Consumer Affairs Examiner

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of MinneapolisWelcoming, mission-driven, and prestigious are adjectives employees use to describe the workplace culture of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank. Become part of an organization that is committed to diversity and inclusion, sustaining a vibrant and thriving economy, and making a real difference in people's lives. One important element of the Minneapolis Fed's mission involves participating in the supervision and regulation of the nation's banking, financial, and payments systems to promote a safe, sound, fair, and accessible banking system and stable financial markets.

The Supervision, Regulation, and Credit Division (SRC) is seeking examiners in the Consumer Affairs section. Consumer Affairs examiners help to supervise state member banks for compliance with federal consumer protection laws and regulations, including the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).
  • Assistant and Associate Examiner Responsibilities

    • Assist in examinations and supervisory events of supervised institutions, focusing on the assessment of compliance risk and the adequacy of risk management systems and operational controls.
    • Complete reviews under the supervision of a more experienced examiner, until sufficient experience gained to work without supervision.
    • Draft, organize, and verify workpapers and related documents with guidance of more experienced examiners, until sufficient experience gained to work without supervision.
    • Assist in analyzing supervised institution's performance in complying with consumer compliance laws, regulations, and regulatory policies.
    • Communicate, describe, support, and discuss supervisory events’ findings with management.
    • Respond to frequently changing regulatory requirements and industry issues with agility and adaptability.
    • Complete Federal Reserve System schools and training modules to progress to commissioned examiner status.
    • Safeguard equipment, sensitive data, and other information resources according to the SRC Information Security and Data Handling Handbook.

    Associate Examiner, Additional Responsibilities

    • Lead and manage supervisory events of small, noncomplex supervised institutions, including determining scope, rating, resource needs, and work assignments of the examination team, under the supervision of a more experienced examiner.
    • Analyze supervised institution's performance in complying with consumer compliance laws, regulations, and regulatory policies and evaluate how effectively the institution manages its compliance risks.
    • Assess the bank’s performance in meeting community credit needs under the CRA.

    Examiner, Additional Responsibilities

    • Lead and manage consumer compliance and CRA supervisory events of more complicated and larger supervised institutions and communicate more complex examination findings.
    • Act as institution contact for a limited portfolio of small- to medium-sized, relatively non-complex institutions or serve as a subject matter expert in a key functional area.
    • Seek out and participate in opportunities to enhance skills, including assisting with Federal Reserve System or Reserve Bank special projects.
    • Provide training, work direction, and feedback to assisting examiners when acting as examiner-in-charge.


    • A bachelor's degree with coursework in business, risk management, or a closely- related field of study. Master’s degree in business (or related field) and/or law degree preferred.
    • College/post-graduate transcripts are required. Applicants should be prepared to provide their transcripts during the interview.
    • Consumer compliance and/or CRA examination experience, compliance officer experience, or related consumer banking or consumer financial services experience is preferred.
    • Assistant Examiner (non-exempt) - 0-1 years of related experience
      Associate Examiner (non-exempt) - 2+ years of related experience
      Examiner (exempt) - 4+ years of significant consumer compliance experience. Commission preferred.
    • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills and attention to details.
    • Ability to travel up to 50% while at the assistant and associate levels to accommodate examination and training opportunities. Travel decreases with experience and is up to 40% for those at the examiner level.
    • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.

    ​Additional Information:

    *This position requires access to confidential supervisory information and/or FOMC information, which is limited to "Protected Individuals" as defined in the U.S. federal immigration law. Protected Individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents who either are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization or who have applied for naturalization within the requisite timeframe. Candidates who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents may be eligible for the information access required for this position and sponsorship for a work visa, and subsequently for permanent residence, if they sign a declaration of intent to become a U.S. citizen and meet other eligibility requirements.

    * The Bank believes in flexibility to balance the demands of work and life while also recognizing the necessity of connecting and collaborating with our colleagues in person. Onsite work is an essential function of this position, and you are expected to be in the office 3 days per week for meetings and team collaboration.

    *Successful candidates must live in or relocate to the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, or Helena, Montana, areas.

    * Salary range is $61,900 - $77,339 - $92,800(Assistant Examiner) and $77,700- $97,172 -$ 116,600(Assoicate Examiner). Salary offer will be based on qualifications/experience of the candidate, alignment with market data, the needs of the position, our total compensation package, and internal equity.

    Our total rewards program offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:

    • Comprehensive healthcare options (medical, dental, and vision)
    • 401(k) match, and a fully funded pension plan
    • Paid time off and holidays
    • Generously subsidized public transportation
    • Annual educational assistance
    • On-site fitness facility
    • Professional development programs, training and conferences
    • And more…

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Bank Examination

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

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