I interviewed with the Federal Reserve in Boston a couple of months before 9/11. The pay back then was 29k to start usual benefits. The way it was explained it to me it was lots of fixed posts watching cameras and working the metal detectors in the front of the bldg. When I was there they had no arrest powers, but carried a lot of firepower. After 9/11 things were supposed to have changed. Last I heard they were supposed to be becoming Federal Police Officers and going to Federal Training, but I havent heard anymore about it since then.