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Arkansas State Bank Department

The mission of ASBD is to maintain a legal and regulatory structure for Arkansas's financial industry. This structure provides the public with convenient, safe and competitive banking, which fosters economic development within this State. Our mission is accomplished through efficient allocation of available human and other resources existing in our Examination, Information Technology and Administrative Services Divisions.

How to apply for a position


The Arkansas State Bank Department uses a formal application process for regular salary positions to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations. Application forms must be submitted through the following website:


Applicants who meet minimum qualifications are referred to the interviewing supervisor for review and possible interviews. Applicants who were interviewed are notified of their final status when the vacancy is filled.


Nothing in our application process establishes, constitutes, or implies an employment contract, the guarantee of employment or benefits, or employment for any specific duration. The Arkansas State Bank Department is an "at-will" employer. We hope our employment relationship is long-term; however, either you or our Department may end this relationship, at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.

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The State Bank Department was created by Act 113 of 1913. The Department is charged with regulating state-chartered commercial banks with main offices in Arkansas. These 73 banks hold assets of over $161 billion as of December 31, 2023. The Department also is charged with supervising the bank holding companies of Arkansas state-chartered banks; state-chartered trust companies; regional and county industrial development corporations; industrial loan institutions; and capital development companies. The Department operates to ensure the safety and soundness of, and public confidence in, these institutions and organizations.

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