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 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

·        Telework Opportunities

·        Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program


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This position is in the Division of Investment Management (Office of Chief Counsel/International Issues) located in Washington, DC.


The Division of Investment Management is responsible for the Commission's regulation of investment companies, investment advisers, and investment products issued by insurance companies.  The division carries on the SEC's regulatory and disclosure responsibilities with respect to the asset management industry under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (Investment Company Act) and Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (Investment Advisers Act), as well as the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act) and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act).  The divison recommends rules to the Commission and implements rules adopted by the Commission.



The Chief Counsel's Office (Legal Guidance) is primarily responsible for issuing no-action and interpretive letters.  The office is also responsible for providing informal guidance on inquiries it receives (e.g., telephone and e-mail inquiries, review of registration statements for the Division of Corporation Finance) related to issues with respect to the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, and other laws and regulations, such as the Exchange Act, Freedom of Information Act, and Department of Labor requirements for employee-benefit plans.  The office handles tips, complaints, and referrals and processes 13F confidential treatment requests.  The office also prepares Congressional testimony and assists in drafting proposed legislation and responds to Congressional inquiries related to investment companies and investment advisers.  In addition, the Chief Counsel's Office No.1 coordinates the division's work with international organizations and entities (e.g., IOSCO, foreign regulators). 


The incumbent will exercise day-to-day management and direct attorneys within the office on assigned projects.  Leading in all matters relating to assessing and meeting the needs of program, including defining requirements, setting expectations, collaborating with various parties, and implementing solutions/policy necessary to meet Commission and/or program mission, objectives, emerging issues, and future needs.  Setting priorities and managing expectations among competing goals and objectives and coordinates simultaneous work flows to ensure efficient contribution to Commission and/or program objectives.  Carrying out supervisory duties, such as performance management, training, awards, and recruitment.  The incumbent is also responsible for keeping employees informed regarding the policies, procedures, and goals of the Commission as they relate to their work on assigned projects.