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 Division of Enforcement investigates possible violations of securities laws, recommends Commission action when appropriate, either in a federal court or before an administrative law judge, and negotiates settlements. The Complex Financial Instruments Unit (CFI) investigates how public companies, asset managers and large financial institutions utilize complex financial instruments to hedge or shift risk, generate returns, or affect capital levels. CFI also monitors opaque OTC markets for potential misconduct, and brings enforcement actions against entities and individuals engaging in harmful market practices.

This position will be located in the Division of Enforcement, Complex Financial Instruments Unit (CFI) at Headquarters in Washington, D.C., or in one of the regional offices.


Typical Duties Include:

·        Serves as a legal adviser and consultant to Complex Financial Instrument Unit (CFI), providing oversight and direction for critical case generation, issue identification and industry and government outreach initiatives.

·        Works closely with CFI’s senior leadership, serving as a resource and liaison to assist in the execution of priority initiatives and special projects.  

·        Conducts legal and market research on forward looking issues, including legislative or regulatory changes that impact CFI’s mission. 

·        Advises on policy, legal or operational issues confronting CFI and recommends changes in policies and process and implements or oversees the implementation of these changes.

·        Communicates significant developments and trends and provides support and coordination for CFI initiatives and training.


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
  • Additional Duty Location Info

    1 vacancies in the following locations

    • Los Angeles, CA
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Denver, CO
    • Washington DC, DC
    • Miami, FL
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Chicago, IL
    • Boston, MA
    • New York, NY
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Fort Worth, TX
    • Salt Lake City, UT