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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Financial Institution Examining Series, 0570

Individual Occupational Requirements

Education

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- accounting, banking, business administration, commercial or banking law, economics, finance, marketing, or other fields related to the position. For Bank Examiner positions with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), this education must have included at least 24 semester hours in business administration, accounting, finance, marketing, or economics with at least 6 semester hours in accounting.

OR

Experience

General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that provided a knowledge of accounting or auditing principles. Examples of qualifying general experience include:

  • Work in a financial institution reviewing, analyzing, and recommending or approving loan applications or investments.
  • Accounting or auditing work related to the internal operations of a financial institution that required an understanding of debits and credits, balance sheets, and operating statements.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and recommending or approving investments or other actions involving the properties or monies of others held in trust by a financial institution.

Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

  • Work requiring a thorough knowledge and the application of commercial accounting or auditing principles and practices (but less than full professional accounting knowledge) with a financial institution.
  • Examining or auditing such financial institutions as savings and loan associations, savings or commercial banking institutions or trust companies, farm credit associations, or Federal or State credit unions.
  • Professional accounting or auditing work that provided a broad knowledge of the application of accounting or auditing principles and practices.
  • Work that provided a thorough knowledge of Federal and State laws applicable to the type of financial institution involved (e.g., savings and loan associations, Bank for Cooperatives, savings or commercial banks, investment institutions, etc.), and of the operations and practices of such institutions.

OR

Certificate

A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory, or the District of Columbia meets the GS-5 level requirements. Applicants with such certificates may also qualify for higher grade levels based on their education and/or experience.

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