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Supervision, Enforcement, & Fair Lending - Supervision Examinations
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.
  • 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 All US Citizens (Competitive service – Permanent), Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is an independent bureau within the Federal Reserve System created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. CFPB regulates the offering and provision of consumer financial products or services under federal consumer financial laws and educates and empowers consumers to make better informed financial decisions.

The Office of Supervision Examinations is recruiting for Compliance Examiners in the West & Midwest Regions.

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This announcement is for Compliance Examiner openings in the West and Midwest Regions. These career-ladder positions are located within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Office of Supervision Examinations. 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. You will rotate through the Bureau's examinations and supervisory activities under a designed development plan to gain exposure to, and participate in, depository financial institutions' and non-depository consumer financial services companies' (regulated entities) examination and supervision activities and programs.


The duties of the position require you to work on-site at regulated entities in order to conduct supervisory activities. This on-site work generally includes, but is not limited to: accessing, testing and or reviewing entity work materials, transactions, and systems that are not portable or available offsite; interviewing entity personnel; observing entity operations and transactions; and conducting meetings with entity senior leadership. The following are duties at the full performance level of this position, CN-52 (equivalent to the GS-12 level). If you are selected at a lower level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Develop and implement supervision strategies for regulated entities being examined.
  • 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.
  • Assess risk and prepare Risk Profile of the entity and affiliates.
  • Examine the entity's audit procedures, including resource materials.

When not on-site conducting examinations, you will perform work from your duty location. You will be duty-stationed at your home address and affiliated with a CFPB Supervision Region for reporting purposes. You must travel to a satellite office when required. To view a map of CFPB Supervision regions, click here.

  • West - Regional Headquarters in San Francisco: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam.
  • Midwest - Regional Headquarters in Chicago: Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
  • Northeast - Regional Headquarters in New York: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Island, and Puerto Rico.
  • Southeast - Regional Headquarters in Atlanta: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

To receive a final offer of employment for this position, you must reside within 90 minutes commuting time of an airport within the contiguous United States (the lower 48 states and the District of Columbia) which has daily flights to three frequented destination airports within your assigned region. This is subject to agency approval during the pre-employment process.

The Salary Range for this position shows the lowest minimum salary without locality pay up to the highest maximum salary without locality pay per the CFPB 2022 Base Pay Band Ranges. Your pay will depend on your pay band and home duty station locality pay area.

Travel Required

76% or greater - You will be expected to travel 76% or more of your regular work schedule; 11 or more nights per month away from home in a travel status. The work of the position routinely requires transporting items such as luggage, laptops, and files.

Promotion potential


Supervisory status


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Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service – Permanent)

Applications will be accepted from all U.S. citizens.

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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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