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GENeral Employment Information

Pennsylvania is home to a robust, constantly evolving financial hub that plays an important role in our nation’s economy and the global marketplace.  The Department of Banking and Securities has earned a reputation as an innovative, forward-thinking financial regulatory agency with rewarding employment opportunities for its staff.
Our mission is to regulate financial services and work to ensure consumers and businesses are well-informed about the marketplace.  We work with a wide array of financial services institutions and professionals including banks, credit unions, trust companies, investment firms and professionals, mortgage lenders and brokers, and other consumer lenders.  We also provide free help to consumers with questions, concerns, or complaints about financial services, products, or transactions.  Our work is funded entirely by the assessments and fees paid by Pennsylvania’s regulated and  licensed financial community – no taxpayer dollars are used to support our work.
Whether you work for one of our four program areas (Securities, Depository Institutions, Non-Depository Institutions, or Financial Services for Consumers and Businesses) or for one of our other offices or divisions, you will engage with trends in the financial services industry stemming from notable federal legislation such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Dodd-Frank, and the JOBS Act.
We are accredited by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators and the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors. We are active members of the North American Securities Administrators Association, the National Association of Consumer Credit Administrators and the Money Transmitter Regulators Association.


WHy work at the department of banking and securities?

We place a high value on employee satisfaction and development to ensure a vibrant, motivated workforce. In addition, we offer a competitive salary and other benefits that help our professionals succeed:

  • Stable and supportive work environment
  • Strong collegiality and networking opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules; some positions are home-headquartered
  • Tuition reimbursement for qualifying courses
  • Comprehensive benefit and retirement packages as well as additional benefits such as paid   holidays


LOCATION: Our headquarters are located in Harrisburg, with field offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The majority of our examiner positions are home-headquartered throughout the commonwealth and include extensive travel.

How to Apply / Civil Service Process

Most hiring for the Department of Banking and Securities is overseen by the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission.
Civil Service Employment
*The State Civil Service Commission oversees Civil Service employment for all state government agencies.  The Civil Service system is merit based, which requires you to complete an application. Most of our jobs will also require you to take an examination as well.  To view Civil Service job titles and apply for a job with us, please visit the State Civil Service Commission website.

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The Department of Banking and Securities is an equal opportunity employer.