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Operational Risk Officer
Company: Wells Fargo
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/24/2021
Expire Date: 07/29/2021
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Law Enforcement, and Security, Legal, Military, Quality Control, Research & Development
Job Description
Operational Risk Officer
Job Description

Important Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume when submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message. In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as “Personal Cell” or “Cellular” in the contact information of your application.

At Wells Fargo, we are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. We are seeking candidates who embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in a workplace where everyone feels valued and inspired.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

As the company's second line of defense, Corporate Risk — or Independent Risk Management — provides independent oversight of risk-taking activities. Independent Risk Management establishes and maintains Wells Fargo's risk management program and provides oversight, including challenges to and independent assessment of, the frontline's execution of its risk management responsibilities. We manage risk according to the Risk Management Framework and ensure all employees understand their individual accountability for managing risk.

The Operational Risk Officer will be responsible for maintaining Independent Risk Management (IRM) Information Security (IS) policy. This includes designing, developing, and implementing changes to IRM IS Policy; evaluating regulatory guidance and industry standards the effectiveness of internal controls; and performing oversight of front line information security policy management.

Specific duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and implement IRM Information Security Policy
  • Maintain knowledge of regulatory and industry guidance to maintain policies in line with guidance
  • Perform IRM oversight of front line execution of IS Policy
  • Perform IRM oversight of front line remediation activities to achieve compliance of IS policy
  • Provide governance of the Information Security policies, procedures, controls, and report, challenge, and track remediation efforts
  • Perform activities required under the Wells Fargo Operational Risk Program Policy and related policies and procedures (such as Operational Risk Business Oversight Program Methodology)
  • Provide evidence of IRM compliance to governance and oversight requirements
  • Support responses to internal testing, audits, or regulatory examinations as needed
  • Collaborate effectively with Front Line partners, Operational Risk, Legal, and other partners
  • Lead ad hoc assignments

Required Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in risk management (includes compliance, financial crimes, operational risk, audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, IT systems security, business process management) or 7+ years of financial services industry experience, of which 5+ years must include direct experience in risk management

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience reviewing testing strategies and methodologies; evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, procedures, processes, initiatives, products and internal controls; and identifying issues resulting from internal and/or external compliance examinations
  • Experience testing policy and procedures/control testing
  • Advanced Information Security technical skills and solid knowledge and understanding of information security practices and policies
  • Leadership skills including the ability to influence effectively in a matrix environment
  • Ability to articulate issues, risks, and proposed solutions to various levels of staff and management
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to influence and collaborate at all internal organizational levels
  • Knowledge and understanding of Information Security Frameworks and standards (FFIEC, NIST, ISO)
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • A BS/BA degree or higher

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, and adjust to changing priorities
  • Working knowledge of Information Security and Operational Risk programs
  • Enterprise-level operational risk experience and/or risk management experience in multiple lines of business

Job Expectations

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time


    All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

    Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

    Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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