Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Counsel, CG-905-15 in Washington, District Of Columbia
This position is located in the Legal Division, Corporate Operations Branch, Executive Secretary Section, Ethics Unit, Washington, DC of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides alternative dispute resolution advice and counsel to all offices and divisions of the Corporation.
Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement to fill identical vacancies that occur subsequent to this announcement.
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- Provides Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) consultation and advice to all branches and sections of the Legal Division on specific cases and matters, including contractual, professional liability, commercial, regulatory, liquidation and outside counsel matters.
Identifies and resolves complex legal problems related to ADR issues and in engaging in or overseeing legal research of those problems.
Prepares memoranda and other legal documents on very complex, sensitive ADR issues, including those involving questions of first impression which require extensive research, analyses and ingenuity to resolve.
Designs, delivers, coordinates and evaluates conflict management, ADR, mediation, and negotiation training for all Offices and Divisions. Oversees and provides guidance, review and direction to both internal and external instructors delivering conflict management, ADR, mediation and negotiation training to FDIC employees.
Provides other ADR training as requested, including at training conferences of other Offices and Divisions.
Interacts with other federal government agencies and represents the FDIC on matters of first impression in the ADR arena and represents the FDIC's interest on issues of ADR policy.
Occasional travel - Occasional overnight travel may be required.
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Conditions of Employment
Registration with the Selective Service.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Bar membership required.
Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be required.
Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) 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.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the CG/GS-14 level, in the Federal service.
Specialized experience is experience applying Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) principles, practices, and methods in accordance with the ADR Program guidelines and policies; and identifying procedures and practices to enhance knowledge and awareness of ADR to resolve workplace disputes.
There is no substitution of education for the experience for this position.
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If selected, you may be required to serve a trial period.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume will be reviewed, including the online assessment questionnaire, to assess your ability to perform this job. Top ranked candidates will be referred to the selecting official for further review and consideration. Candidates who are eligible for veterans' preference will receive consideration. If you rated yourself higher than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.
The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):
- Knowledge of the Administrative Dispute Resolution Act, Executive Orders 12778, 12871, and 12866, and subsequent ADR laws and regulations
- Ability to research, analyze and resolve complex legal issues and to communicate such matters clearly and logically in oral and written presentation, with appropriate recommendations.
- Ability to develop training and education materials and to deliver effective presentations on conflict management theory, principles, procedures and practices.
- Ability to design conflict management systems for various groups and problems.
- Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of officials inside and outside the FDIC, especially with respect to sensitive matters.
You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
- Required Documents
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are claiming veterans' preference, click here. (Note: Veterans should submit the Member 4 copy of the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty - or other copy showing the type of discharge/character of service [e.g., Honorable, Under Honorable Conditions, etc.] along with any other required documents.)
SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: If you are applying for consideration under special appointing authorities for people with disabilities, you will be required to provide proof of disability documentation to specify that you are a person who (1) has a severe physical disability; (2) an intellectual disability; or (3) a psychiatric disability . Severe physical disabilities include but are not limited to blindness, deafness, paralysis, missing limbs, epilepsy and dwarfism. The documentation does NOT need to detail your specific disability, medical history or need for accommodation, however, the letter should clearly state that you are eligible for appointment under this authority. THE DOCUMENTATION MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FROM: (a). Licensed medical professionals; or (b). State or private vocational rehabilitation specialists; or (c). Any Government agency (e.g. VA, etc.) that issues or provides disability benefit. To view sample Schedule A proof of disability letters and for more information on this special appointing authority, click here. Please note that employees hired under this Schedule A hiring authority will be required to complete a Standard Form 256 to identify their disability status. 1. A resume.
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. Learn more about federal benefits.
In addition to the regular benefits offered by Federal agencies, the FDIC offers additional benefits to its employees. These benefits, some at minimal cost, are some of the best and most competitive in both the private and public sectors.
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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.
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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 noon local time on the closing date.
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You have until 11:59 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the application process.
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 22226 United States
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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.
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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.
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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/510958000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 09/14/2018 to 09/28/2018
Pay scale & grade: CG 15
Salary: $145,538 to $242,591 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time