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

Sr 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

Collaborates with various business lines, ensuring daily activities of liaising and interacting with regulators follow established standards and occur in a consistent and efficient manner.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversees the submission of information requests for scheduled reviews and quarterly, monthly, and ad-hoc requests made by the regulators. Assists in tracking regulatory issues and managing documents responsive to regulatory requests, examination reports, and other supervisory correspondence.

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

  • Assists in preparing periodic reporting on compliance regulatory commitments and the status of efforts to meet those commitments to senior management.

  • Recommends and establishes 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 sending to regulators, who interacting with regulators, what driving regulatory agenda and priorities).

  • Monitors status of open exam issues and takes appropriate action when needed.

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

Other Job Duties

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

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

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Good 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.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Superior project management skills and the ability to coordinate compliance initiatives as required.

  • Superior skills related to tracking and inventorying numerous documents.

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: 040683