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Deputy Associate Director, External Affairs

External Affairs - Front Office
Closing date:
Washington, D.C.
(82) $200,596–$247,500 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to CFPB employees only (Competitive service permanent)


This position serves as the Deputy Associate Director, External Affairs. The incumbent serves as the full Deputy to the Associate Director, External Affairs who manages BCFP’s nationwide external affairs activities.

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As a Deputy Associate Director, External Affairs, you will:

  • As a full assistant to the Associate Director, External Affairs, contribute to and share responsibility for the development and implementation of all key strategic objectives, priorities, and policies of the Division. Participate fully in developing and coordinating policy positions on External Affairs matters, and on issues involving coordination with other internal and external entities.   The position includes authority and responsibility to perform the duties of the Associate Director's position in his/her absence.
  • Help the Bureau identify, manage and mitigate risk by representing the equities of the External Affairs Division before internal deliberative bodies including the BCFP’s Investment Review Board, Operations Advisory Committee, Civil Penalty Fund Governance Board, Renovation Steering Committee, Senior Management Council, Technology Committee, Data Governance Board, Space Committee, ad hoc bodies as may from time to time be formed, and Policy Committee to ensure that the expectations and priorities of key external stakeholders are communicated to BCFP leadership and to ensure that senior Bureau staff and that the Bureau’s decision-making processes appropriately take into account potential external risks and benefits associated with decision options. From time to time, the Deputy Associate Director may also represent External Affairs before the Executive Committee and Senior Leadership group. 
  • Work with the Associate Director, members of the External Affairs team, and other BCFP staff to monitor the External Affairs Division’s budget and spending, develop and implement work processes, standardize procedures and protocols, and manage change. Evaluates the effectiveness of procedures and the consistency of their implementation to the accomplishment of Division goals and objectives. Drafts changes to Division plans and processes as appropriate to meet short and long-term strategic plans and objectives. Identifies internal and external resources that may be available to support External Affairs functions.
  • Ensure that the External Affairs Division meets its strategic goals pursuant to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) for the Bureau’s annual public engagements. Assists in increasing BCFP staff awareness of external stakeholders’ needs for information about the BCFP and solicits information about the Bureau’s work that can be shared with external stakeholders. Assists in monitoring BCFP outreach efforts to key external stakeholders, identifies opportunities for increased Bureau engagement, responding to external requests for BCFP engagement, and recommends proactive outreach strategies and tactics.

Travel Required

  • Occasional travel - Occasional

Supervisory Status

  • Yes

Promotion Potential

  • 82

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Open to CFPB employees only (Competitive service permanent)

Current CFPB employees on career or career-conditional (permanent) appointments in the competitive service or currently serving on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) appointment

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