Job Overview

Summary

Come join the Federal Reserve Board!

Who May Be Considered:  The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System seeks an individual with strong analytical ability, sound judgment, and superior written and oral communication skills, as typically acquired by completion of an advanced degree in a field such as law or business.  Strong preference will be given to attorneys with experience in corporate governance and/or dispute resolution.  Must have at least 3 years of post-degree professional experience in positions of increasing responsibility. 

Duties

This position involves responsibilities in two different program areas:  the Federal Reserve Directors Program and the Ombudsman function. 

The Federal Reserve Directors Program develops, implements, communicates, and administers policies and procedures regarding the selection, appointment, eligibility, service, conduct, and responsibilities of Federal Reserve Bank directors.  The Assistant Manager assists in formulating responses to complicated and novel questions regarding potential conflicts of interest and other corporate governance matters.  The Assistant Manager must be able to resolve issues with regard to applicable law, policy, and existing precedent.  Routine tasks include drafting factual and analytical memoranda, preparing statistical reports, maintaining a database of information, and executing System-wide conferences.  Please review additional information about the Directors Program on the Board of Governors public website at http://www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/directors/about.htm.
 
The Board of Governors established the Ombudsman function pursuant to federal statute, which directs each federal banking agency to designate an Ombudsman to serve as a liaison between the agency and any affected person with respect to any problem resulting from the agency’s regulatory activities.  Federal law also requires the Ombudsman to enact safeguards to encourage complainants to come forward and to preserve confidentiality.  This position is for the role of Ombudsman Specialist.  The Ombudsman Specialist assists the Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman in facilitating the resolution of complaints from financial institutions and members of the public related to the regulatory and supervisory activities of the Federal Reserve System.  The Ombudsman Specialist also ensures that complaints about Board or Reserve Bank actions are addressed in a fair and timely manner.  The Ombudsman Specialist must demonstrate a firm grasp of ethical considerations, including the proven ability to maintain confidentiality and to demonstrate impartiality.  Please review additional information regarding the Ombudsman function on the Board of Governors public website at http://www.federalreserve.gov/aboutthefed/ombudsman.htm