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 position is in the Office of International Affairs located in Washington, DC.

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) promotes investor protection in the global capital market by advancing international regulatory and enforcement cooperation, promoting the adoption of converged high regulatory standards worldwide, and facilitating technical assistance programs to strengthen the regulatory infrastructure in emerging market countries.


If selected, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for providing legal advice, counsel, and recommendations for a highly sophisticated and sensitive area involving SEC programs and operations.  

Typical Duties Include:

·        Directing the work of the assigned office by taking a lead role in conducting the work of the office and supervising staff. Determining operational priorities and adjusting staff assignment to ensure compliance with suspense dates; setting performance standards and conducting employee appraisals; determining staff training needs and approving personnel actions including selections for key positions. 

·        Serving as a professional resource consultant on international regulatory policy and applying expert understanding of emerging foreign, legal, political and economic trends that may impact SEC programs and providing cogent analysis of the policy implications of these developments.  

·        Designing approaches for dealing with complex issues resulting from actions and decisions from multilateral regulatory bodies, such as the International Organization of Securities Commissions, Financial Stability Board, Council of Securities Regulators of the Americas, and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, as well as dialogues with foreign regulators. 

·        In the capacity of legal advisor to the Office of International Affairs, attending and participating in meetings and conferences where crucial policy formulation, procedural development, and program planning matters are discussed and agency positions developed.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No