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Law Enforcement Officer I - Evergreen Requisition

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024


Federal Reserve Bank of PhiladelphiaThe Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. It helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia serves eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.
Protects and safeguards premises, property, personnel, assets and operations of the Bank through customer-focused services as a Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officer. May require operating a post; working special law enforcement duties, such as securing crime scenes or perimeters around incidents; and/or performing directed law enforcement activities in emergency or crisis circumstances without being relieved for extended periods of times.

Must successfully complete the Federal Reserve System's (FRS) Basic Law Enforcement Course (BLEC) which provides entry level basic law enforcement training to the FRS officers tasked with providing law enforcement and protection to the premises, grounds, property, personnel and operations of a Reserve Bank and the Board of Governors. Training is approximately (6-8 weeks) off premise held at either Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta or Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

NOTE: This is a 2nd shift position. This position will be entitled to a 10% shift differential. In addition, this position will be entitled to FREE indoor bank parking.

Job Description:

  • Performs all law enforcement activities. Enforces Federal Laws over which officer has jurisdiction.
  • Protects and safeguards lives, property, and Bank operations.
  • Responds to disturbances and other rapidly evolving events, including potentially life-threatening situations.
  • Makes critical decisions at the scene of emergencies and potentially life-threatening situations prior to the arrival of more senior officers.
  • Accesses National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Intelligence information, to check for warrants, those on terrorist watch lists, and other caution indicators.
  • Detains persons identified through NCIC with active warrants for local law enforcement pursuant to Department procedure.
  • Controls access to Bank and high security Law Enforcement areas, including inspecting individuals, their property, and/or vehicles.
  • Performs interior and exterior Law Enforcement patrols, may be required to complete welfare checks, and provide escorts through sensitive or restricted areas.
  • Handles routine law enforcement calls for service and requests from Bank population, including visitors, contractors and/or vendors.
  • Prepares detailed incident reports of emergencies and routine events.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, understand and execute established Departmental policies and corresponding procedures.
  • Assists as needed in emergency procedures to include evacuation, bomb threat, active shooter and shelter in place response plans, duties may include assisting in the evacuation of disabled person(s), traffic mitigation, working assignments with city, state or federal first responders and other assignments during the event of an emergency situation.
  • Operates and monitors Bank Law Enforcement and life safety systems and equipment, including but not limited to the Video Surveillance System, integrated access control and Law Enforcement alarm systems, x-ray machine, metal detectors, trace detection equipment, and other screening equipment, biometric readers, radio system, fire system, public address system, and fire extinguishers.
  • May serve as a communication/command center operator. Views Video Surveillance System and monitors Access Control System computer intermittently for up to 12 hours.
  • Wears law enforcement uniform, including duty belt and handgun, while on duty.
  • Operates Law Enforcement motor vehicle(s) equipped with emergency vehicle lighting, siren and signals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The salary grade for this position is 9.


High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related field desirable.

At least 21 years of age.

Valid driver's license.

Successful completion of annual or additionally required medical or psychological examination. Successful completion of ongoing or additionally required background checks. Successful completion of any required "fit for duty" evaluation.

Successful completion of the Federal Reserve System's (FRS) Basic Law Enforcement Course (BLEC).

Successful completion of all in-service law enforcement training and weapons qualifications.

Successful completion of required and/or random drug testing.

Successfully maintains Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officer status.

Must successfully complete (6) month probationary period and (12) month time in grade with a performance rating of “Achieves Expectations” for consideration of promotion to the Officer II position.

Good interpersonal skills. Good customer service skills.

Sound judgment and the ability to perform tasks effectively in emergency situations.

Basic written and verbal communication skills.

Basic computer skills including, but not limited to Outlook e-mail and Microsoft Word.

This position requires regular contact with Bank customers, employees, and the general public.

This position requires employees to routinely perform duties outside of the Bank's buildings.

This position requires overtime work, including unscheduled overtime due to unanticipated staffing shortages from unscheduled absences or operational necessity, such as heightened Law Enforcement alerts.

This position requires holiday, weekend, and shift work. May be assigned to any shift or set of work hours; subject to shift changes/rotations, based on needs of the department.

