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"ANBE (MCBS) Fall 2021" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
ANBE (MCBS) Fall 2021
Hiring Agency:
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Position Title:
Assistant National Bank Examiner
Open Period:
09/07/2021 - 10/06/2021


NB - 0570C 03
USD $54,000 - USD $54,000
Work Schedule:
Full-time -
Promotion Potential:
Promotion Potential Explanation:
Promotion to the NB-V level is contingent upon passing the Uniform Commission Examination (UCE).
Duty Location(s):
Many Vacancies in

OCC - Assistant National Bank Examiner Locations, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
ANBE Recruitment


Hiring Path:
• Exclusive Posting (not open to the public)
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
This announcement is open for specified locations. You may select up to 2 locations for a start date in January 2022 or June 2022.

U.S. Citizens and U.S. Nationals; no prior federal service is required.

Security Clearance Required:
Not Required
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
This position is included in the bargaining unit.
Marketing Statement:

The OCC is among the best places to work in the federal government. Our mission is to ensure that national banks and federal savings associations operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations.  Our culture is flexible, accountable, strategy-based, and data-driven. The agency promotes creative and thoughtful contributions by all employees in an environment that values and encourages diversity. If you are an inquisitive, investigative individual with high standards of your own, consider the OCC.

Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.


As an Assistant National Bank Examiner (ANBE) you will help the OCC achieve its mission by ensuring that banks operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations. You may spend approximately 20 to 70 percent of your career traveling to national banks/thrifts across the country, depending on your assigned field office location. Click here for available locations and estimated travel percentages.

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


You will serve as an entry-level professional employee in the Midsize and Community Bank Supervision (MCBS) organization. Work assignments will cover all areas of banking, including examining loans, interest rate risk, capital, liquidity, consumer compliance protection programs, and compliance with banking laws and regulations. We will provide developmental on-the-job and formal training and you will learn the basic procedures and practices used in national bank/thrift supervision. You will: 

  • Gather, organize and analyze selected data;

  • Complete related bank supervision procedures; 

  • Check compliance with laws and regulations; 

  • Gather information through discussions with other employees and bank management; 

  • Draw conclusions and recommend corrective action;

  • Perform offsite analyses, write memorandums and reports, and update or write examination comments under close supervision; and

  • Conform to established business policy guidelines and safeguard equipment, sensitive data and resources.

This announcement is open for specified locations.  You may select up to two (2) locations for a start date in either January 2022 or June 2022.  

View our video about Becoming a National Bank Examiner by clicking here.

Qualifications and Evaluations


  • Complete a one-year trial period (unless already completed).

  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment. 

  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer. 

  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.

  • Travel overnight or locally on a frequent basis. 

  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

  • Complete a financial disclosure review and resolve any ethics issues.

  • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check), and other information.

  • Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.

Education Requirements:

Please see Qualifications section for education.


How You will be Evaluated:

The OCC uses a progressive, multistep process to evaluate and refer applicants:

  1. Resume

  2. Responses to online questions

  3. Online Test Results (Knowledge Test, Analytical Reasoning Assessment, and Written Communication Skills Test)

  4. Minimum Qualification review

  5. Structured Screening Interview Test Results, when applicable

  6. Structured Decision Interview Test Results, when applicable

Applicants who receive passing scores on the tests and meet minimum qualification requirements, may be invited for an initial structured screening interview.  Applicants who pass the structured screening interview may be invited to a final structured decision interview. Veterans’ preference points are added to the scores of applicants who pass (earning a score of at least 70) the required tests.  Following the structured decision interview, applicants will be placed into quality groupings (Highly Recommended, Recommended, Not Recommended). Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned quality grouping and will be considered before non-preference eligibles in that quality grouping.


To become an ANBE, you need to meet at least one of the following:

  • A four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree or 1 full year of graduate level education, with major study in accounting, banking, business administration, commercial or banking law, economics, finance, marketing, or other field closely related to the position. (Note: The education 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 Accreditation. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at Proof of Creditability). If you are using your education to qualify for this position, you must have all coursework completed no later than your start date. Your qualifications will be determined based on the documents you submit with your application (please refer to the Required Documents section for more information about what you must submit with your application). If selected, your qualifications will be verified and you will be required to provide an official transcript, or documentation from your school certifying completion of educational requirements, prior to your start date; OR

  • Three years of work experience in a financial institution that provided you with knowledge of accounting or auditing principles. Such work could include reviewing, analyzing, recommending or approving loan applications, investments, or other actions involving the properties or monies of others held in trust by or for a financial institution; internal accounting or auditing work for a financial institution that required understanding of debits and credits, balance sheets, and operating statements. All paid and non-paid work experience must include the job title and dates held (month and year, for example "June 2017-September 2017" or "April 2015-present"). If you are qualifying based on work experience, you must meet these requirements by the closing date of the announcement; OR

  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience (please refer to the Required Documents section for more information about what you must submit with your application); OR

  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate obtained through written examination in a State, territory, or the District of Columbia (please refer to the Required Documents section for more information about what you must submit with your application).


You must successfully pass the Examiner Entry-Level Knowledge Test, the Analytical Reasoning Assessment, and the Written Communication Skills Test.

