San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank

While the SF Fed is a Reserve Bank, we’re not what you might expect. We’re unreserved here. That means we seek new and diverse perspectives. We spark conversations and encourage debate. We build opportunity. We pursue careers that are true to ourselves. We are looking for people who want to help our country reach its full economic potential. When you join the SF Fed, you join a team of people working together to promote an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

We have a phenomenal opportunity to add an HRBP (Human Resources Business Partner) to our People + Culture (P+C) team. As an HRBP on our team, you will support various business lines and work across our entire District. You will use HR standard methodologies, and your knowledge of employee engagement, and change management to get results and to continue to mature the HRBP function toward a true consultative partnership with our business groups. Our ideal candidate is an outstanding relationship builder and knows how to “meet people where they are” and create authentic partnerships by building real trust. You are able to think and plan strategically, but are also highly capable completing the tactical work as well.

In this critical role your day-to-day work will support the strategic direction for people programs that support business line objectives, organizational goals, and values. Our team is tightly connected to our Bank’s strategic direction. Your high energy, passion and collaborative approach is essential as the main point of contact between the business line and the HR Centers of Excellence (COEs) to support the flawless execution of people programs. You will be able to have a significant impact in this highly visible role!

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with group leaders to understand, recommend, and implement people strategies and drive for strategic change, on people initiatives.
  • Provide expertise, mentorship and coaching on highly confidential and sophisticated HR related matters.
  • Take a hands-on approach to help to build a culture that reflects the Bank’s core values that supports a high level of employee morale and full engagement; assess the “pulse” of the employees on satisfaction,
  • Identify and build partnerships with human resources Center of Excellence (recruiting, learning and development, employee relations, etc.) whenever appropriate.
  • Analyze and identify sophisticated people issues and trends. Recommend solutions and complete appropriate actions.
  • Mentor leaders on people management standard methodologies (i.e. recruiting, performance management, discipline, rewards and recognition.)
  • Act as a change agent related to all people related initiatives.
  • Mentor and partner with other HR professionals as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Organizational Development (OD) or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Typically requires a minimum of seven or more years of demonstrated ability in a strategic Human Resources role.
  • Experience building strong and trusted relationships at all levels of the business and, in particular, with senior level leadership.
  • Ability to think strategically, and act tactically.
  • Detailed understanding of business strategy and HR business practices including workforce development, organizational structure, and design, change management and employee relations.
  • Strong “solutions focus” and comfort level in an environment which demands results and the ability to identify problems and drive appropriate solutions quickly.
  • Experience working with a diverse staff of both non-exempt and exempt employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise excellent judgment with sensitive issues.
  • Strong coaching, conflict resolution, relationship and team building skills with the ability to influence and engage at all levels of an organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; solid ability to communicate complex issues succinctly and create and conduct effective presentations.
  • Intermediate Excel skills required for creating spreadsheets and working with formulas.
  • Knowledge of state and federal employment laws and standards.
  • Excellent priority setting and project/time management skills, able to change directions when needed.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or a Green Card holder with the intent to become a U.S. Citizen
  • Up to 10% travel.


  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

This is a hybrid role which requires some in office time with a heavy “work from home” option. If you do not live within the local, commutable distance to one of our locations and you are interested in relocation, please include a cover letter with your application letting us know.


Base Salary Range: Min: $114,400  Mid: $148,500  $182,700 (Location: San Francisco/Los Angeles)

Final salary and offer will be determined by the applicant’s background, experience, skills, internal equity, and alignment with geographic and other market data.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, we offer a wonderful benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Pretax Flexible Spending Account, Paid Family Leave Care, Backup Child Care Program, Pretax Day Care Flexible Spending Account, Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pet Insurance, Matching 401(k), and an unheard-of Retirement / Pension.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

At the SF Fed, 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 SF Fed is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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