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Job Title:Supervisory Attorney-Adviser

Agency:Securities and Exchange Commission

Job Announcement Number:13-EX-959741-FB

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$134,262.00 to $223,974.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, September 19, 2013 to Wednesday, October 02, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

SK-0905-17

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

17

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC 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 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 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

 

To find out more, go to http://www.sec.gov/jobs.shtml.

 

This position is in the Division of Trading and Markets, Office of Market Supervision located in Washington, DC. 

 

The Division of Trading and Markets establishes and maintains standards for fair, orderly, and efficient markets. It regulates the major securities market participants, including broker-dealers, self-regulatory organizations (such as stock exchanges, FINRA, and clearing agencies), and transfer agents.

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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The incumbent plans, directs, and supervises an active program of regulation of the securities industry, both directly and through supervision of industry self-regulation by the exchanges; organizes projects which may involve review and analysis of significant rule change proposals submitted by self-regulatory organizations (SROs) or the implementation of Commission rulemaking as a means of addressing particular problems in the Commission's regulation of national market system issues.

 

Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised; plans, schedules, and assigns work to subordinates. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Provides advice, counsel, and/or instruction to staff members and organizes task forces consisting or attorneys and other professionals from within the office.

Performs independent analysis of legal memoranda and reports prepared by the staff; summarizes factual and legal issues involved; briefs the Director, the Deputy Director, and the Associate Directors with respect thereto and presents recommendations as to proper course of action.

 

Assists the Director, the Deputy Director, and the Associate Directors in developing additional rules, regulations and policies in the area of self-regulatory oversight, designed to assure appropriate and effective oversight by self-regulators, the coordination of self-regulators' compliance and surveillance programs, and the evolution of new self-regulatory programs; provides professional legal advice and guidance to a range of individuals in SEC and other agencies as appropriate. Advises on questions of structure and operations of the national securities exchanges, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) or the implementation of new regulatory initiatives and policy that affect their operations; serves as SEC's representative for discussions regarding assigned program areas.


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:

 

In addition to Basic Requirements, the applicant must have four years of post J.D. experience, as a practicing attorney; three years of which involved independently addressing complex securities law issues relating to the regulation of the securities market, including novel issues without clearly applicable precedent that required in-depth factual and legal analysis in support of original 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 of the federal securities laws, rules and regulations that govern the securities industry, in particular, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

·        Ability to plan, organize and supervise work production to meet deadlines and maintain quailty. 

·        Ability draft and oversee the drafting of legal documents.

·        Ability to represent the Commission in dealing with the securities industry, state, Federal, and foreign officials, and public investors.

 


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-17. 

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 not in the bargaining unit.

 

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:

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, Wednesday, October 02, 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 959741.  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:

Francesta D. Beattie
Phone: (202)551-7460
Email: BEATTIEF@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-959741-FB

Control Number:

351502500