National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (LB Field Examiner), NB-0570-V/V.2

US Department of the Treasury - Los Angeles, CA4.0

As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (LB Field Examiner) in Large Banks you will spend time in bank environments conducting and assisting in the supervision of national banks and/or large financial institutions to carry out national and bank supervision objectives.
Large Bank Supervision-All Large Bank Cities

The vacancy was amended to update duty locations.

The following are the duties of a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (LB Field Examiner) at the NB-V, Step 2 level. If you are selected at the NB-V level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

The selected examiner(s) may work on any or all of the following areas: commercial credit, retail credit, capital markets, enterprise risk management/governance, operational risk, asset management, compliance, bank information technology, and audit.
Serve as head of a functional or sub-functional specialty area at a more challenging large bank. Responsible for supervisory oversight requiring extensive investigation for one of the functional specialty areas. Situations may be unusual and require highly technical analysis and judgment.
Spend a majority of time working in a supervision environment which is challenging due to a combination of the following characteristics: size, condition, product mix, bank management and board management teams, geographic footprint, growth, funding structure, examination staff composition, and examination time constraints.
Responsible for leading supervisory targets within assigned specialty area or specialty portfolios. Oversee the supervisory efforts and understand and implement the OCC’s program for Supervision by Risk. Plan, coordinate, and monitor supervisory activities, including identifying and communicating risk issues, developing supervisory strategies, determining the scope of supervisory activities, managing teams of assisting personnel, preparing reports of activities, and developing responses to address risks.
Lead discussions with large bank management on findings and recommendations. Prepare communications to foster positive changes within the bank.
Maintain effective communications within the OCC and ensure that appropriate coordination and follow-up activities take place. Have communications that are advanced in nature as a result of the size of the bank, the sophistication of the issues, and/or the receptiveness.
Travel Required
75% or less - 75% or less

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
0570 Financial Institution Examining

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Conditions of Employment

If selected for this position, you will be required to:
Complete a one-year trial period (unless already completed).
Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
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.
Travel overnight or locally on a frequent basis.
Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
File an OCC Financial Disclosure Form.
Complete a financial disclosure review and resolve any ethics issues.
Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.
Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.
You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the NB-IV band level or GS-09 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:

Band V:
Experience performing examinations or reviews in a financial institution to examine the institution’s condition, adherence to regulations and compliance with applicable banking laws.
Band V.2

Experience conducting examinations or reviews to determine a financial institution's condition, compliance with banking laws and regulations including identifying and recommending corrective actions.
The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

Education cannot be used to qualify for this position.

Additional information
This position is a Step 2 level position within the NB-V pay band. Step 2 level positions are distinguished by additional job complexity, responsibility, and advanced skill levels required by the work.
This is not an entry-level or developmental position. This position is at the full-performance level.
Salary range does not include geographical pay.
For specific information on geographic pay differentials, click here .
If you are a current OCC employee who previously received a waiver determination permitting you to retain bank securities due to extenuating circumstances, please note that this determination may be rescinded if the nature of your duties changes. We strongly suggest that you discuss the potential implications of any change in duties on a prior securities determination with your ethics official.
This is an Excepted Service position under Schedule B, 213.3205(a)
Your required security clearance is Public Trust – Background Investigation
Additional Information regarding Large Bank Assignments - Selectees from Large Bank job postings may be assigned to any of the Large Financial Institutions within a Metropolitan work area and should expect work assignments in more than one institution within a Large Bank City: New York City Metro Area includes : American Express, Citibank, HSBC, JPMC, Morgan Stanley, MUFG, and Synchrony Bank headquartered in Stamford, CT as well as, field staff assigned to International Banking Supervision. Charlotte, NC Metro Area includes the following large financial institutions: Bank of America, Wells Fargo East. San Francisco includes: BlackRock, Union Bank, Schwab or Wells Fargo. Boston includes: RBS Citizens or Santander.
Large Bank Cities include : New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, McLean, VA, Columbus, OH, Dallas, TX, Chicago, IL, Boston, MA, Minneapolis, MN, Charlotte, NC, Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH, Providence, RI, Marlton, NJ, Stamford, CT.
Relocation to LBS city will be authorized but not between LBS cities.
This position is expected to have a high travel in support of Large Bank portfolio.
We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more positions.
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Please refer to “Conditions of Employment.”

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.

Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
Technical Competence
Risk Analysis
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality groupings (Outstanding, Excellent, or Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions regarding your experience, education and training related to this position. Your rating will be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference eligibles in that category. Qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Required Documents
A complete application includes: 1) A resume, 2) vacancy question responses, and 3) submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

RESUME: All applicants are required to submit a resume by either creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please review Resume Tips .

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION : If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing actual or expected dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets .

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS: In addition, you may submit the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Recent performance evaluation (be sure to redact/remove all sensitive information prior to submitting)
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.