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Examiner (Compliance Examiner)

Supervision, Enforcement, & Fair Lending - Supervision Northeast Region
Closing date:
Home duty location in one of the following Northeast region states: 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.
(53) $92,754–$141,058 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)


These positions are located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Office of Supervision. There are many positions available within the Northeast Region. The function of the office is to conduct consumer protection supervision and examinations at a wide variety of depository financial institutions and non-depository financial services.

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Work will primarily be conducted on-site at these companies. When not on-site conducting examinations, work will be performed out of your duty location, which will be your home address. All Examiners will be duty stationed at their home address and will be affiliated, for reporting purposes, with the Northeast satellite office. Travel to the assigned satellite office will be required when necessary. CFPB defines the regions as follows: (Map of our regions) Please note: To be considered for this position, applicants must reside in or be willing to relocate to one of the Northeast regional locations below. If willing to relocate, you MUST reside in the geographic region to which you are affiliated prior to your EOD date.

- Northeast Region: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

The pay employees receive will depend on their grade level and assigned duty location which will be their home address. An employee's pay may include a geographical pay differential depending on the duty location within the Northeast Region. The pay shown for this job depicts the range covering the LOWEST LEVEL WITHOUT geographical pay differential up to the HIGHEST LEVEL INCLUDING the highest geographical differential.

As an Examiner, you will:

- With minimal supervision conduct very complex examination work, and develop, present, and discuss examination findings, recommendations, and required corrective actions with depository institution’s and non-depository consumer financial services company’s (“regulated entities”) senior management.

- With minimal supervision develop and implement supervision strategies for regulated entities being examined. May serve as the Examiner in Charge in regulated entity examinations for all but the most complex examinations or participate in examinations at all levels of complexity. Lead team of examiners in connection with single exams. Play a significant role in the training and development of examination staff.  May play a significant role providing input into the development and revision of policies and procedures as well as implementation of new and revised policies and procedures. Serve as a technical expert to coworkers and local staff.

- Apply an extensive knowledge of consumer protection laws, regulated entity operations and an extensive practical knowledge of accounting and finance principles to perform with minimal supervision the following duties: 

- Evaluate adequacy of Board and/or management oversight of the compliance program.

- Evaluate adequacy of the regulated entity's compliance program, including policies, procedures, controls, staff expertise, and training.

- Examine the regulated entity's audit procedures, reports, and work papers, if necessary.

- Determine if the regulated entity is in compliance with applicable laws or regulations.

Travel Required

75% or less - 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 status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)

Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional appointments and reinstatement eligible. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointments (including current CFPB employees on such appointments), or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or ICTAP Eligibles; or Eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or Eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act). Current CFPB employee should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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