COMPLIANCE MANAGER


Vacancy ID: 846894   Announcement Number: UK846894-RMA-SMG   USAJOBS Control Number: 338384900

Social Security Number

Required.  Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated.


Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is:  846894
This field does not appear on the online application.  You would only need to enter it if using an alternative application method.  See Item 2 under Alternative Methods for Completing FORM C.


1. Title of Job

COMPLIANCE MANAGER


2. Biographic Data

All biographic information is required except for your telephone number and contact time.


3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

Read the following questions and mark Yes to those applicable to you.

Question 1.  Are you a current permanent (non-temporary) competitive service Federal employee of the US Department of Agriculture?

If your response to either of the above questions is YES, then answer "YES" to this question.  If your response is yes, you must submit the Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, that reflects permanent status.


Question 2. Are you a permanent county employee of the FARM SERVICE AGENCY?

Are you a permanent (non-temporary) Federal employee in an excepted service position covered by an interchange agreement?

If your response to any of the above questions is YES, then answer "YES" to this question. If your response is yes, you must submit proof of your eligibility with your application (i.e., DD-214) or your Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50/FSA-50, that reflects permanent status.


Question 3.  Have you served in a permanent Federal position (currently or in a prior position) at the GS-14 grade level or above? 

If your response to the above questions is YES, you must submit your Notification of Personnel Action, Form SF-50, to support your response.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Required.  Enter the 14, the lowest grade level you will accept.


14

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

Required.  Enter your claim for Veterans' Preference.

For items 15, 16, 17 and 18 enter date information in this format:  MM/DD/YYYY


15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

Please enter your dates of active military service, unless you have claimed derived preference (i.e., widows, spouse, etc.)  Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


16. Availability Date

You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediately.  Otherwise, you must provide the date that you will be available for employment.


17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

Please choose one answer to the following question.  How did you hear about this career opportunity?
1 Advertisement
2 Career Fair
3 College/University Career Fair
4 Local Job Service Center
5 MANRRS
6 Professional Association Conference
7 USDA Agency Official
8 www.usajobs.opm.gov
9 Other source

If applicable, in the answer box provided, please indicate the specific conference, career fair, and/or other source.
20. Occupational Specialties

Required.  Enter at least one occupational specialty.

Enter 001 as the occupational specialty to apply as a Merit Promotion candidate.
Merit Promotion refers to announcements open to current and former Federal employees and certain other candidates eligible for placement under special hiring authorities.


001 Merit

21. Geographic Availability

Required.  Enter at least one geographic availability code.  The location code(s) for this position is:


373750183 Raleigh, NC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).  Otherwise, leave Section 22 blank.

Note:  To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation.  Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Respond to the following questions. Mark only one response for each question. Any experience claimed in response to the following questions MUST be supported by information in your written application (resume, OF-612, or SF-171). This information must be SPECIFIC, (i.e., duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments). Failure to provide this supporting documentation may result in receipt of a lower or ineligible rating.

1. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-14, Compliance Manager work. Select only one letter. (Note: One year of specialized experience is based on a 40-hour workweek. If you have worked less than 40 hours per week, you must prorate your experience.)

A. I have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized work experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Overseeing and managing complex investigative assignments for government subsidized agricultural insurance or reinsurance programs.

B. My education and/or experience is not reflected in the above statement.

Please answer YES or NO to the following questions. Do not mark more than one answer for each question.

A- Yes.
B- No.

2. Have you successfully completed a Bachelor's degree with a major in business administration, economics, agricultural economics, agriculture, farm management, criminal justice or law?

3. Have you successfully completed a Master's degree with a major in business administration, economics, agricultural economics, agriculture, farm management, or criminal justice or law?

4. Have you successfully completed a PhD degree with a major in business administration, economics, agricultural economics, agriculture, farm management, criminal justice or law?

5. From the description below, choose the response that best describes your ability to manage and oversee highly skilled investigative teams at the national level.

A. I have experience managing and overseeing highly skilled investigative teams at the national level.

B. I have experience managing and overseeing regional investigative teams.

C. I have experience as a team leader with responsibility for coordinating a review/investigation.

D. I have served on a review team with responsibility for specific portions of the review/investigation.

E. None of the above.

You are to choose one answer to each question from among the alternatives presented. Do not mark more than one answer for each question. Multiple answers will not be counted.

