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National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (Technical Expert - Capital Policy), NB-0570-VII

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 4, 2023

As an NBE/BE (Technical Expert - Capital Policy), you will;
  • Serve as a Bank Examiner and senior technical expert in capital policy and the development and interpretation of capital regulations, policies and guidance, including Basel capital standards, capital market products and activities (e.g., derivatives, capital instruments, loan guarantees), and current and emerging bank risk management activities.
  • Lead, coordinate and actively participate in cross-departmental teams with other bank and financial institution regulators, technical experts and other standard setting bodies (particularly the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision) to develop or revise capital requirements, guidance and policies.
  • Oversee and/or participate in the development and implementation of new or revised capital regulations and policies through the OCC rule making process or issuances of guidance or interpretations.
  • Develop possible policy responses, to include interpretative letters and supervisory guidance, and present recommendations, action plans and/or strategies for implementing policy response options to OCC senior management.
  • Provide technical expertise, advice, and interpretation on regulatory capital issues, to include appropriate capital treatment for financial instruments or structures and proposed revisions to capital standards, domestically and internationally.


Conditions of Employment

This position requires that the successful candidate undergo personnel vetting, which includes a background investigation and enrollment upon onboarding into "Continuous Vetting." Enrollment in Continuous Vetting will result in automated record checks being conducted throughout one's employment with Treasury. The successful candidate will also be enrolled into FBI's Rap Back service, which will allow Treasury to receive notification from the FBI of criminal matters (e.g., arrests, charges, convictions) involving enrolled individuals in near real-time.

There are three key documents that contain important information about your rights and obligations. Please read and retain these documents:
  • Noncriminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights , for those who undergo an FBI fingerprint-based criminal history record check for personnel vetting, which includes Rap Back,
  • FD-258 Privacy Act Statement - FBI (this is the same statement used when your fingerprints are submitted as part of your background investigation), and
  • SEAD-3-Reporting-U.pdf ( , (applicable to those who hold a sensitive position or have eligibility for access to classified information).
    • 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 an occasional basis.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
    • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.
    • File an Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450) and 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.


    You must meet the following requirements by 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-VI band level or GS-14 Grade Level. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
    • Developing, auditing, or examining a bank or financial institution's risk management policies and procedures, particularly related to application of capital regulations; AND
    • Analyzing the credit and market risks associated with structured credit products, interest rate products, or other innovative instruments for a financial institution or bank.

    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.


    Education cannot be used to qualify for this position.

    Additional information

    • This position is included in the bargaining unit.
    • Total pay cannot exceed applicable pay cap, which is $295,500 for 2023.
    • 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.
    • This is an Excepted Service position under Schedule B, 213.3205(a)
    • Salary range includes 24.27% geographical pay.
    • The candidate selected for this position may be credited with directly-related non-Federal experience for annual leave purposes if eligible and considered appropriate.
    • 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.
    • This position requires a Public Trust - Background Investigation

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