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Credit Union Examiner - Birmingham

Company: National Credit Union Administration
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Job Description:




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    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 . Learn more about this agency

    Responsibilities
    We strongly encourage you to watch the video below to see more about a Day in the Life of a Credit Union Examiner which can be found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP-dgprNGnw .

    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. You may select up to four (4) 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 .

      Travel Required
      75% or less - Travel is required to visit assigned credit unions in the geographic area and to participate in regional team examinations, training events, and conferences. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 12
    • Job family (Series) 0580 Credit Union Examiner


    • Requirements

      Conditions of Employment
      • Must be a U.S. Citizen
      • A probationary/trial period may be required
      • Mobility Agreement and Financial Disclosure forms are required
      • Must complete the initial Minimum Qualifications Questionnaire
      • If found to meet minimum qualifications, applicants must complete a USA Hire assessment battery (i.e., Assessment Questionnaire and Writing Assessment)

        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 December 31, 2019.

        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 December 31, 2019.

        Additional information
        Please Note: The salary range by location is listed here . At the CU-07 and CU-09 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-07 or CU-09 level can expect to be non-competitively promoted to the next level after one 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 assessment battery, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for reasonable accommodations for the USA Hire assessment battery and appropriate supporting documentation for reasonable accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire assessment battery. Decisions on requests for reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire assessment battery. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours from the time the email invitation to complete the USA Hire assessment battery is sent. 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=Reasonable_Accommodations_for_USA_Hire .

        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. Read more

        How You Will Be Evaluated
        You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Applicants will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place qualified candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category, and veterans with a service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the Best Qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the CU/GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
        • Best Qualified - applicants who possess experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, achieves the minimum passing score on the USA Hire Writing Assessment, and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position.
        • Highly Qualified - applicants who possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, achieves the minimum passing score on the USA Hire Writing Assessment, and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
        • Qualified - applicants who possess experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, achieves the minimum passing score on the USA Hire Writing Assessment, and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your responses to the initial Minimum Qualifications Questionnaire completed during the application process. Throughout the duration of the selection process, you will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
          • Accounting Operations
          • Compliance
          • Interpersonal Skills
          • Oral Communication
          • Problem Solving
          • Risk Management
          • Self-Management
          • Writing Please Note: If you are found to meet the minimum qualifications (see Minimum Qualifications section) for this position, you will be evaluated based on your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire and your performance on the USA Hire Writing Assessment (see How to Apply section).You must meet all qualification (if qualifying by experience) and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

            YOUR RESUME MUST provide specific details as to how your experience meets the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement. Please ensure that your resume includes the month and year that you began and ended for each position held or that position will not be credited toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience. Failure to provide details will result in an ineligible rating. Your latest resume submitted for this vacancy announcement will be used to determine qualifications and supersedes previous submissions.

            YOUR RESUME MUST support your responses to the Minimum Qualifications Questionnaire. A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Minimum Qualifications Questionnaire to determine if you are minimally qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your eligibility status may be changed or you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating. Read more

            Background checks and security clearance
            Security clearance Not Required Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness


          • Required Documents
            You must submit a complete Application Package which includes your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. In addition, please review the documents listed below to see if they are required based on your eligibility:

            NOTE: Failure to provide required documents may result in non-consideration for this position.

            5-Point Preference Eligible Veterans - Documentation of Service or Separation (e.g. DD-214 which shows all dates of service and character of service [Honorable or General discharge]) OR a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member will be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the application date.

            10-Point Preference Eligible Veterans - Submit documentation of service or separation (e.g. DD-214 which shows all dates of service and character of service [Honorable or General discharge]), a completed SF-15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference), and all of the required documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 (e.g. VA letter dated 1991 or later, official document or retired orders from branch of Armed Forces showing retirement due to service-connected disability).

            CTAP/ICTAP : Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of their eligibility:

            - Copy of agency notice;
            - Most recent performance rating; and
            - SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

            To be highly-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must receive an 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

            TRANSCRIPTS (if qualifying based on education or combination of specialized experience and education) - Unofficial transcripts are acceptable from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to verify that you meet the minimum education requirement. You must submit a legible copy of transcripts or list of college courses with your name, school name, credit or semester hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection if you qualified based on education.

            CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT (CPA) License - If you are qualifying based on your active CPA license, you must submit a copy of the license.

            PLEASE NOTE: You have two options for submitting your documentation: (1) you can upload documents from your USAJOBS account; (2) or upload documents from your personal computer. Please follow the system prompts to submit your documents. Not all documents will apply to you and you only need to submit those that are applicable to your situation. 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.


          • Benefits
            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 .Review our benefitsEligibility 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.


          • 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 Read more

              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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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 or how to contact an agency. Read more Legal and regulatory guidance
                • Financial suitability
                • Social security number request
                • Privacy Act
                • Signature and false statements
                • Selective Service
                • New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/546387500 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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