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:

·         Paid dental 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.

·         Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program

·         Mass transportation subsidy up to $245 per month.

·         Telework Opportunities

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This position is in the Office of International Affairs (Enforcement), located in Washington, DC.

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. 


Duties will include:

·         Assisting and advising the SEC’s Division of Enforcement with investigations and litigation (administrative and civil) where wrongdoers, witnesses, evidence, and proceeds of fraud are located abroad;

·         Assisting and advising foreign securities regulators and other foreign authorities with similar functions when their matters cross into the United States;

·         Tracing, freezing, and repatriating the proceeds of securities fraud which have gone offshore;

·         Advising the Commission and Enforcement staff of international litigation issues, such as service on foreign defendants and respondents, secure evidence overseas, and enforce judgments in foreign countries;

·         Communicating, coordinating, and working closely and collegially with a broad spectrum of SEC staff, other domestic, and foreign officials and counterparts;

·         Developing the internal knowledge base and other guidance to respond to recurring issues in the international enforcement cooperation area;

·         Reviewing SEC Enforcement recommendations to the Commission, and responding to Commissioners’ staff regarding such recommendations, where issues of international issues are present;

·         Processing and analyzing tips, complaints and referrals from and to foreign counterparts;