NBE/BE (Sr. LE Risk Spec. with emphasis in BIT); NB-570-VI.2

Washington, D.C
Jan 11, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Full Time


As a Sr. Lead Expert Risk Specialist within SyRIS organization, you will provide authoritative advice and support to the Lead Expert and to the range of OCC supervised institutions and supervisory activities including both the most complex and challenging supervised institutions as well as less complex supervised institutions on a risk-based approach.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency / Chief Operating Officer / SyRIS

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As a Sr. Lead Expert Risk Specialist, you will:
  • Lead horizontal reviews and Quality Control/Quality Assurance activities to ensure appropriate application of OCC guidance, rules and regulations, evaluate findings, and identify/coordinate
    appropriate corrective actions and redirection for continual improvement and enhancement of OCC supervisory practices in the specialty area.
  • Work to develop risk-based supervisory strategies, strategy guidance, and supervision resource requirements for the risk specialty area, and supervision at large along with Supervisory System and Analytical Support (SSAS), to develop risk area heat maps.
  • Provide training and support to examiners and you will be relied upon by examiners throughout the country for advice on complex and challenging risk matters along with providing support to large and midsize bank examiners, and to community bank examiners as they relate to the assigned specialty.
  • Attend meetings and conferences with bank executives, boards of directors, and officials of other federal, state, and local government agencies to make presentations and negotiate sensitive and controversial issues.
  • Identify and respond to highly challenging, complex risks in the specialty area and supervision at large, collaborate with other subject matter experts both internally and externally as appropriate to develop and implement mitigation strategies.

Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, New York, NY, Charlotte, NC & Boston, MA are the preferred locations; though, any U.S. location of the OCC (field or satellite office) will be considered under an alternative work location as defined in PPM 3110-53.

Travel Required

25% or less - 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 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.
  • 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-V band level. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
  • Experience leading and participating in examinations/audits to evaluate the effectiveness of Bank Information Technology related products or activities and ensure compliance with banking laws, regulations and guidance; OR
  • Serving as an advisor or consultant to senior management on Bank Information Technology supervisory issues, risks and/or risk mitigation in a financial institution or regulatory agency.

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 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.
  • Salary range does not include geographical pay.
  • For specific information on geographic pay differentials, click here .
  • Relocation to any of these five cities (Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Washington, DC; Charlotte, NC; and Boston, MA) will be authorized but not between any of these five cities.
  • This position may be filled in an alternate location (any U.S. location of the OCC) provided the location is cost effective, operationally efficient, and complies with the standards contained in PPM 3110-53.
  • Applicants applying for the (New York, NY) duty location will be placed in one of two field office locations (Edison, NJ or New York, NY). Selectee's location preference will be considered, to the extent practicable.
  • This position is a Step 2 level position within the NB-VI pay band. Step 2 level positions are distinguished by additional job complexity, responsibility, and advanced skill levels required by the work.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Risk Management
  • Developing Others
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

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 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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