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Attorney-Advisor (General)

Supervision, Enforcement, & Fair Lending - Supervision Policy
Closing date:
Washington, DC
53, 60 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to All US Citizens (Excepted service – Permanent)


This position is located at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Supervision Policy. The incumbent of this position leads and manages complex and at times very complex legal issues relating to CFPBs regulatory and supervisory authorities regarding large bank or nonbank financial institutions with minimal guidance. The incumbent is recognized as a legal expert in regulatory and supervisory issues related to non-bank financial institutions or large banks.

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The following are the duties of this position at the CN-60, broadly equivalent to the GS-14. If you are selected at a lower grade level, your duties will be adjusted accordingly. Attorneys at CFPB may be eligible for promotions subject to the Bureau's Attorney Hiring & Promotion Policy.

  • Research, review, and analyze law and policy issues applicable to large banks or nonbank financial institutions under the CFPB's jurisdiction to provide the foundation for the large bank or nonbank supervisory program.
  • Provide oral and written legal advice with respect to CFPB's supervisory authorities, as well as whether supervised institutions are operating in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the supervision of large banks or nonbank financial institutions, including review of examination reports that address whether supervised firms are operating in compliance with the law.
  • Analyze the methods and levels of compliance, and determine how the state of such compliance affects consumers who do business with supervised institutions.

If you are selected at the CN-60 your official job title will be: Attorney Advisor (General) (Counsel, Supervision Policy).
If you are selected at the CN-53 your official job title will be: Attorney Advisor (General) (Supervision Policy).

  • Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • Promotion potential

00 - Applicants will be selected at any one of the advertised grades based on experience and accomplishments. Candidates may be considered for promotion in accordance with Bureau policy, which does not guarantee advancement to the next grade level.

  • Supervisory status


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Open to All US Citizens (Excepted service – Permanent)

Applications will be accepted from U.S. citizens. This position is being filled under CFPB's excepted service authority. Appointment under this authority does not convey competitive status.

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