Employment Information

Open Positions:

General Counsel
Financial Examiner - Consumer Credit
Financial Examiner - Mortgage Company

General Counsel

Summary

The Office of the State Bank Commissioner (OSBS)’s General Counsel requires an experienced attorney licensed and in good standing with the Kansas bar. The General Counsel is responsible for overseeing and managing the legal division and supervising the legal staff. The General Counsel provides legal advice and counsel to the Commissioner, OSBC divisions and Kansas State Banking Board regarding state and federal laws pertaining to the regulation of financial institutions, governmental ethics, human resource issues, and contractual obligations. The General Counsel manages the agency’s legislative activities and initiatives, and the promulgation of regulations and guidance documents as directed by the Commissioner.

Job Responsibilities

  • Actively manages the operations of the agency’s legal division, including supervising and providing guidance to the legal staff.
  • Provides legal opinions regarding agency matters for the Commissioner, the Kansas State Banking Board and agency staff.
  • Develops and drafts proposed legislation for presentation to the Kansas Legislature, tracks relevant legislation, drafts fiscal notes, prepares testimony and testifies before legislative bodies as directed by the Commissioner.
  • Prepares proposed regulations, guidance documents and administrative interpretations relating to relevant statutes. Manages related implementation processes as directed by the Commissioner.
  • Develops and drafts special orders, including corrective actions and other enforcement actions for approval by the Bank Commissioner.
  • Reviews and responds to judicial and administrative legal processes involving the agency, including subpoenas, discovery requests, and other inquiries for agency information.
  • Responds to open records requests in accordance with the Kansas Open Records Act. Manages and supervises the production of documents pursuant to information sharing arrangements with other regulatory agencies, to include the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, the FDIC, the OCC, and the Federal Reserve Board.
  • Serves as legal counsel to the agency in adjudicatory matters in accordance with the Kansas Administrative Procedure Act, and appears on behalf of the agency with regard to judicial review actions in accordance with the Kansas Judicial Review Act.
  • Manages legal department in accordance with agency policies and procedure. Oversees division personnel issues including performance evaluation process and disciplinary actions in consultation with human resources staff. Compiles and maintains statistics regarding the work performance and productivity of the division.
  • Researches, interprets, and applies federal and state statutes, regulations, court decisions, attorney general opinions, and other legal authorities for the Commissioner and agency staff.
  • Monitors changes in relevant federal and state laws. Makes recommendations for statutory or regulatory changes to the Commissioner as appropriate.
  • Provides informal assistance and guidance to bankers, members of related financial industries, and the general public with regard to agency statutory and regulatory authorities.
  • Performs research on emerging and current industry issues to help guide agency strategic planning.

  • Agency Management and Support
  • Researches and provides legal advice to agency staff regarding governmental ethical issues. Reviews internal agency policies and procedures and provides recommendations to the Commissioner.
  • Provides legal advice to the Kansas State Banking Board as appropriate.
  • Performs legal reviews of agency contracts as necessary.
  • Assists in preparation of the agency budget.
  • Provides legal advice to the Commissioner and other agency staff regarding personnel matters.
  • Serves as a member of the Commissioner’s Executive Staff, and actively participates, as requested by the Commissioner, in decision-making that affects agency policies and priorities.
  • Contributes to agency management meetings and strategic planning efforts.
  • Facilitates opportunities for leadership and professional development, including CLEs, for division staff. Attends association meetings, conferences and training as directed by the Commissioner.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Commissioner.


Minimum Requirements

  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Excellent management skills and experience.
  • Commitment to accountability and integrity in all aspects of the role.
  • Deep knowledge of the state and dual banking system.
  • Ability to contribute to a cohesive team environment.


Special Skills and Knowledge

Possesses an understanding of the following:

Kansas Open Records Act, Kansas Open Meetings Act, Kansas Administrative Procedures Act, Kansas Judicial Review Act

Required Skills

  • Support the Commissioner in preparation of meetings, speeches, public appearances and other events as needed.
  • Willingness to provide sound recommendations supported by research and analysis.
  • Ability to use a measured approach.
  • Demonstrate excellent judgement.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize completion of work products within appropriate timeframes or within deadlines established by the Commissioner.


