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Section Chief for Students

Consumer Education & Engagement - Students
Closing date:
Washington, D.C.
(71) $131,227–$240,000 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service - Permanent), Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)


This position is located in the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Office of Financial Education, Section for Students. This section works to enhance the ability of students and younger consumers to make financial decisions, & provides financial education information, programs, approaches & tools to help students understand & use student loans & other financial products.

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The following are the duties of this position at the CN-71 (Broadly equivalent to the GS-15).

  • Provides authoritative advice on strategic direction and on program goals and objectives, design, and management. Establishes long-term goals and priorities for areas of responsibility.
  • Translates program objectives into organizational structures, budgets, and staffing requirements for current and out years. Develops rationales for resource requirements and identifies and provides metrics for measuring the effectiveness of program design and execution.
  • Works with the Assistant Director, with input from other Division leaders, to develop and implement an overall Office vision, with goals and objectives that are communicated to staff and aligned to BCFP strategic objectives.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and provides technical leadership to the office staff in conducting detailed analyses of existing and proposed projects including tools, approaches, messages and programs directed toward and to reach students and consumers and their decision making relating to their financial lives for the purposes of providing information or encouraging actions toward a goal.
  • Formulates or oversees the formulation of material to provide and distribute financial education to the relevant population.

Travel Required

  • Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

Supervisory Status

  • Yes

Promotion Potential

  • 71

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Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service - Permanent)

Applications will be accepted from all U.S. citizens.

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Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)

Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional appointments and reinstatement eligible. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointments (including current CFPB employees on such appointments), or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or ICTAP Eligibles; or Eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or Eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act). Current CFPB employee should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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