Lieutenant - Los Angeles

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023


Federal Reserve Bank of San FranciscoWe are the San Francisco Fed, public servants with a congressionally mandated mission to promote a sound and stable economy to support the lives of all Americans. We are a community-engaged bank, and we are committed to understanding and serving the vibrant, diverse people of the Twelfth District. That means we seek and appreciate new perspectives. We respect people for what they do and for who they are. We build opportunities to learn and grow.

When you join the SF Fed, you become part of a team united in its purpose to promote an economy that works for everyone.

Title: FRLEO, Lieutenant

Our police officers serve as the face of the SF Fed, both as frontline defenders in our five locations and ambassadors in the communities we serve. The mission of the Twelfth District Police Services is to provide a safe and secure environment for people at the Federal Reserve Bank while also safeguarding the Federal Reserve Bank facilities, operations, and assets.

All Federal Reserve Police Officers are Federally Sworn Law Enforcement Officers and are expected to uphold that responsibility accordingly. Our people in uniform are high-quality individuals looking for something outside of the normal role of law enforcement. Being a protector of the Federal Reserve means taking on a force protection posture. It means being in constant company of your fellow officers, so being a great teammate is crucial. It means being open to taking on leadership roles and new assignments.

Bring your passion and expertise, and we’ll provide opportunities to challenge you and propel your growth.

Job Description:

Essential Duties are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.

  • Operate as law enforcement officer pursuant to authority given by the Board of Governors by Section 11 (q) of the Federal Reserve Act; authorized personnel act as law enforcement officers pursuant to the regulations of the Board of Governors and approved by the U.S. Attorney General (Uniform Regulations for Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officers)
  • Highly skilled in Law Enforcement, operations management, people management, and performance management. Applies strong communication and talent development skills. Applies good judgment and decision-making skills, demonstrate critical thinking and logical thought processes and uses law enforcement experience to handle moderate to complex situations
  • Supervise Law Enforcement Unit (LEU) shift operations including: planning, scheduling, approval of time off requests, coordination of operations and special events (i.e. escorts, business unit requests, etc.); continuous monitoring of operations; identifies and implements recommendations for operational improvements and/or efficiencies
  • Evaluate, respond and direct staff regarding sensitive and potentially dangerous situations using good judgment and the appropriate degree of physical force or weaponry; make lawful arrests and/or detentions
  • Perform safety and security duties, as needed; report violations and findings to management; prepare incident reports ensuring all necessary facts and witnesses have been identified related to security issues and/or unlawful or prohibited activities. Respond and direct emergency services as needed
  • Ensure all Bank security and life safety systems, including but not limited to, access control and alarm systems, x-ray machines and metal detectors, radio systems, video surveillance systems, voice evacuation system, and hazardous materials gear are monitored and when vital, take appropriate action to ensure security of personnel and property. Demonstrate technical proficiency through solid understanding of applications and systems used. Ensure optimal equipment performance is achieved by coordinating and monitoring preventative maintenance tasks and by initiating service calls to the national help desk and/or maintenance vendors
  • Provide accurate and timely communication of information to all staff; conduct individual and team meetings regularly to facilitate effective communication of policies, procedures, shift coverage and other pertinent information; regularly lead roll call meetings and prepare shift reports
  • Measure and enhance teamwork and workplace morale; contribute and support department initiative and efforts. Display an example of excellence and be a role model to other staff members
  • Direct the development of staff; advise and make recommendations to command staff on development plans for staff; regularly supervise and assess development progress; actively develop subordinates in support of succession planning objectives. Administer training and cross-training to strengthen staff confidence, expertise and mobility
  • Provide timely and accurate completion of mid-year and year-end performance evaluations of staff; provide ongoing feedback to staff regarding shift reviews; participate in performance calibration meetings; effectively facilitate performance discussions with staff
  • Observe, approach and deliver “on-the spot” coaching to officers when necessary. Meet with higher level management regularly and timely to provide feedback regarding staff performance and development; conduct performance review meetings
  • Take timely action to address performance issues including attendance, punctuality, conduct and other standards of performance; document relevant facts; identify and document appropriate corrective measures; review issues with direct supervisor and HR to ensure consistent treatment; conduct disciplinary action meetings with staff
  • Work with HR to facilitate hiring needs; conduct interviews; make recommendations on hiring; coordinate onboarding process for new hires
  • Write clear, concise, and grammatically correct documents. Review subordinates’ documents and provide effective guidance to ensure that documentation is written well
  • Maintain effective controls and administrative practices and ensure self and team are held accountable for compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and guidelines. Take appropriate action to address deviations
  • Support or lead miscellaneous project work, compliance reviews, policy and procedures revisions/updates, and other assignments as needed
  • Act as law enforcement liaison to other departments and outside agencies
  • Perform post duties and equipment monitoring duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience as a Federal Reserve Police Sergeant preferred or two years of supervisory experience in law enforcement
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration or related field preferred
  • Meets firearms and other law enforcement equipment qualification/training requirements as outlined in the Federal Reserve System Law Enforcement Training Manual (FRSLETM)
  • Thorough knowledge of 12th District bank-wide policies and procedures
  • Understands intra- and inter-departmental functions and interdependencies
  • Solid knowledge of Bank's organizational structure including building layout
  • Stays current with trends in Law Enforcement operations and technology
  • Apply experience and knowledge to respond to and address similar and new situations
  • Proficient in use of PCs, email, WORD and EXCEL and able to learn other computer based training applications
  • Ability to lead change by developing workable implementation plans, communicating change effectively, building commitment and overcoming resistance, preparing and supporting those affected by change, and monitoring the transition and evaluating results
  • Ability to resolve conflict by encouraging open communications, confronting difficult situations, maintaining objectivity, keeping emotions under control, and using negotiation skills to resolve conflicts
  • Ability to lead people by providing direction and gaining compliance, including subordinates in planning, taking responsibility for subordinates’ activities, making oneself available to subordinates, providing regular performance feedback, and developing subordinates skills and encouraging their growth
  • Ability to plan, supervise, schedule and evaluate the work of subordinates; demonstrate ownership and responsibility for the overall performance of the day-to-day operations
  • Ability to understand financial targets/budget goals and performance and demonstrate fiscal discipline. Work with management on changing priorities and/or addressing unforeseen business needs
  • Ability to manage projects by developing project plans, coordinating projects, communicating changes and progress, completing projects on time and budget, and running project team activities
  • Ability to exercise discretion and handle situations decisively, tactfully and respectfully
  • Ability to speak and write with clarity in addressing the needs, positions, or concerns regarding a shift, law enforcement unit or division
  • Express concerns and provide constructive input when challenging ideas and decisions. Support the ultimate direction of the department, division, and Bank
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people inside and outside the Bank; build constructive relationships and work collaboratively with individuals in departments throughout the Bank and District; can defuse high-tension situations
  • Ability to optimally perform all duties of the Sergeant job classification.
  • Must complete and successfully pass the Basic Law Enforcement Course and Field Training program upon hire.

Hiring Salary Range: Los Angeles: Min: $96,000 – $100,000

Final salary and offer will be determined by the applicant’s background, experience, skills, internal equity, and alignment with market data.


At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we offer a wonderful benefits package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Pretax Flexible Spending Account, Paid Family Leave Care, Backup Child Care Program, Pretax Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holiday’s, Pet Insurance, Matching 401(k), and an unheard of Retirement / Pension.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Law Enforcement/Protection/Security

Work Shift

First (United States of America)

The Federal Reserve Banks believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Federal Reserve Banks are committed to equal employment opportunity for employees and job applicants in compliance with applicable law and to an environment where employees are valued for their differences.

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