How To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, a tax clearance certificate and references to:

OSBC, Attn: Jeanne Kelly, Operations Manager
700 SW Jackson, Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66603


or Email documents to jobs@osbckansas.org.

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at: http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.

A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their Certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until filled.



What to expect next

All applications will be reviewed to ensure the minimum and necessary requirements for the position are met. Applications will be evaluated based on preferred competencies and criteria for the position.

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The OSBC may perform a background check on applicants.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Office of the State Bank Commissioner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Financial Examiner - Consumer and Mortage Lending Division - Topeka

Summary

The Consumer and Mortgage Lending (CML) Division, Office of the State Bank Commissioner (OSBC) has an opening for a Consumer Credit Financial Examiner. This is an entry level position within the Financial Examiner career requiring accounting, auditing and finance skills. Employees in this position work as part of a team to conduct examinations of companies providing consumer credit that are licensed and regulated by the CML Division. The CML Division licenses and regulates non-depository institutions including consumer credit providers and mortgage companies that conduct business in Kansas. This position is located in Topeka.

An employee in this position performs the following duties:

  • Requests, collects and organizes licensee information and documentation in preparation for an examination.
  • Participates as a member of the examination team in on-site and off-site examinations. Uses agency and licensee-provided data to analyze the licensee's operations and compliance with state and federal law and regulation.
  • Assists in the preparation of the Report of Examination (ROE) utilizing information obtained during the examination. Employees in this position may write a portion of the ROE or verify information to be included in the report.
  • Trains as an Examiner-in-Charge (EIC) in preparation for leading an examination team.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.
  • Completes in-house training and attends agency-provided training.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.

Special Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to organize information and write clearly and accurately.
  • Ability to use independent thought and judgment to develop appropriate and effective solutions to assignments of a varied nature.
  • Ability to work as a team and independently as necessary to conduct examinations or complete work assignments.
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, practices, and standards.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Finance, Accounting, Business or a closely related field. Experience working in the financial industry or financial regulatory environment preferred. This position requires the employee to interpret state and federal laws, regulations and policies regarding providers of consumer credit.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and references to:

OSBC, Attn: Jeanne Kelly, Operations Manager
700 SW Jackson, Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66603


or Email documents to jobs@osbckansas.org.

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at: http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.

This position requires in-state and out-of-state travel.

This position will remain posted until filled. If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please apply promptly for consideration.

A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their Certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

Financial Examiner - Consumer and Mortage Lending Division - Topeka

Summary

The Consumer and Mortgage Lending (CML) Division, Office of the State Bank Commissioner (OSBC) has an opening for a Mortgage Company Financial Examiner. This is an entry level position within the Financial Examiner career requiring accounting, auditing and finance skills. Employees in this position work as part of a team to conduct examinations of mortgage companies that are licensed by the CML Division. The CML Division licenses and regulates non-depository institutions including consumer credit providers and mortgage companies that conduct business in Kansas. This position is located in Topeka.

An employee in this position performs the following duties:

  • Requests, collects and organizes licensee information and documentation in preparation for an examination.
  • Participates as a member of the examination team in on-site and off-site examinations. Uses agency and licensee-provided data to analyze the licensee's operations and compliance with state and federal law and regulation.
  • Assists in the preparation of the Report of Examination (ROE) utilizing information obtained during the examination. Employees in this position may write a portion of the ROE or verify information to be included in the report.
  • Trains as an Examiner-in-Charge (EIC) in preparation for leading an examination team.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.
  • Completes in-house training and attends agency-provided training.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned.

Special Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to organize information and write clearly and accurately.
  • Ability to use independent thought and judgment to develop appropriate and effective solutions to assignments of a varied nature.
  • Ability to work as a team and independently as necessary to conduct examinations or complete work assignments.
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, practices, and standards.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Finance, Accounting, Business or a closely related field. Experience working in the financial industry or financial regulatory environment preferred. This position requires the employee to interpret state and federal laws, regulations and policies regarding mortgage lending.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and references to:

OSBC, Attn: Jeanne Kelly, Operations Manager
700 SW Jackson, Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66603


or Email documents to jobs@osbckansas.org.

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at: http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html.

This position requires in-state and out-of-state travel.

This position will remain posted until filled.

A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their Certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Office of the State Bank Commissioner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.