May require occasional travel to other Third District offices; may require travel to attend external training classes or to other Federal Reserve District.

Physical Requirements:

Bending Balancing Carrying - minimum 18 lbs. additional weight on person (duty belt/ballistic vest).

Carry/drag - move a simulated victim/disabled person a reasonable distance.

Walk/Run- at a rapid pace to respond to attend to or react to law enforcement activities and or emergency situations.

Ability to withstand exposure to stress-producing situations such as encountering persons suffering from emotional, physiological or drug inducted crisis situations, serious bodily injury or killed by accidents, crimes, or suicides.

Climbing - including quickly ascending/descending stairs for emergency response, working on unprotected heights and work around moving machinery.

Grasping/Gripping - use of weapons and contact controls.

Hearing - No loss greater than 30dB at 500, 1000, 2000; or 40 dB at 3000 and 4000. The use of a hearing aid is permitted.

Kneeling/Crouching - rendering aid, weapons qualifications, arrest procedures, contact controls.

Lifting - minimum 50 lbs.

Reaching - including overhead and/or with both hands at the same time.

Seeing - corrected visual acuity at least 20/30 with both eyes corrected or uncorrected. Vision must be able to be corrected to at least 20/100 in the worst eye.

Sitting Speaking/Talking - clear annunciation and concise direction.

Standing - up to 90 minutes continuously.

Walking - up to 60 minutes continuously, including patrolling a multi-level building utilizing stairs.

Inspecting - able to distinguish weapons or Bank prohibited items through pat-down of individuals.

Dexterity/coordination - load weapon magazine(s), insert magazine in weapon, operate charging mechanism, operate safety mechanism, clear ammunition misfeed, remove magazine(s), and extract ammunition from weapon(s).

Other Requirements:

Because this job is considered a safety sensitive position, following a conditional offer of employment, a drug screen for all controlled substances prohibited by federal law, including marijuana, will be required.

We offer a great benefits package that features:

  • Medical (4 options), Prescription, Dental (3 options), and Vision Insurance with no waiting period
  • 401k/Thrift Plan with generous employer match
  • Employer-funded Pension Plan
  • Paid Vacation/Sick Time & Holidays
  • Monthly $100 Commuter Allowance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Healthcare Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Work Schedule available in most departments
  • Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Parental Leave
  • Free onsite 24/7 Fitness Center including training classes, Peloton bikes and locker room / shower facilities
  • Onsite Cafeteria & Coffee Shop
  • Additional Convenience Benefits, Discounts and More…

Additional Information:

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our employees is essential to our success as an organization, and we want to recruit, develop and retain the most accomplished people from a diverse candidate pool. To support a workplace culture of belonging, we offer eight employee resource groups (ERGs) and a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
  • We have eight employee resource groups (ERGs) to support a diverse workforce. Abilities (supporting disabilities and allies), African Heritage, Asian-Pacific, Freedom (supporting LQBTQ+ and allies), Talent Forward (supporting career growth), Women United, Working Families and Veterans. ERGs are open to all employees.
  • We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job responsibilities, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
  • All Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia employees must comply with the Bank's ethics rules, which generally prohibit employees, their spouses/domestic partners, and minor children from owning securities, such as stock, of banks or savings associations or their affiliates, such as bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies. If you or your spouse/domestic partner or minor child own such securities and would not be willing or able to divest them if you accepted an offer of Bank employment, you should raise this issue with the Recruiter for this posting, who can provide you contact information for our ethics officer if necessary. You should review the Bank's Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions.
  • Background investigations and drug testing are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Candidates for positions deemed as "safety sensitive" will also be screened for the presence of marijuana. Employment may not begin until the Bank accepts the results of the background investigation.
  • All employees will be subject to FBI fingerprint / criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years.
  • Certain eligibility rules apply. You will provide work authorization to prove their eligibility to work in the United States.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature, level of work and the requirements of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time.
  • This is not a 100% remote opportunity. You will be available to work on-site in at least a hybrid capacity.
  • Learn more about the Philly Fed and its culture. Learn more about working for the Philly Fed.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Law Enforcement/Protection/Security

Work Shift

Second (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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