Service Provider Examiner/Specialist OR Sr. Examiner

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of AtlantaUnder supervision, executes or leads on-and off-site Information Technology (IT) risk management examinations and continuous monitoring for technology service providers and financial institutions. Will provide subject matter expertise for executing a comprehensive, risk-focused supervisory program of technology service providers and somewhat complex financial institutions. Actively participates in broader Reserve Bank and/or Federal Reserve System initiatives related to areas of expertise. Displays a comprehensive understanding of complex activities in their risk field. Supports and/or leads outreach and engagements with System staff and staff at other Reserve Banks through delivering outreach presentations and participating in meetings to develop understanding of risk across institutional portfolios.

*This position is hiring at multiple levels: Specialist or Examiner/Sr. Examiner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs risk-focused IT risk assessments and examinations including assessments of IT strategy and execution and evaluations of IT management and controls in technology service providers and financial institutions.
  • Assesses IT/information security/cybersecurity, risk management, end point and server technologies, network management/architecture, intrusion detection and prevention systems, vulnerability/pen testing management, business resiliency, and patch management systems.
  • Executes examinations to determine compliance with supervisory expectations; review and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of operational and technology risk management, systems of internal controls, the quality of the internal and external audit functions, technology development and acquisition processes, and technology support and delivery capabilities.
  • Develops and recommends appropriate supervisory actions to ensure sound practices. Prepares informative, well-supported supervisory products and work papers as well as coordinate and lead meetings with senior bank management to effectively communicate highly complex and problematic supervisory findings and required actions to senior management and boards of directors.
  • Provides support and technical expertise to Bank and Division management.
  • Maintains a global awareness of relevant regulations, laws, emerging issues, trends, and ongoing developments in field of expertise.
  • Performs ongoing supervisory work across the technology service providers and financial institutions to understand and analyze micro (firm specific), horizontal (industry wide/peer) and macro (financial system supervision) risks. Prepare and deliver written analyses on firm specific as well as broader industry trends or emerging risks.
  • Develops and maintains ongoing relationships with supervisory personnel at the Board of Governors and Reserve Banks, across other regulatory agencies, as well as senior management and directors of financial institutions to ensure strong communication of complex supervisory expectations.


  • Bachelor's Degree or 4 years of equivalent experience


  • Two to eight years

Functional Knowledge Preferences

  • CISA and/or CISSP designation or equivalent preferred
  • Understanding of Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) FFIEC IT Handbooks
  • Knowledgeable of Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and other Information technology-related examination guidance, regulatory laws, and regulations

Knowledge Areas:

Demonstrated understanding of –

  • Bank Examination
  • Financial Industry
  • Audit (IT Audit, Risk Assessment audit)
  • Information Technology (IT) Risk Assessment
  • Information Security Risk Assessment
  • Cloud Risk Assessment
  • Risk Compliance
  • Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC)
  • Information Security Governance
  • Cybersecurity

Individual Competencies

  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness
  • Problem Solving
  • Action-Oriented
  • Collaborates
  • Communicates Effectively

Our total rewards program offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:

  • Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, and Vision)
  • 401K match, and a fully funded pension plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays; flexible work environment
  • Generously subsidized public transportation
  • Annual tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development programs, training and conferences
  • And more…

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, performance standards or requirements, efforts, skills or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g. emergencies, rush jobs, change in workload or technological developments).

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

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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