Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation COUNSEL, CG-905-15 in Washington, District Of Columbia

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • 1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Excepted Service - Permanent, Full-Time.

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (13 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 11/3/2016 (8 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located in the Legal Division, Supervision and Legislation Branch, Consumer Section, Consumer Enforcement Unit, Washington, DC of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The incumbent serves as Counsel in administrative and civil enforcement and compliance proceedings.

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

  • Serves as the Corporation's attorney in administrative and civil enforcement and compliance proceedings, often involving complex issues, cases of first impression, or cases of important precedential value. Litigates such actions, in some cases as lead counsel, and, in this regard, drafts pleadings, briefs, motions, opinions, memoranda and correspondence; prepares and examines witnesses, and negotiates with opposing counsel; and may conduct investigations.
  • Provides legal advice, assistance, and recommendations to the Senior Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, Regional Counsels, Deputy General Counsel, General Counsel, Chairman and Executive Secretary on particular legal issues and on the appropriate handling of actions involving section 8 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act ("act"), as amended. In addition, this includes various consumer, civil rights laws, and other pertinent laws and regulations related to banking ("consumer and enforcement matters").
  • Reviews reports of examination of insured institutions and other documents referred by the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection (DCP) and other FDIC sections and divisions to determine whether institutions are conforming to pertinent laws and regulations.
  • Conducts formal and informal investigations of financial institutions and institution-affiliate parties.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to the legal staff (open bank) in the regional and area offices on compliance and enforcement issues, and in the context of particular cases, ensures uniform interpretation and enforcement on those issues and interpretations of law, as well as of the policies and procedures set by the Assistant General Counsel.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel May Be Required.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation Expenses are Authorized.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Bar membership required.
  • Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.
  • Employment Conditions
  • Registration with the Selective Service.
  • U.S. Citizenship is 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 click here.

Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CG-14 level or higher in the federal service. Specialized experience is working as an attorney in the private or public sector, providing legal advice, assistance, and recommendations on the interpretation and application of civil rights laws applicable to financial institutions.

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

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

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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

Salary Range: $139,231.00 to $230,370.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: CG-0905-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: All United States citizens. (Current FDIC employees should apply under FDIC announcement 2016-HQ-B0571 . However, if you desire consideration under both, you must apply to both. )

Control Number: 453249400

Job Announcement Number: 2016-HQ-B0562