Reserve Officer

Direct investment activities in bonds, securities, and collateral funds.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$76,000 – $142,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Reserve Officers do?

Directs purchase, sale, and redemption of bonds and securities, and placement of collateral funds in safekeeping accounts of correspondent or reserve banks to maintain institution reserve position mandated by regulatory bodies: Arranges deposit agreements with correspondent banks or designated reserve bank, and directs placement of funds to fulfill agreements. Reviews financial statements to determine reserve needed, and adjusts reserve to obtain specified ratio of reserves to liabilities. Directs purchase and sale of government bonds and other securities, redemption of bonds, and disbursement of funds to branch offices, correspondent banks, and reserve banks to ensure that funds are kept at level specified by reserve regulations and deposit agreements. Prepares reports on reserve position for management.

Should I be a Reserve Officer?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • How to become a Reserve Officer

    We recommend at least a Bachelor's degree. Check out these schools offering Reserve Officer-related education!
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