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National Credit Union Administration Credit Union Examiner in United States

Summary

This position receives on-the-job training as a field examiner. The training assignments prepare you to manage, supervise, and conduct examinations for a district of federal and federally-insured state credit unions. For more information regarding the Career Highlights of a Credit Union Examiner, click here.

Responsibilities

Credit Union Examiners plan, conduct, and complete examinations of federally insured and federally chartered credit unions. This includes analyzing credit union data to identify areas of concern, persistency of previous problems, and risk to the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF). Some examinations are completed independently by an examiner while other examinations require working as part of a team. Credit Union Examiners at the CU-7 and CU-9 level are considered developmental positions. Individuals in these positions work under the close supervision of a Supervisory Examiner and are in a robust training program that includes: classroom training covering accounting, communications, credit union operations, examination procedures, analysis techniques, and administrative subjects; hands-on experience working with an on-the-job (OJT) trainer within his/her assigned district of credit unions; reading assignments pertaining to the laws, regulations, policies and directives which govern the operation of federal and federally insured credit unions; on-line training modules; and progressively responsible work assignments. Applicants may select up to three (3) duty locations in which you are willing to reside. Applicants are expected to reside close to their official duty station, normally within 40 miles. Where you live in relation to your official duty station MATTERS and more information can be reviewed by clicking here.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will have a degree in accounting, business, or finance; is skilled in using information systems and technology; is skilled in preparing written communications; and has good interpersonal skills. Proficiency in additional languages is also desired. PLEASE NOTE: To qualify based on the education qualification requirements listed in this vacancy announcement, you must complete those education requirements no later than August 31, 2020. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS For all grade levels, if you are found to meet the minimum experience and/or education qualification requirements below, you will be required to complete a USA Hire assessment battery (i.e., Assessment Questionnaire and Writing Assessment). You must achieve a minimum passing score on the Writing Assessment to receive further consideration for the position. See "How to Apply" for further information. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for the Grade CU-07, you must have one of the following (A, B, C, or D): A. EXPERIENCE: One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to CU/GS-05 level (obtained in the public or private sector) that has equipped the applicant with the competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities) to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience must have included preparing or analyzing financial statements and posting and/or balancing general ledger accounts in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and auditing work involved with examination and appraisal of financial records or statements for completeness and internal accuracy in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. OR B. EDUCATION (Superior Academic Achievement): Completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or higher degree in economics, accounting, business, business administration, finance, marketing, or other directly related business field. This education must have included six (6) semester hours of course work in accounting (or equivalent courses) and three (3) semester hours of course work in introductory auditing* (or an equivalent course) for a total of nine (9) semester hours. For a more detailed description of qualifying accounting coursework, please see education section of this vacancy announcement. In addition to the above degree/course work requirement, you must also meet ONE of the definitions of Superior Academic Achievement listed below: A grade-point average of "B" (a GPA of 2.95 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all completed undergraduates courses or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study. 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. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision. Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. OR C. EDUCATION (Graduate-level): One (1) full year (18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours or the number of units the school you attended considers equal to one full year) of graduate education in an accredited college or university in accounting, business, business administration (MBA), finance, marketing, economics or other directly related field. This education must have included or been supplemented by six (6) semester hours in accounting (or equivalent courses) and three (3) hours in introductory auditing (or equivalent course) for a total nine (9) semester hours. These courses may have been at the graduate or undergraduate level and a description of qualifying accounting coursework can be found in education section of this vacancy announcement. OR D. COMBINATION: A combination of graduate level education and experience described in "A" and "C" above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take the number of months of full-time experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for the Grade CU-09, you must have one of the following (A, B, C, or D): A. EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to CU/GS-07 level (obtained in the public or private sector) that has equipped the applicant with the competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities) to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience must have included assignments involved in the examination and auditing of credit unions or financial institutions through detailed examinations of accounting documents to verify accuracy of computations and to ascertain that all transactions are properly supported and are in accordance with pertinent laws and regulations. OR B. EDUCATION (Graduate-level): Completion of two (2) full academic years of progressively higher graduate-level education, or a master's degree in an accredited college or university in fields such as accounting, business, business administration (MBA), finance, marketing, economics or other directly related academic field. This education must have included or been supplemented by six (6) semester hours in accounting (or equivalent courses) and three (3) semester hours in introductory auditing* (or an equivalent course) for a total of nine (9) semester hours. These courses must have been at the graduate or undergraduate level and a description of qualifying accounting coursework can be found in the education section of this vacancy announcement. OR C. CERTIFICATION: Possession of an active certificate as a Certified Public Accountant, obtained through written examination in a state, territory, or the District of Columbia. OR D. COMBINATION: A combination of education and experience described in "A" and "B" above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree in excess of 18 semester hours and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take number the number of months experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. To meet the minimum qualification requirements for the Grade CU-11, you must have one of the following (A, B, or C): A. EXPERIENCE: One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the CU/GS-09 level (obtained in the public or private sector) that has equipped the applicant with the competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities) to successfully perform the duties of this position. This experience must have included responsibility for performing examining/auditing operations for a financial institution; and experience reviewing internal controls for a business or other organization to determine risk exposure. OR B. EDUCATION: Completion of three (3) full academic years of progressively higher graduate-level education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for successful job performance in the position to be filled; and included at least six (6) semester hours of course work in accounting or equivalent courses and three (3) semester hours in introductory auditing* (or an equivalent course) for a total of nine (9) semester hours. These courses must have been at the graduate or undergraduate level and a description of qualifying accounting coursework can be found in the education section of this vacancy announcement. OR C. COMBINATION: Completion of an equivalent combination of acceptable graduate level education and experience as described above sufficient to equal 100% of the job requirements.

