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Federal Reserve System Information Security Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts


Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

When you join the Federal Reserve—the nation's central bank—you’ll play a key role, collaborating with leading tech professionals to strengthen and protect our economic, financial and payments systems. We dedicate more than $1 billion to technology each year to support the Federal Reserve and our economy, and we’re building a dynamic and diverse team for our future.

Bring your passion and expertise, and we’ll provide the opportunities that will challenge you and propel your growth—along with a wide range of benefits and perks that support your health, wealth, and life.

A requirement of this position is that the employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or qualify for an accommodation from the Bank’s vaccination policy; individuals who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may request an accommodation from the Bank.

This job is eligible for a hybrid schedule with some on-site work expected.

Overview of Team/ Function:

The Information Security department manages vulnerability management, incident response, and Insider Risk activities of users and systems within the Boston District. As a member of the Information Security team for the Boston Fed, you will provide technical and procedural security expertise, project leadership and participates on a variety of existing and evolving technologies. You will ensure network security access and protect against unauthorized access, modifications, or destruction. This includes: Pen-Testing, configuring reoccurring vulnerability scanning against workstations as well as web applications, developing reporting based on these scan results to be compliant with the latest FRISS standards, and developing and implementing procedures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Federal Reserve information assets.


  • Perform problem determination as needed on the more technical products and recommend changes to existing procedures or software configuration to reduce the risk or occurrence.

  • Maintain and administer systems to protect from unauthorized users, report and resolve security violations.

  • Direct technical system reviews, risk management assessments, security assessments, for all Bank information systems.

  • Independently provide advanced security consultation in the preparation of requirements, design, implementation, and training for all Bank information systems.

  • Recommend systems, technologies and applications to improve the Bank's information security posture and efficiency.

  • Work with Division management on security planning issues either directly or through their immediate supervisor.

  • Develop and evaluate policies, standards, procedures and training needs related to the Bank's computing environment.

  • Contribute to, and/or lead, System level security work groups.

  • Advance technical knowledge in security-related technologies through self-education and formal training.


  • Knowledge and experience normally acquired through, or equivalent to, the completion of a Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of related experience.

  • A CISSP is strongly desired.

  • Experience in multiple client-server technologies is required, and a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

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, healthy workflow

  • Generously subsidized public transportation

  • Annual tuition reimbursement

  • Professional development programs, training and conferences

  • And more…

The Federal Reserve Bank is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and to provide equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.

All employees assigned to this position 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. All candidates must undergo an enhanced background check and comply with all applicable information handling rules.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or skills 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.

For this job, any offer of employment is contingent upon successfully passing a two-phase security screening. The first phase consists of the satisfactory completion of a physical examination (including a drug screening), reference checks, and a security investigation consisting of credit and criminal history checks.

The second phase, which might not be complete until after you begin working at the Reserve Bank, is an additional risk-based security screening determined by the risk rating of the position. Depending upon the sensitivity of the position, this phase may include, and is not limited to, work and residency eligibility verification, and personal interviews with the candidate, references, and prior employers.

All applicants must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and have resided in the United States for at least three (3) years.

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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