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Supervisory Attorney-Advisor (Associate Chief Counsel)

Washington, DC
Full Time
08-06-2020
Job #: CFTC-DSIO-2020-0006 Exp.: 1+ Years Salary: $173,972 - $253,300 Yearly
Description:
Duties
Summary

The Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) oversees the registration and compliance of swap dealers, major swap participants, futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, retail foreign exchange dealers, and other swap and futures market intermediaries.

Responsibilities
As the Associate Chief Counsel in the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight Division (DSIO) you will serve as a consultant and principal advisor to the Chief Counsel, and assist the Chief Counsel in providing consultation and advice to Division senior staff, and Commission senior staff concerning the Division’s programs. In this role, the Associate Chief Counsel has responsibility for legal, technical, interpretative, and policy matters and tasks that may cross organizational lines, and executes management functions to accomplish the Division’s work. Specifically, you will:
  • Provide expert advice and technical guidance to the Chief Counsel, and assist the Chief Counsel in providing such to the Division senior staff and Commission senior staff on the impact of the Division’s programs and policies, proposed regulatory initiatives, legislation, regulations, interpretations, and policy statements.
  • Assist the Chief Counsel and Division senior staff to develop and prepare draft legislation, regulations, policies, guidelines and other regulatory approaches for specific aspects of the Division’s oversight programs in coordination with the Division senior staff.
  • Review regulations, policies, and other legally oriented matters prepared by the Division to ensure consistency with the Act, as well as by other Commission offices/divisions that affect the Division’s regulatory programs.
  • Review, evaluate, and summarize for the Chief Counsel reports and other Commission regulatory documents, and develop comments, critiques, and recommendations.
  • Assist the Chief Counsel in coordinating the Division’s review of proposed enforcement
  • Supervise the full range of professional and administrative functions performed by the staff.
  • Perform research, analyses, reviews, studies, and special projects relating to the Division’s oversight programs.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - This position my require occasional travel.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential

15

Requirements
Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship Background/Security Investigation Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service

Bar Membership: Currently an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Applicants are responsible for citing minimum qualifications such as JD and Bar membership information (institution name, state for bar, and dates) on their respective resumes. Failure to supply details will result in an incomplete application.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Education: Successful completion of a full course of study (JD) in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
  • Bar Membership: Currently an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • Applicants are responsible for citing minimum qualifications such as JD and Bar membership information (institution name, state for bar, and dates) on their respective resumes. Failure to supply details will result in an incomplete application.
  • CT-15: In addition to the qualifications above, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/CT-14 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service.
  • Relevant experience is defined as an attorney, law clerk, or other legal experience which was obtained subsequent to graduation from law school.
  • You must meet the requirements for this position within 30 days of the closing of this vacancy announcement.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Please submit a cover letter along with your resume. Your cover letter and resume should provide information on how your relevant experience, training, education and awards demonstrate your:
  • Skill in research and analysis of complex legal issues.
  • Ability to supervise others in carrying out complex projects.
  • Knowledge of swaps, futures, or related law and regulation, finance, accounting, economics, general business law, insolvency law and/or antitrust law.
  • Knowledge of the financial markets, specifically exchange-traded derivatives markets and/or over-the-counter derivatives markets.
  • Knowledge of the Administrative Procedures Act and the Freedom of Information Act is desirable.

Education
Education:
Successful completion of a full course of study (JD) in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).


Closing Date: 14th August, 2020






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