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

This Office of International Affairs (OIA) is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director (Cooperation and Technical Assistance.) This position is located in OIA's International Enforcement unit in Washington, DC.  The Office of International Affairs promotes cross-border enforcement and supervisory cooperation and technical assistance in the development of high regulatory standards and principles worldwide.  OIA plays a key role in the implementation of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's international enforcement and regulatory initiatives.


The Associate Director (Cooperation and Technical Assistance), under the general direction of the Director, serves as an expert adviser and consultant on the international application of U.S. securities laws and addresses issues such as enforceability of U.S. judgments in foreign jurisdictions. 

Typical duties include:

  • Overseeing the SEC's international technical assistance program.
  • Providing expert analysis, advice, and guidance on foreign securities regulatory and enforcement regimes.
  • Coordinating the Commission's international programs relating to international securities regulation and enforcement.
  • Providing advice on addressing complex, multifaceted international law issues.
  • Securing cooperation from foreign authorities for SEC investigations and trials.
  • Maintaining liaison with other Commission divisions and other government agencies to coordinate international efforts relating to effective enforcement of the U.S. Securities laws.
  • Drafting, reviewing and commenting on proposals for legislative and regulatory changes to enhance international efforts.
  • Exercising responsibility for implementation and/or development of policies and procedures directly applicable to OIA.   
  • Performing 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.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No