Job Overview


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Our mission includes advocating for investors who seek to secure a future for their family, providing guidance and regulations for the nation’s securities industry in an increasingly global market, and taking action with an eye toward promoting the capital formation necessary to sustain economic growth.

A career with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offers work that is exciting, challenging and rewarding. You can contribute to securities regulation and enforcement while making a positive difference for the American investing public. The SEC provides:

  • Careers that broaden and deepen your already accomplished knowledge, skills and abilities;
  • An environment that allows you to work and learn with the nation’s experts;
  • Benefits, compensation and career expansion opportunities; and
  • A balance between your professional and family life.

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

  • Paid dental and vision insurance;
  • Subsidy for health insurance, which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage and by $50 for family coverage;
  • Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program;
  • Mass transportation subsidy;
  • "WorkSmart" - Opportunities for flexible work schedules and expanded telework

The General Counsel is the Chief legal officer of the Commission and heads the Office of the General Counsel (OGC).  The Office provides a variety of legal services to the Commission and staff, and is divided into five groups:  Appellate, General Litigation, Adjudication, Legal Policy, and Business/Technical Support.

This position is in the Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C.

Salary Range for SK-12:  $82,037 - $138,211

Salary Range for SK-13:  $97,556 - $164,347

This will be a time limited position not-to-exceed 4 years with the option to be made permanent in the Excepted Service. 


Typical Duties Include:

  • The incumbent serves as a Staff Attorney within the General Litigation Group of the Office of the General Counsel. 
  • The incumbent is responsible for using an electronic document management and review system to collect and analyze electronically stored information in connection with litigation against the Commission, investigations and time-sensitive outside inquires. 
  • Developing protocols to efficiently collect data from IT systems and overseeing review and analysis of the data while maintaining the chain of custody, ensuring data integrity, and providing quality deliverables. 
  • Responsible for ensuring the Commission is in compliance with its litigation hold responsibilities.
  • Interacts closely in a high pressure environment with Attorneys, IT Staff, vendors and other personnel during all phases of the e-discovery process. 
  • Performs all aspects of the e-discovery process which requires competency in the standard IT practices, tools and techniques pertaining to e-discovery.  Additionally, the incumbent analyzes legal issues related to these responsibilities.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No