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Job Title:  Assistant National Bank Examiner
Department:  Department Of The Treasury
Agency:  Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Job Announcement Number:  ANBE - January 2013

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$48,500.00 to $48,500.00 / Per Year
Monday, January 28, 2013 to Sunday, February 10, 2013
This is a full-time, permanent appointment in the Excepted Service - and is included in the bargaining unit. The salary excludes geographic pay.
MANY vacancies - OCC - Assistant National Bank Examiner Locations, US

U.S. Citizens

*** This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to Sunday February 10, 2013. ***

*** This announcement was amended on 1/29/2013 to add clarifying instructions under Key Information regarding the on-line questionnaire. ***


The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is among the top places to work in the federal government. The OCC ensures a safe and sound banking system for all Americans and ensures fair treatment and equal access for all national bank customers. Our culture promotes creative and thoughtful contributions by people in all positions, and an environment that values and encourages diversity. If you are an inquisitive, investigative individual with high standards of your own, consider the OCC. 

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world.   Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

As an Assistant National Bank Examiner (ANBE), you will serve as an entry-level professional employee.  Work assignments will cover all areas of banking, including examining loans, interest rate risk, capital, liquidity, consumer compliance protection programs, and compliance with banking laws and regulations.  We will provide developmental on-the-job and formal training and you will learn the basic procedures and practices used in national bank/thrift supervision processes.  Assistant National Bank Examiners spend approximately 15 to 95 percent of their careers traveling to national banks/thrifts across the country, depending on their assigned field office location.  Currently, there are 70 OCC field office locations. 

 View our video about Becoming a National Bank Examiner by clicking here.

 For specific information on OCC’s Geographic Pay Differentials, click here.


  • See the Qualifications Required section for specific information on the education and/or experience requirements for this position. Your answers to the on-line questions should reflect your education and/or experience completed as of June 22, 2013.
  • Note the following clarification regarding on-line Question #11 - "Please indicate which of the following best describes your qualifications for the position: If you are qualifying for this position based on graduate or post graduate education in a business-related field, when answering Question #11, please DO NOT select "None of the above." Please select “I have a 4-year major course of study….” and then select "Other” when prompted.  You will then be asked to specify your undergraduate and graduate degrees.   
  • OCC is not accepting applications from non-U.S. citizens for this position.  Consistent with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, 8 U.S.C. § 1324b, and other applicable law, applicants who are U.S. citizens are preferred over equally well-qualified applicants who are not U.S. citizens.  An ample number of well-qualified U.S. citizens are expected to apply.
  • Please be certain that the name you use when applying corresponds to the federal- or state-issued Government photo identification you will use if you are contacted to be tested.
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.



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    As an Assistant National Bank Examiner (ANBE) you will:

    • gather, organize and analyze selected data;
    • complete related bank supervision procedures; 
    • check compliance with laws and regulations; 
    • gather information through discussions with other employees and bank management; 
    • draw conclusions and recommend corrective action;
    • perform off-site analyses, write memorandums and reports, and update or write examination comments under close supervision; and
    • conform to established business policy guidelines and safeguard equipment, sensitive data and resources.


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    To become an ANBE, you need to meet at least one of the following no later than June 22, 2013:

    • A four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in accounting, banking, business administration, commercial or banking law, economics, finance, marketing, or other field closely related to the position (Note: The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency); or
    • Three years of work experience that provided you with knowledge of accounting or auditing principles. Such work could include reviewing, analyzing, recommending or approving loan applications, investments, or other actions involving the properties or monies of others held in trust by or for a financial institution; internal accounting or auditing work for a financial institution that required understanding of debits and credits, balance sheets, and operating statements, or
    • Equivalent combinations of education and experience, or 
    • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate obtained through written examination in a State, territory, or the District of Columbia

    AND You must successfully pass the Examiner Entry-Level Knowledge Test and Written Communications Skills Test.


    If you are an experienced banking professional, please also visit our Experienced Bank Examiner Careers for additional opportunities.



    We use a multistep process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1. Resume
    2. Responses to on-line questions
    3. Test Results (Examiner Entry-Level Knowledge Test and Written Communications Skills Test) and two structured interviews (a Screening Interview and a Decision Interview), when applicable.

    If applicable, veteran’s preference points will be added to the combined examiner entry-level knowledge test and written communications skills test scores. If you are among the top scoring applicants, you will move forward to the screening interview. After the Decision Interview, applicants will be placed into quality groupings. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned quality grouping and will be considered before non-preference-eligibles in that quality grouping. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality grouping.

    To preview questions please click here.


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    We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:

    • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;
    • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
    • A wide choice of health insurance plans coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. The OCC pays a substantial amount of the health insurance premium; 
    • A performance-based merit pay program designed to reward employees for excellent performance; 
    • Free OCC dental and vision insurance, long-term disability, and business travel insurance.
    • Alternating Flex Fridays

    Learn more about Federal benefits programs, click here and about OCC-specific benefits, click here.


    • Important information regarding Ethics and Conflicts of Interest: If you are currently employed by a national bank or a federal savings association or any other private organization, you will be recused from matters affecting your former employer once you join the OCC.  Also, OCC ethics standards generally prohibit employees, their spouses, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies.  You will be required to divest such securities if you accept an appointment at the OCC.  If you have unusual circumstances and cannot readily divest prohibited securities, you should discuss this with an OCC ethics official.  Your OCC recruiter can provide you contact information for an OCC ethics official.
    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.

