Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB Pathways Recent Graduate (Public Notice Flyer) in San Francisco, California

Job Overview

Job Overview

Are you looking for a job where you can make a difference? At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, we know that every member of the team contributes to success! That's just one of the reasons that CFPB, one of the newest organizations, will become one of the best places in the Federal government to work. You'll have the opportunity to use your current skills, and gain new ones, while helping to make financial markets work for millions of Americans and their families.

Please note this is a public notice flyer – to apply to a Pathways position - please visit the CFPB's website at If there are no positions listed indicated the use of Pathways, then CFPB is not actively recruiting using the programs within Pathways.* Please check the website periodically, as the bureau regularly uses the programs to recruit students and recent graduates.*


The salary stated above covers various locations across the U.S. Actual pay will vary depending on the duty location of the position filled.

These are excepted appointments in the CFPB Pathways Recent Graduate Program.

Employee may be subject to a probationary period.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will post on their website when they will be using the Recent Graduates Program to recruit and hire for the following positions:

CN-0110-20/51 - Economist Series CN-0201-20/51 - Human Resources Series

CN-0301-20/51 - Miscellaneous Administration and Program Series

CN-0343-20/51 - Management and Program Analysis Series

CN-0501-20/51 - Financial Administration and Program Series

CN-0570-20/51 - Examiner Series

CN-0950-20/51 - Paralegal Specialist Series

CN-0986-20/51 - Legal Assistance Series

CN-1101-20/51 - General Business and Industry Series

CN-1102-20/51 - Contracting Series

CN-1160-20/51 - Financial Analysis Series

CN-2210-20/51 - Information Technology Series

Titles and locations will vary depending on the position posted on CFPB JOBS WEBSITE

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.


This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. You will serve as a student trainee receiving on-the-job training in technical aspects of CFPB’s work. You may be assigned to various organizations within CFPB and will perform assignments under the close supervision of a higher level analyst.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Recent Graduates must have obtained a qualifying associates, bachelors, master's, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous 2 years unless military service interfered with a veterans eligibility to apply during that two year time frame. Veterans meeting the above exclusion may apply within 2 years of discharge or 6 years from the date of receipt of the degree whichever comes first.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Relevant experience and/or education (as noted on the CFPB website)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • You may be required to serve a trial period
  • Must have completed a degree from an accredited program.
  • You must apply on-line via the CFPB website
  • Qualifications specific to the series and grade can be found on the CFPB JOBS WEBSITE.
  • Current Students may apply up to 9 months prior to their graduation date.
  • Must meet the eligibility requirements for the Recent Graduate Program. Recent Graduates will enter a formal training program with a mentor and execute an Individual Development Plan outlining training requirements and program expectations.
  • Recent Graduates must receive at least 40 hours of formal training directly linked to their employment field.
  • Recent Graduates serve a trial period for the duration of their excepted service appointment.
  • Recent Graduates will be required to sign a Pathways Recent Graduate Participant Agreement. Applicants must provide documentation of completion within the previous 2 years of a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • Applicants who completed their educational program requirements after December 27, 2010 will have a full 2 years of eligibility beginning on the date the final regulations are effective July 10, 2012.

When applying to this announcement on CFPB website, you will be required to submit transcripts and proof of enrollment.

CFPB Pathways candidates will meet the qualification requirements consistent with CFPB and the OPM qualification standards applicable to the position being filled.

The classification of the Recent Graduate positions (series and grade) will depend upon the field of study and level of course work of the candidate.

Many CFPB positions have specific educational requirements, so we encourage you to provide a complete description of your educational achievements.

Qualification requirements depend on the job being filled.

U.S. citizenship is required.

Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Please notify us if your contact information changes. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.


The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:

Other Information

To be eligible for conversion to the competitive service after completion of the program, a Pathways Recent Graduate must:

1) Be a U.S. Citizen.

2) Successfully complete an academic course of study as evidenced by a qualifying degree or be within 9 months of graduation.

3) Meet the OPM qualification standard for the position to which the Recent Graduate may be converted.

4) Maintain acceptable performance under the Bureau's approved performance management system.

5) Receive a favorable recommendation for conversion from Supervisor.

6) Meet all the training and development requirements outlined the Bureau’s Pathways policy.

CFPB is not obligated to make an offer of employment, nor is the Pathways employee obligated to accept an offer of employment.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2016-10-16 to 2017-10-15

Salary: $28,140 to $96,961 / per year

Pay scale & grade: CN 20 - 51

Series: 0110 Economist 0201 Human Resources Management 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program 0343 Management And Program Analysis 0501 Financial Administration And Program 0570 Financial Institution Examining 0950 Paralegal Specialist 0986 Legal Assistance 1101 General Business And Industry 1102 Contracting 1160 Financial Analysis 2210 Information Technology Management

Appointment type: Recent Graduates

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: PH-NM-16-1822465

Control number: 453027700