The Information Technology (IT) Examiner will lead or participate in IT examinations of financial institutions (FI's) and service providers (SP's) under our supervisory authority. The IT Examiner will be responsible for assessing information security programs, IT operations, and management information systems to ensure they are operating in a safe and sound manner and complying with applicable banking laws, regulations, and policy statements.
Incumbents in this position will perform risk-focused IT assessments and examinations including reviews of IT strategy and execution, and evaluations of IT management and controls. Elements of these risk assessments and examinations include the analysis and evaluation of operational and technology risk management, systems of internal controls, the quality of the internal and external audit functions, the technology development and acquisition processes, and the technology support and delivery capabilities. This work is conducted within the overall risk based supervisory framework of these institutions.
Leads or participates in supervisory events of financial institutions and service providers. Analyzes and evaluates the entity’s policies, procedures and controls. Confers with entity and other Federal Reserve personnel to gather information and resolve issues that arise during the examination. Recommends regulatory ratings/assessments for the IT risk area. Leads meetings with entity officials, and Reserve Bank management to discuss issues, findings, and recommendations.
Leads post-supervisory event activities consisting of reviewing work papers and completing or ensuring the completion of the examination report, letter of finding, or internal memorandum. Ensures written documents that summarize and communicate findings to the entity, the Board of Governors and other regulatory agencies comply with System and district standards, policies, and procedures.
Conducts or supervises the analysis of responses to remediate issues identified during a supervisory event. Monitors assigned entities between supervisory events for new issues and significant changes in risk profile, recommending actions to be taken where appropriate.
Ensures expertise is maintained by participating in system and industry conferences, training, and peer interaction.
Ensures that Reserve Bank management and appropriate business lines affected by the IT risk area are aware of the risks and changes in the risk and how such changes affect all business lines and entities supervised.
Thorough understanding of Information Technology, cybersecurity, and risk management concepts and the ability to apply them within a regulatory framework.
Comprehensive experience evaluating information technology, cybersecurity, and risk management concepts and prudent practices for managing those risks.
Strong teamwork skills and a high degree of initiative.
Sound judgment and strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to pursue multiple initiatives simultaneously and operate successfully with minimal oversight.
Strong knowledge of operations, applicable laws and regulations, and guidance related to IT and cybersecurity supervision.
Ability to provide effective verbal and written communications with a variety of stakeholders, including senior staff at the Reserve Bank.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, Information Technology or related field.
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation preferred.
Minimum 5 or more years of direct or comparable banking, financial industry, or banking supervision experience and/or as an IT auditor for financial institutions.
An examiner commission from a federal or state bank supervisory agency is preferred.
Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for any of the above requirements.
WORK HOURS AND CONDITIONS:
M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.; alternate work schedule 80 hours/2 weeks/additional hours may be required.
Required average travel of 25% will be necessary to complete job duties and responsibilities but at times could reach 50%.
As part of the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is committed to strengthening the economy and our communities. At the Fed, you have the opportunity to become part of an important public service institution whose work touches lives across the globe. It’s a big job and that’s why we need talented, results-driven professionals who care about making a difference.
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