Supervisory NBE/BE (Director For District Licensing), NB-570-VII

Washington, D.C
Oct 18, 2020
Oct 25, 2020
Executive, Director
Full Time


As a Supervisory National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (Director for District Licensing), you will plan, organize, implement and direct activities associated with processing of licensing applications, supervise the assigned staff and direct the resources necessary to carry out this program. You will report and serve as an expert advisor to the Deputy Comptroller of Licensing on all licensing activities.

Chief Counsel's Office

Licensing Division

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As a Supervisory National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (Director for District Licensing), you will:
  • Oversee and direct licensing activities of District Licensing.
  • Advise the Deputy Comptroller for Licensing on significant licensing cases/issues and emerging trends.
  • Work collaboratively with bank supervision, legal and other appropriate OCC units to ensure that issues or controversial cases are identified early in processing, that coordinated action is taken to avoid potential complications or delays, that senior management is informed about emerging issues, and that target decision dates are met.
  • Coordinate work with specialists within OCC or with outside experts; provide advice/consultation on legislative and regulatory initiatives to improve the effectiveness of OCC's licensing policy/procedures; and provide input for testimony and speeches.
  • Represent OCC at interagency meetings and at meetings with applicants; advise other government officials and the public on licensing matters. Maintain effective communications with and oversees advisory and education activities on licensing policies and procedures. Explain and interpret OCC decisions to bank officials, bank counsel and other professionals, the press, the public and other OCC staff.
  • Provide input on Licensing policy and guide the implementation of policy.
  • Ensure the integrity of licensing information and management information systems.
  • Lead, motivate and develop a staff of employees. Monitor the progress of assignments and evaluate training/developmental needs. Complete performance evaluations.
  • Develop short and long term plans; establish priorities for the organization. Provide planning and resource management to ensure that activities of the organization support the OCC objectives and goals.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel overnight or locally.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a 5 year rotational position. If selected, you will be required to sign a non-bargaining unit Rotational Agreement that details conditions.
  • Complete a one-year trial period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a background investigation (unless already completed).
  • Sign a statement that you are voluntarily leaving the competitive service for a position in the excepted service, if applicable.
  • Travel overnight or locally on a frequent basis.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • 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 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 NB-VI band level. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
  • Directing and monitoring licensing operations, programs and activities; AND
  • Serving as an advisor/consultant to senior management officials on licensing operations, policies, and procedures.

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


Education cannot be used to qualify for this position.

Additional information

  • For specific information on geographic pay differentials, click here .
  • This is a nontraditional position subject to the Alternative Location Arrangements PPM 3110-53. It may be filled in an alternate location within the Chief Counsel's Office provided the location is cost effective, operationally efficient, and complies with the standards contained in PPM 3110-53.
  • 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).
  • Your required security clearance is Public Trust - Background Investigation
  • Salary range does not include geographical pay.
  • 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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.


Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
  • Bank Supervision Knowledge
  • Licensing Policy and Regulations
  • Advisement, Collaboration, and Outreach
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Influencing/Negotiating
  • Human Resources Management

Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

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.

Referral : If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

A complete application includes: 1) A resume, 2) vacancy question responses, and 3) submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

RESUME: All applicants are required to submit a resume by either creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please review Resume Tips .

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS: In addition, you may submit the following:
- Cover letter
- Recent performance evaluation (be sure to redact/remove all sensitive information prior to submitting)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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