NBE (Risk Specialist) NB-570-V

Washington, D.C
Jun 17, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Full Time


As a NBE (Risk Specialist), you will serve as a 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: Interest Rate Risk, Price Risk, Investment Securities, and/or Liquidity Risk.

This position is located Bank Supervision Policy / Market Risk division in Washington, DC

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As a NBE (Risk Specialist), you will:
  • Support staff in technical, analytical and research matters for the Market Risk Division, as well as other OCC departments. Demonstrate knowledge of actual and emerging market risk issues and the industry/regulatory practices designed to identify, measure, monitor and control those risks.
  • Maintain awareness of issues affecting the banking industry and in area of expertise. Maintain technical and analytical skills pertinent to the supervision and examination of capital market activities. Develop additional capital markets expertise as required to meet the Market Risk Division's needs.
  • 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. Analyze supervisory issues, identifies risks, recommends and develops new or revised agency policy, and/or regulatory guidance for banks and examiners.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the OCC's bank supervision process, including the OCC's Risk Assessment System and the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System (UFIRS) or "CAMELS" System.
  • Participate on on-site bank examinations. Conduct fact finding meetings with bank management. Communicate examination results to OCC staff and bank management in both oral presentations and written products. Respond to inquiries from OCC staff, bank personnel, and other financial regulators.

This is a nontraditional position subject to the Alternative Location Arrangements PPM 3110-53. It may be filled in an alternate location provided the location is cost effective, operationally efficient, and complies with the standards contained in PPM 3110-53.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel

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.
  • 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 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 conducting examinations or reviews to determine a financial institution's condition, compliance with banking laws and regulations including identifying and recommending corrective actions; OR
    • Experience analyzing a financial institution's capital market activities, including interest rate risk and liquidity.


Selective factor: You must also possess a National Bank Examiner (NBE) commission reflecting that you are authorized to sign Reports of Examinations (ROEs) for national banks and federal savings associations.

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 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

  • The closing date was extended from Monday, June 14, 2021 to Thursday 17, 2021.
  • CBS Staffing Incentives/Flexibilities may apply.
  • Salary range includes the 22.26% geographical pay.
  • This is a nontraditional position subject to the Alternative Location Arrangements PPM 3110-53. It may be filled in an alternate location 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.
  • Your required security clearance is Public Trust - Background Investigation
  • 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
  • Policy Research and Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Advisement, Collaboration, and Outreach
  • 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 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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