JOB: Financial Education Research Analyst with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, DC

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Financial Education Research Analyst
    Agency: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Sub Agency: CFPB – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Job Announcement Number: 11-CFPB-442P

    SALARY RANGE: $72,772.00 – $149,036.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Monday, August 29, 2011 to Friday, September 02, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: CN-0301-5A/5C
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full-time Permanent
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Washington DC Metro Area, DC
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Applications will be accepted from U.S. citizens.

    This opportunity is also open to status candidates only under announcement 11-CFPB-441.

    Do you want to be a leader in your field at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – a groundbreaking organization solely devoted to the economic strength and vitality of American Families? Do you want to play an important role in making consumer financial markets work for all American families? Do you want to challenge yourself and others? If you answer “Yes”, then we have a career for you! CFPB professionals have unparalleled opportunities to expand horizons for themselves and for the nation. Be one of the founding members of an agency that will make a difference in the lives of everyday American families!

    This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Consumer Education and Engagement, Financial Education (OFE). You will serve as a Financial Education Research Analyst for the CFPB. You will perform research and analysis, (based on a background in research methods and knowledge of the literature discussing the approaches to financial education, the efficacy of various strategies, and experimental and non-experimental research taking place in this area) to support an evidence-based financial education portfolio, and will translate relevant findings from the academic and applied research community into draft and final policy recommendations to ensure the Bureau considers and adopts relevant practices that are grounded in outcomes.


    * Background investigation
    * U.S. citizenship
    * May be required to serve a probationary period


    The duties below reflect the Financial Education Research Analyst position at the full-performance level.

    Specific duties include:

    # Analyzing CFPB generated reports, such as complaint and inquiry trend data from the Consumer Response Center or website visitor data, and identifying appropriate opportunities for educational interventions.

    # Applying understanding of academic and applied literature to inform the development and prioritization of consumer education messages and initiatives.

    # Staying current on development in the financial literacy and financial capability research community and on research from such fields as economics, psychology, sociology marketing and public policy, and highlighting relevant findings for colleagues.

    # Assisting in developing program metrics.

    # Participating in cross-functional research to advance the Bureau’s understanding of consumer behavior, needs and preferences.

    # Analyzing, interpreting and integrating information in a variety of formats, such as graphs and tables, data bases and spreadsheets, to make reliable information accessible to general and specialized audiences.

    # Writing, reviewing and editing documents for diverse audiences, and assisting in preparation of responses and reports to Congress, testimony and responses to other inquiries.

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