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Financial Institution Specialist Cg 0570a

Company name
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

$53,290.00 to $72,755.00

Elizabethtown, KY

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$53,290 to $72,755 per year

Pay scale & grade

CG 07

Work schedule

Full-Time - Competitive Service

Appointment type

Permanent - Full-Time


15 vacancies in the following locations:

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This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)




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Candidates selected for the Financial Institution Specialist (FIS) position in the FDIC Corporate Employee Program will be placed in a career-conditional appointment in the competitive service with a one year probationary period. Financial Institution Specialists will be assigned to an FDIC Field Office and participate in an intensive training program incorporating formal classroom training, self-study, and work assignments located in and outside of the employee's official duty station. Financial Institution Specialists must complete all training benchmarks and obtain a commission as a Financial Institution Examiner in Risk Management, Compliance or Resolutions and Receiverships in order to be promoted to the CG-11 level. Specialists who do not complete these requirements within 4 years will be separated from employment.

The starting base salary for candidates selected under this announcement is generally set at $50,000, plus the locality rates for their assigned locations. The CG-7 FIS is considered an entry-level trainee position and the intention is for candidates to receive starting base salaries. In rare circumstances, the FDIC may offer a higher base salary to candidates who supply documented proof that they have earned a higher salary in a related position; however, determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis. Approved pay exceptions virtually never exceed 10% of the basic pay rate. Current FDIC employees will have their pay set in accordance with the FDIC’s internal pay setting policy.

Successful applicants will be placed in the CEP beginning July 2018.

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to view a video about the Corporate Employee Program and the Financial Institution Specialist position.

Financial Institution Specialists perform developmental assignments and receives on-the-job and formal classroom training designed to provide practical experience in the risk management, consumer protection/compliance, resolutions and receiverships, and deposit insurance functions of the FDIC.

Financial Institution Specialists assigned to the supervision function participate in the assessment of financial institutions to determine the existence of unsafe and unsound practices; violations of law and regulation; the adequacy of internal controls/procedures; the general character of management; compliance with consumer protection, fair lending and related laws and regulations, and the Community Reinvestment Act. They also write comments and analyses for inclusion in examination reports and meet with insured depository institution officials to discuss the findings of an examination and, if necessary, any corrective programs.

Financial Institution Specialists assigned to the resolutions and receivership management function participate in planning and marketing for the sale of failed financial institutions and their assets; the preparation of information packages and pro-forma statements; the closing of failed institutions and the determination of deposit insurance claims; oversight and management of failed institution assets; investigation of potential receivership claims; and the management of receiverships through termination.

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 appt. under special hiring authorities

; and veterans eligible for a VEOA appointment

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job family (Series)

0570 Financial Institution Examining



Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship.

Examiners are subject to credit limitations - see Other Information.

Very frequent overnight travel, up to 3 weeks per month (most locations).

Subject to relocation to any duty location to meet management needs.

MUST be available for assessments April 9-14, 2018, in Arlington, VA.

Pass automated writing assessment - see Qualifications/Evaluations Sections

Moderate Risk Position--Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) Required.


Applicants may qualify based on education, work experience, or a combination of both, as defined below:

CG-7 Education-Based Qualifications Requirements: (Note: Applicants may substitute quarter or other credit hour equivalents for the semester hour requirements indicated.)

Candidates must meet one of the following two requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university that included the following: (a) completion of a major course of study in accounting, banking, business administration, commercial or banking law, economics, finance, marketing or other related fields; (b) completion of at least 24 semester hours of combined coursework in business administration, accounting, finance, marketing, mathematics, statistics, or economics that included at least 6 semester hours in accounting; and (c) fulfillment of one or more of the requirements listed below for Superior Academic Achievement (SAA).

Superior Academic Achievement (SAA):

To qualify for SAA, applicants must have met one of the following:

a. A grade-point average of B (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.

b. A grade-point average of B (a GPA of 3.45 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in your major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study.

c. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, University or major subdivision.

d. Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.


2. Completion of one academic year of graduate study at an accredited college or university in accounting, banking, business administration, commercial or banking law, economics, finance, marketing or other related fields. In addition, completion of at least 24 semester hours of combined undergraduate and graduate coursework at accredited colleges or universities in business administration, accounting, finance, marketing, mathematics, statistics, or economics that included at least 6 semester hours in accounting.


CG-7 Experience-Based Qualification Requirements: Candidates must have one year of experience which demonstrated skill in gathering and analyzing financial data; interpreting balance sheets and income statements; and using a variety of software applications. To be creditable, experience must be at the next lower grade, i.e. at the CG-5 for the CG-7. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

1. Work requiring a thorough knowledge and 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. Professional accounting or auditing work that provided a broad knowledge of the application of accounting or auditing principles and practices.

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, Bank for Cooperatives, savings or commercial banks, investment institutions, etc.), and of the operations and practices of such institutions.

Combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the full qualification requirements for the CG-7, as long as the education and experience demonstrates skill in gathering and analyzing financial data; interpreting balance sheets and income statements; and using a variety of software applications.

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.


SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In addition to meeting the qualification requirements as described above, this position has the following Selective Placement Factor:

Ability to effectively communicate in writing as evidenced by using proper grammar to compose written documents which are clear, concise, thorough, and free of spelling, grammatical, and punctuation errors.