All eligible applicants are required to test. Test results from previous ANBE testing sessions will not be considered. If you self-certify that you are qualified for the position, you will receive an email inviting you to schedule an appointment for testing. 
1) Scheduling Your Test:
After you submit your application and if you are deemed eligible based on your self-certification, you will receive an e-mail with instructions for scheduling a test appointment at a local testing center.  Invitation emails will be sent via If you do not receive an invitation to test within 1-2 business days after submitting your application, please check your spam or junk mail first to ensure the invitation has not been re-routed.  If you do not receive an invitation to test during the specified timeframe, contact the ANBE Recruitment line at 1-855-499-0578 or send an e-mail to to request a copy of your invitation e-mail. There are more than 600 centers across the country that are available for testing. You may select a testing center most convenient for you. You are advised to schedule as early as possible for your preferred test location and date. Seats fill up quickly and we cannot guarantee that seats will be available at the end of the scheduling period. You will select your test center as part of the test-scheduling process, and you will receive confirmation of your test center location, including directions to the test center, after you have scheduled your test appointment. Appointments are made on a first come, first served basis. All tests must be scheduled no later than October 11, 2021, and completed by October 12, 2021. You will be responsible for any expenses incurred in traveling to your selected testing center.
Note: You will be asked to reserve a seat at a testing center via an online link. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to confirm your appointment, and you will have the opportunity to make changes to the date, time and location of your appointment. You may reschedule within the allotted time frame the OCC has allowed for applicant testing, however rescheduling must occur at least 24 hours before your originally scheduled appointment day and time. No walk-in testing is allowed at the testing centers.
2) Testing:
The ANBE testing window is September 9, 2021 through October 12, 2021.  During testing you will complete three (3) computer based tests that are part of the application process:  the examiner entry-level knowledge test, the analytical reasoning test, and the written communications skills test. Your test appointment will last approximately four (4) hours, including instruction and breaks, and all tests must be completed during your testing appointment.  You may not take the tests on different days or at different times on the same day.

You will receive an e-mail from notifying you of your test results during the week of October 18, 2021

After all applicants are tested during the testing window, which ends on October 12, 2021, Human Resources will review your application to validate whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and have submitted all required documentation. Your responses to the online questions must be supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. You may be found “not qualified” if the validation process determines that you do not meet the criteria outlined under the Qualifications section, or if you have not submitted all required documentation.  This could mean that you successfully complete the tests and are later deemed to be "not qualified." If you are validated as qualified, your combined score from the tests will be used to determine if you are among the top qualified applicants.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

Our comprehensive benefits are very generous. To learn more about OCC-specific benefits, click here.

Other Information:

  • See the Qualifications section for specific information on the education and/or experience requirements for this position.  Your answers to the online questions should reflect education completed, or education that is projected to be completed, by the start date you select. 

  • All prior applicants are eligible to apply. Test results from previous ANBE testing sessions will not be considered.

  • Please be certain that the name you use when applying corresponds to the federal- or state-issued Government photo identification you will use if you are contacted to be tested.

  • Salary range shown does not include geographical pay. For specific information on OCC’s Geographic Pay Differentials, click here.

  • 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.

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national by the closing date of this announcement. OCC is not accepting applications for this position from non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. nationals.

  • 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 to Apply

How to Apply:

The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete the online application process and submit any applicable required documents, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday – Friday). If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you must contact the human resources office no later than noon Mountain Time on the closing date. After this time, requests to apply will not be granted.

Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process. Hearing impaired applicants may use TDD # 202-649-6157.

  • To begin, click the “Apply” button and follow the prompts on the page to create a account, or if you previously registered, click “Sign in” and follow the prompts.

  • You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

  • To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.

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).

  • 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.


  • TRANSCRIPTS: If you qualify for this position based on your education, or a combination of education and experience, you must submit with your application, all college transcripts (official or unofficial), or other documentation from your college or university, reflecting any degrees earned and all coursework completed. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at Proof of Creditability. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

  • VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing actual or expected dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. For more information on veterans' preference view FedsHireVets.  

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification, if applicable.

Next Steps:

After answering the qualification questions and successfully submitting your resume and required documentation (such as college transcripts and veterans’ preference supporting documents), you will receive an on-screen message confirming receipt of your application.  If you self-certify that you are qualified for the position, you will receive an email with instructions to schedule an appointment for testing.  All applicants are required to test.  Test results from previous ANBE testing sessions will not be considered. You must print or save your test admission notice when it appears on the screen. Please see "Qualifications" section for more information on Testing.

If you successfully pass the required tests and are among the top qualified applicants, you may be invited by e-mail from the OCC to participate in a Structured Interview during Career Exploration Day at one of OCC's District Offices the week of November 15, 2021. Career Exploration Day consists of an overview of the OCC, a final structured interview with OCC managers, and a networking session with OCC leadership and/or bank examiners.

To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:

  1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the "Applications" section and click on the vacancy you would like to view.

  2. Under "application status," click "additional application information" and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status.  The "additional application information" link may not be available if your application status says "Unavailable." This indicates that your application is not complete.

If the "additional application information" link is not available and the vacancy is still open, you can click on the job announcement and "Update Application" to be taken back to the CareerConnector portion of the application.

If your application was successfully submitted, your Status will show "Received."  You can also elect to stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email s.

Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an e-mail address that is inaccurate or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.