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Grade: 12

1 I have at least one year specialized experience equivalent to Grade 11 level in the Federal Service as described below: Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience would consist of performing duties that have provided knowledge of, ability to perform, and experience in encouraging community development investments; strengthening opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities to access financial products, services and education; developing/promoting initiatives to strengthen neighborhood reinvestment and stabilization; developing strategies that support small micro-business lending and development; helping financial institutions, communities and others understand the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA); or interpreting and applying CRA, fair lending, and other financial industry consumer protection laws.
2 I have established contacts in communities in the following ways: Answer to this question is required
  • Telephone/mail contacts with community groups as part of an assessment program
  • Visits to community organizations to meet with leaders and gather information
  • Actively participated on committees with community organizations
  • As a employee of a community organization and active in outreach programs
  • Working on special projects or initiatives that require substantive planning with community organizations
  • None of the Above
3 Choose the response that most accurately reflects your highest level of experience in regard to building consensus, fostering cooperation, and bridging organizational differences: Answer to this question is required
  • I have served in positions that have afforded me the opportunity to be involved in situations requiring skill in bringing together differing viewpoints and philosophies to accomplish a common goal
  • I have served in positions that have afforded me the opportunity to fully participate in situations requiring skill in managing change and bringing together differing viewpoints and philosophies to accomplish a common goal
  • I have served in positions that have afforded me the opportunity to be the primary facilitator of managing change and bringing together differing viewpoints and philosophies to accomplish a common goal
  • None of the above
4 I have conducted research, analyzed data and made program recommendations in order to: Answer to this question is required
  • Identify characteristics of a group/organization/community and issues to be dealt with in order to achieve goals
  • Identify a variety of public and private organizations and their program related activities
  • Evaluate regulatory and program requirements to determine compliance
  • None of the above
5 I have worked projects, initiatives, or research related to: Answer to this question is required
  • Deposits
  • Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation
  • Small or Micro-Business Lending and Development
  • Housing
  • Neighborhood Stabilization
  • Credit Reporting and Repair
  • Non-deposit products and services
  • Comminity Development Investments or Community Development Finance
  • Asset Building
  • Financial Education
  • Economic Inclusion (for unbanked and underbanked consumers)
  • Rural Development
  • Coalition and Capacity Building
  • None of the above
6 Which BEST describes your highest level of experience in making formal oral presentations: Answer to this question is required
  • Presenting technical and non-technical information to peers, management or the public on a regular and recurring basis.
  • Presenting non-technical information to peers, management, or the public infrequently or as an assistant to a higher level person.
  • Presenting complex or controversial information to peers, management or the public in an effort to persuade them to support my position.
  • None of the above
7 My highest level of experience in encouraging partnerships and initiatives to address community development needs and underserved financial services markets has been accomplished by: Answer to this question is required
  • Identifying and recruiting key people and organizations for the establishment or expansion of a coalition.
  • Meeting with representatives from other agencies and organizations to discuss regulatory issues.
  • Managing or providing oversight for coalition efforts or interagency projects.
  • Coordinating outreach or training activities for banks, consumers, and community groups.
  • None of the above.
8 I have been considered a subject matter expert with respect to programs, initiatives, laws, regulations, rules and guidance that apply to: Answer to this question is required
  • Deposits.
  • Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation.
  • Small or Micro-Business Lending and Development.
  • Housing.
  • Neighborhood Stabilization.
  • Credit Reportig and Repair.
  • Non-deposit products and services.
  • Community Development Investments or Community Development Finance.
  • Asset Building.
  • Financial Education.
  • Economic Inclusion (for unbanked and underbanked consumers).
  • Rural Development.
  • Coalition and Capacity Building.
  • None of the above.
9 I have identified, researched, or reviewed issues affecting consumers, financial institutions, or communities relating to: Answer to this question is required
  • Truth-in-lending violations.
  • Fair Lending.
  • Abusive practices, such as predatory, unfair, or deceptive practices.
  • Payday or subprime lending.
  • Community Reinvestment Act.
  • None of the above.
10 I have experience in and/or provided technical assistance in examinations for compliance/CRA in financial institutions in the following areas: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had an opportunity in this area.
  • I have been responsible for writing examination reports.
  • I have participated in compliance examinations.
  • I have participated in consultation meetings regarding examination findings.
  • I have worked with financial institutions to develop CRA strategic plans.
  • I have identified problems or made recommendations regarding CRA compliance.
  • I have provided training on complying with CRA requirements.
11 I have been considered a subject matter expert by my office with respect to fair lending laws, rules, and guidance that apply to: Answer to this question is required
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
  • Fair Housing Act.
  • Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.
  • Community Reinvestment Act.
  • None of the above.
12 My MOST responsible role in coordinating activities, meetings, and conferences was: Answer to this question is required
  • Independently directing and coordinating a specific activity and/or aspect of meetings and conferences.
  • Directing a team in coordinating activities, meetings and conferences.
  • Identifying meeting and conference goals and activities, identifying speakers and panel members and presenting agendas to management for approval.
  • Independently managing administrative and logistical activities for meetings and conferences.
  • None of the Above
13 My MOST responsible role in carrying out programs, projects or studies to meet the needs of low- or moderate-income communities or consumers has been: Answer to this question is required
  • Independently implementing studies and developing programs or projects to meet identified needs.
  • As a member of a team conducting studies for development of a program or initiative.
  • Directing a team working on community revitalization or reinvestment programs.
  • Independently working with community stakeholders, officials, and financial institutions to develop partnerships to address the needs identified for communities or consumers.
  • None of the Above
14 I have regularly been called upon to research issues and respond to inquiries regarding CRA and community and economic development issues from the following audiences: Answer to this question is required
  • Coalitions working on a community project.
  • Regulatory agency staff in connection with a financial institution examination.
  • Financial Institution employees engaged in developing strategies to meet community credit and service needs.
  • Consumers or organizations to improve access to credit or capital.
  • None of the Above

