Office of the Comptroller of the Currency National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (Commercial Credit Lead Expert Support), NB-0570-VI in Washington, District Of Columbia

  • Duties



As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (Commercial Credit Lead Expert Support), you will*provide*advice and support to the bank supervision function of commercial credit.

Midsize Bank Supervision*Washington, DC is the preferred location, but this position may be filled in an alternate location. For specific information on geographic pay differentials, click here.*


  • *Position may be filled in an alternate location with reasonable proximity to banks within the Midsize Bank portfolio. Therefore, this is a nontraditional position subject to the Alternative Location Arrangements PPM 3110-53. It may be filled in an alternative location within Midsize Bank Supervision that is a cost effective travel point and in compliance with the requirements of the Alternative Location Arrangements PPM.*
  • *This is a 5 year rotational position. If selected, you will be required to sign a bargaining unitRotational Agreement that details conditions.*
  • *CBS Staffing Incentives/Flexibilities may apply.*
  • Salary range does include 20% geographical pay.
  • Please review the Conditions of Employment section.
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As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (Commercial Credit Lead Expert Support), you will:

  • Identify and address areas of significant credit related risk in Midsize Banks. Lend high level of expertise to the examination of the most complex credit matters within Midsize Bank Supervision (MBS).
  • Provide authoritative advice on credit matters to MBS management. Participate in macro studies of strengths and vulnerabilities of credit risk management systems and other credit practices. Identify emerging issues in credit risk throughout MBS.
  • Support the Lead Expert Quality Assurance efforts through participating in the review of supervisory products and strategies.
  • Provide leadership to examiners and be relied upon by examiners for advice on complex credit matters. Ensure that staff is informed of and understand new policy or program initiatives and changes to bank supervisory procedures and new regulations.
  • Attend meetings and conferences with bank executives and boards of directors to make presentations and negotiate sensitive and controversial issues. Provide training to all levels of the organization as well as to trade and banking groups. Confer regularly with experts in other fields to discuss and debate practices and issues.
Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Internal Employees/Agency Employees Only. Applications will only be accepted from current OCC employees on permanent appointments.

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0570 Financial Institution Examining

  • Requirements


Conditions of Employment

Click all links provided in this vacancy announcement to view additional information and instructions.


In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements within 60 calendar days after 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-V band level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:

  • Auditing or examining financial institution activities to identify commercial credit risk and provide advice to management on risk mitigation; OR
  • Providing advisory or consulting services on commercial credit bank activities to assess risks and adequacy of bank policies and procedures.
Additional information
  • Click here* for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.*
  • 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.
  • It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Click here for more information. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • Complete a one-year trial period (unless already completed).

  • Complete a background investigation (unless already completed).
  • Sign a bargaining unit Rotational Agreement not to exceed five years.
  • Sign a statement that you are voluntarily leaving the competitive service for a position in the excepted service, if applicable.
  • Travel overnight or locally on a frequent basis.
  • File an OCC Financial Disclosure Form.
  • Complete a financial disclosure review and resolve any ethics issues.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Rating:We recommend that you preview the online questions before you apply. Your answers to the online questions should reflect the qualifications you possess, or expect to possess, within 60 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement. The vacancy questionnaire will be used to rate and rank applicants. If your responses to the online questions do not show that you meet the minimum qualification requirements defined under the Qualifications section in this vacancy announcement, or if your resume does not provide adequate evidence of your qualifications, you will be found “not qualified” and you will not receive further consideration.

Qualified candidates will be ranked based on their knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or competencies in the following areas:

  • Technical Competence
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Developing Others
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication We will use your application to validate your answers to the online questions. If your answers are not supported by the information contained in your application package, your ranking may be lowered.

Current OCC employees must have a performance rating of at least Level 3 overall and for all critical performance elements to be eligible for promotion.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

To preview questions please click here.

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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

  • 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). All documents must be received by the closing date. 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.To ensure that you receive full credit for relevant experience, your resume should include start and end dates for each job held (month and year), number of hours worked per week, and a description of duties you performed in each job. For additional helpful tips and videos, click here.

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS: In addition to the required documents you may also submit the following:

  • Recent performance evaluation(be sure to redact/remove all sensitive information such as problem bank information, violations, bank ratings, etc. prior to submitting)
  • Cover letter
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.

  • Benefits



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.

  • Benefits for federal employees
  • Healthcare insurance
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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.

  • How to Apply


How to Apply

You must apply for this position online.*Click here* for instructions*on how to submit an application.*

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. 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 Kelly Gauvin at 202-649-6636 if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.* Hearing impaired applicants may use TDD # 202-649-6157.*

If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector*Help Desk and/or theUSAJOBS Help Desk.*

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Agency contact information
Gail Burden








Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) 1225-17th Street Suite 475 Denver, Colorado United States

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Next steps

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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.

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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.

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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 and hiring process 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.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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Legal and regulatory guidance
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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 09/01/2017 to 09/22/2017

Salary: $108,070 to $200,813 per year

Pay scale & grade: NB 06

Work schedule: Full-Time - Full-time.

Appointment type: Permanent - Permanent Schedule B appointment in the excepted service; included in the bargaining unit.