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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Community Affairs Specialist (Spanish Language Financial Education), CG-0301-12/13 in Washington, District Of Columbia

Summary

This position is located in the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, Community Affairs Branch,Outreach and Program Development Section providing support to improve financial education and capability for diverse low-and moderate-income consumers.

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

Responsibilities

Fluently speaks, converses and writes in the Spanish language. Translates and speaks Spanish to English and English to Spanish in speaking engagements to deliver in a clear, accurate and professional manner conforming to the highest reputational standards of FDIC.

Serves as a point of contact and information exchange between the financial industry, non-profit organizations, and other governmental agencies to share knowledge of activities related to CRA, fair lending, community development, and consumer protection laws and regulations particularly as they relate to financial capability.

Researches topics related financial capability, including issues related to CRA, fair lending, community development, and consumer protection laws and regulations, and reports the results of research in the form of briefings, issues papers, memos and other types of reports.

Represents the FDIC as a trainer, speaker, panelist or participant at events on financial capability issues, particularly those relating to CRA, fair lending, community development, and consumer protection laws and regulations. These events include meetings with bankers and bank associations, and at educational forums for banks, community organizations, and consumers.

Provides written reports through Community Affairs Reporting (CARES) or another type of reporting system.

Communicates with community-based organizations, academic researchers, government officials, bankers and other lenders, and regulatory agencies to learn and report on financial education and capability matters, particularly those relating to lending and deposit issues. Provides data and develops and implements recommendations as appropriate.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Registration with the Selective Service.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Employment Conditions.

Completion of Financial Disclosure may be required.

Qualifications

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.

Bilingual - English and Spanish language skill is required.Applicants must document their ability to read, write, and speak the Spanish language on their resume and demonstrate their language proficiency in both languages at the time of interview. The interview will be conducted in English and Spanish and you will be required to translate documents from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. Spanish language proficiency is a qualification determining factor.

Selectee must passaSpanish language proficiency testbe eligible for appointment.

CG-12: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 11 or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience in contributing to the development or implementation of financial education or other consumer protection programs related to community development, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), fair lending and consumer protection laws and regulations to interpret and translate information from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.

CG-13: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 12 or above in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience in the development or implementation of financial education or other consumer protection programs related to community development, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), fair lending and consumer protection laws and regulations to interpret and translate information from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.

Applicants eligible for ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) must achieve a score of 80 or higher in the online assessment to be determined “well qualified” for this position. For more information, click here.

Education

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

Additional Information

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

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