Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Senior Regional Attorney (Consumer), CG-905-14 in San Francisco, California

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • 1 vacancy - San Francisco, CA
Work Schedule is Excepted Service - Permanent, Full-Time

Opened Thursday 10/13/2016 (11 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located in the Legal Division, Consumer Protection Unit, San Francisco Regional Office of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and provides legal advice on consumer banking laws applicable to the FDIC's supervisory, regulatory, and enforcement functions

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


Incumbent provides advice, assistance and recommendations to the Regional Counsel, Deputy Regional Counsel, Assistant General Counsel of the Consumer Section, Senior Counsel of the Consumer Enforcement Unit, and the Deputy General Counsel (SLB). Acts as legal advisor to the Regional Director, Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection (DCP) and DCP Senior Staff representatives, including the supervisors of all DCP Field Offices on particular legal issues, the interpretation and enforceability of pertinent consumer banking laws, and the appropriate handling of actions involving consumer protection and compliance laws applicable to insured depository institutions. Such laws include: the Truth in Lending Act; Fair Credit Reporting Act; Home Mortgage Disclosure Act; Truth in Savings Act; RESPA; privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act; Check 21; Equal Credit Opportunity Act; Expedited Funds Availability Act; Electronic Funds Transfer Act; Community Reinvestment Act; and the FTC Act. May also provide similar legal advice and guidance regarding sections 7, 8, 10(c), 18, 19, and 32 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, and various consumer, civil rights laws, and other pertinent laws and regulations related to banking compliance and enforcement matters.

Serves as the FDIC’s attorney in administrative and civil enforcement and compliance proceedings. Litigates such actions, and, in this regard, prepares, and supervises the preparation of evidence and legal arguments in administrative proceedings before administrative law judges brought in the region; prepares and supervises preparation of briefs, pleadings, motions, opinions, correspondence, and legal memoranda in connection with such proceedings; prepares and examines witnesses; negotiates with opposing counsel; and may conduct investigations. Takes active part in settlements, negotiations and drafting. In designated matters, confers with and assists Justice Department litigators and U.S. Attorneys.

Confers with institutions’ counsel and institutions’ officials with respect to problems affecting consumer protection operations and activities of insured depository institutions located in the region. Works closely with state supervisory officials in connection the FDIC's consumer protection and supervisory functions, as well as with staff members of other governmental agencies, including Federal Reserve Banks, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • Occasional overnight travel is required.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation benefits will be provided in accordance with FDIC's General Travel Regulations
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Bar membership required.
  • Employee may be relocated to any duty location to meet management needs

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 click here.

Applicant must have one year specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 13 level in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is experience serving as an attorney that includes (1) drafting memoranda and other legal documents, conducting legal research, conducting formal and informal investigations, and orally presenting analysis, conclusions, and recommendations relating to consumer protection administrative enforcement proceedings; and (2) interpreting and applying the consumer protection and civil rights statutes and regulations governing the activities, operations, and structure of insured depository financial institutions, including the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Truth in Savings Act, RESPA, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Electrinic Funds Transfer Act, Community Reinivest Act, and the FTC Act. Bar membership is required.

Applicant must be an active member in good standing with the bar of a State or the District of Columbia. If you are not currently or have not previously held a CG-905, Attorney position at FDIC, you will need to submit proof of bar membership under other supporting documentation.

Applicants must have met the qualification requirements for this position within 30 calendar days of the closing date of the announcement to be eligible for this position.

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

Moderate Risk Position - Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) required.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
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Salary Range: $138,128.00 to $228,545.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: CG-0905-14/14

Promotion Potential: 14

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: All current FDIC employees.

Control Number: 453225500

Job Announcement Number: 2016-SF-B0043