Supervisory Senior Technologist

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Supervisory Senior Technologists serve as principal technical experts within their agency and work to hold companies accountable for the misuse of technology.

This is a position at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). However, once the CFPB completes their selections, the remaining list of qualified candidates may be shared with additional federal agencies that share a variety of consumer protection, competition, and civil rights authorities.

Applications will be accepted between Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 28, 2024.





As a Supervisory Senior Technologist, you will:


Develop both short- and long-term technical strategies related to one or more of the following areas to further consumer protection: data-driven opportunities, eliminating algorithmic bias, machine learning, privacy enhancing technologies, improving our technical services, emerging technologies, and delivery-driven and human-centered policymaking.

Serve as a senior internal expert responsible for guidance and explanations about technical strategies to management, attorneys, economists, and examiners to help them understand key aspects of products or services at issue in an investigation, litigation, or exam.

Proactively build relationships across the agency to facilitate mutual understandings of emerging issues, as well as increase technical capacity, and identify opportunities or constraints related to investigative and policy efforts to improve fairness and equity in consumer financial markets and affect the overall well-being of consumers.

Lead, coordinate, and/or facilitate work and projects with subordinate technologists or cross-functional teams related to the incumbent’s area of technical expertise.





Conditions of Employment


Key Requirements:


  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National


  • A one-year probationary period may be required.


  • A one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period may be required. .


  • Public Trust – Background Investigation will be required.


  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.


  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.


  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.


  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form i-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S




Applicants must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the CN-72, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the CN-60 grade level in the Federal service (For qualification purposes, the CN-60 is broadly equivalent to the GS-14).

Specialized experience for this position is defined as:



  • Experience executing technology projects, products, platforms, or services using expertise in software development, design, product management, data science, or research; AND


  • Experience utilizing data, research, or user needs to spot issues or develop solutions to novel problems; AND


  • Experience advising senior leaders and stakeholders on technical concepts to achieve organizational or project objectives; AND


  • Experience guiding staff to build a technical project, product, platform, or service.


In addition to specialized experience, individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.


       1.  Attention to Detail – Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.



       2.     Customer Service – Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.



       3.     Oral Communication – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

4. Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.



          AND-Candidates must also complete the simulation exercise and be scored by the SMEs at or above the passing grade of 4.


You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your résumé may result in a “not qualified” determination.


 Applications will be accepted between Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

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