Testing in North Little Rock in early October.
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
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
• serving as an entry-level bank examiner in the OCC’s Large Bank or 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 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 an entry-level knowledge test, a written communication skills test, two structured interviews, and 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 $52,000 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
• flexible work schedule.
To learn more about OCC benefits, please visit the OCC’s pay and benefits web page.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted from Monday, September 11 through Friday, October 6, 2017, at