National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (BSA/AML Reform Program Mgr & Infosec Officer), NB-0570-VI.2

Washington, D.C
Oct 14, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Program Manager
Full Time


This position is located in OCC's Bank Supervision Policy Department within Washington, D.C.

As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (BSA/AML Reform Program Manager and Information Security Officer) in the Compliance Risk Policy (CRP) unit of Bank Supervision Policy in the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Policy Division you will serve with overall responsibility for the agency's implementation of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (AMLA) and the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA).

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As a National Bank Examiner/Bank Examiner (BSA/AML Reform Program Manager and Information Security Officer), you will:
  • Organize and lead all BSP activities associated with implementing the Congressionally-mandated changes to the BSA/AML regime.
  • Coordinate, execute and track the progress of CRP's work plan for collaborating with FinCEN and other agency partners to implement the provisions of the AMLA and CTA, which involves extensive coordination and collaboration with diverse stakeholders within BSP, OCC Chief Counsel's Office (CCO), OCC supervision business units, and other OCC departments.
  • Identify, advise on and coordinate the timely resolution of challenging and complex regulatory and supervisory issues arising from implementation of the AMLA and CTA with respect to areas.
  • Apply enhanced technical expertise, guidance and policy interpretations to the development on both an interagency and OCC-only basis of appropriate materials for OCC field examiners and agency supervisory officials on supervisory and regulatory matters affected by the AMLA and CTA changes.
  • Serves as the agency's BSA Information Security, including performing AMLA-mandated duties of consultation during promulgation of regulations
    affecting information security or disclosure and information-sharing policies, as well as coordinating the protection of information collected by the OCC under the Bank Secrecy Act.
  • Coordinate and advise on the development and implementation of appropriate supervisory training, tools, systems and processes to meet the requirements of the rule, including working on an interagency basis to update the FFIEC BSA Examination Manual and the OCC BSA low risk examination procedures.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel is Required.

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 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 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-V band level. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
  • Leading and/or managing Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Act related project management activities that involve coordination with internal and/or external stakeholders; OR Provides guidance with policy interpretations involving Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Act, or related activities.

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

  • The closing date of vacancy announcement has been extended from October 18, 2021 to October 25, 2021.
  • This position is a Step 2 level position within the NB-VI.2 pay band. Step 2 level positions are distinguished by additional job complexity, responsibility, and advanced skill levels required by the work.
  • This is a nontraditional position subject to the Alternative Location Arrangements PPM 3110-53. It may be filled in an alternate location within specify organization 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 Policy
  • Policy Research and Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Advisement, Collaboration, and Outreach
  • Written Communication
  • Project Management

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

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

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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