Deputy Director (Controller)

Arlington, Virginia
$223,142 to $273,400 per year
Oct 13, 2020
Nov 12, 2020
Announcement Number 2020-EM-PJN-0402
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CPA, Director/Executive


This position is located in the Division of Finance (DOF) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington, D.C.

The salary reflects a pay cap for this position of $273,400.

FDIC Executive Managers (EM) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES).


Responsible for the overall management, control, integrity, and direction of the FDIC's accounting and reporting, financial system operations, and FDIC accounting and tax policy.

Responsible for formulating or recommending new, or modifications of, existing policies, rules, regulations, and procedures in the areas of accounting, reporting and financial system operations. Ensures conformance with sound financial and accounting practices and with relevant statutory and administrative requirements, and sound internal control.

Directs the planning, development, and implementation of new or significantly revised management information systems and technology capabilities to enhance staff productivity and the quality, integrity, and availability of management information in corporate accounting and financial management processes.

Represents the Division in coordinating activities of accounting and financial systems operations, reporting, corporate practices, procedures, and methods both within and outside the Corporation.

Travel Required

  • Occasional travel - Occasional travel required.
  • Supervisory status
  • Yes
  • Promotion Potential
  • EM

Requirements / Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • High Risk Position – Background Investigation (BI) required.
  • Completion of Confidential Financial Disclosure may be 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. 

In order to qualify, applicants must have one year of executive-level specialized experience in a government agency (equivalent in the federal government to CG/GS-15 or above) or private industry.  Specialized experience is experience serving in a management role with responsibility for the overall management, control, operation, and integrity of a U.S. GAAP based financial accounting and reporting environment and directing teams of professionals responsible for work associated with accounting, auditing, financial operations, financial reporting, accounting and tax policy, and financial systems development and operations.


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

Additional information

If selected, you may be required to serve a probationary period.

If selected, you may be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period.

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

FDIC Executive Managers (EMs) are in the Federal competitive service and not the Senior Executive Service (SES). As an EM at the FDIC, you will provide executive leadership and managerial direction over substantive activities related to planning, developing, executing, and coordinating the Corporation's programs and policies.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume and the online assessment questionnaire will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements outlined in this announcement. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make the qualification. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

Your resume will also be evaluated to measure your responses to the assessment questions. If you rated yourself higher on the questionnaire than what is supported by your resume, your overall qualifications assessment may be adversely affected.

If you are found qualified, you will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. These category assignments are a measure of the degree in which your background and responses to the assessment questions match the competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) listed below. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans’ preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

  1. Knowledge of accounting theory, practice, and techniques; banking and economics; internal controls; business administration and broad experience in both constructive accounting and accounting operations, accounting requirements of law and regulations and an understanding of the principles and objectives of the current developments in accounting.
  2. Skill in developing strategies and policies to promote the efficient and effective use of accounting and financial operations program resources.
  3. Knowledge of financial management programs, business processes, and organizational responsibilities, and the impact of governing standards and federal statutes and regulations covering financial management programs.
  4. Ability to develop and maintain effective and productive collaborative working relationships across the organization and with key stakeholder partners.
  5. Knowledge of technology concepts, financial and accounting system operations and data matters, system controls, requirements development and testing, and system security operations and practices.
  6. Ability to deal effectively with personnel, regulatory authorities and the general public.
  7. You do not need to respond separately to these KSAs. Your answers to the online questionnaire and resume will serve as responses to the KSAs. 

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Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

Not Required

Drug test required


Position sensitivity and risk

High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

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