Law Enforcement Manager

Law Enforcement/Protection/Security
262794 Requisition #

Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Manager

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago operates a branch office in Detroit, MI which houses 120 employees engaged in cash and coin distribution and bank supervision for financial institutions primarily in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  We are seeking candidates for a Manager position to lead our Detroit based staff of 40 law enforcement officers who protect and safeguard the property, personnel, and operations of the Bank.  If you are a proactive and principled leader with a proven record of professionalism and credibility and are committed to serving the public through the mission of the Federal Reserve, apply now.

Job Summary

As a Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Officer (FRLEO) the Manager will lead a group of 40 officers and directly manage 5 Lieutenants based in the Detroit Branch.  Serves as primary contact regarding Bank security matters with internal Bank management, Federal Reserve System law enforcement management, and external law enforcement organizations. Coordinates investigations related to security issues, unlawful, or prohibited activities. Monitors and directs emergency response operations plans and related activities. Evaluates and reports on staff and department performance. Responsible for hiring, development, promotions, discipline, and recognition. Identifies and executes initiatives to enhance staff engagement and department morale.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages a 24/7 internal law enforcement operation responsible for safeguarding the Federal Reserve Bank's premises, assets, and personnel

  •  Responsible for accurate and timely communication of department information to leadership team; conducts individual and leadership team meetings to facilitate effective communication of policies, procedures, and other pertinent information; regularly attends roll call or other meetings to gauge effectiveness of shift communications

  • Works with Training to identify and implement strategies to enhance department performance and development of staff; completes development plans for Operations Lieutenants and monitors progress; responsible for the development of subordinates in support of succession planning objectives

  • Responsible for measuring and enhancing teamwork and work place morale in the department; leads department initiative and efforts

  • Maintain strong relationships with Detroit Branch business unit leaders and lead LEU staff to provide excellent customer service to the Branch

  • Uphold consistent standards for FRLEO across the District through close working relationship with Chicago LEU Manager peers

  • Meets firearms and other Law Enforcement equipment qualification requirements as outlined in Federal Reserve System Law Enforcement (FRSLE) Training Manual and completes other training as assigned or required, where applicable

  • Coordinates and/or conducts investigations related to security issues and/or unlawful or prohibited activities

  • Directs the actions of supervisors and FRLEO's who respond or provide emergency services

  • Evaluates, responds and directs staff regarding sensitive and potentially dangerous situations using good judgment and appropriate degree of physical force or weaponry; makes lawful arrests and/or detentions, where applicable

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of mid-year and year-end performance evaluations for Operations Lieutenants; participates in performance calibration meetings; ensures consistency of performance evaluations among shifts

  • Conducts interviews; makes final decision on hiring of FRLEO's. Approves formal disciplinary action and corrective measurements; responsible for ensuring the timely and consistent treatment of disciplinary action across the department


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Five years of work experience in military, security, or law enforcement required; higher levels education in lieu of experience may be considered

  • Experience in Federal Law Enforcement is desired

  • Three years of direct management/people leadership experience required

  • An Honorable Discharge for any past U.S. military service, where applicable

Knowledge and Skills
  • Track record of applying sound judgment, demonstrating critical and strategic thinking skills to make timely and independent decisions and taking action when outcomes of events are unclear

  • Experience addressing conflict; assessing and gathering relevant information to arrive at fair outcomes

  • Experience writing professionally including clear performance evaluations, memos, event summaries, etc.

  • Experience building constructive relationships and working collaboratively with individuals in different departments or organizations

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proficient in use of PCs, email, Word and Excel and able to learn other computer based training applications

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills


Other Requirements and Physical Requirements

  • Successful completion of an initial and any subsequent criminal background checks

  • Must pass pre-employment psychological and physical examinations administered by Bank-designated physicians

  • Must pass initial and, where applicable, subsequent drug tests based on nationally accepted drug screening standards

  • Minimum age of 21, permitted under Federal law to possess firearms and ammunition, where applicable

  • Able to work flexible hours necessary to ensure appropriate management coverage of LEU operations

  • Valid driver's license

  • Wears appropriate uniform and carries and operates all issued equipment as outlined in LEU policies and procedures and FRSLE Training Manual

  • Meets physical requirements of job as outlined in the Physical Requirements Supplement

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

  • 15-20% travel for meetings and conferences is expected

Other Requirements
  • As a condition of employment, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 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 official if necessary

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