Job Overview


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 the standard Federal benefits, plus a number of exceptional enhanced pay and benefits, including:

·         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

As required by section 915 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, the head of the Office shall be the Investor Advocate, who shall report directly to the Chairman; and be appointed by the Chairman, in consultation with the Commission, from among individuals having experience in advocating for the interests of investors in securities and investor protection issues, from the perspective of investors.

This position is in the Office of the Investor Advocate, located in Washington, DC.

Note: A person serving as the Investor Advocate may not have been employed by the Commission during the 2-year period ending on the date of appointment as Investor Advocate; AND a person having served as Investor Advocate may not be employed by the Commission during the 5-year period beginning on the date on which the person ceases to serve as the Investor Advocate.

*The minimum and maximum salary is $230,700.


The Investor Advocate shall report directly to the Chairman; and

·         assist retail investors in resolving significant problems such investors may have with the Commission or with self-regulatory organizations;

·         identify areas in which investors would benefit from changes in the regulations of the Commission or the rules of self-regulatory organizations;

·         identify problems that investors have with financial service providers and investment products;

·         analyze the potential impact on investors of proposed regulations of the Commission; and proposed rules of self-regulatory organizations registered with the Commission;

·         to the extent practicable, propose to the Commission changes in the regulations or orders of the Commission and to Congress any legislative, administrative, or personnel changes that may be appropriate to mitigate problems identified and to promote the interests of investors; and

·         oversee the overall planning, direction, and timely execution of the Office of Investor Advocate, including development, assignment, and approval of goals and objectives for staff.