Depository Financial Institutions Examiner 1

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Sep 18, 2023
Full time Accounting

Job Description


The Department of Banking & Securities is seeking talented and organized professionals with a background in accounting or financial auditing and analysis. This is an exceptional opportunity to become a Financial Institutions Examiner. Our examiner positions are a great way to be introduced to a wide spectrum of financial services and gain insight on industry trends and directions, while laying the foundation for a fulfilling career in state government.

The Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) is regarded as an innovative, forward-thinking financial regulatory agency. Our mission is to regulate financial services and work to ensure consumers and businesses are well-informed about the marketplace. Our leadership and staff understand the complexities of the evolving global financial services industry. We recognize the need for participants to operate with the utmost integrity and responsibility. Through our work, we want Pennsylvania to be the desired destination for financial services, where consumers and businesses are confident in the integrity and transparency of our marketplace.

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As a Depository Financial Institutions Examiner 1, you will serve as an assistant examiner, on a team performing examinations of banks at state-chartered institutions. As an assistant examiner, you would be mentored by our experienced examiners who have a tradition of sharing their professional expertise with newer colleagues. Additionally, you will attend state and federal training programs designed to further develop your skills and examination techniques. As an Examiner, you will travel frequently, throughout the Commonwealth.

Examinations are performed on location at state-chartered banks to ensure that they are operating in a safe and sound manner and in compliance with established laws, rules and regulations in protection of its members. During the examination, you will perform a variety of tasks such as reviewing/analyzing financial statements, trust accounts, internal and external audits, policies and procedures, and completing comments for the report of examination. You will also participate in presenting examination findings to the institution’s management team and board of directors.

Our ideal candidate will be highly organized and self-motivated with a strong work ethic. In addition, the candidate must exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to understand and apply laws, rules and regulations. We appreciate a good balance of independence and teamwork as both are required to successfully complete each examination efficiently.

Why work at DoBS? We place a high value on employee satisfaction and development to ensure a vibrant, motivated workforce. We offer:
• Competitive salary
• Stable and supportive work environment
• Networking opportunities
• Tuition reimbursement
• Comprehensive benefits
• Retirement package
• Travel
• Paid holidays
• On-the-job training
• Professional development

Learn more about the Department of Banking and Securities career opportunities at:

Join the Department of Banking and Securities and experience the satisfaction of public service while enjoying the professional career growth and numerous promotional opportunities that state government provides.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description. 


Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment, home headquartered.
  • Work hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, finance, economics or information technology including or supplemented by nine credits in accounting; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training which includes nine college credits in accounting.

Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the PA residency requirementFor more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency. 
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply:

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing dateLate applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements will eliminate you from consideration for this position. 


Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals). 

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 


  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. 
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.