We’re looking for highly motivated individuals who want to make a difference and be part of an important mission: helping consumers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a brand-new 21st century agency with responsibility for making markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans. To help carry out that mission, we will supervise the largest and most complex banks, thrifts, and credit unions in the country, along with different types of non-bank consumer financial services companies. CFPB examiners will be responsible for conducting examinations at these organizations to ensure that they comply with Federal consumer financial protection laws and regulations – including laws prohibiting unfair, deceptive, abusive, or discriminatory acts or practices – and that they operate their compliance management programs responsibly.

While we are still in the process of making final determinations about how many examiners we will eventually bring on board, here are some things you should know:

Where will the examiners work?

Examiners will travel to conduct on-site examinations. Since they are frequently on the road, they are generally allowed to live wherever they like. Other work will be conducted from an examiner’s home and at the CFPB’s regional hub locations. We will be particularly interested in candidates from the areas of New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, as these will be our regional hubs. There will also be opportunities at our headquarters office in Washington, D.C.

What are the qualifications?

We are looking for a broad range of skills and experiences. The most important attributes will be strong analytical and communication skills, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to consumer protection. We encourage everyone from seasoned examiners to recent graduates to apply.

Where can someone apply?

Interested candidates should visit our Jobs page to learn more and submit their resume.

Peggy Twohig is Assistant Director for Nonbank Supervision. Steve Antonakes is Assistant Director for Large Bank Supervision.

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