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Supervision, Enforcement, & Fair Lending - Supervision Northeast Region
Closing date:
Northeast region
(60) $97,487–$229,418 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to CFPB employees only (Competitive service permanent)


Located in the Northeast Region, the Commissioned Consumer Protection Examiner independently and with regard to the most complex entities and institutional product lines (IPLs), uses extensive expertise on examinations and supervisory activities for depository financial institutions and non-depository consumer financial services companies (“regulated entities”).  

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As a Commissioned Compliance Examiner, you will:

  • Conduct and lead the most complex supervisory work. The employee evaluates adequacy of compliance management systems and programs at regulated entities, assesses compliance with applicable laws and regulations and potential impact on consumers, and conducts reviews to determine that the regulated entity does not have unfair, deceptive or abusive acts and practices. Identifies very complex and/or novel potential violations, issues, or discriminatory acts or practices and linkages between practices and consumer protection statutes. Develops, presents and discusses examination and supervisory activity findings, recommendations, and required corrective actions with regulated entities senior management or board of directors, as well as Bureau senior leaders. Conducts necessary follow-up activities.

  • Assess risk of regulated entities. The incumbent evaluates and reviews various product lines, information technology programs, audit reports, institution training materials and records, other key institution documents, and consumer complaint data to assess risk levels at regulated entities. Through monitoring and other strategic supervisory enhancements, prepares entity profiles and risk assessments that strengthen the Office’s data used for Field Market Intelligence to ensure prioritization and scheduling each year.

  • Serve as a technical expert. The employee applies an expert knowledge of regulated entity operations, the regulations under the Bureau’s jurisdiction, accounting and finance principles, and the financial industry landscape. The employee nimbly and frequently transitions from one assignment to another, bringing technical expertise to whatever supervisory activity is a priority for the organization.

  • Proactively assist Field Managers with the communication needs stemming from supervisory activities. Maintains effective communication within the Bureau and with our external partners, such as other regulators at the state and Federal levels. Coordinates appropriately and collaboratively to ensure the best possible outcome and that necessary follow-up activities take place. May represent the Bureau at internal speaking engagements.

  • Build capability in others by training, mentoring and coaching other staff, sharing technical knowledge and experience in on-the-job and instructional settings with others who are learning the work. Shares deep and unique subject matter expertise that comes with experience in particular product lines or supervisory processes. The employee functions as a team lead, dividing out assignments for a particular effort and ensuring a successful outcome for the team.

Travel Required

76% or greater - All examiners will be required to perform extensive overnight travel. It is expected that examiners may travel outside of their regular duty location for 75% or more of their regular work schedule.

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Open to CFPB employees only (Competitive service permanent)

Current CFPB employees on career or career-conditional (permanent) appointments in the competitive service or currently serving on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) appointment

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