Education

ACCOUNTING COURSEWORK To qualify based on education for a Credit Union Examiner position at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), your education must have included six (6) semester hours of course work in accounting (or equivalent courses) and three (3) semester hours of course work in introductory auditing* (or an equivalent course) for a total of nine (9) semester hours. These courses may have been at the graduate or undergraduate level and must have included coursework that provided instruction in the following: A. Basic accounting concepts and theories and the essentials of the accounting process (i.e., income determination and financial position; a fundamental understanding of the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers; evaluation of adjusting, closing, and correcting entries; analysis of financial statements and bank statement reconciliation; understanding of accrual and cash methods; awareness of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles); AND B. External financial reporting with emphasis on balance sheet valuations and their relationship to income determination; AND C. Principles of finance and their application to typical financial problems of business enterprises such as the measurement and disclosure problem associated with cash, receivables, fixed assets, and intangibles. Special emphasis on financial analysis, management of working capital, cost of capital, capital budgeting, long-term financing, dividend policy, and internal financing; AND D. Fundamental auditing concepts, such as, internal controls, separation of duties, independence of judgment, and verification of accounts; awareness of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. *NOTE: Alternative Method To Meet Auditing Experience/Education Requirement: For applicants who do not possess the required auditing experience/education, NCUA will allow applicants an opportunity to complete the three (3) semester hours of course work in introductory auditing (or equivalent course) within ten (10) months after beginning employment at NCUA. This auditing course must provide instruction in the fundamental auditing concepts such as internal controls, separation of duties, independence of judgment, and verification of accounts; awareness of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. The NCUA agrees to fund this course, if needed. Failure to successfully complete this course requirement within the required time period is cause for termination of employment at NCUA. The appropriate Regional Director may approve a waiver to extend the 10-month requirement (not-to-exceed a total of 18 months). Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. All education must be achieved by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees received from schools by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants may verify accreditation at the following website: Accreditation. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by OPM accordingly. FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed outside the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. For more information regarding Foreign Education, please click here. PLEASE NOTE: To qualify based on the education qualification requirements listed in this vacancy announcement, you must complete those education requirements no later than August 31, 2020.

Additional Information

Please Note: Pay will be set using NCUA's compensation policy. The salary range shown is NCUA's National Pay Rate (NPR) which includes a locality rate of 16.32% for the Rest of the U.S. (RUS) geographical area for 2020. Actual salary will be determined upon the location of the selectee and the applicable locality pay, per the NCUA's CU pay table. The 2020 locality rates, by location, can be found on the NCUA Careers webpage under the listed here. At the CU-7 and CU-9 levels, Credit Union Examiners are considered entry-level trainee positions. Entry level pay is typically set at the minimum of the pay range. Pay would normally be matched for current financial institution examiners performing similar work provided it falls within the applicable salary range. In certain rare circumstances, pay could be set higher, commensurate with the selectee's background and experience. For new hires at the CU-11 level, pay will be set based on the qualifications of the selectee. Candidates hired at the CU-7 or CU-9 level can expect to be non-competitively promoted to the next level after 1 year in each grade, up to the CU-11 level, if all promotion requirements are met. Click here for additional information about reaching the full promotion level of CU-12. Promotion is not automatic and is conditional on demonstrated ability to perform the higher grade level duties, a current written performance appraisal rating of "fully successful" or better, fulfillment of the necessary qualification requirements, and sufficient work at the higher grade level position. Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Writing Assessment, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for reasonable accommodations for the USA Hire Writing Assessment and appropriate supporting documentation for reasonable accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Writing Assessment. Decisions on requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you certify during the application process that you meet the minimum qualifications, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Writing Assessment. If you receive the link after the close of the announcement, you must complete all assessments (i.e., Assessment Questionnaire and USA Hire Writing Assessment) within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the assessments. To determine if you need a reasonable accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=ReasonableAccommodationsforUSAHire If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. You may register or check status of your registration by visiting the Selective Service website at: http://www.sss.gov/. This position is in a bargaining unit. Multiple positions may be filled through this vacancy announcement.

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