Attorney-Advisor, NB-0905-VI

Washington, D.C
Nov 27, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Full Time

As an Attorney-Advisor, you will:
  • Conduct all legal work (including investigations and administrative litigation) potentially resulting in and/or involving administrative enforcement actions against banks and institution affiliated parties, including prohibition orders, cease and desist orders, restitution orders, and civil money penalties.
  • Research, analyze, and interpret wide-ranging banking issues, including those involving safety and soundness, problem banks, consumer law, compliance, the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, insider abuse/fraud, data integrity/breach, and administrative law.
  • Develop new legal theories, legal precedents, and legal and supervisory policies, where appropriate.
  • Negotiate with other financial regulatory agencies on common legal and supervisory positions.
  • Counsel OCC management, supervision, licensing and administrative personnel on complex legal matters, including with respect to investigation findings and enforcement action options and recommendations.
  • Represent the legal practice and policy of the Comptroller in meetings with bank management, bank counsel, private attorneys, consumers, and other governmental agencies concerning sensitive and/or complex legal matters.


Conditions of Employment

  • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.
  • Complete a one-year trial period (unless already completed).
  • Travel may be required.
  • Sign a statement that you are voluntarily leaving the competitive service for a position in the excepted service, if applicable.
  • File an OCC Financial Disclosure Form.
  • Complete a financial disclosure review and resolve any ethics issues.
  • Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.


You must meet the following requirements within 30 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-Vband level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
  • Experience in two or more of the following areas: banking related or enforcement matters concerning safety and soundness, problem banks, consumer law, compliance, the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, insider abuse/fraud, data integrity/breach, and administrative law; and,
  • Experience in investigations and administrative or other litigation, including two or more of the following areas: sworn statements/deposition taking, witness preparation, direct/cross examination, motion practice, and settlement negotiation.


Must be an active member of the bar of a court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia.

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.

The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

To receive any credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate the number of hours worked per week, on your resume.


You must have graduated with a J.D. or an LL.M. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

Additional information

  • This position is included in the bargaining unit.
  • Salary range includes 23.31% geographical pay.
  • 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 positions.
  • The candidate selected for this position may be credited with directly-related non-Federal experience for annual leave purposes if eligible and considered appropriate.
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  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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