National Bank Examiner/ Bank Examiner (BSA/AML Compliance Policy Specialist), NB-570-V

Washington, D.C
Nov 26, 2020
Dec 03, 2020
IT, QA Engineer
Full Time


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

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As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (BSA/AML Compliance Policy Specialist),you will:
  • Act as a Bank Examiner and BSA/AML compliance policy specialist on whom OCC field examiners, senior management, bankers, trade associations, and external partners rely for addressing BSA/AML compliance issues.
  • Review and understands supervisory activities and findings regarding BSA/AML compliance examinations. Identifies and analyzes related corporate
    applications with BSA/AML compliance-related comments. Considers related laws, regulations and policy considerations, and collaborates/coordinates with other Compliance Risk staff, other Bank Supervision Policy staff, legal staff,
    and technical experts, to ensure consistency in interpretations and issuances, and to address current risks facing banks, and the Federal and international banking systems. Develops new and revised policies and sections on background, policies and procedures for the Comptroller's Handbook and other BSA/AML examination handbooks.
  • Provide support and technical expertise by participating, as needed, in on-site and off-site supervisory activities and findings regarding BSA/AML
    examinations. Identifies policy issues related to BSA/AML compliance. Represents OCC as a BSA/AML compliance policy specialist at national and
    local banker meetings, and trade association conferences.
  • Collaborate and works closely with other Compliance Risk Policy staff to ensure effective and consistent compliance related regulatory interpretations and supervisory policies. Assists with developing and providing BSA/AML compliance education and training for all levels of OCC personnel, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), trade associations, and bankers. Participates on interagency working groups and trade associations committees and educational boards as a BSA/AML compliance policy advisor.
  • Assist in providing comments on legislative proposals and proposed rulemakings, preparing Congressional testimony, and preparing briefings for
    testifying officials at the OCC as they relate to BSA/AML compliance programs governing bank supervision and the financial industry.
  • Initiate OCC issuances and advisories for BSA/AML issues. Assists in responding to requests from the Department of Treasury, Congress, GAO,
    other governing agencies, bankers, and trade associations requesting information on technical or complex compliance issues.

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.
  • 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 30 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-IV band level. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
  • Experience developing new or revising existing Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering policies or procedures for a financial regulator or financial institution;

  • Experience performing examinations, audits, or reviews of banks' Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering compliance programs.

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


Education cannot be used to qualify for this position.

Additional information

  • One or more positions may be filled in any of the locations specified above. Selections for duty locations posted will be made based on management needs. All locations may not be filled.
  • For specific information on geographic pay differentials, click here .
  • 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 (High Risk)

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
  • Policy Research and Analysis
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Advisement, Collaboration and Outreach
  • Risk Analysis
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills

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 and prepare a writing sample to submit.

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 any 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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