National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (BSA/AML Compliance Policy Specialist), NB-0570-VI

Washington D.C.
Jul 27, 2017
Aug 18, 2017
Full Time

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As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Act (BSA/AML) Compliance 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 BSA/AML programs and issues in the Compliance Risk Division of Compliance and Community Affairs.

Compliance and Community Affairs, Compliance Risk, BSA/AML Policy, Washington, DC
Key Information:

  • 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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  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel is required.

  • Yes
  • Relocation benefits will be paid in accordance with OCC's relocation policy. Free real estate information on job locations is available by calling OCC's relocation management firm at 1-877-237-5068.


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 BSA/AML policies or procedures for a financial regulator or financial institution.
  • Experience performing examinations, audits, or reviews of banks’ BSA/AML compliance programs.

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As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (BSA/AML 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 BSA/AML compliance issues.
  • Review and understand supervisory activities and findings regarding BSA/AML compliance examinations, policy issues related to BSA/AML compliance, and analyses related to corporate applications with BSA/AML comments.
  • Identify emerging risks and develop/revise/supplement bank supervision policy related to BSA/AML laws and regulations.
  • Develop and revise background, policies and procedures sections of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) BSA/AML Examination Manual and relevant sections of the Comptroller’s Handbook.
  • Initiate OCC issuances and advisories for BSA/AML issues.
  • Represent OCC as a BSA/AML compliance policy specialist at banker and interagency meetings, trade associations, and third party, consumer and community group conferences, as appropriate.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other Compliance and Community Affairs and OCC staff to ensure consistency in interpretations and issuances.
  • Participate on interagency efforts to maintain and strengthen alignment of OCC’s BSA/AML compliance policies with other agencies with bank secrecy and anti-money laundering responsibilities.

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