Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
$58,066.00 to $91,649.00
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$58,066 to $91,649 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Competitive Service,
Permanent - Permanent, Full-Time
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
This position is located in the Division of Resolutions and Receiverships, Headquarters of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The incumbent functions as personal Secretary to a DRR senior executive with responsibility for performing a variety of tasks necessary to support the effective management of the office and relieve the executive of routine administrative responsibilities.
Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.
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Performs a variety of tasks necessary to support the effective management of the office and relieve the executive of routine administrative responsibilities such as scheduling the executive’s daily commitments, setting up meetings, preparing materials that are often confidential in nature for such meetings, coordinating the collection of data for reports, controlling correspondence, responding to inquiries, establishing files, screening visitors and telephone callers, training clerical personnel, making travel arrangements, etc.
Reviews, screens, and routes all incoming mail for the attention of the Deputy Director or for distribution to other staff members. Arranges conference meetings and calls, prepares and distributes agenda or other pertinent material. Assembles information for meetings.
Receives visitors and telephone calls. Determines which can be taken care of personally, which can be referred elsewhere, and which require the executive’s attention
Types a variety of written materials, reports, memoranda, etc. from rough draft into final form, ensuring that grammar, punctuation, spelling is correct.
Occasional travel - This position requires overnight travel.
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-HQD-0102 to be considered).
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
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Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Registration with the Selective Service.
Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs.
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
Applicants must have at least 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CG-07 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience performing the following: maintaining calendars, assisting visitors coming into the office; making travel arrangements; preparing time attendance; utilizing a variety of office automation software; reviewing documents for accurate grammar, punctuation, formatting and spelling, and providing guidance and assistance to other clerical personnel.
There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.
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
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.
If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.
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. Ability to meet and deal with a wide variety of people.
2. Ability to communicate in writing.
3. Ability to communicate orally.
4. Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation to compose correspondence and edit written materials.
5. Skill in the use of standard computer tools to develop and maintain various electronic files, word processing documents, Power Point presentations, and spreadsheets.
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
Public Trust - Background Investigation
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.
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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
Minnie Smith Minnie Smith
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Human Resources Service Center
1601 Bryan Street
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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.
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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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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Website : http://www.fdic.gov
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.