Project Analyst - CPO

Federal Reserve Bank San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 weeks ago

Project Analyst I or II

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has a Project Analyst (level I or II) position available in our Cash Product Office. In this role, you will own various responsibilities that support the Cash Product Office's portfolio of projects.

The Cash Product Office (CPO) is responsible for the strategic direction and national support for Federal Reserve Cash Services (FedCash Services). The CPO incorporates our core values of Community, Service, Expertise, Resiliency and Curiosity in to how we work and interact with each other, and the broader community. These core values are representative of what we want our customers and partners to experience when they interact with us.

National Cash Automation (NCA), is CPO's software development and support team, and is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the Federal Reserve System's cash operations suite of automation solutions. The Portfolio Support group is designed to support the needs of individual project teams, and to ensure compliance with internal project management standards and practices.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • You may provide periodic briefings or updates on project status to Senior Leadership.

  • You will lead and/or participate in cross-department, cross-functional workgroups as needed.

  • Facilitate process improvement and change management initiatives.

  • Be responsible for the creation, maintenance, and distribution of key project materials, metrics, and/or documentation at the direction of the Portfolio Support manager.

  • Become cross-trained on the majority of the Project Analyst duties and responsibilities across the team.

  • You will perform other duties as assigned or requested including but not limited to providing project management support to application project teams.

  • You will apply your strong project management skills and adhere to Bank standards associated with project management methodology.

  • You may serve as the central point of contact for National Cash Automation's project management methodologies and ensure that documents within the methodology are up to date, accurate, and stored appropriately.

  • You will review existing active projects on a prescribed basis to ensure that the projects are being run according to our established system-wide methodologies.

  • You will proactively recommend changes or updates to the methodologies to keep NCA in-line with industry or Bank standard methodologies, and/or to address pain points being experience by NCA.

  • You will communicate any changes to the methodology to the all NCA staff and management.

  • You will provide regular, on-going communication on project status to the NCA staff and management as needed.

  • Provide Project Manager(s) with accurate, timely and thorough recommendations on the steps needed to bring projects back into compliance.

  • Be responsible for ensuring that the steps and processes outlined in the COSO guidelines are being applied appropriately across all projects.

  • You will be the central point of contact for NCA records retention, ensuring that records are maintained appropriately in accordance with Federal Reserve Bank guidelines and recommend corrective actions as necessary.

  • Evaluate the communication and project documentation practices across the portfolio of NCA projects to identify areas of opportunity where changes could be made to make the organization more efficient.

  • Document and communicate recommendations to NCA management on process improvement opportunities as they are identified.


  • Bachelors' degree or equivalent work experience:

  • Project Analyst I: Bachelor's degree or 3 years of equivalent work experience

  • Project Analyst II: Bachelor's degree or 5 years of equivalent work experience

  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.

  • Advanced troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

  • Experience with participating in and/or leading high functioning teams.

  • Ability to lead and influence successfully in a highly matrix or virtual organization.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical, multitasking, and time management skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, emotional intelligence, collaboration and consensus building skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop informal and formal business relationships across all levels of the organization.

  • Demonstrated in depth understanding of organizational complexities and ability to navigate them to achieve desired results.

  • A certification in Project Management methodologies, such as the PMP certification, is preferred.

For consideration, please:

Submit a resume, and include a cover. In your cover letter, please describe how your unique set of skills and abilities will bring value to our team and/or the broader CPO as a whole. Also, please describe a project management support function that you don't see listed in the job description above, that you feel would provide additional benefit to our organization.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco we believe in the diversity of our people, ideas, and experiences and are committed to building an inclusive culture that is representative of the communities we serve. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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