Federal Reserve Bank Officer, Law Enforcement Unit - Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Officer, Law Enforcement Unit (LEU)

An opportunity exists within The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in the Cincinnati facility to serve as a Law Enforcement Officer. The successful candidate will enforce federal laws and Federal Reserve policies and regulations to protect life, property and assets. The individual will also respond to incidents on Bank property and provide emergency services. This position is an essential function of the Bank and may require extended work hours and/or work during emergency or crisis situations.

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Operates as a law enforcement officer pursuant to the authority given the Board of Governors by Section 11 (q) of the Federal Reserve Act Authorized personnel act as law enforcement officers pursuant to regulations of the Board of Governors and approved by the US Attorney General (Uniform Regulations for Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officers).

  • Controls pedestrian and vehicle access to the facility, patrols building and reports unusual situations or unauthorized individuals.

  • Responds to general alarm, provides emergency service, and follows local response protocol until the alarm or situation has been resolved.

  • Monitors Bank departments for safety or security violation and reports findings to department management.

  • Prepares logs and input information pertaining to incident and daily activity reports in prescribed format.

  • Monitors metal detectors or utilizes metal detection wands to scan visitors, personal items, and packages for unauthorized items.

  • Monitors and authorizes visitors accessing Bank facilities and records visitor data on appropriate logs.

  • Monitors surveillance equipment, intercoms, telephones, radios, and other specialized equipment Inspects vehicles entering security sensitive areas for unauthorized personnel or contents.

  • With assistance of a senior FRLEO, may conduct initial investigations into accidents and incidents, make proper notifications to the shift officer in charge, and perform follow up duties as directed.

  • Could be needed to testify in court in response to a subpoena regarding accidents or incidents.

  • Develops proficiency in areas such as weapons (lethal and non-lethal), first aid, CPR, firefighting techniques, civil disorders, and public relations, by attending training classes.

  • Must exhibit spontaneous good judgment over life and safety issues (shoot and don't shoot scenarios, discrete handling of detected weapons and/or explosive devices, when to employ use of life saving and rescue equipment, etc.).

  • Develops proficiency in use of personal computer (PC) and related software, computerized physical access control systems, video surveillance equipment, x-ray and metal detection equipment, various alarms systems and Automated External Defibrillators.

  • Access law enforcement and Bank databases and processes law enforcement intelligence in order to accomplish the FRLEO mission and to operate effectively within the larger law enforcement community.

  • With the assistance of a senior FRLEO, may assist in completing; the daily testing and maintenance of Law Enforcement Unit equipment, collection of fingerprints for the purpose of employment screening.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

  • Adheres to the Bank's attendance policies through regular and prompt attendance.

  • Requires following somewhat defined procedures. Problems encountered are somewhat complex. Requires making decisions about work and working independently.

    Problem Solving Skills

  • Interpersonal communication: Requires communicating well with people at different levels, frequently sharing information with others while listening to and understanding their points of view.

  • Logical analysis: Requires thinking through and solving problems step by step, often looking beyond the obvious solution to a problem and digging deeper for the best solution.

    Job Specifications:

  • High school education or equivalency

  • 1 years of related work experience

  • Knowledge of regulations, procedures and practices of a specific discipline

  • Ability to perform routine tasks

  • Employees in this position require physical capabilities such as lifting, climbing and crawling along with the ability to work with their hands. They can be exposed to uncomfortable areas (such as crawl spaces) to investigate.

  • Exposure to climate elements (internal/external) will occur based upon task rotation.

  • Ability to lift and carry equipment required.

  • Due to being a first responder in the event of emergency, taking and passing periodic physical fitness tests is part of the requirements to perform the job.

  • Ability to shoot a weapon and firearm training is necessary.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Successful completion of Basic Law Enforcement Course (BLEC) and Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP).

  • Physical ability to pass endurance test

  • Maintains composure and performs reliably under stressful conditions

  • Knowledge of first aid, CPR and emergency response procedures for fire, earthquake and other disasters

  • Ability to effectively respond to emergency situations, within the scope of assigned duties

  • Operates specialized automated security systems

  • Valid driver’s license


  • Automatic External Defibrillator Certification

  • Building entrance and evacuation procedures

  • CPR and first aid certification

  • Use of deadly force policy

  • Comply with all Federal/State regulations regarding proper equipment usage in the case of an emergency.

  • Federal Gun Control Act

  • Federal Law Enforcement Commission

  • Phone taping system in command center

  • Secured area entrance procedures

  • Work in full view of security cameras

  • Screening Procedures: Certification in the operation of x-ray machine and magnetometer

  • Fit testing for respiratory management system

    Additional Information:

  • Related experience includes but not limited to law enforcement, police officer, military service, corrections, and security work.

    Minimum qualifications and standards for hiring :

  • High School Graduate or equivalent.

  • Possess a valid driver's license.

  • Must not have any disqualifying criminal convictions.

  • Must not have any convictions of domestic violence.

  • Have been honorably discharged from the military, if applicable.

  • Currently not under indictment for any offense.

  • Eligible to possess a firearm and ammunition.

  • Pass drug screening exam.

  • Pass medical/health evaluation.

  • Pass psychological evaluation.

    On-going Minimum Standards for FRLEOs:

  • All Minimum Qualifications and Standards for Hiring.

  • Maintain a valid driver's license.

  • Maintain eligibility to possess firearms and ammunition.

  • Must pass random drug screening examination.

  • Must pass annual Fitness for Duty Screening program.

  • Adhere to the Bank's attendance policies.

  • Ability to work any regularly scheduled shift - day, evening and night, and the ability to work overtime and be available on regularly scheduled days off including weekends and holidays, as needed.

  • Demonstrate proficiency on all annual components of Federal Reserve System Law Enforcement Training Manual.

Organization: *Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Title: Officer, Law Enforcement Unit - Cincinnati

Location: OH-Cincinnati

Requisition ID: 248414