    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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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.  The documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS “E-Verify” System. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is an E-Verify participant.” 
    • Travel overnight on a frequent basis. 
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes a credit check.
    • File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.


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    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this on-line application process and submit any applicable required documents, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying on-line poses an extreme hardship, you must contact the human resources office no later than 2:00 p.m. ET on Friday February 8th.  You may contact the human resources office on Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time with any questions.   After this time, requests to apply will not be granted.

    Treasury provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Jay Nathaniel Young via e-mail at or on 202-649-6642 if you require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process you should contact Mr. Young immediately and no later than the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Hearing impaired applicants may use TDD # (1-202-649-6157).

    Step 1 - Review the Job Announcement:  Before you apply, we suggest you review the entire job announcement. Pay close attention to the Major Duties section and the How You Will Be Evaluated section where you will see the areas upon which your application will be evaluated and a link for previewing online questions.

    Step 2 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (

    • We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For resume tips, click here
    • You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

    Step 3 - Apply Online: Click the "Apply Online" button on this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

    Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application: If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Next" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finish" button.

    Step 5 - Review and Confirm Your Submission: You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for documents (see Step 6 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finish" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted.

    Step 6 - Submit Documents: You can submit any applicable required or optional documents (see below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit.

    Document Upload: You may upload documents in one of two ways: 

    1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded in USAJOBS; or
    2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded.

    In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finish" to be returned to USAJOBS.

    Fax: Print a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be provided on the cover-sheet.


    Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an e-mail 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.


    Please note that all required documents must be received by the closing date and we will determine your eligibility and qualifications based solely on the material received by the closing date. 

    • Resume
    • Transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), if applicable. Note: If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion. To be used in meeting qualification requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Accreditation. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at Proof of Creditability.
    • If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other Official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing 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, click here
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification, if applicable


    ANBE Recruitment 2013
    Phone: 1-855-499-0578
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    TDD: 1-202-649-6157
    Agency Information:
    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
    1225 17th Street
    Suite 475
    Denver, CO
    Fax: 000-000-0000


    After answering the qualification questions and successfully submitting your resume and required documentation (such as college transcripts and veterans’ preference supporting documents), you will receive a system-generated email message indicating your application has been received.  If you self-certify that you are qualified for the position, you will then be asked to schedule an online appointment for testing.  You must print or save your test admission notice when it appears on the screen. 

    1) Scheduling Your Test:
    If you are invited to schedule an on-line appointment for testing, you will receive an email from with instructions to make an appointment. There are more than 500 centers across the country that are available for testing. You may select a testing center most convenient for you. Appointments are made on a first come, first served basis.  All tests must be scheduled by February 14, 2013 and completed by February 15, 2013. You will be responsible for any expenses incurred in traveling to your selected testing center.

    Note:  You will be asked to reserve a seat at a testing center via an online link.  You will receive a confirmation email to confirm your appointment, in addition you will have the opportunity to make changes to the date, time and location of your appointment. You may reschedule within the allotted time frame the OCC has allowed for applicant testing, however rescheduling must occur 48 hours before your originally scheduled appointment day and time. No walk-in testing is allowed at the testing centers. 

    2) Testing:
    Your scheduled appointment will allow for time to take two (2) different computer based assessments: the examiner entry-level knowledge test and the written communications skills test. Both tests are computer based and must be completed during your testing appointment. You may not take the tests on two different days or two different times on the same day.

    The first test is the examiner entry-level knowledge test. It assesses your knowledge of basic finance and accounting principles. You will have 90 minutes to complete the test. You will know your results immediately. If you successfully pass the general knowledge test, after a short break on the same day you will then take a written communications skills test. This test assesses your written communication skills by organizing information and preparing a written document as it relates to the information you are provided. You will have 120 minutes to complete the test.  After completing the written communications skills test, you are free to leave. You will receive an email from notifying you of your written communications skills test results within 72 hours.

    After all applicants are tested during the testing window, January 28, 2013 to February 15, 2013, Human Resources will review your application to validate whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Your responses to the online questions must be supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. You may be found “not qualified” if the validation process determines that you do not meet the criteria outlined under the Qualifications section. If you are validated as qualified, your combined score from the knowledge test and written communications skills test will be used to determine if you are among the top qualified applicants. If you are among the top qualified applicants, a representative from the OCC will notify you by phone that you are eligible to continue in the ANBE hiring process, a structured screening interview.

    3) Interviewing:
    If you are among the top qualified applicants, a representative from OCC will contact you by phone to schedule a structured screening interview. The screening interview will be conducted by phone, and it will take approximately 45 minutes.  After the screening interview, if you are among the top qualified applicants, you may be invited by e-mail from the OCC to participate in a Career Exploration Day at one of the OCC’s District Offices the week of March 25, 2013, for the Northeastern District Office and the week of April 1, 2013, for the Central, Southern, and Western District Offices.

    Career Exploration Day consists of an overview of the OCC, a final structured decision interview with OCC managers, a networking session with OCC leadership and/or bank examiners.

    Note:  During Career Exploration Day, you will be asked to provide information permitting the OCC to conduct a pre-employment background check, a fingerprint check, and credit check.

    Based upon results of the Decision Interview and successful completion of the background investigation and credit check, you may be referred to the hiring official for hiring consideration. Successful candidates will begin orientation in June 2013.

    The OCC will inform eligible applicants via email of their status after each assessment phase.

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