Bank of the West Sr. Operational Risk Analyst - Controls & Governance in San Ramon, California

Sr. Operational Risk Analyst - Controls & Governance


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 assisting to the planning, development and implementation of assigned activities and programs associated with operational risk management for Bank of the West. Because this job is used in various areas within the Bank more details are provided in the "Other Information" section of this document.

Essential Job Functions

  • Escalates material issues to appropriate management levels for transparency and active risk management. As assigned within the corporate operational risk framework takes action to maximize effectiveness of Control Programs, such as Third Party, Information Security, Business Continuity, Records, Fraud, etc. as well as changes in management.

  • As needed, works with other risk functions to develop and implement controls that mitigate excessive risks.

  • Once the controls are in place, continues to monitor control compliance and the prevalent risk environment recommending incremental recommendations for improvement to ensure that exposures are kept at acceptable levels.

Other Job Duties

  • Operational Risk Department: Assigned responsibility for broad areas of the Bank's Corporate Operational Risk Management function, ensures assigned areas are well designed, looks for and implements continuous process improvement, is a subject matter expert in their areas, and able to communicate/educate others on the process.

  • Business Group Operational Risk Support Assigned specific LOB OR activities. Undertakes complex assessments of business unit exposures, identifying risks, analyzing and evaluating their potential impact and reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of the firm's existing controls. Requires collaboration and partnering within ORD and across business lines/support groups.

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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 Business Administration) or the equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Volcker Rule The Bank has identified certain units as Trading Desks to engage in Permitted Proprietary Trading Activities in accordance with the Volcker Rule.

  • Will this position be on a Trading Desk that engages in Permitted Proprietary Trading Activities?.

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: Risk Management

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Other Locations: United States-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 036425