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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 - September 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, September 16, 2013 to Monday, October 07, 2013
This is a full-time, permanent appointment in the Excepted Service - and is included in the bargaining unit. The salary excludes geographic pay.
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U.S. Citizens


The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is among the best places to work in the federal government. Our mission is to ensure that national banks and federal savings associations operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations. Our culture is flexible, accountable, strategy-based, and data-driven. The agency promotes creative and thoughtful contributions by all employees in 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.


  • This announcement is open for specified locations. Click here for locations and start dates. 
  • Applicants may select up to two locations for a start date in either January/February 2014 or June 2014.  You will only be considered for one start date.
  • There is no longer an 18-month waiting period for reapplication. All prior applicants are eligible to apply to this posting. Note: Test results from previous ANBE testing sessions will not be considered.
  • 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 education completed, or education that is projected to be completed, by the start date that you select when you apply.
  • 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.
  • The full performance level of this position is NB-V.  Promotion to the NB-V level is contingent upon passing the Uniform Commission Examination (UCE).
  • 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:

    • A four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or 1 full year of graduate level education, 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. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Accreditation. 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 using your education to qualify for this position, you must have all coursework completed no later than the start date that you select when you apply.  Your qualifications will be determined based on the documents you submit with your application.  If selected, your qualifications will be verified and you will be required to provide an official transcript, or documentation from your school certifying completion of educational requirements, prior to your start date; 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. All paid and non-paid work experience must include the job title and dates held (month and year, for example "June 2013-September 2013" or "April 2011-present"). If you are qualifying based on work experience, you must meet these requirements by the closing date of the announcement; 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.
    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 recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.


    We use a multistep process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1. Resume
    2. Responses to online 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, veterans' 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.  You may contact the human resources office Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET with any questions. If applying on-line poses an extreme hardship, you must contact the human resources office no later than 2:00 p.m. ET on the closing date; after this time, requests 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 1-202-649-6642 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 noon ET on the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Hearing impaired applicants may use TDD # (1-202-649-6157).

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


    Step 2 - Create an Account and Resume with USAJOBS (

    • Build or upload a resume in USAJOBS. You may wish to customize your resume to ensure it supports your responses to the online questions and addresses the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of the job announcement. For resume tips, click here.
    Step 3 - Apply Online: Click the "Apply Online" link in the job announcement and select your USAJOBS resume to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process. Please Note: Your application will be saved for your convenience after each page.
    Step 4 - Answer the Online Questions:
    • If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to create an “Applicant Profile” by providing Personal Information, Military Service and Veteran Preference data. *Note: Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN), we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes. The system will save your responses and display an “Account Created” message indicating that your account has been successfully created. Click "Apply to this Vacancy" to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment and respond to job-specific questions.
    • If you have a valid USAJOBS account/profile, click "Apply to this Vacancy" to verify responses related to your eligibility for Federal employment and respond to job-specific questions.
    • All applicants must answer all questions and click “Next” to continue with the application process.
    Step 5 – Submit Documents: You can submit any applicable required or optional documents (see below) by document Upload, USAJOBS, or Fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove personal information (such as your SSN, date of birth) 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 on USAJOBS; OR
    2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click “Application Status" to display a list of vacancies, select the vacancy link and click "Update Application." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select the appropriate action to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your completed application for confirmation that the document uploaded successfully. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the Documents screen.
    Fax: Print a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the “Fax Instructions.” The fax number will be provided on the cover-sheet.

    Step 6 - Review and Confirm Your Submission: Once you click "Next," a summary of the completed application will appear for your review. You may download and save a copy of this page by clicking the "Show/Hide" link and selecting the sections you are interested in saving. Click "Finish" at the bottom of the page to return to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted.
    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 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: You must create or upload a resume in USAJobs. See Step 2 under "How to Apply" for further instructions.
    • TranscriptsIf you qualify for this position based on your education, or a combination of education and experience, you must submit all college transcripts reflecting any degrees earned or coursework completed.  If you are in the process of obtaining your degree, you must submit all college transcripts reflecting your major course of study and earned credits AND a list of all remaining college courses and credits required for completion of your degree with the anticipated date of graduation (if applicable) shown. 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. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.
    • 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 Fall Recruitment '13
    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.  All applicants are required to test.  Test results from previous ANBE testing sessions will not be considered. 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 online appointment for testing, you will receive an email from within 1-2 business days after you submit your application, with instructions to make an appointment. If you have not received an invitation to test within 2 business days, contact the ANBE Recruitment line at 1-855-499-0578 or send an email to to request a copy of your invitation email (please check your spam or junk mail first to make sure the invitation has not been re-routed). There are more than 600 centers across the country that are available for testing. You may select a testing center most convenient for you. You are advised to schedule as early as possible for your preferred test location and date.  Seats fill up quickly and we cannot guarantee that seats will be available at the end of the scheduling period.  You will select your test center as part of the test-scheduling process, and you will receive confirmation of your test center location, including directions to the test center, after you have scheduled your test appointment. Appointments are made on a first come, first served basis.  All tests must be scheduled no later than October 9, 2013 and completed by October 10, 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 24 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. All applicants are required to test. Test results from previous ANBE testing sessions will not be considered. 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, September 18, 2013 to October 10, 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, which could mean that you successfully complete the knowledge and written communications skills tests and are later deemed to be "not qualified." 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.
    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 November 18, 2013.

    Career Exploration Day consists of an overview of the OCC, a final structured decision interview with OCC managers, and 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 January/February 2014 or June 2014, depending on the start date selected at the time of application.

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

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