NBE/BE (Risk Expert - Capital) - NB-570-6

Washington, D.C
Nov 30, 2021
Dec 08, 2021
Full Time

As a NBE/BE (Risk Expert - Capital), you will:
  • Work with other bank and financial institution regulators, technical experts and other standard setting bodies (particularly the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision) to develop regulatory capital requirements, guidance, and policies. Provide technical expertise and assistance on the development and implementation of new or revised capital regulations and policies through the OCC rule making process or issuances of guidance or interpretations.
  • Serve as a technical expert in regulatory capital policy; as well as on the risk to capital from credit, market and operational risks. Maintain expert knowledge of regulatory capital policy and the risk to capital from credit, market and operational risks, and keep abreast of industry practices, emerging issues, and trends by establishing and maintaining relationships with industry and regulatory experts and OCC examiners in the field. Identify and analyzes areas of significant capital, credit and/or market risk in the industry.
  • Advise senior OCC officials on key capital policy initiatives and developments, such as appropriate capital treatment for financial instruments or structures and proposed revisions to capital standards, domestically and internationally. Provide briefings and updates on capital policy and new or proposed initiatives and regulations to senior management, examiners and industry representatives.
  • Prepare briefing materials for use by OCC representatives who participate in national and international policy discussions and meetings, and who testify before Congressional committees. Respond to Congressional inquiries and complex, technical, and sensitive questions from other technical experts, bankers, trade association representatives, attorneys, accountants and other regulatory agency representatives.
  • Recommend action plans and/or strategies for implementation of new or revised requirements, guidance and policies to the OCC senior management. Lead project work related to changes in regulations, interpretations of existing regulations, and issuances of supervisory guidance.


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.
  • 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-V band level or GS-13 in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
  • Developing, auditing, or examining a bank or financial institution's internal capital markets risk management policies and procedures, such as a bank's application of the capital regulations; OR
  • Analyzing the credit and market risks associated with structured credit products, interest rate products, or other innovative instruments for a financial institution or bank.
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

  • Position has been amended to extend the closing date.
  • 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.
  • This position security clearance is Public Trust - Background Investigation