As an Assistant National Bank Examiner (ANBE) you will help the OCC achieve its mission by ensuring that banks operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations. You may spend approximately 15 to 95 percent of your career traveling to national banks/thrifts across the country, depending on your assigned field office location. Click here for available locations and estimated travel percentages.Learn more about this agency
You will serve as an entry-level professional employee in the Midsize and Community Bank Supervision (MCBS) organization. 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. 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 offsite 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.
View our video about Becoming a National Bank Examiner by clicking here.
05 - Promotion to the NB-V level is contingent upon passing the Uniform Commission Examination (UCE).
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Conditions of Employment
- 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.
- Complete a financial disclosure review and resolve any ethics issues.
- Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check), and other information.
- Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.
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 your start date. Your qualifications will be determined based on the documents you submit with your application (please refer to the Required Documents section for more information about what you must 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 in a financial institution 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 2017-September 2017" or "April 2015-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 (please refer to the Required Documents section for more information about what you must submit with your application); OR
- A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate obtained through written examination in a State, territory, or the District of Columbia (please refer to the Required Documents section for more information about what you must submit with your application).
You must successfully pass the Examiner Entry-Level Knowledge Test, the Analytical Reasoning Assessment, and the Written Communication Skills Test.
All eligible applicants are required to test. Test results from previous ANBE testing sessions will not be considered. If you self-certify that you are qualified for the position, you will receive an email inviting you to schedule an appointment for testing. You must print and save your test admission notice when it appears on the screen.
1) Scheduling Your Test:
After you submit your application and if you are deemed eligible based on your self-certification, you will receive an e-mail with instructions for scheduling a test appointment at a local testing center. Invitation emails will be sent via USAHire_Support@panpowered.com beginning September 24, 2019 through October 15, 2019. Note: If you successfully submit your application between September 3 and September 22, 2019, you will receive an invitation to schedule an online appointment for testing beginning September 24, 2019. If you successfully submit your application September 23, 2019, or later, you will receive an invitation to schedule an online appointment for testing within 1 - 2 business days after you submit your application. If you do not receive an invitation to test during the specified dates, please check your spam or junk mail first to ensure the invitation has not been re-routed. If you do not receive an invitation to test during the specified dates, contact the ANBE Recruitment line at 1-855-499-0578 or send an e-mail to ANBERecruitment@occ.treas.gov to request a copy of your invitation e-mail. 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 15, 2019, and completed by October 16, 2019. 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 e-mail to confirm your appointment, and 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 at least 24 hours before your originally scheduled appointment day and time. No walk-in testing is allowed at the testing centers.
The ANBE testing window is September 24, 2019 through October 16, 2019. During testing you will complete three (3) computer based tests that are part of the application process: the examiner entry-level knowledge test, the analytical reasoning test, and the written communications skills test. Your test appointment will last approximately five (5) hours, including instruction and breaks, and all tests must be completed during your testing appointment. You may not take the tests on different days or at different times on the same day.
You will receive an e-mail from ANBERecruitment@occ.treas.gov notifying you of your test results during the week of October 21, 2019.
After all applicants are tested during the testing window, which ends on October 16, 2019, Human Resources will review your application to validate whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and have submitted all required documentation. 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, or if you have not submitted all required documentation. This could mean that you successfully complete the tests and are later deemed to be "not qualified." If you are validated as qualified, your combined score from the tests will be used to determine if you are among the top qualified applicants.
Please see Qualifications section for education.
- See the Qualifications section for specific information on the education and/or experience requirements for this position. Your answers to the online questions should reflect education completed, or education that is projected to be completed, by the start date you select.
- All prior applicants are eligible to apply. Test results from previous ANBE testing sessions will not be considered.
- 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.
- Salary range shown does not include geographical pay. For specific information on OCC’s 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.
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national by the closing date of this announcement. OCC is not accepting applications for this position from non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. nationals.
- Click all links in this vacancy announcement to view additional information and instructions.
- Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
- Click "Print" to review the entire announcement before applying.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We use a multistep process to evaluate and refer applicants:
- Responses to online questions
- Test Results (Knowledge Test, Analytical Reasoning Assessment, and Written Communication Skills Test)
- Structured Interview, when applicable.
If applicable, veterans' preference points will be added to the combined test scores. If you are among the top scoring applicants, you may be invited to participate in a structured interview. Following the structured interview, applicants will be placed into quality groupings (Highly Recommended, Recommended, Not Recommended). 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.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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.
OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS, AS APPLICABLE:
- TRANSCRIPTS: If you qualify for this position based on your education, or a combination of education and experience, you must submit with your application, all college transcripts (official or unofficial), or other documentation from your college or university, reflecting any degrees earned and all coursework completed. 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.
- 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.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification, if applicable.
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.
Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. To learn more about OCC-specific benefits, click here.
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.
How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete the online application process and submit any applicable required documents, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday – Friday). If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you must contact the human resources office no later than noon Mountain Time on the closing date. After this time, requests to apply will not be granted.
Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at ANBERecruitment@occ.treas.gov if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. Hearing impaired applicants may use TDD # 202-649-6157.
- To begin, click the “Apply” button and follow the prompts on the USAJOBS.gov page to create a login.gov account, or if you previously registered, click “Sign in” and follow the prompts.
- You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
- To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Agency contact information
AddressOffice of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
1225 17th Street
Attn: District Service Center
Denver, Colorado 80202
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 an on-screen message confirming receipt of your application. If you self-certify that you are qualified for the position, you will receive an email with instructions to schedule an 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. Please see "Qualifications" section for more information on Testing.
If you successfully pass the required tests and are among the top qualified applicants, you may be invited by e-mail from the OCC to participate in a Structured Interview during Career Exploration Day at one of OCC's District Offices the week of November 18, 2019. Career Exploration Day consists of an overview of the OCC, a final structured interview with OCC managers, and a networking session with OCC leadership and/or bank examiners.
To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:
- Login to your USAJOBS account, select the "Applications" section and click on the vacancy you would like to view.
- Under "application status," click "additional application information" and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status. The "additional application information" link may not be available if your application status says "Unavailable." This indicates that your application is not complete.
If the "additional application information" link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and "Update Application" to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application.
If your application was successfully submitted, your Status will show "Received." You can also elect to stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts.
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.
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544138600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.