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August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

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Commercial Credit Risk Analysis
Financial Economist/Senior Financial Economist

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465796
Date Posted: 10/29/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Financial Economist/Senior Financial Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
C5 -- Econometric Modeling
C8 -- Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs
G2 -- Financial Institutions and Services
G3 -- Corporate Finance and Governance
Data Science
Financial Economics
Quantitative Finance
Corporate Finance
Capital Structure
Credit Risk
Risk Management
Financial Markets
Financial Institutions and Services
Payment Systems
Valuation of Financial Institutions
Salary Range: Financial economist: starting from $160K; Senior financial economist: competitive and commensurate to experience
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Washington, DC

Financial Economist/Senior Financial Economist in Risk Analysis Division

The Commercial Credit Risk Analysis Division (CCRAD), part of the OCC Economics Department in Washington D.C., has openings for financial economists and senior financial economists. The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks, federal branches, and agencies of foreign banks and federal savings associations. Financial Economists in Commercial Credit RAD conduct quantitative analysis and research to provide supervision support and to advise the OCC senior management on policy and regulation in commercial credit risk and enterprise risk, including operational risk, stress testing, securitization, economic capital, asset management and net revenue modeling area. Financial Economists in CCRAD also conduct research and analysis on banking, financial markets and general financial economics.

Salary and Benefits: The OCC is among the top places to work in the federal government. OCC employees enjoy all the standard federal benefits plus additional agency-specific benefits and competitive salaries not tied to the traditional government’s General Schedule pay system. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits package including a wide choice of subsidized health insurance plans, free OCC dental and vision insurance, and a pension plan. To learn more about OCC-specific benefits, click here and about Federal benefits programs, click here.


At the junior level, candidates will have a demonstrated interest and capability in understanding commercial credit or financial markets, as evidenced by completed scholarly research work in related areas or defending their research dissertation in Economics, Finance, Statistics, or related field in a timely manner, or an equivalent combination of education and industry experience. At the senior level, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated expertise as evidenced by a substantial publication record and/or significant financial industry experience in related areas. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and participate on bank exams reviewing banks’ quantitative models used in commercial credit markets and enterprise risk management.

Areas/Skills of Interest: Econometrics, Data Science, Financial Economics, Quantitative Finance, Corporate Finance, Capital Structure, Credit Risk, Risk Management, Financial Markets, Financial Institutions and Services (e.g., Payment Systems, Blockchain, FinTech, Valuation of Financial Institutions)

Position Requirement: Candidates must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals (if your application does not include this information, it will be assumed that you are not a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. national, hence not eligible for this position).

For More Information: Email to with subject line “2021 ASSA Your Last Name”

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Question and Answer
  • Research Papers
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Application Deadline Has Passed