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Consumer Finance Examiner

Financial Examiner / Investigator 1

Department of Finance

Open for Recruitment: November 7, 2017 - November 17, 2017
Announcement # 04443033466
Salary Range: 25.39 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

This position is located in Boise only.

This position is the first of a multi-level professional examiner/investigator class series. Incumbents receive formal and extensive training in and obtain working knowledge of the governing laws, rules, and procedures associated with the examination, investigation, and licensing of financial service providers in the state. Assignments are structured and performed under direct supervision and with assistance from others. When competency is achieved, the incumbent may be advanced in the series.

This position may require travel up to 60% of the time, both in and out of state, to attend training conferences and conduct examinations of financial service providers. 

Applicants will be required to pass a background investigation after a conditional offer of hire.

This announcement may be used to fill both full-time and temporary positions.

Temporary appointments from this announcement, serving at least one thousand forty (1,040) hours of continuous service, may be hired as an entrance probationary employee without further examination for the same classification and location as announced.

Previous examination scores for Financial Examiner/Investigator 1 will not be considered when filling the current opening. To be considered, you must apply using the current announcement. Applicants will be required to pass a criminal background, credit check, and driver's license record check after a conditional offer of hire.



  • Performs examinations of financial service providers to either (1) make recommendations for approval or denial of license applications or requests from financial service providers claiming exemption from licensure, or (2) ensure compliance of licensed entities with applicable state and federal laws, rules, guidelines and standards.
  • Analyzes, summarizes and reviews financial data.
  • Analyzes extent of full disclosure of material facts and risks.
  • Prepares concise and comprehensive examination reports outlining condition, deficiencies, and recommendations.
  • Answers inquiries and requests regarding licensing or regulation, including by written correspondence, and works with public, public officials, business representatives and others to assist in resolving routine issues involving regulation.  


  • Investigates financial service providers, typically initiated by complaints or examination findings.
  • Reviews financial records, prepares and conducts witness interviews, researches legal and regulatory issues, and uses other information-gathering techniques to develop conclusions.
  • Drafts preliminary reports of findings which may include recommendations for civil or administrative actions.
  • Prepares correspondence.
  • May be required to testify in legal proceedings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Some knowledge of general accounting principles and procedures, and computer applications used in the regulation of the financial services industries.
  • Professional work experience or related education in financial services.
  • Experience interpreting and applying state and federal consumer lending, credit protection and/or mortgage brokering/banking laws and regulations or other financial services regulatory laws.
  • Experience and/or education preparing narrative reports such as business or investigative reports.


Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the spaces provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question addressing minimum requirements to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete. 

To preview the exam, click on the “Preview Exam” link at the bottom of this page (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, please select:

  • Department of Finance under "Agencies"
  • Full-time and Temporary under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities


Preview Exam

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.