Public Policy Analyst

13 Nov, 2019


Public Policy Analyst

Richmond Federal Bank
Richmond, VA

Job Summary

The Government Affairs department has an immediate opening for a Public Policy Analyst. The successful candidate will provide analytical and research support for the Government Affairs function centered on external constituents, such as national, state and local elected officials as well as key internal constituents such as the president and senior bank leadership; monitors, analyzes and advises on legislative matters related to the U.S. Central Bank and the banking and financial services sectors; prepares various reports, briefing papers and presentations related to research and analytical work; coordinates and administers resources for the Bank’s legislative outreach program including managing stakeholder expectations, organizing external programs and supporting strategies to help further advance the understanding of the Federal Reserve System with elected officials. Actively participates in special projects, ad hoc studies and bank wide initiatives as assigned.


Core Responsibilities 

  • Translate complex concepts, policies, and legislation of the banking and financial services sectors into understandable policy briefs that present objective summaries of relevant research, details various policy options and reflects Bank’s point of view on various policy effects;
  • Lead and oversee the development of key messages on various policy issues, including but not limited to monetary policy independence, diversity and inclusion initiatives and the roles and responsibilities of Federal Reserve Banks;
  • Provide public policy counsel to senior leadership and functional management for informing and interacting with legislators;
  • Inform the development of local engagement strategies to elected officials and other key external stakeholders as well as contributes to the development of System engagement strategies to elected officials and other key external stakeholders;
  • Partner with internal functions, such as research, supervision and regulation and community development to develop and support strategies that focus on community engagement, enhance sensing and community-relevant research capabilities, and inform stakeholder groups to work toward economic and policy solutions.
  • Manage the legislative outreach customer relationship management (CRM) program and synthesizes anecdotal information from engagements to inform internal policy and strategy discussions; adapts engagement strategies based on information and provides Bank leadership with appropriate messages that address themes
  • Develop and sustain System relationships in order to effectively accomplish the Federal Reserve Systems government relations objectives that advance the understanding of the Federal Reserve System
  • Act as key risk advisor and manages the risk of various legislative outreach activities, reinforcing nonpartisan views
  • Monitor legislative developments and hearings through the banking oversight committees and on the House and Senate floors;
  • Provide input into the Bank’s government relations strategic plan
  • Perform general administrative assignments such as drafting memos and letters, scheduling meetings and transcribing meetings.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent research and analytical ability
  • Acute attention to detail with a high level of data integrity and accuracy
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at all levels of the organization
  • Broad and deep technical knowledge of Federal legislative processes and ability to understand policy effects, including benefits and drawbacks, on financial services and banking policy sectors
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office along with various other online applications, as needed for the role
  • Broad and deep technical knowledge of US central bank functions including monetary policy, macroeconomics, central bank lending, payments systems, national and regional economics, cybersecurity and other supporting functions in order to understand policy effects


Education and Experience:

  • 9+ years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience


Other/Physical Requirements:

  • Position requires continuous visual concentration and manual dexterity to operate PC
  • Minor lifting and carrying, not likely to exceed ten pounds
  • May require extended work hours
  • Occasional travel including overnight stays may be necessary

Special Considerations: 

Candidate should review the FRB Employee Code of Conduct to ensure compliance with issues related to previous employment and prohibited financial interests. The Code is available on the About Us, Careers webpage at


*** Sponsorship is not available for this position. 

*** Selected candidate is subject to special background check procedures. 

*** The hiring range for: Public Policy Analyst – Advanced: $88,600 – 110,800 annually 

*** Salary and position title offered will be based on job responsibilities and individual’s knowledge, skills and experience as defined in the job qualifications/experience.

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Job posted: 2019-11-13