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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 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 offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits:

·           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 Division of Trading and Markets, Office of Derivaties Policy, located in Washington, DC.

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This position serves as a Senior Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Derivatives Policy (Office).  The Office administers the Division’s overall Dodd-Frank Act Title VII derivatives policy program and directs projects relating to key definitional terms and foreign regulatory issues under Title VII, including the implementation of Commission rulemaking as a means of addressing particular problems involving Title VII derivatives.  The office also provides interpretive advice on the regulatory treatment of novel derivative products under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and administers the new product provisions contained in Section 717 and 718 of the Dodd-Frank Act.  The incumbent has the opportunity to play a significant role in shaping important legal and policy decisions that pertain to Title VII derivatives, and will work on a variety of matters within the Office’s jurisdiction. 

The Sr. Attorney-Adviser’s responsibilities include:

·           Leading the development of rules, regulations, and policies regarding Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act, providing professional legal advice and guidance to a range of individuals in the SEC, other domestic agencies, foreign regulatory agencies, and multilateral organizations and for a, as appropriate, regarding Title VII derivatives, and serving as an SEC and/or Division representative for domestic and international discussions regarding various Title VII topics;

·           Initiating and leading projects dealing with unusually complex and controversial derivatives, market regulation, and public policy issues that have a major impact on the securities industry, the Commission, and the general public, including rulemakings and other projects;

·           Participating in projects dealing with unusually complex and controversial international issues that involve derivatives policy matters. Acting as a surrogate when Office management is unavailable;

·           Representing the SEC and/or the Division in domestic and international bilateral and multilateral discussions regarding various Title VII issues;

·           Serving as a subject matter expert to direct, on a project basis, attorneys within the Office and having authority to review, accept, amend, or reject work of assigned attorneys and be responsible for keeping these attorneys informed regarding the policies, procedures, and goals of the Commission as they relate to the work of these attorneys on projects for which incumbent is responsible. Perform office coordination and other management support functions for Office management.