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Attorney-Advisor (Innovation Policy Attorney)

Director - Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity
Closing date:
Washington, D.C.
(53) $106,262–$161,600 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to All US Citizens (Excepted service - Permanent)


This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity (Fair Lending).

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As an Attorney Advisor, you will:

  • Provide legal and subject matter expertise, policy expertise, project management, and  legal services in complex and sensitive situations. Develop, review, provide input, and coordinate feedback on legislative proposals, research, regulatory activity, management and policy initiatives, guidance, compliance, communications, and other activity involving complex issues. Work closely with Bureau staff to provide input and/or coordinate the review, development, and advancement of policy proposals, including the Bureau’s innovation tools, including No Action Letters, Product Sandbox, Trial Disclosure, as well as strategies for implementation. Provide input on innovation activity pertaining to fair lending and access to credit.
  • Act as a consultant on matters involving Bureau staff and other federal enforcement agencies with regard to FinTech, alternative data, and innovation that provides fair, equitable, and nondiscriminatory access to credit.” 
  • Coordinate and collaborate with fair lending, market, data analytics research, innovation, and policy experts within the Bureau, other Federal and State agencies, and provide legal advice, policy proposals, and recommendations on issues regarding laws, regulations, and their impact on stakeholders. Review and comment on proposed and existing laws, regulations, and access to credit policies and proposals, including use of the Bureau’s innovation tools, including NoAction Letters, Product Sandbox, Trial Disclosure. Formulates legal and policy recommendations to implement laws and regulations. Participates in the preparation of Congressional testimony, reports, speeches, and other communication tools.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with Bureau staff responsible for market research, innovation, data analytics research, enforcement, prioritization, legislation, regulations, legal, external affairs, and community engagement and outreach, as well as with other federal and state policy, and enforcement outreach and compliance agency staff.

Travel Required

  • Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory Status

  • No

Promotion Potential

  • 53

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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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