National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (Licensing Analyst), NB-0570-V

Washington, D.C
Oct 13, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time


As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (Licensing Analyst), you will review, analyze and decide all types of licensing applications to ensure that decisions on filings are consistent with supervisory, legal, and safety and soundness considerations.

Chief Counsel's Office

Licensing Division

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As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (Licensing Analyst), you will:
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates licensing filings for completeness and compliance with applicable banking laws, regulations, OCC policies and procedures and precedents.
  • Ensures the timely and accurate input of information on assignments into the automated tracking systems (e.g., Centralized Application Tracking System (CATS)).
  • Performs financial analysis to determine the proposal's impact on the bank's condition and future viability, including an assessment of a proposal's impact on safety and soundness.
  • Identifies unusual or controversial corporate and legal issues to avoid complications or delays.
  • Examines, evaluates and recommends specific actions on a variety of moderate and complex licensing applications and notices that may pose moderate to high risk to an institution.
  • Makes recommendations to deciding officials on the disposition of application assignments and acts as the deciding official on filings where authorized by licensing delegations.
  • Prepares confidential memoranda that presents the facts of the proposal, the financial and supervisory condition of involved institutions and entities, analyze the proposal for compliance with legal, supervisory and policy considerations, and clearly support the analyst's conclusions and recommendations to the deciding official.
  • Provides technical advice and assistance to, and responds to correspondence from, senior bank officials, other banking regulators, bank consultants, attorneys, examiners and other supervision staff, and the public on the interpretation of national banking laws in licensing related activities, policies and procedures.
  • Assists in performing licensing quality assurance audits or special reviews to ensure the integrity of OCC's licensing process. Participates in, and
    coordinates training programs for licensing personnel and other OCC employees.
  • Supports department functions by performing general administrative duties and other duties that can include preparation of internal reports and monitoring and update of Web and Internet content, and SharePoint content.
  • Assists or leads efforts to work collaboratively with other OCC departments to assure appropriate input into new or updating of policies and procedures (e.g., Comptroller's
    Licensing Booklets) to ensure documentation accurately reflects current rules, regulations, and OCC policy.
  • Monitors the OCC's licensing
    information system and other information systems to ensure accuracy and integrity, and initiates action for updates to
    assigned Licensing content to support CATS and/or other internal systems

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel overnight or locally.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 8, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency.
  • This is a 3 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 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 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:
  • Analyzing and reviewing data to assess the condition of financial institutions to identify risks and compliance with banking or licensing laws and regulations.

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

  • 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 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.

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
• Licensing Policy and Regulations
• Judgment and Decision Making
• Written Communication
• Oral Communication
• Planning/Organizing

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). Note: Please ensure that all bank, financial, and other confidential or sensitive information is removed/redacted from each document.

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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