Job Overview


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.


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



  • 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.