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Connecticut Careers Trainee (Administrative & Residual) Target Class: Financial Examiner


Are you looking for a role where you can apply your critical thinking and financial examination skills? If you're looking for a chance to start your career in public service, look no further!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Banking (DOB) is recruiting to hire two Connecticut Career Trainees (CCT) with a target class of Financial Examiner. We invite you to explore this opportunity!


The State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 by 'Forbes'. This national recognition comes from offering job growth, competitive benefits and flexible scheduling for our employees!

What we can offer you:

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities; and
  • A work culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.


  • Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, first shift
  • Job Type: Full Time (40 hours per week)
  • Location: Hybrid/450 Columbus Blvd in Downtown Hartford, easily accessible for all commuters, centrally located with easy access from major highways and by public transportation, alongside the Connecticut River, with walkable access to museums, a science center, and great restaurants!


The Connecticut Careers Trainee is a training program targeted to college graduates or those with a desire for a career change. We will provide a 1-3 year training program to develop the vital tools to work in the professional field in the Financial Examiner job class.


As a Connecticut Careers Trainee with the Department of Banking, your duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct or assist in inquiries, investigations, and/or examinations of domestic and international banks, credit unions, broker-dealers, investment advisers, mortgage companies, consumer lenders and other financial entities;
  • Investigate consumer complaints regarding the conduct and delivery of services by regulated entities;
  • Review, analyze, and assess financial and operational documentation, including bank and financial statements and reports, loan files, investments, management policies, consumer. complaints, risk management programs, advertising, licensing information and other records;
  • Investigate, research, and document apparent violations of applicable laws and contraventions of policy;
  • Interact and communicate with both industry as well as internally to review issues and findings;
  • Provide guidance to consumers and to the public regarding industry regulation and practices;
  • Process initial and renewal applications utilizing CRD/IARD/NMLS;
  • Collect and analyze information relating to application review process including financial and operational documentation;
  • Review criminal and bankruptcy files;
  • Explain laws and agency regulations to applicants;
  • Respond to inquiries from consumers around entities regulated by the department;
  • Learn and utilize the e-license system;
  • Review, update and write policy and procedures for the Division; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

More details can be found in the class specification.


Eligibility for promotion to the target classification of Financial Examiner is earned upon successful completion of the training program.


  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree will serve a two (2) year training program.
  • Candidates with a Master’s degree may be eligible for a shorter training period.
  • The salary for an employee who completes any of the above minimum requirements after initial appointment to the Connecticut Careers Trainee job class will be adjusted commensurate with the schedule above and effective the pay period following the date the Master’s degree has been conferred or the pay period following the date the appropriate number of credits as indicated have been earned.
  • For current state employees compensation will be in accordance with guidelines for computing salary adjustments set forth by the Department of Administrative Services, Determining Salary Upon Change in Class Manual.


The Connecticut Department of Banking is the primary state regulator for state-chartered banks and credit unions, securities, and consumer credit. Its mission is to protect users of financial services from unlawful or improper practices by ensuring regulated entities and individuals adhere to state banking, consumer credit and securities laws.

The Department accomplishes this through regular, thorough, and cost-effective examinations of the entities it supervises. The Department also engages the public and other stakeholders through a variety of media platforms, educational outreach initiatives, and press communications.

You may learn more about the Department of Banking here