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Operational Risk/Control Officer

Zions Bancorp/ZMSC Job Titles
Enterprise Services
052726 Requisition #

Did you know that Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation’s premier financial services companies with total assets exceeding $70 billion? With local management teams at the helm in 11 western states, Zions is dedicated to making a difference in their local communities. At Zions, we haven’t forgotten who keeps us in business, meaning we’re committed to the success of our customers, and our employees. Here, the possibilities are endless – come for a job, stay for a career.


Zions is a seeking a Risk Officer to join the Operational Risk Support team within Operational Risk Management (ORM). The Operational Risk Support team oversees bank-wide programs to help senior management in identifying, assessing, and monitoring key risks and related controls. Working in Operational Risk Management is a unique opportunity and establishes a great foundation for a banking career, as risk officers are exposed to the broad scope of the bank and its operations.




  • The Risk Officer is responsible for working with managers to maintain Risk and Control Self-Assessments (RCSAs), validating management control testing, and performing ad hoc risk projects.
  • The Risk Officer supports maintenance of risk information within the Governance, Risk, and Compliance tool, and provides guidance and reporting to managers.
  • The Risk Officer helps provide the leadership, analysis skills, and critical thinking necessary to enhance and carry out Zions Bancorporation’s Risk Management framework.
  • Responsibilities include those listed below. Facilitates the RCSA process with managers across the Bank.
  • Reviews control testing activities performed by management.
  • Identifies and assesses key risks (e.g. operational, financial reporting, etc.) and related controls.
  • Analyzes risk and control data to provide insights to management and other risk stakeholders.
  • Drives continuous improvements to enhance and streamline to support process efficiencies and automation for the business and risk management.
  • Administers risk assessment and control testing programs in a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) tool.
  • Makes recommendations, develops, and implements other operational risk management initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The environment is dynamic, as Risk Officers frequently evaluate different bank processes (on both micro and macro levels) and work with management (including executive management) throughout the entire Bancorporation.



  • Bachelor’s or Master's in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or a related field.
  • 4+ years of audit, risk management, compliance, financial services or other directly related experience.
  • A combination of education and experience may meet qualifications.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications and other database, analysis, and reporting tools.
  • Extensive knowledge of risk and control assessment techniques and concepts, and accounting principles.
  • Extensive knowledge of various bank and government regulatory requirements.
  • Must have excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to effectively work on a team and with others in various leadership positions.
  • Advanced interpersonal, problem resolution, analytical and process mapping skills with Visio skills a plus.
  • Process Improvement, analytic and automation skills.
  • Strong project management skills


To review our Benefits Summary click here.


Zions Bancorporation and its affiliates and divisions (“Zions”) is an equal opportunity employer which prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment. Zions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and employment candidates and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Zions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Zions will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Zions encourages applicants of all ages.


It is Zions’ policy not to discriminate because of a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran. This includes spouses and other family members. Also, Zions will safeguard the fair and equitable treatment of protected veteran spouses and family members with regard to all employment actions and prohibit harassment of applicants and employees because of their relationship or association with a protected veteran.


Applicants Requesting Accommodations: If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site.  You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting us at careers@zionsbancorp.com or 801/844-7628.  Please email your resume/cover letter, indicate what position you are interested in and include "Accommodation needed" in the subject line to ensure your information is routed to the appropriate contact.


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