Questions and Answers about Department Careers
- How do I apply for a position with the Department of Banking?
- May I submit a resume to apply for a job?
- If I submitted my information on WorkInTexas, is that sufficient to be considered for a position at the Department of Banking?
- How long does the Department of Banking hold applications?
- Do I have to submit transcripts with the application?
- Do I have to submit all the transcripts from every college I have attended?
- If I don’t have an official copy of my transcripts, should I submit the application first, then the transcripts later?
- If I do not meet the minimum qualifications listed on the posting, will I still be considered for the position?
- When will I know if I am being considered for the position?
- How long does it take to fill the vacancy?
- What does “open until filled” mean?
- Some postings indicate “must be a commissioned bank examiner” as a minimum qualification. What is that and how does the applicant satisfy that requirement?
- May I make an appointment to bring my application in person and speak with someone about the position?
- What type of travel is required?
- What benefits are available to employees?
A: To apply for a position with the Department, submit a State of Texas Application by fax (512-475-1313), mail (TX Dept. of Banking, 2601 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78705), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person at the above address. For positions requiring college credits or degrees, a photocopy of the official college transcript must be submitted with the application.
A: You must submit a completed State of Texas Application form to be considered for a position with the Department of Banking. You may include your resume with the application but all prior employment information must be on the State of Texas Application.
Q: If I submitted my information on WorkInTexas, is that sufficient to be considered for a position at the Department of Banking?
A: You may submit your State of Texas Application through Work in Texas. However, many jobs require a copy of your college transcripts. Work in Texas does not allow you to include attachments. If you fail to send your college transcripts or any other required attachments that are listed in the Job Vacancy notice, your application will not be considered. You may send attachments via email the Department. It is best to send your State of Texas Application and attachments together.
A: Applications are considered only for the open position indicated on the application. Applications are not held for future consideration.
A: If the posting requires college hours or a degree, a photocopy of the official transcripts must be submitted before your application will be considered.
A: Transcripts are used for verification of the minimum qualifications for the position. For example, if college accounting classes are required you should submit as many transcripts as necessary to verify the completion and grades for your accounting courses. Transcripts should include all degrees conferred and must be clear and readable.
Q: If I don’t have an official copy of my transcripts, should I submit the application first, then the transcripts later?
A: The application cannot be processed without the transcripts, if transcripts are required. Applications will be held in pending until the transcripts are received. If the position closes before the transcript(s) is received the application will not be considered.
Q: If I do not meet the minimum qualifications listed on the posting, will I still be considered for the position?
A: No. Applicants must at least meet established minimum qualifications to be considered for the position.
A: Qualified applicants selected for an interview are contacted by telephone. Applicants who interview are notified when a final selection is made. To inquire about the status of your application contact Human Resources at (512) 475-1335.
A: The time frame is dependent upon several factors and varies widely.
A: Postings that are “open until filled” remain open until the Department has sufficient applicants to interview. Postings will close when a sufficient pool of applications are received for consideration and/or a candidate is selected. Applications are accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.
Q: Some postings indicate “must be a commissioned bank examiner” as a minimum qualification. What is that and how does the applicant satisfy that requirement?
A: Positions at the level of Financial Examiner IV and above generally require the candidate to be a commissioned bank examiner. A bank examiner receives a commissioning after extensive on-the-job and technical training and passes a rigorous examination. In addition to the Texas Department of Banking, other agencies that commission examiners are the FDIC, Federal Reserve, OCC, and approved banking authorities in other states.
Q: May I make an appointment to bring my application in person and speak with someone about the position?
A: Applications may be brought to the Finance Commission Building. The receptionist will forward the application to Human Resources. We do not meet with or schedule appointments with applicants prior to the formal interview. Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted by telephone.
A: If travel is required the job vacancy postings will indicate the amount of travel required. Generally, Financial Examiner positions require at least 50% travel and most is overnight travel. Teams travel to examine banks or other regulated entities and may stay out of town in a hotel for an entire week. Examiners also travel to training for a week or more at a time. Approved travel and business expenses are reimbursable.
A: As State employees, benefits are administered through the Employee’s Retirement System of Texas. Benefits coverage and information is available through their website, www.ers.state.tx.us. Medical insurance coverage and retirement participation begin the first of the month after 90 days of employment. Other benefits may be effective at the time of employment such as supplemental life, disability, dental, and dependent life insurance. State employees receive vacation, sick leave, and holidays. State employees become eligible for longevity pay, after two years.