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Financial Institution Specialist (Risk Management)

Job description


Financial Institution Specialists receive on-the-job and formal classroom training designed to provide practical experience in the risk management function of the FDIC. 

Financial Institution Specialists participate in the assessment of financial institutions to determine the existence of unsafe and unsound practices; violations of law and regulation; the adequacy of internal controls/procedures; and the general character of management.  Financial Institution Specialists also:

  • Write comments and analyses for inclusion in examination reports and meet with insured depository institution officials to discuss the findings of an examination and, if necessary, any corrective programs.
  • Participate as a member of a risk examination team. Review pre-examination data and assists with analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating earnings, liquidity, and capital.
  • Research, compile, manipulate and/or evaluate data to prepare a variety of documents, management reports and presentations.
  • Prepare examination reports and related documents (e.g. examination scope memoranda, work papers, Reports of Examinations, and Reports of Visitations).
  • Attend meetings with FDIC officials, attorneys, accountants, representatives of financial institutions or other private sector representatives, and/or other federal and state regulatory agency officials to discuss issues of mutual concern when applicable, and under the guidance of higher-graded specialists/examiners and/or supervisors.
  • Meet with and conduct interviews of institution personnel of various levels to determine their awareness of current laws and regulations; obtain information and documents; and provide feedback regarding examination activities.
  • Identify and report unusual transactions, irregularities, weaknesses or deficiencies of the file documentation to higher-graded specialists/examiners and/or supervisors.


Conditions of Employment -

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Completion of Recent Graduates Participant Agreement.
  • Travel varies by location.
  • MUST be available for a hiring event on June 5, 2024.
  • Pass automated writing assessment - see Qualifications/Evaluations Sections
  • Subject to relocation to any duty location to meet management needs.
  • Registration with the Selective Service

Must complete all training benchmarks and obtain a commission in Risk Management in order to be promoted to the CG-11 level. Those who do not complete these requirements within 3 and a half years (42 months) will be separated from employment.

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

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Clarification from the agency

All United States Citizens who have graduated within the last two years, or will graduate by December 31, 2024 and have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. Veterans have up to two years to apply due to military service obligations.