Closing Date: 7th February, 2023


As an Attorney-Advisor, you will perform complex legal work which influence the operation of a national bank, Federal Savings Association (FSA), or internal OCC operations as well as counsel OCC management, OCC client divisions and management of national banks and FSAs on the legality and safety and soundness of OCC internal and/or national bank and FSA operations.

Chief Counsel's Office
  • Bank Advisory
  • Washington, DC

As an Attorney-Advisor, you will:
  • Conduct legal research and prepare legal memoranda, opinions, and other legal documents involving a variety of subject areas.
  • Research, analyze, and interpret federal and state banking, securities, consumer and/or administrative law issues pertaining to assigned areas.
  • Represent the legal practice and policy of the Comptroller in meetings with bank management, bank counsel, private attorneys, consumers, and/or other governmental agencies concerning sensitive and/or complex legal matters.
  • Display advanced skill in specialized legal areas or while operating in multiple areas of banking law and regulation within a functional area or broad-based knowledge as a generalist.
  • Negotiate with other financial regulatory agencies on complex legal and supervisory positions.
  • Counsel OCC senior management, supervision, licensing and administrative personnel on complex legal matters pertaining to assigned areas.

Conditions of Employment:
  • To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.
  • Complete a one-year trial period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Travel occasionally to attend conferences and/or training.
  • File an OCC Financial Disclosure Form.
  • Complete a financial disclosure review and resolve any ethics issues.
  • Click here for important information about OCC ethics standards, such as the requirement that new hires divest their bank securities.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation that includes criminal history, financial history (including a credit check) and other information.

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:
  • You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the NB-Vband level or GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position include:
  • Experience advising on laws, rules, and regulations relating to the supervision of national banks and thrifts or specific to bank advisory matters, in two or more of the following areas: safety and soundness, problem banks, consumer law, compliance, the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, insider abuse/fraud, data integrity/breach, administrative law, international banking, and/or capital/liquidity.
  • AND

Must be an active member of the bar of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia.

The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector, or through volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

To receive any credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate the number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

You must have graduated with a J.D. or an LL.M. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.

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