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As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve's mission is to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. For us to succeed in meeting this public mandate, we depend on the expertise, judgment, integrity, and dedication of employees with various skills, backgrounds, and training. As a Federal Reserve staff member, you will play a critical role in accomplishing this mission.
"The Congress has entrusted the Federal Reserve with great responsibilities. In every phase of our work and decisionmaking, we consider the well-being of the American people and the prosperity of our nation."
Chair Janet L. Yellen
Economists at the Federal Reserve Board conduct cutting edge research on a broad range of topics in economics and finance and contribute substantive policy analyses used by the Board of Governors and the Federal Open Market Committee. In addition to presenting their research to policymakers, Board economists share their research at academic conferences and publish it in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and other outlets.
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System regularly hires research assistants who apply quantitative skills both to real-world policy issues and to high-level research projects.
The Federal Reserve Board offers attorneys a unique opportunity to work on challenging and significant legal issues related to banking and finance. Attorneys counsel the Board on commercial, corporate, antitrust, administrative, and banking law and administer the Board's statutory responsibilities in consumer credit protection. Attorneys are hired for three divisions--the Legal Division, the Division of Supervision and Regulation, and the Consumer and Community Affairs Division.
Information and technology are critical to the work of the Board. In fact, the Board is among the most innovative government agencies in the use of technologies, including electronic commerce, high-speed networking, and the latest development tools for web and client/server applications. The Board employs modern management techniques that emphasize partnership between the divisions and information technology staff in developing information systems. The technologies used at the Board include JAVA, .NET, C++, WebSphere, SharePoint, Microsoft Windows, Unix, Linux, HTML, XML, and advanced IBM mainframe databases and languages. The Board seeks motivated individuals to help support a leading-edge computing environment for one of the finest staffs in the country. Technical positions are available to individuals who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. A relocation bonus will be awarded to eligible candidates who transfer to the area.
The Board's responsibilities in the supervision and regulation of the U.S. banking system extend to all state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System, and all types of banking and financial service organizations, including those that engage in foreign banking. Analysts at the Board monitor the operations of the twelve Federal Reserve Banks and develop payments system policy. The Board also hires analysts to examine and investigate compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act and to analyze bank and bank holding company acquisition or merger applications for consumer compliance and for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act.
Analysts are hired in three divisions at the Board, the Division of Supervision and Regulation, the Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems, and the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs.
The Board recruits highly qualified professionals to be a part of the law enforcement unit. The unit’s mission is to professionally protect and provide a safe and secure environment for Board staff and others on Board designated property, exercising teamwork and extending excellent customer service.
In addition to the job families described in detail on this web site, the Board hires people to fill many other operations and support positions, such as staff assistants, mail clerks, drivers, painters, and carpenters.
In addition to the job families described in detail on this web site, the Board hires people to fill many other professional positions, such as editors, human resource professionals, electrical engineers, audio/visual technicians, and graphics consultants.