This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, External Affairs Division, Office of Advisory Board and Councils.
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The following are the duties of this position at the CN-52 (Broadly equivalent to the GS-12). If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.
Develops strategy and planning for events and coordinates with the Staff Director and senior External Affairs leadership for EA-led events, including advisory committee meetings, field hearings, town halls, and other events as applicable and assigned. Manages all components of an event and executes event planning and strategy for Bureau events.
In coordination with offices across the Bureau, develops strategy and planning to organize Bureau events and coordinates the logistics of these events.
Develops background material and prepares briefing memos, info memos, and recommendation memos as needed for the CFPB’s Director and senior leadership, for External Affairs-led events.
Executes the External Affairs strategic plan for engagement with external stakeholders through public and non-public events. Leads the planning, organization, and logistics for all assigned External Affairs-led events, including advisory committee meetings, field hearings, town halls, and other events as needed.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
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Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S National
Public Trust background investigation will be required
The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your résumé.
You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Specialized Experience for CN-52:
For the CN-52, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the CN-51 grade level in the Federal service (For qualification purposes, the CN-51 is broadly equivalent to the GS-11). Specialized experience for this position includes:
Coordinating logistics and execution strategy for higher profile external-facing meetings or events; AND
Managing procurement processes for high-level external event logistics; AND
Preparing and reviewing written materials such as briefings or informational memos for senior level participants in advance of a meeting or other external event; AND
Setting and managing budgets for external-facing events and meetings.
Specialized Experience for CN-51:
For the CN-51, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the CN-40 grade level in the Federal service (For qualification purposes, the CN-40 is broadly equivalent to the GS-9). Specialized experience for this position includes:
Coordinating logistics and assisting in planning execution strategy for external-facing meetings or events; AND
Supporting procurement processes for event logistics; AN
Drafting written materials such as briefings or informational memos for participants in advance of a meeting or other external event; AND
Tracking budgets for external-facing events and meetings.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such degree in a field of study directly related to the duties of this position that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of this position.
Specialized Experience for CN-40:
For the CN-40, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the CN-30 grade level in the Federal service (For qualification purposes, the CN-30 is broadly equivalent to the GS-7). Specialized experience for this position includes:
Assisting with logistics and planning for external-facing meetings or events; AN
Disseminating written materials such as briefings or informational memos for participants in advance of a meeting or other external event; AND
Supporting procurement and/or budgetary processes related to event management.
master's or equivalent graduate degree OR
2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR
LL.B. or J.D., if related
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT :
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This announcement may be used to fill like positions in other organizations within the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
- This is a bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
- Ethics: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions, which applicants may review at www.oge.gov. In addition, employees must comply with the Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (5 CFR 9401), which, among other things, prohibit an employee or the employee’s spouse or minor child from owning or controlling a debt or equity interest in an entity supervised by the Bureau. Regulations also impose restrictions on the outside activities of certain Bureau employees, including examiners and attorneys. Applicants may review the Bureau's ethics regulations and a summary of the regulations at www.consumerfinance.gov. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Bureau Ethics Office at Ethics@cfpb.gov .
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a “not qualified” determination.
Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Accountability, Work Management, Providing Quality Results . Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, A, B or C depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.
If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ) you must receive a score of 90 or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
Please ensure all required documents, including any required work samples, narratives, or other materials as stated in this announcement, are attached to your application package. Documents can be uploaded under the category of “Cover Letter”.
All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips .
CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION : If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents you must submit in order to be eligible.
EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION :
For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .
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 .
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau determines the salary offer for each selectee based primarily on three key factors:
The selectee’s directly related experience at the same level as the position
The selectee’s overall experience in a particular industry or area
The salaries of other Bureau employees in similar positions and with similar levels of experience.
We also take the selectee’s skill set into account. Applicants should note that salary offers seldom fall near the upper end of the salary range as listed in this vacancy announcement. Salary may be set from the minimum of the salary range to the midpoint of the salary range. In some instances, based on a selectee’s extensive experience directly related to the position, salary may be set at or above the mid-point up to the maximum salary for that band level.
See information on our base pay ranges and salary structure.
Our comprehensive benefits are among the most generous in the federal government. They include:
- Challenging and rewarding work benefiting American consumers
- Opportunities for development and advancement
- Comprehensive Federal health, vision, dental, life, and long-term care insurance programs
- Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201310_cfpb_benefits.pdf
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.