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Job Title:Director, Office of International Affairs

Agency:Securities and Exchange Commission

Job Announcement Number:13-EX-888138-BLS

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$150,372.00 to $226,160.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, May 16, 2013 to Tuesday, June 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

SO-0905-01

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

02

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 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 exceptional enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits!  Enjoy with SEC:

 

·         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

 

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

 

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) promotes investor protection, cross-border securities transactions and fair, efficient and transparent markets by advancing international regulatory and enforcement cooperation, promoting the adoption of high regulatory standards worldwide, and formulating technical assistance programs to strengthen the regulatory infrastructure in global financial markets.

These efforts increased significantly after the global financial crisis of 2007-2008. The crisis demonstrated how closely capital markets around the globe are interconnected as well as their fundamental importance to the world's economies. The crisis also demonstrated that facilitating international cooperation and coordination is critical in helping to ensure the effectiveness of financial regulatory reform efforts, to develop high regulatory standards across jurisdictions, and to minimize regulatory gaps.

To this end, OIA works with a global network of securities regulators and law enforcement authorities to facilitate cross-border regulatory compliance and help ensure that international borders are not used to escape detection and prosecution of fraudulent securities activities. Using OIA staff's understanding of international markets and foreign law and regulations, OIA provides the Commission and SEC staff with advice and assistance in international enforcement and regulatory matters.

 

 

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).

DUTIES:

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The Director of International Affairs serves as a member of the senior management staff of the Commission, responsible for 1) directing all of the international negotiations for Memoranda of Understanding, efforts to obtain evidence from abroad and agency responses to requests for assistance; 2) overseeing international legal assistance; 3) rendering legal advice concerning international matters to Commission staff; 4) drafting, reviewing, and commenting on proposals for legislative changes relating to the enhancement of the Commission’s international efforts; and 5) maintaining liaison with other offices and divisions within the Commission as well as government agencies to coordinate international efforts relating to effective enforcement of U.S. securities laws.


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.

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

 

Minimum Qualification Requirement: In addition to the Basic Requirements: 

Four years post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney; three years of which include applying knowledge and experience interpreting federal securities laws and/or conducting securities investigations and enforcement activities under the Federal Securities Acts; specialized experience providing legal advice, responding to complex and difficult questions related to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; researching and providing legal interpretation of statutes and implementing regulations; developing and preparing guidance on a variety of complex legal issues arising from interpretation and application of statutes. 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following KSAs/competencies: 

 

·         Management Experience

·         Leading Change/Achieving Results

·         Building Coalitions/Communications

·         Extensive experience that demonstrates a high level of knowledge and understanding of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

·         Understanding of global financial markets and the interplay of domestic and foreign law and regulators.

·         Ability to analyze complex problems, mediate between competing perspectives and devise innovative solutions.

 


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. The full performance level of this position is SO-02. 

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.

Information for veterans:  You may be eligible to receive preference in appointment.  For more information please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.  

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:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SURPLUS OR DISSPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) is available to individuals who have special priority selection rights under this plan. Individuals must be well-qualified for this position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  CTAP or ICTAP eligibiles will be considered well-qualified when receiving an adjudicated score of 85 or higher.  Federal employees seeking CTAP or ICTAP eligibility must submit proof of meeting the requirements of CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP.  This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action notating current position, grade level, and duty location.  You are to annotate in your application that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.

 

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, June 04, 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 888138.  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:

 

1. Occupational Questionnaire

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

3. Proof of Bar Membership must be submitted at the time of interview.

 

-For Veterans: DD-214-For Disabled Veterans: DD-214, SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later

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-888138-BLS

Control Number:

343106500