451.2023-04

Class Title: Financial Examiner I
Assistant IT Examiner

Position Number: 451.2023-04

Opening Date: September 15, 2022

Closing Date: October 17, 2022 (Extended)

Starting Salary: $4,866 monthly salary

Division: Bank & Trust Supervision

Work Location: Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, San Antonio

Overnight Travel: Extensive: at least 50%

General Description

The entry-level IT Examiner position is heavily involved in learning IT examination work procedures predominantly through on-the-job training under direct supervision. Participates in the examination of IT operations (including in-house computer systems, serviced institutions, and small independent data centers) in financial institutions under the supervision of the Chief IT Security Examiner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Audit, examine, and analyze assigned areas of smaller, non-problem, non-complex information system operations in financial institutions for compliance with appropriate Information Systems related laws, regulations, and industry practices.  The level of supervision is dependent upon the experience of the selected candidate. 
  • May also act as the examiner-in-charge at smaller and medium size, non-problem IT operations under minimal supervision.
  • Prepare written comments and conclusions of all component rating areas when acting as the examiner-in-charge.
  • Complete assigned tasks in a thorough and timely manner with clearly documented work programs.
  • Attend all assigned schools and training seminars.
  • Effectively review the examination report for proper formatting before submission to the Chief IT Security Examiner. 
  • Communicate examination findings to IT and bank management as well as Boards of Directors, with supervision.
  • Perform the ongoing off-site monitoring of the IT operations of a portfolio of entities.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Experience and Education Requirements

The following education requirements must be met by December 23, 2022. Any employment offers made prior to this date will be rescinded if the minimum education requirements are not met and verified by that date.

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in finance, accounting, business administration, economics, or job-related field with a minimum of six hours, nine preferred, in accounting to include basic and / or intermediate accounting.
  • Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale for accounting hours. 
  • Must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Copy of official college transcripts must be submitted prior to December 23, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in bank operations, such as check processing, network support, or computer operations.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English with the ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing.

Special Requirements:

  • Position requires at least 50 % overnight travel.
  • Must possess or obtain within six months a valid Texas Driver’s license. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving any vehicle to conduct agency business. Final applicants must certify that personally owned vehicles used for agency business have Texas minimum liability coverage and a valid state inspection.
  • This position requires that the incumbent demonstrate strong personal financial responsibility and integrity.
  • Final applicants may be subject to an employment credit check, driving record check, and criminal background check.
  • Applicants selected for an interview may be asked to complete a work style profile.
  • Assigned work locations require flexibility in dealing with constantly changing work environment.
  • Applicants interviewed and selected for this position may be extended a conditional offer of employment with the Department for a January 2, 2023 start date, pending verification of educational requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Possess and exhibit above average oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess working knowledge in the use of personal computers, especially word processing and spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, team members, regulated entity employees and the public.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  • Ability to learn moderately complex technical issues and maintain complex records.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and apply rules and statutes regulating the banking industry.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.

Physical and Cognitive Requirements

The physical demands described here are represented of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires the incumbent to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties. It requires extensive computer, copiers, printers, telephone and client/customer contact. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Marginal or corrected visual, speech and auditory requirements are required for reading printed materials and computer screens and communicating with internal and external customers. The position requires:

  • Regular and punctual attendance.
  • Frequent use of personal computer, copiers, printers, and telephones.
  • Frequent sitting.
  • Frequent work under stress, as a team member, and in direct contact with others.
  • Overnight Travel:  Extensive- at least 50%

Application Process: Complete a State of Texas Job application and document how you meet the job requirements, education, and experience listed below. A copy of your most recent transcripts must be submitted with your application. Final transcripts must be submitted upon graduation. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Incomplete applications or applications received without the required documentation will not be accepted for consideration.

Submit Applications and Transcripts to: Human Resources, 2601 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX. 78705, or fax to (512) 475-1313, or e-mail to jobs@dob.texas.gov or via www.workintexas.com . Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on the closing date. A State Application may be obtained from the website http://www.dob.texas.gov or www.workintexas.com . The required documentation may be submitted separate from the application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the required documentation is received by the closing date.

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Remarks

State law prohibits any employee of the Department from being or becoming “directly or indirectly indebted to, or financially interested in an entity supervised or regulated by the Banking Commissioner.”  See Texas Finance Code, Section 12.107.

Those selected for an interview will be contacted by telephone.  Final male applicants between the ages of 18 to 26 will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the selective service system.

E-Verify – This organization participates in E-Verify. This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

The Texas Department of Banking is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. A disabled individual requiring reasonable accommodation shall not be denied the opportunity due to the disability. The applicant should contact Human Resources if reasonable accommodation is required during the application process at (512) 475-1347.