The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has compliance bank examiner/specialist opportunities in the Large Bank Supervision Department, the Midsize and Community Bank Supervision Department, and OCC headquarters in the Bank Supervision Policy Department.
Compliance examiners are responsible for applying examination techniques to evaluate a financial institution's overall compliance management program and assess compliance with appropriate laws and regulations. Compliance specialists develop supervisory policy, examiner tools and training, and examination procedures. They provide guidance and clarification on consumer protection regulatory requirements to the industry.
Large Bank Supervision
Large banks supervised by the OCC generally have assets of $50 billion to $3 trillion, with examination teams on-site in cities across the country. Compliance examination work in the Large Bank Supervision Department can be exceptionally challenging and exceptionally rewarding, as examiners/specialists have significant opportunities to develop and expand their skills in a variety of complex business and product types, as well as to interact with bank personnel who are experts in their field.
Midsize and Community Bank Supervision
Midsize and community banks supervised by the OCC are in cities throughout the United States. Bank examiner/specialist positions for these institutions, which range in size from the smallest community banks to banks with assets up to $50 billion, are in cities where the OCC maintains field offices. Many midsize and community banks have complex and varied operations, particularly with regard to products and services and the customers and geographies they serve, which require commensurate compliance examination skills.
Bank Supervision Policy
The Bank Supervision Policy Department is located at OCC Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The department develops and interprets supervisory policies to address sound practices and emerging risks and provides on-site and off-site examination support. The department collaborates with the other federal banking agencies to develop consistent examination procedures and supervisory approaches. Compliance specialists in the Bank Supervision Policy Department office may have the opportunity to represent the OCC, speaking for the agency at national and local banker meetings and trade association conferences.