Attorney-Advisor (General), NB-0905-VI

Washington, D.C
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Full Time


As an Attorney-Advisor, NB-0905-VI, you will perform complex legal work which influences the operation of a national bank or internal OCC operations and counsel OCC management, client divisions and management of national banks on the legality, safety, and soundness of OCC internal and/or national bank operations.

This position is located in the Chief Counsel's Office
Bank Advisory Office

This announcement has been modified to include authorized relocation benefits and extended from 10/20.

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As an Attorney-Advisor, you will:
  • Research, analyze, and interpret wide-ranging banking issues, including those involving safety and soundness, problem banks, consumer law, compliance, the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, insider abuse/fraud, data integrity/breach, and administrative law.
  • Counsel, in writing and verbally, OCC management, supervision, and licensing on complex legal matters, including with respect to investigation findings and enforcement action options and recommendations.
  • Exercise independent judgment and successfully collaborate with a range of OCC personnel including attorneys and examiner throughout the agency.
  • Represent the legal practice and policy of the Comptroller in meetings with bank management, bank counsel, private attorneys, consumers, and other governmental agencies concerning complex legal matters.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

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 position is included in the bargaining unit.
  • Complete a one-year trial period (unless already completed).
  • Travel occasionally to attend conferences and/or training.
  • Sign a statement that you are voluntarily leaving the competitive service for a position in the excepted service, if applicable.
  • 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.


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 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
  • Experience advising on laws, rules, and regulations relating to the supervision of national banks and thrifts or specific to enforcement matters, in two or more of the following areas: safety and soundness, problem banks, consumer law, compliance, the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, insider abuse/fraud, data integrity/breach, and administrative law.


Must be an active member of the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia.

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.

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.


You must have graduated with a J.D. or an LL.M. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

Additional information

  • Salary range includes 22.26% or does not include 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.
  • 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, required supporting documents, and responses to the online questions. Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements listed in this announcement. Failure to provide sufficient evidence of the minimum qualification requirements in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

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.

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 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 .

EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: For positions with an education requirement, 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 .

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency, if you are selected. Refer to the OPM instructions

OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS: In addition, you may submit the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Recent performance evaluation

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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