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

Washington, D.C
Dec 03, 2020
Dec 09, 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 Band Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering programs and issues.

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As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (BSA/AML Compliance Policy 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. Reviews and understands supervisory activities and findings regarding BSA/AML compliance examinations, identifies policy issues related to BSA/AML compliance, and reviews and analyzes related performance evaluations and corporate applications with BSA/AML compliance comments.
  • Review and understand supervisory activities and findings regarding BSA/ AML compliance examinations and identification of policy issues related to BSA/AML compliance. Considers related laws, regulations and policy considerations and collaborates/coordinates with other OCC departments to ensure consistency in interpretations and issuances, and to address current and emerging risks facing banks and the federal and international banking systems.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other regulatory agencies and international organizations on initiatives related to strengthening the ability of U.S. financial Institutions to detect and prevent Illicit money transfer activities.
  • Initiate OCC issuances and advisories for BSA/AML issues. Respond to requests from the Department of the Treasury, U.S. Congress, GAO and other government agencies, bankers, trade associations, and consumer and community groups requesting information on highly technical or complex BSA/AML compliance 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. Identify emerging issues and facilitates development of agency positions in order to effectively represent the agency on these occasions.
  • Provide comments on legislative proposals and proposed rulemakings, prepares Congressional testimony, and participate in briefings for testifying officials at OCC as they relate to BSA/ AML compliance programs governing bank supervision and the financial industry.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • 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. • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.


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-V band level or GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. 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 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

  • This is not an entry-level or developmental position. This position is at the full-performance level.
  • Salary range 22.26% geographical pay.
  • 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.
  • This is an Excepted Service position under Schedule B, 213.3205(a)
  • A writing sample will be required from any applicant that is selected for an interview.
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more positions.
  • 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.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following are:
  • Bank Supervision
  • Policy Research and Analysis
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Advisement, Collaboration and Outreach
  • Risk Analysis
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills

Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories (Outstanding, Excellent, or Qualified) depending on your responses to the online questions regarding your experience, education and training related to 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.

Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference eligibles in that category. Qualified preference eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

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. If you are a displaced or surplus federal employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) , you must be rated as well-qualified to receive special selection priority. "Well-qualified" means that in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective placement factor(s), if applicable, you must be assigned to the Outstanding or Excellent category. You may be required to participate in a selection interview and prepare and submit a writing sample.

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 .

VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing actual or expected dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15 , along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets .

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) or INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions . 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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