Grade: 13

1 For at least one year, I have performed duties equivalent to those of a Grade 12 or above and have experience in independently: - Providing technical assistance to community-based organizations, financial institutions, or other bank industry stockholders; - Assessing, developing, or managing outreach strategies for community development or underserved financial services markets; and -Managing collaborations, coalitions, or partnerships. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 I have maintained cooperative relations with external organizations and agencies by independently: Answer to this question is required
  • Convening meetings with community stakeholders, financial institutions or representatives from other agencies to discuss banking industry or community development issues.
  • Developing and coordinating partnerships, coalitions, or collaboration activities.
  • Conducting outreach activities for financial institutions, non-profits, consumers and community groups.
  • None of the above.
3 Which types of oral presentations have you delivered? Answer to this question is required
  • Lectures.
  • Formal presentations at staff meetings within your organization.
  • Classroom or workshop training.
  • Featured or keynote speech at meeting or conference.
  • Remarks as panalist.
  • Briefings for senior management or executives.
  • Community or public meetings.
  • None of the above.
4 Choose the response that MOST accurately describes your highest level of experience with respect to a community development or financial services related program focused on short-term and multi-year tactical goals and objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and recommended short term and multi-year tactical goals and objectives.
  • I have had oversight responsibilities for monitoring short term and multi-year range goals and objectives.
  • I have been responsible for executing a multi-year tactical goal or objective.
  • I have been responsible for executing a short-term goal or objective.
  • None of the above.
5 Which BEST describes your highest level of experience in making formal oral presentations: Answer to this question is required
  • Presenting technical and non-technical information to peers, management or the public on a regular and recurring basis.
  • Presenting non-technical information to peers, management, or the public infrequently or as an assistant to a higher level person.
  • Presenting complex or controversial information to peers, management or the public in an effort to persuade them to support my position.
  • None of the above
6 My highest level of experience in encouraging partnerships and initiatives to address community development needs and underserved financial services markets has been accomplished by: Answer to this question is required
  • Identifying and recruiting key people and organizations for the establishment or expansion of a coalition.
  • Meeting with representatives from other agencies and organizations to discuss regulatory issues.
  • Managing or providing oversight for coalition efforts or interagency projects.
  • Coordinating outreach or training activities for banks, consumers, and community groups.
  • None of the above.
7 I have been considered a subject matter expert with respect to programs, initiatives, laws, regulations, rules and guidance that apply to: Answer to this question is required
  • Deposits.
  • Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation.
  • Small or Micro-Business Lending and Development.
  • Housing.
  • Neighborhood Stabilization.
  • Credit Reportig and Repair.
  • Non-deposit products and services.
  • Community Development Investments or Community Development Finance.
  • Asset Building.
  • Financial Education.
  • Economic Inclusion (for unbanked and underbanked consumers).
  • Rural Development.
  • Coalition and Capacity Building.
  • None of the above.
8 I have identified, researched, or reviewed issues affecting consumers, financial institutions, or communities relating to: Answer to this question is required
  • Truth-in-lending violations.
  • Fair Lending.
  • Abusive practices, such as predatory, unfair, or deceptive practices.
  • Payday or subprime lending.
  • Community Reinvestment Act.
  • None of the above.
9 I have experience in and/or provided technical assistance in examinations for compliance/CRA in financial institutions in the following areas: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had an opportunity in this area.
  • I have been responsible for writing examination reports.
  • I have participated in compliance examinations.
