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Grade: 14

1 I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 13 level in the Federal service as described below: Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience is experience using risk management information systems to identify, measure, and analyze risk levels across large, complex financial institutions.
2 I have developed evaluation tools or risk metrics as part of a team of analysts to identify risk in financial institutions or to help inform decision-making for resolution planning of large complex financial institutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I have worked in a team setting on high-profile projects, including policy-related projects, while providing my expertise and advice to appropriate supervisory and analytical personnel. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 15

1 I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 14 level in the Federal service as described below: Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience is experience using risk management information systems to identify, measure, and analyze risk levels across large, complex financial institutions and experience serving as a subject matter expert providing guidance, training, and advice to persons within the financial sector.
2 I have independently developed risk evaluation tools or risk metrics to identify risk in financial institutions or to help inform decision-making for resolution planning of large complex financial institutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I have served as a manager or team leader on high-profile projects, including policy-related projects, while providing guidance, training and advice to appropriate supervisory and analytical personnel. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: All Grades

1 I have served as a lead examiner, analyst, or corporate expert specializing in the following areas for a large or complex financial institution: (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Lending and Credit Risk Management
  • Market Risk Management
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Liquidity and Funds Management
  • None of the Above
2 I have experience applying my knowledge of financial analysis, risk management, audit, examination and supervision methods, techniques, and procedures applicable to CFIs. Please check the response that best describes your experience in this area: Answer to this question is required
  • I have held a senior level position in the financial services industry responsible for conducting financial institution analysis, including but not limited to, the analysis of financial strength; performing risk management, internal audit or compliance functions; evaluating accounting practices, conducting risk assessment and/or performing regulatory oversight of CFI’s with total assets of at least $50 billion.
  • I have conducted financial institution analysis, including but not limited to, the analysis of financial strength; performing risk management, internal audit or compliance functions; evaluating accounting practices, conducting risk assessment and/or performing regulatory oversight of CFI’s with total assets of at least $50 billion.
  • I have performed analytical processes and various types of risk assessment.
  • None of the above.
3 Which of the following BEST describes your experience using financial databases or software applications? Answer to this question is required
  • I have used one or more for financial analysis periodically.
  • I have assisted in the development of an application that performs financial analysis.
  • I have been responsible for developing an application that performs complex financial analysis of financial companies or lenders.
  • I have regularly developed software applications or regularly use complex financial databases to perform financial analysis of financial companies or lenders.
  • None of the above.
4 I have prepared the following written products: (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Interoffice memoranda
  • Internal analytical reports
  • Examination reports or examination review conclusion memoranda
  • Analytical or research papers that have appeared in FDIC publications
  • Analytical or research papers that have appeared in external publications such as industry newsletters or refereed journals
  • None of the above
5 Choose the response that most accurately reflects your highest level of experience with respect to strategic thinking. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified best practices, process improvements, or new quality improvement opportunities for my immediate unit and others beyond my scope of responsibility. I have developed written proposals for consideration by senior management.
  • I have anticipated potential challenges and opportunities that have organization-wide implications and have formulated plans that consider technological, human resource, and financial impact.
  • I have developed and conducted high-level briefings or sought other venues for raising and framing the issue to influence positive action.
  • None of the above.
6 I have made formal presentations on complex risk management matters for the following audiences: (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • FDIC Board of Directors
  • Other State or Federal Supervisory Agencies
  • Congress
  • Complex Financial Institution or Bank Boards of Directors and/or Management
  • Industry Groups
  • Division Senior Management
  • None of the above.
7 Identify all the areas in which you have experience in diagnosing and evaluating risks associated with a complex financial institution. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Led a professional team tasked with developing diagnostic analytical tools as described above.
  • I have written/developed diagnostic and evaluation tools.
  • Assisted in developing diagnostic tools for complex financial institutions.
  • I have been an advisor to senior management on diagnostic and evaluation tools.
  • I have implemented diagnostic and evaluation tools.
  • None of the above.
8 I have developed effective working relationships to ensure cooperation and collaboration in developing/implementing strategic resolution, risk discovery, and operational plans to achieve business results for large complex financial institutions. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed effective working relationships with high level official such as Members of Congress, regulatory agencies, lobbying groups, and complex financial institutions.
  • I have developed effective working relations with high level officials within the FDIC.
  • I have been recognized for creating a cooperative environment within my work unit that has promoted cooperation and collaboration.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following choices best describes your experience in leading and/or performing diagnosis and evaluation of risk in large complex financial institutions (i.e., those with over $50 billion in assets) regarding safety and soundness or other supervisory activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I am highly skilled in performing these tasks on the job. I have trained others in this activity and I am relied upon by others to offer expert assistance.
  • I have routinely and independently performed these tasks as a regular part of my duties and responsibilities.
  • I have performed these tasks on a limited and independent basis.
  • I have performed these tasks on a limited, but not on an independent basis.
  • None of the above.
10 I have experience conducting advanced comprehensive analyses of large, complex financial institutions to identify emerging problems/trends, and develop reports on risk and trends for senior executives that present sound conclusions and recommendations. My experience includes the following (please select the response that best describes your experience): Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in a senior level position charged with creating monitoring reports that summarize firm specific, industry and/or system-wide risks, and/or similar experience coordinating the development of corrective actions, enhanced risk management guidelines, or other remediation plans to address risks identified.
  • I have experience creating monitoring reports that summarize firm specific, industry and/or system-wide risks, and/or similar experience coordinating the development of corrective actions, enhanced risk management guidelines, or other remediation plans to address risks identified.
  • I have some experience conducting advanced comprehensive analyses of large, complex financial institutions to identify emerging problems/trends, and have developed risk reports and reported trends, conclusions and made recommendations.
  • None of the above.
11 Choose the response that most accurately describes your ability to create, maintain, and use information contained in large data sets. Answer to this question is required
  • I have the ability to gather information from large data sets using one or more query tools (e.g., Microsoft Access, SAS, MATLAB, SQL, Excel) and prepare analytical charts and tables using this information.
  • I am able to gather information from multiple data sets using common or linked reference fields.
  • I have designed or helped develop processes for loading data into large structured data sets, quality control programs, or widely-used data query tools.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the response below that best describes your experience preparing and presenting written analysis of marketing condition, justification for investment decisions and investment briefing papers to an oversight group. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had the education, training or experience in presenting this analysis to an oversight group.
  • I have had specific training, or education, directly related to presenting these analyses, but have not applied them on the job.
  • I have worked closely with my supervisor to develop written material that identifies trends and irregularities, and present this analysis to an oversight group.
  • I have independently produced written analysis that identifies trends and irregularities, as well as their causes and effects, with final approval from a team leader or supervisor before presenting this material to an oversight group.
  • I have served as a Subject Matter Expert or Project Manager on projects that identified economic and financial trends, the potential impact of such trends on investment programs and presented to senior officials.
13 Are you a current or former Executive Branch political appointee who served on a political Schedule A or Schedule C appointment within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No