The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a preeminent prudential supervisor of national banks and federal savings associations (collectively, banks), seeks highly motivated, dynamic individuals with advanced analytical and communication skills interested in working in a team-oriented environment. The OCC, an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is hiring for assistant national bank examiner positions in many cities across the United States.
As an assistant bank examiner, you 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.
Upon joining the OCC, you are assigned to a training team for six to 12 months. You receive on-the-job and formal classroom training and learn the basic procedures and practices of the OCC’s supervisory process. After completing training, you work alongside experienced bank examiners and continue to develop your bank examination skills.
As an assistant national bank examiner, you play a dynamic role in the nation’s banking system by
serving as an entry-level bank examiner in the OCC’s Midsize and Community Bank Supervision divisions.
assisting or conducting bank examinations under the supervision of experienced national bank examiners;
gathering and analyzing information through discussions with coworkers and bank management;
reviewing all areas of banking, including lending, investments, capital, earnings, interest rate risk, liquidity, and consumer compliance protection programs;
assessing compliance with banking laws and regulations; and
preparing written examination recommendations and reports, which are shared with bank executives, team members, and senior OCC examiners.
To qualify for the entry-level bank examiner position, you need
a four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or one 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; or
three years of work experience in a financial institution that has 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 certificate obtained through written examination in a U.S. territory, state, or the District of Columbia.
In addition: All qualified applicants are required to pass the entry-level pre-employment assessments, which include a knowledge test, a written communication skills test, and an analytical reasoning test. In addition, they must pass a structured interview, as well as a criminal and financial background investigation.
Applicants must be US Citizens.
Salary and Benefits
The OCC offers competitive salaries under a performance-based pay plan. The entry-level examiner starting salary is $54,000 per year. Additional geographical pay is available in some hiring locations.
OCC employees have a more generous salary and benefits program than most other federal employees. Many benefits are paid by the OCC at no cost to employees, while others are generously subsidized. OCC benefits include
health, dental, and vision insurance;
retirement savings programs to which the OCC contributes up to 10 percent of an employee’s pay per year;
generous holiday and leave programs (10 paid federal holidays and 13 to 26 days annual leave); and a
Applications are accepted from Monday, January 25, 2021 through Thursday, February 18, 2021, at www.occ.gov/ANBECareer.
About Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
The OCC's primary mission is to charter, regulate, and supervise all national banks and federal savings associations. We also supervise the federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. Our goal in supervising banks and federal savings associations is to ensure that they operate in a safe and sound manner and in compliance with laws requiring fair treatment of their customers and fair access to credit and financial products.