Assistant National Bank Examiner

Washington D.C.
Feb 16, 2018
Feb 16, 2018
Full Time

If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • 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 a frequent basis.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Complete a financial disclosure review and resolve any ethics issues.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check), and other information.

To become an ANBE, you need to meet at least one of the following:
  • A four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or 1 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. (Note: The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Accreditation. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at Proof of Creditability). If you are using your education to qualify for this position, you must have all coursework completed no later than your start date. Your qualifications will be determined based on the documents you submit with your application (please refer to the Required Documents section for more information about what you must submit with your application). If selected, your qualifications will be verified and you will be required to provide an official transcript, or documentation from your school certifying completion of educational requirements, prior to your start date; OR
  • Three years of work experience in a financial institution that 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. All paid and non-paid work experience must include the job title and dates held (month and year, for example "June 2013-September 2013" or "April 2011-present"). If you are qualifying based on work experience, you must meet these requirements by the closing date of the announcement; OR
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience (please refer to the Required Documents section for more information about what you must submit with your application); OR
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate obtained through written examination in a State, territory, or the District of Columbia (please refer to the Required Documents section for more information about what you must submit with your application).

You must successfully pass the Examiner Entry-Level Knowledge Test as well as the Written Communications Skills Test and receive favorable adjudication of a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.

All qualified applicants are required to test. Test results from previous ANBE testing sessions will not be considered. If you self-certify that you are qualified for the position, you will then be asked to schedule an online appointment for testing. You must print and save your test admission notice when it appears on the screen.

1) Scheduling Your Test:
If you are invited to schedule an online appointment for testing, you will receive an e-mail from within 1-2 business days after you submit your application, with instructions to make an appointment. If you have not received an invitation to test within 2 business days, contact the ANBE Recruitment line at 1-855-499-0578 or send an e-mail to to request a copy of your invitation e-mail (please check your spam or junk mail first to make sure the invitation has not been re-routed). There are more than 500 centers across the country that are available for testing. You may select a testing center most convenient for you. You are advised to schedule as early as possible for your preferred test location and date. Seats fill up quickly and we cannot guarantee that seats will be available at the end of the scheduling period. You will select your test center as part of the test-scheduling process, and you will receive confirmation of your test center location, including directions to the test center, after you have scheduled your test appointment. Appointments are made on a first come, first served basis. All tests must be scheduled no later than February 20, 2018 and completed by February 21, 2018. You will be responsible for any expenses incurred in traveling to your selected testing center.

Note: You will be asked to reserve a seat at a testing center via an online link. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to confirm your appointment, and you will have the opportunity to make changes to the date, time and location of your appointment. You may reschedule within the allotted time frame the OCC has allowed for applicant testing, however rescheduling must occur at least 24 hours before your originally scheduled appointment day and time. No walk-in testing is allowed at the testing centers.

2) Testing:
Your scheduled appointment will allow for time to take two (2) different computer based assessments: the examiner entry-level knowledge test and the written communications skills test. Both tests are computer based and must be completed during your testing appointment. You may not take the tests on two different days or two different times on the same day.

The first test is the examiner entry-level knowledge test. It assesses your knowledge of basic finance and accounting principles. You will have 90 minutes to complete the test. You will know your results immediately. If you successfully pass the general knowledge test, after a short break on the same day you will then take a written communications skills test. This test assesses your written communication skills by organizing information and preparing a written document as it relates to the information you are provided. You will have 60 minutes to complete the test. After completing the written communications skills test, you are free to leave. You will receive an e-mail from notifying you of your written communications skills test results within 24 hours.

After all applicants are tested during the testing window, February 3, 2018 to February 21, 2018, Human Resources will review your application to validate whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and have submitted all required documentation. Your responses to the online questions must be supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. You may be found “not qualified” if the validation process determines that you do not meet the criteria outlined under the Qualifications section, or if you have not submitted all required documentation. This could mean that you successfully complete the knowledge and written communications skills tests and are later deemed to be "not qualified." If you are validated as qualified, your combined score from the knowledge test and written communications skills test will be used to determine if you are among the top qualified applicants.

  • Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.
  • 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.
  • It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Click here for more information.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national by the closing date of this announcement. OCC is not accepting applications for this position from non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. nationals. Consistent with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, 8 U.S.C. § 1324b, and other applicable law, applicants who are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals are preferred over equally well-qualified applicants who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals. An ample number of well-qualified U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals are expected to apply.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We use a multistep process to evaluate and refer applicants:

  1. Resume
  2. Responses to online questions
  3. Test Results (Examiner Entry-Level Knowledge Test and Written Communications Skills Test) and two structured interviews (a Screening Interview and a Decision Interview), when applicable.
If applicable, veterans' preference points will be added to the combined examiner entry-level knowledge test and written communications skills test scores. If you are among the top scoring applicants, you will move forward to the screening interview. After the Decision Interview, applicants will be placed into quality groupings (Highly Recommended, Recommended, Not Recommended). Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned quality grouping and will be considered before non-preference eligibles in that quality grouping. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality grouping.

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