frames and contact lenses once every 12 months.

3. 100% cost of your public transportation commuting expenses (e.g., vanpool, metro bus, metro train). The first $230 tax-free and $90 per month to cover the cost of parking at Metro operated lots.

4. Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) includes a flexible work schedule and a compressed work schedule.

5. The Wellness Program provides a taxable reimbursement each fiscal year for various health related expenses. The maximum reimbursement dollar amount is established at $600 for 2010.

6. A variety of Federal Employee Health Benefit plans to choose from which can be paid from pre-tax income. FHFA pays 90% of the bi-weekly premium.

7. Employees who currently participate in the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) will remain in that system. All other employees will participate in the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered program consisting of: Basic Benefit (a retirement pension) Social Security, and the Thrift Savings Plan (see below).

8. The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement savings and investment plan for Federal employees and offers the same type of savings and tax benefits provided under 401(k) plans. As a FERS employee, you can contribute up to $16,500 per year. You will receive agency-matching contributions up to the first 5 percent. As a CSRS employee, you can contribute up to $16,500 per year. CSRS employees do not receive any agency contributions. Employees age 50 or older as of December 31, 2009, may contribute an additional $5,500 for catch-up contribution per year.

9. In addition to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), FHFA offers an additional 401(k) plan that is administered by T. Rowe Price. Employees covered under FERS contributing at least 3% to the TSP may participate in the agency 401(k) plan. All CSRS employees may participate. 401(k) plan participants may contribute up to 10% of their bi-weekly pay on a pre-tax basis, with agency matching contributions of up to 3 percent.

10. The Federal Employee Group Life Insurance offers numerous life insurance policy options covering employees and dependents.

11. The federal leave program offers exceptional time-off benefits, including annual leave, sick leave, Family Friendly Leave, Family Medical Leave, and ten (10) paid holidays per year.

12. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free confidential counseling and referral services to you and your family members.

13. The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program provides long term care insurance to help pay for costs of care when you can no longer perform everyday tasks by yourself, or you have a severe cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer's. You may visit the Long Term Care Partners website for more information: www.ltcfeds.com.

14. The Flexible Spending Account Program provides pre-tax, employee-funded accounts to pay for medical expenses that are tax deductible as well as dependent care costs.

15. Career development and enrichment training is available in job-related areas.

16. Free use of an on-site gym and locker room with shower facilities.

17. Out-stationed examiners are provided with a one-time personal property allowance for the purchase of personal property needed to perform the duties of his/her position plus quarterly stipend for supplies.

Favorable adjudication of the appropriate level of background investigation is a condition of employment at FHFA.

FHFA employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions. In addition, certain FHFA employees are prohibited from accepting compensation from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a two-year period after terminating employment with FHFA. Furthermore, to avoid financial conflicts-of-interest or the appearance of conflicts-of-interest, FHFA employees may need to divest or sell certain assets they, their spouse, or minor children own or control, including securities issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Banks. Employees who work on Federal Home Loan Bank issues may need to sell or divest financial interests in Federal Home Loan Bank members, which may include stock in bank holding companies, insurance companies, and other financial services firms. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Office of General Counsel at (202) 414-3099.

If selected, male applicants born after 12/31/59 must confirm their selective service registration status.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

This position is being filled through Federal Housing Finance Agency's hiring authority granted by the Housing Economic Recovery Act (HERA). All applicants meeting the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.

ICTAP ELIGIBLES - Take Note! ICTAP eligibles may apply for special selection priority for this position. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Displaced employees must meet the following definition of well-qualified: Well-qualified candidates are those who satisfy all minimum qualification requirements and have conducted routine risk-based examinations and participated in more complex examinations, such as examined financial institutions to review credit and market risk policies and procedures, limit setting, and risk diversification standards.

New federal employees are required to fulfill a one-year probationary period.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Federal Housing Finance Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on http://www.avuecentral.com/vacancy.html?ref=HSAQM.

You must contact the Human Resources Office (at least 5 business days prior to the closing date) at (202) 408-2810 for alternative application procedures if you are not able to apply on-line.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Moji Adelekan
Phone: 202 408-2810
Email: moji.adelekan@fhfa.gov
Agency Information:
FHFA
1625 Eye Street, NW
Attention: Human Resources
Washington, Dist of Columbia 20552
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.

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