SUPERVISORY GENERAL ATTORNEY **THIS JOB CLOSES ON 8/8/22**
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Salary: $162,580 - $261,400 per year
The Litigation and Administrative Practice Group provides legal and policy advice to the Commission and its staff concerning securities laws, administrative laws and other applicable laws. In particular, the Group advises on a wide range of legal matters, to include, but not limited to, investigative and regulatory authority, governmental privileges, professional responsibility, labor and employment law, and procurement.
This position is located in Washington, DC. This position closes on August 8, 2022.
Typical duties include:
Representing the Commission in federal district and appellate courts and administrative and grievance proceedings.
Advising the Commission and its members and employees on matters affecting the agency's mission and operations. Primary subject areas include: litigation, privileges and immunities, labor law, professional responsibility, relief from judgments, issues related to securities law, subpoena enforcement, and privacy and confidentiality concerns.
Directing the legal review of draft Commission regulations, operating procedures, and other internal directives.
Managing and directing the work of attorneys and professional administrative staff by planning, organizing and supervising their work to meet deadlines and maintain quality. Determine operational priorities and approaches to complex legal issues, while keeping senior leaders apprised of the status of those projects and any major problems encountered.
Providing legal advice on other applicable laws and regulations concerning the management and operation of the agency.
CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree.
You must be an active member of the bar in good standing
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-17: Applicant must have four years of post J.D. work experience identifying legal issues, providing legal analyses, providing legal solutions/recommendations, and preparing legal documents, such as memoranda, correspondence, briefs and motions, which also include three years:
1. Providing legal advice (both written and oral) to senior agency officials on complex legal issues relating to federal statutes, rules and regulations administered by the federal government that relate to and/or impact agency operations and the SEC's mission, including a minimum of (2) of the following disciplines: labor law, professional responsibility, securities law, administrative law, privacy and confidentiality law;
2. Representing a federal agency in federal court or administrative litigation; and
3. Managing a diverse workload and supervising, leading or providing guidance and direction to subordinate staff.
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
The SEC is a bipartisan Commission consisting of up to five Commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The President designates one Commissioner to serve as Chairman of the Commission. The SEC’s mission is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. Accordingly, as outlined in the SEC’s Strategic Plan, the SEC’s goals are to focus on the long-term interests of our Main Street investors; recognize significant developments and trends in our evolving capital markets and adjust our efforts to ensure we are effectively allocating our resources; and elevate the agency’s performance by enhancing our analytical capabilities and human capital development. The SEC oversees the nation’s securities markets and certain market participants, including broker-dealers, investment companies, investment advisers, clearing agencies, transfer agents, credit rating agencies, and securities exchanges, as well as organizations such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. The agency’s functional responsibilities are carried o...ut through five divisions and 25 offices, each of which is headquartered in Washington, DC. The SEC also has 11 regional offices located throughout the country.
The SEC is considered a mid-sized federal agency, with 4,350 employees at the start of FY20. The SEC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. In additional to standard federal benefits (i.e., escalating annual and sick leave, shared premiums for health, dental, vision, and life Insurance), we offer additional benefits related to child and elder care support, student loan repayment, generous retirement matching, transportation subsidy and many more benefits to support employee growth and development in our workforce.