National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (CRA/FL Compliance Policy Specialist), NB-0570-VI
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As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (CRA/FL Compliance Policy Specialist), you will plan and direct activities associated with identifying risks and developing/providing guidance on policy issues affecting the compliance process that relates to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), Fair Lending, and Fair Housing Act/Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HDMA), in the Compliance Risk Division of Compliance and Community Affairs.
Compliance and Community Affairs, Deputy Comptroller, Compliance Risk
CBS Staffing Incentives/Flexibilities may apply.
Citizenship: Consistent with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and other applicable laws, applicants who are U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals will be preferred over equally qualified applicants who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals. Non-U.S. citizens may apply for employment, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. citizens are unusual and are subject to strict security requirements. OCC follows Federal law on the employment of non-U.S. citizens. Under current OCC policy, which follows Federal law, only “U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens who are permanent U.S. residents actively seeking U.S. citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(3)(b)” are eligible for employment. (This requirement does not apply to applicants who were Federal officers or employees on or before January 17, 2014.) If offered employment, you will be asked to provide evidence of your status.
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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 next lower level in the Federal service. To qualify for the NB-VI level, you must have specialized experience equivalent to the next lower level, NB-V or NB-V step 2. 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. Specialized experience for this position includes:
- Experience developing new or revising existing policies or procedures for a financial regulator or financial institution governing bank supervision in the areas related to Community Reinvestment (CRA), fair lending, and unfair and deceptive practices.
- Experience performing examinations, audits or reviews in areas related to the CRA, Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and Fair Housing Act (FHA) (collectively “fair lending”), Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), or Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAP).
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As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (CRA/FL Compliance Specialist), you will:
- Act as a technical expert and specialist on whom OCC field examiners, senior management, bankers, trade associations, external partners, and consumer and community groups rely for addressing complex CRA and fair lending related compliance issues.
- Review and understand supervisory activities and findings and identify policy issues regarding fair lending, and HMDA examinations, and reviews and analyzes of CRA performance evaluations and corporate applications with CRA-related comments.
- Consider related laws, rules and policies,, including lending disclosures and unfair or deceptive acts or practices.
- Identify emerging risks and develops/revises/supplements bank supervision policy in the areas of CRA and fair lending laws and regulations, including the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.
- Support, advise, and assist in the development and implementation of compliance supervision tools and identification of supervisory training needs. These include developing and implementing technology updates to supervisory systems and tools, identifying and developing appropriate tools and resources to support CRA, fair lending, and HMDA examinations, and support agency as well as related supervisory policies.
- Participate in interagency efforts to maintain and strengthen alignment of OCC's CRA and fair lending policies with other agencies with CRA and fair lending related responsibilities.
- Develop and revise sections on background, policies and procedures for the CRA and fair lending (including FHA/HMDA) sections of the Comptroller's Handbook.
- Represent OCC as a CRA and fair lending compliance policy specialist at internal meetings, and at banker, trade association and third party, consumer and community group meetings and conferences, as appropriate. Identify emerging issues and facilitates development of agency positions in order to effectively represent the agency on these occasions.
- Initiate OCC issuances and advisories and responds to internal and external stakeholders requesting information on highly technical or complex CRA and fair lending compliance issues, including other OCC lines of business, other government agencies, bankers, trade associations, and consumer and community groups.
- Provide comments on legislative proposed rulemakings, prepares Congressional testimony, and participates in briefings for testifying officials at OCC as they relate to CRA and fair lending.
- Collaborate and coordinates closely with other Compliance and Community Affairs and OCC staff to ensure consistency in compliance-related regulatory interpretations and supervisory issuances.