Security System Technician Job at Federal Reserve Bank of New York – 4.1 Boston, MA


Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Responsible for the maintenance, support, and security of Law Enforcement Unit’s security technology and communications systems. The level of work required is considered advanced and staff will work under minimal supervision.

The Systems Technician position in the LEU Technical Services Unit (TSU) is part of a small team providing routine 24/7 support for the department’s critical security systems and applications. This position is expected to acquire and demonstrate a strong working knowledge of physical security/video surveillance systems and technical skills in areas such as network infrastructure, hardware, and software environments, and should have effective troubleshooting techniques and business analytical skills in all of these areas.

Principal Accountabilities

Administer and support physical security systems including but not limited to alarm, access control, and video surveillance systems.

Troubleshoot and mitigate problems and errors within service level targets

Conduct root cause analysis of system/application incidents and takes corrective action as appropriate to prevent future occurrence.

Maintain a close relationship with internal and external service providers which support LEU systems to ensure effective and timely resolution to issues

Support daily production activities and upgrades to applications or environment.

Participate in contract reviews to determine requirements for prospective security equipment purchases, maintenance support, and assist with budget guidance and recommendations.

Physically install, modify, and remove LEU security, surveillance, or communications devices.

Perform programming, monitoring, and resolving problems on LEU System devices at the direction of the Captain of Administration & Technology Section (ATS) and the Command Center (CC) Lieutenant.

Works as part of a team to provide 24/7 LEU Systems support on rotation schedule.

Works with the Captain of ATS and the CC Lieutenant to identify vulnerabilities and problems involving the implementation of new and existing technology.

Serves as backup to the Captain of ATS and CC Lieutenant for project functions and LEU technical systems. Participates in meetings discussing project development, implementation, and maintenance affecting LEU systems and operations.

Keep current with local IT policy and perform vulnerability management activities.

Maintains certifications in all new and existing LEU technology systems to effectively maintain & troubleshoot systems in a timely and effective manner.

Update technical support documentation and procedures when appropriate.

Data Analysis

Ensures the security and integrity of all systems, equipment, and data, and responds to outages and other issues

Performs system administration activities for messaging systems, databases, and web applications.

Implements and enhances processes and technical documentation, creates back-up procedures, test plans, and reports.

Create and maintain standard operating procedures for in scope systems and responsibilities.

Leads access reviews and ensures reviews are completed timely and thoroughly.

Manages and implements compliance with both local IT and System policies and standards.

Coordinates to plan, design, and schedule the release of all software, hardware, and operating

system updates

Collaborates and participates in system audits, and implementing policies, procedures, and technical solutions

General understanding of IP Subnetting.

Available to work nights, weekends, and holiday as required.

Be able to lift 50 pounds, walk distances necessary to traverse the building and grounds, climb several flights of stairs, crawl under desks/consoles, work in network closets, climb ladders, operate equipment (such as lifts), operate power tools, possess and maintain a valid drivers’ license.

Other Accountabilities

Perform other duties as assigned.


This job does not have any direct reports.

Knowledge and Experience

Physical security experience in one or more of the following areas is desired:

Access control and badging systems

Video surveillance, analog, IP cameras and encoder technologies

AutoCAD design

Biometric systems

Perimeter intrusion detection

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

3 to 5 years of work experience in information technology, management information systems, database management, or related field

Strong knowledge of IT compliance policies and procedures

Independent thinking, problem solving, and sound judgment

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills

Ability to prioritize assignments, multi-task, and meet tight deadlines

Proficient with Microsoft Windows 10, Windows Server, Microsoft Office, Microsoft 365, Visio, and SharePoint

Proficient with information security applications

All employees assigned to this position will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or skills associated with this position or the personnel so classified. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time.

Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Regular / Temporary


Job Exempt (Yes / No)


Job Category

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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Company: Federal Reserve Bank of New York – 4.1

Company Location:  Boston, MA

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