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    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.

    This National Unit Chief position is in the Division of Enforcement's Cyber Unit located in Washington DC.

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    The Division of Enforcement's Cyber Unit operates on a nationwide basis, exercises the full range of the Division's investigative and law enforcement powers, and focuses on cyber-related violations of the federal securities laws. Typical investigations involve digital assets, such as initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency; cyber-related trading violations, such as hacking to obtain material nonpublic information and market manipulation through false in formation spread through electronic and social media; public company disclosures of cyber-related incidents and risk; cybersecurity procedures at broker-dealers, investment advisers, and other regulated entities; misconduct perpetrated using the dark web, and cyber-related threats to trading platforms and other critical market infrastructure. The Unit is comprised of Enforcement staff from Washington, DC as well as the SEC's regional offices.

    If selected, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for developing and maintaining significant specialized knowledge and expertise in the identification and investigation of cyber-related misconduct.

    Typical duties include:

    • Leading the Unit and providing overall strategic direction and management oversight of the Unit. The incumbent in consultation with the Office of the Co-Directors of Enforcement exercises delegated decision-making authority with respect to all operations and functions of the Unit.
    • Developing, conceiving, planning, and implementing policies and guidelines affecting broad, emerging, and/or critical Commission programs.
    • Serving as a primary Commission advisor on various programs and events. Counseling senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the Commission; senior staff of other Federal, state, and local government agencies; and private sector clients and vendors on Commission matters. Advising on the appropriate methods and techniques to achieve program goals and objectives. Serving on inter-Commission, national, and/or international special work groups, task forces, or expert panels on special projects or studies critical to the resolution of far-reaching operating issues and problems.
    • Establishing and clearly communicating performance expectations for staff members; providing informal feedback and periodically evaluating staff on organizational performance; resolving informal complaints and grievances; taking personnel actions as necessary; providing advice and counseling to staff members and subordinate Division managers related to work and policy matters; effecting disciplinary measures; reviewing and approving or disapproving leave requests; assuring that staff members are optimally trained.
    • Promoting the spirit and practice of diversity, and is responsible for furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to ensure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives, and adherence to nondiscriminatory employment practices.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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