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Deputy Assistant Director, Regulations

Research, Markets, & Regulations - Regulations
Closing date:
Washington, DC
(81) $173,489–$247,500 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 CFPB/Office of Regulations/Research, Markets & Regulations which develops regulations & interpretive guidance to implement directives for enacted legislation & federal consumer financial laws, and new rules to address practices identifies through CFPB’s enforcement, supervision, market monitoring, research & consumer response activities.

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As the CN-81 Deputy Assistant Director, Regulations, you will:

  • Work with the Assistant Director, Regulations and RMR senior management to plan, establish, direct, coordinate and evaluate CFPB’s rule-making activities, including the formulation, implementation, and interpretation of federal consumer financial protection laws. Works with the Assistant Director to formulate and implement needed policies, procedures, and guidelines for conducting sophisticated rulemaking activities related to consumer finance.
  • Ensure the integration of researchers and markets professionals into rule-making activities and coordination with other Divisions within the CFPB.
  • Speak authoritatively on consumer financial services laws and other regulatory matters and represent CFPB at meetings and conferences.
  • Oversee the management of significant, complex rule-making projects and policy proposals.
Work with the Assistant Director, Regulations and RMR senior management to:

  • Develop and communicate to staff an overall team vision, with goals and objectives that are aligned to CFPB strategic objectives.
  • Set an organizational tone and direction and create and model an environment that fosters and sustains diversity, knowledge sharing, and consensus building.
  • Align all needed policies, procedures, and guidelines for conducting rule-making activities to ensure effective decision making and efficient operations.
  • Ensure that programs and activities are planned and managed in alignment with established and emerging CFPB strategic objectives and priorities.
  • Translate program objectives into organizational structures, budgets, and staffing requirements for current and out years and defend resource requests to RMR senior management and to CFPB leadership, identifying and providing metrics for measuring the effectiveness of program execution.
  • Recruit and develop a cross-functional team with substantive depth in the various federal consumer financial laws and regulations and the various consumer financial product and service markets as well as critical functional knowledge.
  • Supervise a subordinate workforce including subordinate managers. In coordination with the Assistant Director, plans work assignments on a strategic, multi-year basis. Ensures work is appropriately and effectively distributed and accomplished in accordance with established and emerging policy and practice. Leads, motivates, and develops employees, establishing performance objectives, conducting performance evaluations, initiating performance-based actions and awards, and ensuring all mandatory training has been accomplished by assigned staff. Works closely with the human resources staff to develop human resources plans for establishing optimal organizations, recruitment strategies (particularly for positions identifies as mission-critical occupations), career ladders, development programs, and performance plans.

Travel Required

  • Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory Status

  • Yes

Promotion Potential

  • 81

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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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