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Job Title:General Attorney (International Counsel)

Agency:Securities and Exchange Commission

Job Announcement Number:13-EX-948593-AMT

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$133,309.00 to $224,568.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, September 04, 2013 to Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

SK-0905-16

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

16

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
New York, NY 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 SEC'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 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.

 

 

This position is located in the Office of Credit Ratings located in New York, New York.

 

The Office of Credit Ratings ("OCR") assists the Commission in executing its responsibility for protecting investors, promoting capital formation, and maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient markets through the oversight of credit rating agencies registered with the Commission as "nationally recognized statistical rating organizations" or "NRSROs." In support of this mission, OCR monitors the activities and conducts examinations of registered NRSROs to assess and promote compliance with statutory and Commission requirements.

  

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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  • Serves as International Counsel for OCR
  • Provides expert legal assistance and advice for sensitive and complex programs, issues, and problems dealing with global examination or inspection activities for Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations
  • Analyzes and interprets new legislation and implementing regulations both within and outside the US and briefs key executives on the purpose and effect
  • Identifies potential examination and investigative opportunities and develops strategies for pursuing those issues
  • Acts as subject matter expert in international rules and regulations related to the credit rating industry
  • Delivers briefings and speaks at staff meetings and conferences on behalf of the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Performs extraordinary legal research and engages in a high order of creative interpretation and reasoning in order to formulate advice and recommend legal courses of action which meet the needs of both mission accomplishment and full compliance with law and regulation


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.
 
Minimum Qualification Requirement: In addition to the Basic Requirements:
 
SK-16: Applicants must have four years post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney, three years of which include providing legal advice and guidance in the evaluation of legal and regulatory compliance and policy issues of all types of Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations; addressing credit rating law issues, analyzing the factual and legal issues involved, explaining the application of legal principles and precedents, and developing and justifying recommendations or conclusions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following KSAs.  You are required to complete narratives for each KSA in the occupational questionnaire portion of this announcement. Failure to respond to these narratives may result in your being considered not highly qualified for the position.

  • Knowledge and skill to provide technical expertise, staff coordination, and consultation for the projects related to the international oversight of Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations
  • Knowledge and skills to analyze, interpret, and develop official positions and serve as a recognized legal expert in international securities law matters related to credit rating agencies
  • Ability to provide expert-level research, writing, analysis and guidance relating to complex securities law matters
  • Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external audiences on issues involving the credit rating agency industry
  • Ability to interact effectively with executives and board members

 


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 SK-16

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 in the bargaining unit.

Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees:  For information on how to apply through the Interagency Career Transition Assistance program (ICTAP) see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must meet the Well Qualified criteria of the rating scale for this position. 

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 DISPLACED 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, September 17, 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 948593.  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:

  • Résumé: Must contain a detailed description of your duties, the date you performed them (MM/YY), and your work schedule
  • Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
     

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Alaina Tshontikidis
Phone: (202)551-4108
Email: TSHONTIKIDISA@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-948593-AMT

Control Number:

350172500