6. From the descriptions below, choose the response that best describes your knowledge of compliance review or investigative concepts.

A. I have experience overseeing and managing investigative teams with responsibility to ensure compliance with crop insurance programs, policies and procedures.

B. I have conducted onsite reviews of an insurance operation or an agricultural program.

C. I have assisted with insurance operation reviews/investigations.

D. I have served on a review team with responsibility for a specific portion of the review/investigation.

E. None of the above.

7. From the descriptions below, choose the response that best describes your ability to interpret regulation.

A. I interpret crop insurance regulations, policy, or directives in order to review and determine whether reports submitted by investigative teams at the national level are sufficient and sound.

B. I interpret insurance regulations, policy, or directives in order to resolve problems.

C. I research insurance or agricultural regulations to answer inquiries.

D. All of the above.

E. None of the above.

8. From the descriptions below, choose the response that best describes your knowledge of pro-active compliance tools.

A. I have experience with the use of pro-active compliance tools including data mining, satellite imagery, and CLEAR which requires awareness of and familiarity with crop insurance programs and situations in which the use of particular tools are appropriate.

B. I have experience with the use of some pro-active compliance tools.

C. I have participated in investigations in which pro-active compliance tools were used.

D. I have attended training on the use of some pro-active compliance tools.

E. None of the above.

9. From the descriptions below, choose the response that best describes your interaction with any agency that conduct investigations on fraud, waste and abuse (i.e., FSA, OIG, OGC, DOJ, AUSA, and State Insurance Departments).

A. I have experience overseeing and managing RMA joint investigations with agencies both inside and outside of USDA.

B. I have participated on a team that interacted with other agencies within USDA during the course of a review/investigation.

C. I have participated in reviews/investigations that were ultimately referred to other agencies.

D. I have collaborated with other divisions within my agency during the course of a review/investigation.

E. None of the above.

10. From the descriptions below, choose the response that best describes your ability to research, analyze and evaluate written information.

A. I have reviewed, analyzed, and evaluated a variety of investigative reports in order to determine compliance with agricultural regulations and policies and presented those reports to senior management.

B. I have researched and evaluated data for an agricultural program.

C. I have reviewed written information in order to determine adherence to agricultural regulations and policies.

D. I have reviewed internal control documents to determine compliance for an agricultural program.

E. None of the above.

11. From the descriptions below, choose the response that best describes your ability to gather and analyze written material.

A. I have provided guidance and oversight to investigative teams at the national level on gathering and analyzing agricultural or insurance data to determine the best way to organize and present the facts to senior management.

B. I have gathered and reviewed a variety of data to determine if all required information has been provided.

C. I have verified information, analyzing the interrelationships among issues presented and develop recommendations.

D. I have gathered information for summary reports identifying important details.

E. None of the above.

12. From the descriptions below, choose the response that best describes your ability to present findings.

A. I have reviewed investigative reports and presented findings to senior management and company officials.

B. I have coordinated written material to consolidate into final investigative reports.

C. I have experience developing findings and recommendations for written reports.

D. I have experience providing written information on completed investigations/assignments.

E. None of the above.

13. From the descriptions below, choose the response that best describes your ability to communicate orally.

A. I have given presentations to senior management and company officials on complex or controversial investigative issues at the national level.

B. I have given presentations before organizations and associations to promote or explain an idea or product.

C. I have participated in meetings to assess programs and to present information regarding program functions.

D. I have contacts to coordinate briefings, meetings, and training functions.

E. None of the above.

14. From the descriptions below, choose the response that best describes your ability to apply regulations and procedures.

A. I have provided oversight and guidance on the interpretation and application of agricultural regulations and procedural requirements to ensure reports and findings are sound.

B. I have interpreted and applied internal regulations and policy in order to determine compliance.

C. I have reviewed segments of procedures to determine compliance with internal policy.

D. I have developed agricultural or insurance policy, procedure and program guidance for an organizational unit.

E. None of the above.