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.
If selected, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for conducting investigations dealing with difficult and complex matters involving all aspects of the securities market.
- Conducts complex investigations being undertaken by the SEC.
- Develops investigative or litigation plans and adjusts as appropriate during the course of an investigation.
- Drafts subpoenas and other requests for documents, questions witnesses through interviews, testimony, or depositions, evaluates documentary or testimonial evidence to demonstrate whether sufficient evidence exists to prove violations of federal securities laws, and prepares litigation-related documents.
- Provides management with advice and work products exhibiting knowledge, insight, and understanding of relevant law and facts.
- Uses sound judgment to determine the quality, accuracy and relevance of information or data, analyze information to identify relationships and trends, and integrate and synthesize facts to reach reasonable conclusions.
- Communicates with agency officials at all levels, including supervisors, coworkers, staff in courts and private industry, and other agencies.
- Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them.
- Develops innovative solutions to address issues and problems or involving novel or unexplored questions of law or policy.
- May participate in all aspects of litigation in federal court and administrative proceedings.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
- You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree
- You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
- 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)
- 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.
- Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
- This position has promotion potential to the SK-14.
- TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year trial period.
- 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.
- DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
- PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
- DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
- This position is in the collective bargaining unit.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Basic Requirement: All applicants must possess the following
J.D. or LL.B. degree --AND--
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, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.
SK-13: Applicant must have 2 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 1 year(s) of which includes: (1) Analyzing complex legal and/or factual issues; (2) Conducting significant investigations or litigation; and (3) Conducting investigations relating to violations of securities laws
SK-14: Applicant must have 3 year(s) of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney, 2 year(s) of which includes: (1) Applying securities laws; (2) Conducting investigations relating to violations of securities laws; (3) Conducting civil cases in United States District Courts and administrative proceedings before administrative law judges; and (4) Developing recommendations regarding securities laws.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html