Automated Writing Assessment: Candidates must demonstrate that they meet the Selective Placement Factor by passing an automated writing assessment. Candidates who self-assess at 85 or above on the vacancy announcement assessment questionnaire will receive notification with a link via e-mail within two weeks from the closing date of the announcement to take the automated writing assessment. Candidates will be allotted twenty-five (25) minutes to complete the assessment after clicking on the “Begin Assessment” button. Candidates will have three days to complete the assessment. The completion deadline will be indicated in the notification e-mail. Candidates must complete and pass the automated writing assessment in order to receive further consideration for this position. Candidates who fail will be deemed not qualified for failure to meet the Selective Placement Factor and will receive no further consideration for this position.

Your automated writing assessment results, whether pass or fail, are valid for twelve (12) months for the entry-level FIS position within the FDIC only. You will not be able to retake the assessment for a period of 12 months from the date you complete the assessment. Your assessment results will be used for this entry-level FIS placement opportunity and reused for future entry-level FIS job opportunities for 12 months should you elect to apply for those opportunities. Disclaimer: This does not restrict your ability to apply to other FDIC entry-level FIS job opportunity announcements within this 12 month window; however, if you failed the assessment you will be found ineligible.

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to determine if the computer you are using is likely to experience any issues during testing. Tablet/phone mobile devices do not support all features for the assessment; therefore, it is recommended that you use a desktop/laptop to complete the assessment. If you have questions about the computer requirements or require technical assistance please contact

If you wish to request a reasonable accommodation for the automated writing assessment, you must email us at

by the closing date of this announcement. If your reasonable accommodation request is submitted after the closing date of the announcement, it will be considered on a case-by-case basis as there may not be adequate time to process your request.


Additional information

Selectees are expected to spend up to four years working in the duty location offered until the requirements are met to be commissioned as a financial institution examiner or resolutions and receiverships specialist. Reassignment or transfer to a different duty location is highly unusual and will be made only in exceptional and rare circumstances.

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Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement, as allowed by regulation.

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

The 3-day assessment is scheduled for April 9-14, 2018.

Subject to Credit Limitations: Financial Institution Specialists 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 Specialists 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 Specialists are prohibited from the following: 1. Obtaining a loan or a line of credit from any FDIC-insured state nonmember bank or its subsidiaries (either within or outside of the jurisdiction of the employee’s assigned field office) except a loan or line of credit secured by a primary residence issued under the same terms and conditions available to the public from an FDIC-insured state nonmember bank. Any extensions of credit held by the Specialist, the Specialist’s spouse, or any dependent children are extensions of credit to the Specialist. The Specialist must not participate in any examination of that institution which holds the primary residence loan, and a cooling off period may be required before negotiating a loan for a primary residence from any institution the Specialist has examined. Financial Institution Specialists may obtain and hold a credit card account established under an open end consumer credit plan and issued by an FDIC-insured State non-member bank or its subsidiaries. 2. Participating in any examination, or other matter, involving an insured depository institution or any person with whom the Specialist 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 Specialist’s official position.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

You must demonstrate that you meet the Selective Placement Factor by completing and passing an automated writing assessment in order to receive further consideration for this position. If you self-assess at 85 or above on the vacancy announcement assessment questionnaire, you will receive notification with a link to the automated writing assessment. (Refer to Qualifications Section - Selective Placement Factor).

If you pass the automated writing assessment, your resume will be reviewed, including the vacancy announcement assessment questionnaire, to determine whether you meet the remaining 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, duties performed, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, the position series and grade level. If you rate yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected. This could mean that you pass the automated writing assessment, thereby demonstrating that you meet the Selective Placement Factor, but are later deemed to be not qualified for failure to meet the remaining qualification requirements. Applicants may apply and be considered for only one location on this announcement (the location selected as first priority on the assessment questionnaire). Failure to select a location will render the application incomplete.

If you are found qualified, your resume will be evaluated to measure the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the qualification requirements of the position.The highest-ranked candidates for each location may be invited to Arlington, VA to participate in a 3-day assessment process during the week of April 9-14, 2018, at the FDIC’s expense. If invited, attendance will be required to receive further employment consideration. During the event, candidates are assessed on several job-related factors by means of taking the following assessments: a math assessment, a persuasive oral presentation assessment, a teamwork assessment, and a structured interview. The assessments and the interview are governed by a set of benchmarks. Hiring decisions are made based on governing regulations and the candidate’s performance against the benchmarks of each assessment.

FDIC provides reasonable accommodations to candidates with disabilities. If invited to the event and you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the event (including reasonable accommodation for the series of assessments), we will ask that you please notify us within three days of receiving the invitation to allow us adequate time to consider the request; however, you can make a reasonable accommodation request at any time once invited. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants who are selected to participate in the hiring event will receive an invitation no earlier than two weeks prior to the event.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

Please review the following to determine what documents are required to be submitted as part of your application.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTS: If you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, submit a copy of your college transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable). Education must be from accredited institutions. For a listing of accredited educational institutions, click here

. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For more information, click here

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, click here

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

CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES OR REINSTATEMENT ELIGIBLES 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).

FDIC EMPLOYEES: Submit a final signed copy of your most recent Performance Appraisal and Evaluation form.

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.

Benefits for federal employees

Healthcare insurance

Pay and leave

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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 p.m EST 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. Applicants may apply and be considered for only one location on this announcement (the location selected as first priority on the assessment questionnaire). Failure to select a location will render the application incomplete.

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










Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Human Resources Service Center

3501 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, Virginia

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.

You will be notified of the status of your application via e-mail at various points in the process. Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an inaccurate e-mail address or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive the automated assessement link which will affect your consideration for this position.

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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

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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