The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) seeks talented, qualified individuals who are interested in working in an agency with a mission to serve the public and regulate financial services industries.
The Personnel Cabinet's online employment system makes applying for state employment easy. To search for job openings in state government, visit the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Job Search
webpage and click on All Jobs. From there, either search by keyword or "Req ID." (Most DFI jobs have "financial" in the title, but not all of them.) To apply for job postings, you must create an account online. Once you have an account, log in to access your profile and use job seeker tools, such as instant email notification about vacancies of interest. A visit to the Personnel Cabinet's offices is no longer required
If you are interested in joining our team, please visit the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Job Search
website or call 502-564-8030. Also, you may contact DFI directly at 502-573-3390 or 800-223-2579.
General Education/Experience Requirements
Most positions at DFI require a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, economics, computer science or a closely related field, or experience in the financial services or regulatory industry.
Requirements and job duties for specific positions can be found on the Personnel Cabinet's Job Specifications
Types of Employment at DFI
DFI employs about 100 people in various types of professional and highly skilled positions.
Most of the agency’s employees, more than 70 percent, are currently or have been classified as examiners. As the classification title suggests, these employees examine state-chartered or state-licensed financial institutions, nondepository or securities entities and individuals operating under the agency’s jurisdiction.
Examiners also may review and evaluate applications for new charters, licenses/registrations and exemptions. Other examiners take complaints and/or conduct investigations.
DFI’s executive management staff includes a commissioner (who is the agency’s chief executive officer and responsible for its overall administration), a deputy commissioner, general counsel and several division directors. Positions at this level are appointed by the commissioner with prior approval of the governor of the Commonwealth.
The work of this agency also requires a highly skilled administrative, secretarial and technical support staff. DFI employs attorneys; examination and administrative branch managers; fiscal and administrative specialists; human resources specialists; and technology staff.