  • I have participated in consultation meetings regarding examination findings.
  • I have worked with financial institutions to develop CRA strategic plans.
  • I have identified problems or made recommendations regarding CRA compliance.
  • I have provided training on complying with CRA requirements.
10 I have been considered a subject matter expert by my office with respect to fair lending laws, rules, and guidance that apply to: Answer to this question is required
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
  • Fair Housing Act.
  • Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.
  • Community Reinvestment Act.
  • None of the above.
11 My MOST responsible role in coordinating activities, meetings, and conferences was: Answer to this question is required
  • Independently directing and coordinating a specific activity and/or aspect of meetings and conferences.
  • Directing a team in coordinating activities, meetings and conferences.
  • Identifying meeting and conference goals and activities, identifying speakers and panel members and presenting agendas to management for approval.
  • Independently managing administrative and logistical activities for meetings and conferences.
  • None of the Above
12 My MOST responsible role in carrying out programs, projects or studies to meet the needs of low- or moderate-income communities or consumers has been: Answer to this question is required
  • Independently implementing studies and developing programs or projects to meet identified needs.
  • As a member of a team conducting studies for development of a program or initiative.
  • Directing a team working on community revitalization or reinvestment programs.
  • Independently working with community stakeholders, officials, and financial institutions to develop partnerships to address the needs identified for communities or consumers.
  • None of the Above
13 I have regularly been called upon to research issues and respond to inquiries regarding CRA and community and economic development issues from the following audiences: Answer to this question is required
  • Coalitions working on a community project.
  • Regulatory agency staff in connection with a financial institution examination.
  • Financial Institution employees engaged in developing strategies to meet community credit and service needs.
  • Consumers or organizations to improve access to credit or capital.
  • None of the Above

Grade: All Grades

1 I have applied a knowledge of community development, CRA, fair lending, and consumer protection regulations as a: Answer to this question is required
  • Financial Institution representative responsible for compliance, community outreach, or products/services development/lending.
  • Volunteer for an organization working with financial institutions, financial education, community and economic development, community reinvestment, affordable housing, etc.
  • Financial Institution Examiner.
  • Researcher or consultant.
  • Professional with primary responsibilities for working directly with financial institutions, financial education, asset-building, community reinvestment, affordable housing, neighborhood stabilization, community/economic development, or community development finance.
  • None of the Above
2 I have experience in conducting research and making recommendations to identify trends, emerging issues, and community development needs to increase access to credit and banking services for: Answer to this question is required
  • Development of partnerships and collaborations.
  • Consideration by management in the development of new program initiatives.
  • Policy, regulatory or legislative matters.
  • Program implementation.
  • Increasing awareness of community investment and finance opportunities.
  • None of the Above
3 My experience conducting research and responding to inquiries regarding CRA and community and economic development issues has been: Answer to this question is required
  • Handling general inquiries regarding CRA and community and economic development issues.
  • Working on examinations of financial institutions and answering questions related to examination findings.
  • Working in a financial institution and providing information and answering inquiries from community groups and individuals concerning the institution's CRA and community and economic development programs.
  • Working with community based organizations to develop programs in CRA and community and economic development and responding to inquiries concerning these programs.
  • None of the Above
4 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