Bank of the West Sr Lead Regulatory Relations Officer in San Ramon, California

Sr Lead Regulatory Relations Officer


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for ensuring daily activities of liaising and interacting with the Bank's regulators follows established standards and occurs in a consistent and efficient manner. Involved with the regulatory activities related to BancWest.

Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborates with department manager to build strong relationships with all applicable regulators; ensuring the facilitation of regulator's understanding of the holding company and Bank's business strategy and regulatory issues.

  • Tracks and monitors regulatory issues and the status of open exam/inspection issues at all levels.

  • Oversees the submission of information requests for scheduled reviews and quarterly, monthly, and ad-hoc requests made by the regulators.

  • Prepares periodic reporting for the Board and senior management regarding regulatory commitments and recommendations.

  • Recommends efficiencies in coordinating with regulators and in the way information is provided to regulators and used for internal needs (e.g. regulatory calendar, summary/themes of regulatory requests, what's sent to regulatory, who interacts with regular

  • Assists in the coordination of regulatory activities related to BNPP's aggregated operations.

  • Escalates any matter including a potential or threatened legal or regulatory proceeding or investigation that involves a significant legal, regulatory, or reputation risk as appropriate.

  • Ensures that the Regulatory Relations Officer is kept apprised of regulatory requests including both status and resolution.

Other Job Duties

  • May manage a team of regulatory officers.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

  • Requires mastery level knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • May have deep knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 10 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Superior knowledge of banking rules and regulations (e.g., FDIC and Federal Reserve). Demonstrated ability to work independently and be a self starter in a fast-paced environment.

  • Collaborative and good at building and leveraging relationships.

  • Superior communication and presentation skills.

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to coordinate initiatives to resolve regulatory findings as required.

  • Strong skills related to tracking and inventorying numerous documents.

  • Minimum 5 - 7 years’ experience working for a regulatory agency, banking organization, or law firm handling banking regulatory matters Build and maintain awareness of current and in-process regulatory requirements with likely impact to BancWest and the Bank.

  • Understand and analyze regulatory developments with eye toward communication of potential impacts to key stakeholders.

  • Outlines BancWest document management strategy, including maintenance of a centralized repository of policies and other BancWest documents.

  • Assess, develop and maintain proper controls, documentation (related to BancWest regulatory and governance), and change management approach for impacted areas.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Legal

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Requisition ID: 040849