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Examiner (Commissioned Compliance Examiner)

Supervision, Enforcement, & Fair Lending
Closing date:
Home duty location in one of the following states:
  • Midwest region: IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI Cities in this region include Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Minneapolis, MN; St. Louis, MO; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Milwaukee, WI.
  • Northeast region: CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT Cities in this region include Bridgeport, CT; Hartford, CT; Boston, MA; Worcester, MA; Buffalo, NY; New York City, NY; Rochester, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Providence, RI.
  • Southeast region: AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV Cities in this region include Jacksonville, FL; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; Raleigh, NC; Memphis, TN; Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Virginia Beach, VA.
  • West region: AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY Cities in this region include Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Bernardino, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA.
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Who may apply:
Open to CFPB employees only


This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Supervision, Enforcement and Fair Lending Division.

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As a Commissioned Compliance Examiner, you will:

  • Conduct and lead 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 conducting reviews to determine that the regulated entity does not have unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices. Identify more complex 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. Conduct 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 & records, other key institution documents, and consumer complaint data to assess risk levels at regulated entities. Through monitoring and other strategic supervisory enhancements, preparing entity profiles and risk assessments that strengthen the Office’s data used for Field Market Intelligence to ensure effective prioritization and scheduling each year.
  • Serve as a technical expert. The employee applies an extensive practical knowledge of regulated entity’s 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. Reviews regulations, policies, and procedures, as needed, to ensure the development, implementation and potential revision meet the needs of the Office.
  • Proactively assist Field Managers with the communication needs stemming from supervisory activities. Maintain effective communication within the Bureau. Coordinate appropriately and collaboratively to ensure the best possible outcome and that necessary follow-up activities take place.
  • 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. Share deeper 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 76% or more of their regular work schedule.

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