Job Title: Trial Attorney Job Announcement Number: 14-EX-1079849-BP
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission
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/ Per Year
Monday, April 21, 2014 to
Monday, May 05, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
Excepted Service Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Chicago, IL View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
US Citizens and Non Citizens
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 nations 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 nations experts;
- Benefits, compensation and career expansion opportunities; and
- A balance between your professional and family life.
To find out more about the SEC, go to http://www.sec.gov.
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 is seeking applicants to fill the position of Trial Attorney. The successful candidate will be assigned to the Trial Unit in the Chicago Regional Office.
The incumbent's primary responsibility will be to serve as a senior trial attorney responsible for litigating and trying complex and high profile cases in federal district courts and before administrative law judges, for advising investigative staff, and for furnishing support to the Department of Justice in criminal prosecutions.
- 25% or Greater
- Extensive Travel is required.
- This position is open to US Citizens AND
- persons lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship
- as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B)
DUTIES:Back to top
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.
Typical Duties Include:
Develops, litigates and conducts trials of court cases that present unique legal, evidentiary and policy challenges and present the opportunity to establish legal precedent, and monitors decisions that impact the SEC.
Supervises the conduct of cases and makes decisions regarding tactics and strategy to be employed; represents the SEC throughout the course of the litigation, addressing highly complex legal and factual issues, and efficiently manages SEC cases.
Provides expert litigation advice, including policy and regulatory recommendations by maintaining and exhibiting knowledge, insight, and understanding in order to respond to inquiries in pending or potential litigation.
Fosters productive work relationships with federal and state regulators and criminal authorities, and engages in public outreach and representational opportunities to showcase the goals and strategic vision of the Commission.
Provides agency representation in negotiations and discussion with senior officials and/or lawyers and formulates proposed settlements that often have broad legal implications.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following
- J.D. or LL.B. degree
- Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicant must have four years post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney, three of which are experience litigating civil or criminal cases in Federal Court and experience with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence.
1. 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).
2. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
3. Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
4. FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL: This position has promotion potential to the SK-16.
5. TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year trial period.
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 collective 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.
Disability Employment: For information on disability appointments please visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the occupational questionnaire. Your resume must support your responses to the occupational questionnaire. After review of your application materials, if you are determined to be minimally qualified, you will be referred to the selecting official.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
- Ability litigating and trying cases in federal district court litigation and administrative proceedings.
- Knowledge of rules and practices related to federal district court litigation and administrative proceedings.
- Knowledge of litigation and trial preparation and proceedings to include the development of complicated documents, addressing legal and factual issues, and representing clients or the SEC at hearings or other proceedings.
- Ability to build coalitions.
- Skill in using advanced oral communication techniques to be able to present oral arguments.
- Ability to write products relating to highly technical issues and complaints, securities laws and/or industry practices, and documents that include analysis and findings resulting from investigations.
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions