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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Large Bank Supervision department supervises many of the world's largest banks with assets ranging from $50 billion to $3 trillion. Exam teams work onsite in the banks in more than 15 cities across the United States and in London. Exam work in Large Bank Supervision is exceptionally challenging and equally rewarding. Examiners have significant opportunities to develop and expand their skills in a variety of complex business and product types through daily interaction with OCC and bank experts.

Job Summary

Becoming a large bank examiner at the OCC provides a challenging and rewarding opportunity that creates a strong foundation for success through extensive training and career development opportunities. Examiners work for the first year on a training team, as an assistant national bank examiner, combining formal classroom instruction with actual exam work in a large bank. As a member of a Large Bank Supervision team, examiners learn from OCC experts about the critical risk areas of credit, compliance, operations, capital markets, asset management, and information technology. They experience first-hand the inner workings of the largest and most complex banks in the country. After completing the initial training program, examiners work with specialists in a specific area based upon their skills, interests, and the agency needs. This experience helps examiners become specialists by enhancing specific skills in one or more of the risk areas. In addition, new examiners work closely with people from other OCC units and other supervisory agencies, which helps build a broad understanding of bank supervision and the nation's federal banking system.

Assistant National Bank Examiners

  • organize and analyze selected data;
  • complete bank supervision procedures;
  • check compliance with laws and regulations;
  • gather information through discussions with other OCC employees;
  • discuss findings with other examiners and bank management;
  • draw conclusions and recommend corrective action; and
  • perform offsite analyses, write memorandums and reports, and update or write examination comments under close supervision.

For more information, watch a short video about becoming a National Bank Examiner.


Large bank examiners are typically located at the main office of the institution they are assigned but at times and depending upon their respective specialty areas there will be the need for travel. This will include other locations where the bank conducts activity or assisting examiners at other bank locations. Large bank examiners can expect to travel approximately 20% or more of the time depending upon their location.

Career Advancement

After the successful completion of the entry level training program in Large Bank Supervision, examiners will have the opportunity to further refine their skills in one or more specialty areas. As a specialist, examiners will have the opportunity to serve on a team as a functional examiner-in-charge where they can further refine their skills in a designated risk area. Additional future career opportunities in Large Bank Supervision include serving as a lead expert or team leader where the examiner is responsible for the development and execution of an examination strategy while leading a team of other risk specialists.

How to Apply  

The Large Bank Entry-Level Bank Examiner position is not accepting applications for the spring 2018 campaign. Please check back in September 2018 for fall availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The OCC is dedicated to ensuring equal opportunity for all applicants. All employment decisions are made without regard to non-merit factors, such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected genetic information, sexual orientation, parental status, marital status, or political affiliation. The OCC provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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