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Job Title:Supervisory Attorney-Adviser

Agency:Securities and Exchange Commission

Job Announcement Number:13-EX-835877-BLS

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$134,262.00 to $223,974.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 to Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

SK-0905-17

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

17

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

US Citizens and Non Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Do you want to perform challenging work in a collegial environment, while enjoying quality of life and a competitive compensation package? Invest in your career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)!

The SEC's mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The agency seeks high-caliber professionals who share the same values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.

 

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy provides a variety of services and tools to address the problems and questions you may face as an investor. We cannot tell you what investments to make, but we can help you to invest wisely and avoid fraud.

The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits:

 

·         The SEC also has a Student Loan Repayment program for permanent employees. Up to $10,000 a year (60K cap) in student loan repayments for those who meet program criteria.

·         Paid dental insurance and vision insurance.

·         Increased agency subsidy for health insurance which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage, and $50 for family coverage.

·         Mass transportation subsidy up to $245 per month.

·         Telework Opportunities

·         Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program

 

This position is in the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy located in Washington, DC.

 

To find out more, go to http://www.sec.gov/jobs.shtml.

 

This position involves extensive travel, including some nights and weekends. 

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • This position is open to all U.S. citizens and persons lawfully admitted
  • for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in
  • 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B).
  • Travel required.

DUTIES:

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  • The incumbent will serve as an Assistant Director, Investor Education, in the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA).  The position:

     

    ·         Consults with and advises the Director and Deputy Director in planning, developing, and implementing investor education and outreach activities and other OIEA programs.

     

    ·         Responsible for implementation and/or development of policies and procedures directly applicable to assigned area.  Performs continuing evaluation of investor education programs and activities, anticipates problem areas, explores feasibility of establishing new or improved processes, and recommends appropriate course of action.

     

    ·         Serves as legal adviser and counselor to key executives within the SEC on matters arising within area for which responsible.  Attends and participates in meetings and conferences in which crucial policy formulation, procedural development, and program planning matters are discussed.  Engages in discussions with SEC senior management on a wide range of complex issues, particularly those where sensitive problems requiring exceptional skill and delicacy of treatment are required, a crucial policy question is at stake, or other issues of like significance are present.

     

    ·         Provides leadership and management of investor education staff and work products by maintaining and exhibiting knowledge, insight, and understanding of the assigned specialized segment of the market; monitoring new marketing or financial techniques and developments that impact investor education; fostering productive work relationships with investors, federal and state agencies, and the financial literacy community; and engaging in public outreach and representational opportunities to showcase the goals and strategic vision of the Commission.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

 

Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

 

Basic Requirements: Applicant must possess a J.D. or LL.B. degree and be an active member of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirement: In addition to the Basic Requirements applicants must have four years of post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney, three years of which include an in-depth knowledge of the federal securities laws, including the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as well as the rules and regulations administered by the Commission and applicable case law.

 

Experience in public speaking or in media, connections within the financial literacy community, and ability to speak Spanish are not requirements, but are a plus.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following KSAs.  You are required to complete narratives for each KSA in the occupational questionnaire portion of this announcement. Failure to respond to these narratives may result in your being considered not highly qualified for the position.  

 

·         Knowledge and understanding of federal securities laws, Commission and SRO rules and processes relating to rulemaking, administrative and enforcement proceedings.

·         Ability to recognize and analyze critical issues under federal securities laws and presents them effectively for a variety of audiences in concise, easily understandable language.

·         Ability to develop and present convincing information and opinions that may be used as a basis for critical management decisions and represent the agency in a wide range of public forums.

·         Ability to lead a professional staff engaged in technically complex and sensitive work.

 


Important Notes:

 

1. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully.  Failure to follow the instructions may result in your not being considered for this position.

2. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service.  For more information, visit http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/selectiveservicerequirements.asp#icc.

3. Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.

4. This position is being filled at the full performance level. 

5. This appointment may require completion of a trial period up to two years.

6. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.

7. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.

8. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

9. This position is not in the bargaining unit.

10. A writing sample may be required after minimum qualification determinations are made.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

BASIS OF RATING: Once the announcement closes, your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system and a Human Resources Specialist. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your application and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


BENEFITS:

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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

The SEC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, send an email to DisabilityAccommodation@SEC.gov  or call 202-551-4158.  To request sign language interpreting services for interviews, send an email to SECInterpreter@sec.gov at least 5 business days before the date you will need this service.

 

TTY/ASCII users should use the toll free Federal Relay Service number: 1-800-877-8339 and provide the SEC number of the office or individual you are calling. For more information about using the Federal Relay Service see: http://fts.gsa.gov/frs/tollfree.htm.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package.

 

All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 to be considered.

 

Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting the Occupational Questionnaire, Résumé, and Required Documents. Please read all instructions before you begin. You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials. We cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, etc.

 

To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: https://applicationmanager.gov/.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID 835877.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

For this job announcement the following documents are required: 

 

·         Résumé: Must contain a detailed description of your duties, the date you performed them (MM/YY), and your work schedule

·         Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire

 

Other Supporting Documents (as applicable):

 

·         Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4, SF-15, VA letter)

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Brenda L. Skipper
Phone: (202)551-4167
Email: SKIPPERB@SEC.GOV
Agency Information:
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street NE
Washington , DC
20549

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After a review of your résumé, required documents and assessment questionnaire is complete, you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.


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Job Announcement Number:

13-EX-835877-BLS

Control Number:

338901600