National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (Market Risk Specialist), NB-0570-VI

Washington, D.C
Oct 24, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
Full Time


As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (Market Risk Specialist) serves as a senior staff member responsible for providing technical expertise, advice and training to bank examiners and industry representatives in one or more of the following areas of expertise; Derivatives and Trading Activities, Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI), Interest Rate Risk, Price Risk, Investment Securities, Volcker rule and/or Liquidity Risk.

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As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (Market Risk Specialist), you will:
  • Serve as a risk specialist responsible for providing policy development, interpretation, advice and training on market risk policies and guidance, including industry practices, emerging issues, trends, and areas of significant risk to the banking industry as they relate to Derivatives and Trading Activities, Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI), Interest Rate Risk, Price Risk, Investment Securities, Volker rule and/or Liquidity Risk.
  • Work on cross functional teams with other risk experts and subject matter experts from other business lines to monitor and safeguard against emerging risks and trends in the banking industry. Maintain expert knowledge of treasury and market risk, including industry practices, emerging risks and trends by establishing and maintaining relationships with a network of OCC technical experts, OCC field examiners, and interagency bank regulatory experts.
  • Work with the training and performance development group to identify the training and development needs of field examiners. Participates in developing, updating and revising training programs and seminars to address those needs. Conduct classroom training, presents briefings and training at conferences, seminars and district meetings on current market risks industry practices and policies.
  • Conduct outreach to the banking industry by attending, presenting, training and participating as panel members at industry conferences, annual and quarterly meetings and presentations of such organizations as the American Bankers Association (ABA) Federal Financial Examination Council (FFIEC), etc.
  • Prepare briefing materials, testimonies, speeches and presentations for the Comptroller, Deputy Comptroller, Chief National Bank Examiner and other OCC representatives who testify before Congressional committees and who present at industry, trade associations, and community group conferences and policy meetings on treasury and market risk, programs governing bank supervision and the financial industry.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel overnight or locally to attend training and/or conferences.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 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 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-V band level. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
  • Experience performing examinations, or providing guidance and training to examiners, in one or more of the areas of Derivatives and Trading Activities, Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI), Interest Rate Risk, Price Risk, Investment Securities, Volcker rule or Liquidity Risk and
  • Experience developing bank examination policy or regulatory guidance.

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

• CBS Staffing Incentives/Flexibilities may apply.
•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 specify organization 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)
•Salary range includes 22.26% 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.
•This position security clearance is Public Trust - Background Investigation

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
  • Policy Research & Analysis
  • Judgment & Decision Making
  • Advisement Collaboration, Outreach
  • Written Communication
  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Internal/External Awareness

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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