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Attorney-Advisor

Division/Office:
External Affairs - Intergovernmental Affairs
Closing date:
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Grade:
(60) $111,684–$203,633 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to CFPB employees only (Excepted service - Permanent)

Summary

This position is located in the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

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Responsibilities

THIS IS A VOLUNTARY REASSIGNMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR CURRENT BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION EMPLOYEES AT THE CN-60 OR HIGHER PAY BAND WHO ARE WILLING TO TAKE A VOLUNTARY CHANGE TO LOWER PAY BAND. NO RELOCATION REIMBURSEMENT IS AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

As a Attorney-Advisor, you will:

  • Serve as the Office's primary point of contact for state-level stakeholders and policy-makers. Initiate and maintain ongoing communication with all such stakeholders, and builds cooperative, ongoing working relationships with those stakeholders.
  • Monitor and analyze state-level developing consumer financial legislation and policy. Prepares executive summaries of analyses, including recommendations regarding legislative and policy issues that the Bureau should be aware of to help inform Bureau policy considerations. Identify and evaluate emerging State trends and their potential risks and benefits to consumers to propose issues that should be coordinated with BCFP’s market teams, rule-making, supervision and consumer response functions. Develop close working relationship with the BCFP’s Office of the General Counsel, the final arbiter of any legal positions that the Bureau expresses publicly, and the final arbiter on the provision of legal advice within the Bureau.
  • Convey a state perspective on internal rulemakings through the cross-divisional working group process. Conducts outreach around rules by analyzing and translating state level regulatory impact to state policy makers.
  • Assist with the preparation of reports and other documents for both internal use and public release regarding the status, progress and future of BCFP activities and objectives related to the states. Uses a wide variety of written material, software packages and databases to prepare presentation materials that include graphs, charts, and diagrams, and are presented in a variety of print and electronic media format.
  • Analyze and evaluate the public impact of BCFP actions on the states, including the benefits to states and consumers resulting from BCFP activity, considering such factors as potential effect on legal precedents, strength of claims, breadth and gravity of harm to consumers, and potential legal remedies. Prepares periodic internal memos and contributes to documents for public release that analyze these findings.

Travel Required

  • Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

Supervisory Status

  • No

Promotion Potential

  • 60

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Open to CFPB employees only (Excepted service - Permanent)

Current CFPB employees on permanent competitive service appointments, term-to-perm excepted service appointments, or permanent excepted service appointments. Current CFPB employees should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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