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Advanced Information Security Advisor at Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) in Richmond, Virginia

Posted in General Business 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

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. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition assistance, generous paid time off, top-notch health care benefits, child and family care leave, professional development opportunities, a 401(k) match, pension, and more. All brought together in a flexible work environment where you can truly find balance.

About the Opportunity 

The mission of the Federal Reserve System is to foster the stability, integrity and efficiency of our nation’s monetary, financial and payments system to promote optional economic performance. The Federal Reserve Richmond is the proud home of the Federal Reserve’s National IT organization—a nationwide team delivering technology solutions and support across the Federal Reserve System.  

Our Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) Business Information Security Office (BISO) is responsible for ensuring the alignment of enterprise and local cybersecurity programs, initiatives, and priorities across the Federal Reserve System. The OCISO Engagement and Enablement (E&E) team, as a part of the BISO, is integral in connecting the organization with our stakeholders, fostering cohesion between security products and services, and establishing a unified security voice across the System. This is achieved through five key capabilities within E&E: Engagement Operations, Cyber Fusion Center (CFC) Enablement, OCISO Agile Chapter, IS Training & Enablement and, Communications.  

E&E has an immediate opening for an Advanced Information Security Advisor within our Engagement Operations team to drive the delivery of Tailored Cyber Protection Services (TCPS) to the System’s most critical business lines. This role coordinates the execution of cyber security engagements and drives collaboration between internal and/or external business and technical stakeholders to align business risks and concerns with threat-driven, risk-based priorities. 

What You Will Do:  

  • Coordinate engagement execution to achieve a shared vision of threat-driven, risk-based goals and priorities. 

  • Aggregate risk perspectives and threat translations across various cybersecurity domains. 

  • Collaborate across a wide range of teams from technical cybersecurity practitioners to executive business leaders. 

  • Lead process improvement initiatives aimed at increasing customer satisfaction and building stronger relationships.  

  • Research industry trends and business partner missions to identify and prioritize key risk areas. 

  • Use technical knowledge to engage effectively with security teams.  

  • Understand and translate technical issues to prioritize requests and decisions. 

  • Create, support, and motivate actions of others through influence and collaboration. 

  • Set priorities with a broad prospective, balancing business risk and cyber threat landscape. 

  • Develop and champion innovative ideas and methodologies to support continuous improvement. 



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.  

  • 10+ years of relevant service, product or project management, risk assessment, data analysis and information security experience 

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of a breadth of information technologies, information security, project management, and risk perspectives. Specifically, this should include the following: 

  • Expert experience in executing, coordinating and/or supporting engagements, from both an internal and external perspective 

  • Advanced experience in service, product, or project management. 

  • Advanced knowledge of cybersecurity issues, techniques, and enterprise implications. 

  • Superb communications skills with the ability to communicate technical, risk, and cybersecurity issues clearly to a diverse audience 

  • Advanced experience engaging executives and other stakeholders to support business decisions. 

  • Team player with excellent collaborative and consultative skills to work effectively with internal/external management, stakeholders, staff, vendors, and consultants. 

  • Knowledge of risk management frameworks. 

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a highly dynamic and rapidly changing environment. 

  • Related information security, technical, and/or project certification preferred (e.g., CISA, CISSP, PMP, CCSP, GIAC). 

  • Ability to obtain and maintain National Security Clearance is required. Ability to obtain a clearance requires US Citizenship.  


Other Requirements and Considerations:  

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

  • Candidates should review the Bank’s Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with conflict of interest rules and personal investment restrictions. 

  • Key Point High:

  • Sponsorship is not available for this role. The selected candidate will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility for this specific position requires U.S. Citizenship. 

  • The hiring range is $127,000 - $158,000

  • For candidates located outside of Richmond, VA, the salary range may be adjusted for your geographic location. Salary offered will be based on the job responsibilities and the individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience as defined in the job qualifications/experience. 

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by August 12, 2022 .


Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

Information Technology

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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