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    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.

    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 $27.45 for self-only coverage, $51.29 for self plus one, and $54.90 for family coverage;
    • Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program;
    • Mass transportation subsidy;
    • "WorkSmart" - Opportunities for flexible work schedules and expanded telework

    The Chair's Attorney Honors Program is a highly selective program that allows students to begin work as Law Clerks after graduation but before they pass the bar. Upon bar admittance to a state bar association, Law Clerks are eligible to be converted to Attorney positions within the SEC. This program is designed for third year (3L) law students, LL.M, joint degree JD/graduate students, and those selected for a judicial clerkship as a means to secure future employment with the SEC.

    This announcement has been extended and will now close on Monday, October 3, 2016 or when the 500th application is received, whichever occurs first.

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    If selected, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for securities regulation or enforcement. This position is open in the following Divisions. You will be asked to specify your preferred division(s) on the assessment questionnaire.

    Typical duties include:

    Division of Enforcement

    • Investigating possible violations of the federal securities laws
    • Developing, collecting, and reviewing documentary records
    • Conducting related legal research and writing
    • Interviewing or taking on the record testimony from witnesses
    • Participating in all phases of litigation
    • Providing legal expertise in cases involving possible civil or criminal violations
    • Coordinating with other federal or state agencies

    Division of Corporation Finance

    • Reviewing disclosure documents to ensure that investors are provided with material information in order to make informed investment decisions
    • Provides interpretive guidance to companies on SEC rules, regulations, and forms
    • Conducts rule writing of new and revised rules and regulations for the Commission in order to meet mission objectives of investor protection and capital formation

    Division of Trading & Markets

    • Working on projects relating to the markets and market participants
    • Working with a rulemaking team or rule filings submitted by self-regulatory organizations
    • Researching and analyzing issues relating to the markets or market participants and preparing memoranda;
    • Working on matters related to the equity, options, security-based swaps, and fixed income markets; trading practices issues; clearance and settlement of securities; broker-dealer matters; and various other items

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    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    You are eligible to apply for the Chair's Attorney Honors Program if you are a current law student who will graduate between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017; or you are a joint degree law student who will complete all academic requirements for both degrees and graduate from both programs between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017; or if you have been selected for, but have not started working at, a judicial clerkship.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/447946300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.