Attorney-Advisor, NB-0905-VI

Washington, D.C
Jan 25, 2022
Feb 02, 2022
Full Time

As an Attorney-Advisor, you will:
  • Conduct legal research and prepare legal memoranda, opinions, and other legal documents involving a variety of subject areas.
  • Research, analyze, and interpret federal and state banking, securities, consumer and/or administrative law issues pertaining to assigned areas.
  • Represent the legal practice and policy of the Comptroller in meetings with bank management, bank counsel, private attorneys, consumers, and/or other governmental agencies concerning sensitive and/or complex legal matters.
  • Display advanced skill in specialized legal areas or while operating in multiple areas of banking law and regulation within a functional area or broad-based knowledge as a generalist.
  • Negotiate with other financial regulatory agencies on complex legal and supervisory positions.
  • Counsel OCC senior management, supervision, licensing and administrative personnel on complex legal matters pertaining to assigned areas.


Conditions of Employment

  • This announcement has been extended to reflect the nationwide preliminary injunction, pursuant to Executive Order 14043.
  • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.
  • This position isincluded in the bargaining unit.
  • Complete a one-year trial period (unless already completed).
  • Travel occasionally to attend bank advisory matters, 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-Vband 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 FSAs or specific to bank advisory matters, in two or more of the following areas: safety and soundness, problem banks, consumer law, compliance, the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, administrative law, international banking, and/or capital/liquidity.


Must be an active member of a bar 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 23.31% 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.
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  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
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