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Financial Institution & Policy Analyst I (Project Management Specialist) - Currency Education Program

The Role
The analyst (Project Management Specialist) will support the U.S. currency program’s public communication and education initiatives for the global public, with a focus on establishing and expanding our domestic outreach program, and supporting our education initiatives. The analyst will contribute to other workstreams as needed.
This position requires experience in managing complex projects and working with a variety of partners. Responsibilities include:
  • Supporting all stages of projects from design through implementation by helping to define goals, timelines, metrics, and ensuring that commitments are met
  • Surfacing opportunities to improve processes and proposing new initiatives that will further the work of the team
  • Building strong working relationships and working cooperatively with other teams in the Federal Reserve System
  • Expressing ideas and facts in a clear and organized manner and ensuring communications are delivered in a style, tone, and level of detail appropriate to the audience and the occasion
  • Considering the values, risks, impact, and implications in evaluating information and choosing solutions
  • Supporting day-to-day communications and relations with external agencies and coordinating requests as they arise
A successful candidate will possess:
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and to adapt to changing duties
  • Capacity to build trust, rapport, and effective working relationships
Financial Institution and Policy Analysts work under regular supervision to conduct in-depth analyses on quantitative and qualitative data. Perform assigned project tasks while developing domain expertise. Share information and ideas regarding projects and work primarily for their Project Team, Section, or Division. Prepare and deliver communications including presentations and recommendations to others in the Section/Division and/or to external stakeholders. Some travel may be required.

The Team
The Currency Education Program (CEP), part of the Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems, supports the Federal Reserve Board in meeting its statutory responsibilities under the Federal Reserve Act to issue notes. The goal of the program is to protect and maintain confidence in Federal Reserve notes. To achieve this goal, the CEP provides information and conducts outreach and training on the design and security features of U.S. currency to a broad range of stakeholders, including consumers, financial institutions, businesses, and the gaming industry. Because U.S. currency circulates broadly around the world, the CEP is necessarily global. Key partners in the CEP’s education efforts include the United States Secret Service, the State Department and its Embassies and Consulates, the Federal Reserve Banks, and the Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

What We Need
(FR-23): A bachelor’s degree in business, economics, marketing, communication, or another related field and a minimum of 1 year of related experience, or a master’s degree in a related field. (FR-24): Bachelor's + 2 years or Master's + 1 year. (FR-25): Bachelor's +3 years or Master's +2 years
Must be able to perform basic work in activities involving these competencies, and must be capable of demonstrating them after receiving specific instructions and guidance:
  • Data Collection & Analysis: The ability to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Project Management: The ability to initiate, plan, execute, and close the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time
  • Critical Thinking: The ability to actively conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and/or evaluate information
  • Presentation Skills: The ability to orally express ideas and facts in a clear and organized manner to individuals or groups in a style, tone, and level of detail appropriate to the audience and the occasion