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Community Affairs Specialist Cg

Company name
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

$76,996.00 to $163,775.00

Kansas City, MO

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$76,996 to $163,775 per year

Pay scale & grade

CG 12 - 13

Work schedule

Full-Time - Competitive Service,

Appointment type

Permanent - Permanent,



3 vacancies in the following locations:

Minneapolis, MN

1 vacancy

Kansas City, MO

1 vacancy

Saint Louis, MO

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Relocation benefits will be provided.

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)




Announcement number


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This position is located in the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, Community Affairs section of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. There are a total of three (3) positions to be filled for this position. One (1) position is to be filled in the Kansas City Regional Office, one (1) in the Minneapolis Field Office and one (1) in the St. Louis Field Office. This position provides support in the areas of fostering ongoing communication between banks and community based groups, research and analysis, education, and the management of assigned projects.

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

The range of pay shown includes base pay plus supplemental locality adjustments. The locality rates for these duty locations range from a low of 7.56% to a high of 18.1%. Pay will vary by grade level and the locality rate for the geographic location where the position is located. For more on FDIC locality rates, click here.

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- Engages in proactive communication with community-based organizations, academic researchers, government officials, bankers and other lenders, regulatory agencies and other stakeholders to learn, educate, and report on credit issues, the effectiveness of community reinvestment policies and practices, economic development, and housing issues.

- Supports the examination process by providing guidance and technical assistance to examiners regarding community and economic development issues.

- Assists in Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and fair lending consultations.

- Prepares community profiles and other documents to assist examiners in better understanding communities credit needs.

- Provides written commentary to management regarding community reinvestment policies and procedures.

- Responds to written inquiries regarding CRA and community and economic development issues.

- Assists in coordinating meetings and conferences and developing educational materials to address specific community reinvestment issues to meet identified credit needs and support the mission and activities of the Community Affairs program.

- Assists in designing and conducting CRA and community development training.

- Researches controversial and complex topics related to Community Reinvestment Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Housing Act, and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, and reports the results in the form of briefings, issue papers, memos, and other types of reports.

Travel Required

76% or greater - This position requires overnight travel.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Applicants with status (i.e., current permanent Federal employees in the competitive service and former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility); those eligible for appointment under special hiring authorities

; and veterans eligible for a VEOA appointment

(Applicants without status should apply under FDIC announcement 2018-KCD-B0011 to be considered.)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job family (Series)

0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program



Conditions of Employment

Employment Conditions.

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.

Low Risk Position - National Agency Check Investigation (NACI) 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

To qualify at the CG-12 level, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 11 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience interacting with financial institutions, community-based organizations or other stakeholders through outreach, events, collaborations, training or technical assistance to promote an understanding of CRA, and other financial industry consumer protection laws.

To qualify at the CG-13 level, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 12 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience spearheading and coordinating activities and events with financial institutions, community-based organizations or other stakeholders through outreach, collaborations, training or technical assistance on CRA, and financial industry consumer protection laws, or developing or managing outreach strategies for community development or underserved financial services markets.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 85 well qualified for this position. For more information, click here

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

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.


Additional information

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

To read about your rights and responsibilities as an applicant for Federal employment, click here

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.

The competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) you will be assessed on are listed below. Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration.

1. Knowledge of laws, regulations and examination policies and procedures pertaining to Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and community and economic development.

2. Ability to communicate effectively through oral presentations to convey complex information and issues to diverse audiences.

3. Ability to communicate effectively through written reports and presentations to convey complex information and issues to diverse groups.

4. Ability to analyze complex problems involving varying viewpoints to develop workable solutions.

5. Ability to conduct, develop materials for or participate in conferences and training sessions.

6. Ability to conduct, plan, lead or manage complex projects, studies, and assignments concerning banking and community reinvestment related issues.

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.

To preview questions please click here

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Sensitive

Required Documents

Required Documents

Please review the following to determine your eligibility and which document(s) is required to complete your application:

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ACT (VEOA) ELIGIBLES AND SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES FOR VETERANS: If you are applying for consideration under VEOA and special hiring authorities for veterans, click here

SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: If you are applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability. Severe physical disabilities include but are not limited to blindness, deafness, paralysis, missing limbs, epilepsy and dwarfism. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history or need for accommodation, however, the letter should clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g. VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here

. Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status.

INTERAGENCY TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP): If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the ICTAP, you must submit proof of eligibility. For more information, click here

CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLE WITH COMPETITIVE STATUS: A copy of your most recent SF Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, that shows: (1) permanent or career-conditional tenure (codes 1 or 2, in block 24), and (2) position occupied in the competitive service (code 1, in block 34). To be considered as a non- competitive eligible candidate, the SF-50 must show the highest grade level or promotion potential level applicant has attained competitively and grade must be equivalent or higher than the grade for which applying.

NONCOMPETITIVE CONVERSION ELIGIBLES UNDER A PATHWAYS PROGRAM: If you are applying under this noncompetitive conversion authority, you must provide proof of program completion. A letter from your current agency certifying completion is acceptable documentation.

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 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.



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

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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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To begin, click the Apply button and follow the prompts. If you haven't already, register and establish a USAJOBS account. After you register online, click the Apply button to complete the online assessment questionnaire, and submit all required documents. Please be sure to click Submit Application to complete the application process.

You must apply online. Applicants requesting an exception from the online process must contact the Human Resources Specialist or contact point listed in this announcement prior to 12:00 noon local time on the closing date.

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS

account and click on Applications tab. Click on the Position Title, and then select Update Application or Additional Application Information to continue.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.

Please ensure you have completed the application process by verifying the status of your application on-line to reflect: Received. Failure to complete the application process will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered for the position.

Agency contact information

Bethany Lowry









Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

FDIC Human Resources Branch

1100 Walnut St

Kansas City, Missouri

United States

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Next steps

You may check the status of your application on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through USAJOBS

by signing in and selecting Application Status. Thank you for your interest in working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: 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.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

Company info

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
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Company Profile
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's financial system by: insuring deposits; examining and supervising financial institutions for safety and soundness and consumer protection; making large and complex financial institutions resolvable; and managing receiverships. Vision The FDIC is a recognized leader in promoting sound public policies, addressing risks in the nation's financial system, and carrying out its insurance, supervisory, consumer protection, resolution planning, and receivership management responsibilities.

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