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

The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits: paid dental insurance and vision insurance and increased agency subsidy for health insurance which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage, and $50 for family coverage.

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Few vacancies are located in the following offices in the Division of Investment Management located in Washington, DC: Investment Adviser Regulation Office, Investment Company Rulemaking Office, Office of Chief Counsel, and Insured Investments Office.

Salary Ranges: SK-13: $96,590 - $161,141

                     SK-14: $110,910 - $185,027

**This posting has cut-off periods.  Qualified applicants will be forwarded to the hiring committee every two weeks, the first of which will occur on May 13, 2013.

Proof of Bar membership must be submitted at the time of interview.



The Division of Investment Management works to protect investors, promote informed investment decisions, and facilitate appropriate innovation in investment products and services, through regulating the asset management industry. The Division administers the Investment Company Act of 1940 ("Investment Company Act"), the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 ("Investment Advisers Act"), the Securities Act of 1933 ("Securities Act") and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act"). In applying these federal securities laws to the industry, the Division works to improve disclosure to investors without imposing undue costs on regulated entities.

As an attorney-adviser in the Division of Investment Management, your work assignments may include any of the following tasks:

·  Provide legal and interpretive guidance on the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act matters:

·  Prepare recommendations for rulemakings under the Investment Company Act or Investment Advisers Act (including rules that may apply to advisers of private funds).

 · Review and assess requests for no-action letters and interpretive letters to be issued by the staff of the Division under the Investment Company Act and/or the Investment Advisers Act;

·  Provide assistance to the Division of Corporation Finance in the review of pending registration statements under the Securities Act (e.g., to identify potential Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act status concerns);

·  Research, analyze and develop rule text to implement regulatory initiatives;

·  Draft substantive legal documents including draft releases explaining proposed and final rule making initiatives, federal register notices and memoranda;

·  Review and analyze proposals for exemptions and recommend appropriate terms and conditions for exemptions under the Investment Advisers Act;

·  Examine and analyze registration statements, proxy materials and other filings from the standpoint of full disclosure, compliance and other legal sufficiency;