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Associate National Bank Examiner

Glendale, Calif.

The caliber of people at the agency creates a supportive and encouraging work environment.

Education: California State University, Long Beach, BS in business administration, concentration in finance
Joined OCC: 2015

My Path to the OCC

I served in the Army for 16 years on active duty and in the reserves. I started working toward my bachelor’s degree in 2004 and deployed multiple times before completing the program in 2014.

During one of my classes, a professor invited an Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) examiner to give a presentation. At the time, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to stay in the military or pursue a civilian career, but decided to apply to become an OCC examiner.

Why I Chose the OCC

The salary is very competitive for an entry-level position, and the flexible work schedules are attractive. I held a previous position in the federal government, and the OCC benefits are superior to other government agencies.

The ANBE Training Team

Our training team consists of four trainees and two team leaders. We typically travel to a bank for two weeks and spend another week in the office before starting our next rotation. Rotating through the different financial areas has been challenging and the support of everyone on the team leaves a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.

On the OCC Culture

The caliber of people at the agency creates a supportive and encouraging work environment. Everyone I’ve met at the OCC seems to be a genuinely good person.

On Mentorship

The training team leader and assistant team leader serve as our mentors. They motivate me to stay engaged while learning the basics of examination. They care about our success and make sure we’re ready to work in the field.

Outside of Work

I enjoy traveling and spending time with my wife. We enjoy visiting Zihuatanejo, Mexico, where we went on our honeymoon, and Temecula in Southern California.