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 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

·         SEC’s Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program

·         Telework Opportunities

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This position is in the Philadelphia Regional Office, Office of Associate Regional Director (Enforcement) located in Philadelphia, PA. 


Under the general direction of the Regional Director, the incumbent plans and establishes policy for the enforcement program of the Philadelphia Regional Office (PLRO) and directs, coordinates, and evaluates the performance of staff operations in this area. Incumbent participates with appropriate divisions in the headquarters office in planning and evaluating the overall program of the Region with respect to enforcement matters.

Responsible for the investigation and litigation of alleged violations of the federal securities laws within the PLRO's jurisdiction. These investigations involve market manipulation of securities prices, accounting and financial reporting violations, insider trading, violations by brokers-dealers, transfer agents, investment companies and investment advisers registered with the Commission, fraud in connection with the purchase and sale or distribution of securities, and the distribution of securities without appropriate registration. Responsible for the initiation of informal investigations where it appears that these or similar violations have been or are about to be committed. When appropriate, authority will be requested from the Commission to conduct a formal investigation, with power to administer oaths and issue subpoenas enforceable in federal courts.

In all of these matters, the incumbent is charged with identifying and evaluating the types of practices engaged in, their significance under the laws and regulations administered by the Commission, the determination of appropriate procedures or remedies to be applied.

The incumbent has responsibility for managing resources, overseeing investigative strategies, approving prospective recommendations to the Commission, reviewing Commission memoranda and court pleadings, and training of staff attorneys. The incumbent may also personally manage and participate in certain significant and complex investigations and litigation. He/she represents the Commission in dealings with the public and the news media. The incumbent performs the full range of supervisory duties, including evaluating employee performance; making recommendations for appointment and promotion; hearing and resolving complaints; identifying development and training needs of employees; and other related supervisory tasks.

Supervises the activities of staff members in connection with administrative proceedings before agency Administrative Law Judges, before the Commission and in connection with actions filed in federal district court on matters under the jurisdiction of the regional office.

Contacts and collaborates with high-ranking officials from other federal agencies and departments of government, congressional staff officials, state officials and/or executives of comparable private sector organizations.