ATTORNEY-ADVISER

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Mar 25, 2023
Closes
Apr 02, 2023
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The Division has primary responsibility for administering the Investment Company Act of 1940 and Investment Advisers Act of 1940, which includes developing regulatory policy for investment companies (e.g., mutual funds, money market funds, exchange-traded funds, and business development companies) and investment advisers, which provide investment advice to individuals, institutions, and private funds (e.g., hedge funds and private funds). Your work assignments may include any of the following tasks:
  • Answer questions from registrants and the public concerning the laws, regulations, and registration forms applicable to investment companies and investment advisers.
  • Analyze, review, and provide comments to registrants on their investment company, business development company, and insurance company registration statements and other filings.
  • Assist on examinations and projects led by the Analytics Office.
  • Conduct legal research to support the development of staff guidance and interpretive positions, as well as Commission actions, such as orders granting or denying requests for exemptive relief from certain provisions of the Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act.
  • Assist with rulemaking projects by conducting legal research and analysis and reviewing public comments.
  • Support senior counsels and supervisors with the preparation of presentations.
  • Assist with special projects.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • 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
  • 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.
  • This position is eligible to request telework in accordance with the SEC 's telework policy.


Qualifications

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-11: Applicant must have a J.D. work and be an active member of the bar in good standing.
SK-12: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, the applicant must have at least one year post J.D. work experience:
  • Defining legal issues, conducting legal research, drafting legal documents and analyzing federal rules and regulations administered by the Commission; OIR
  • Or one or a combination of the following special qualifications:
    • A second professional law degree (Master of Law/LL.M.);
    • Membership on a law school's journal or law review;
    • Membership in the Order of the Coif;
    • Graduation in the top 33 percent of law school class;
    • One year of significant non-legal work experience in a field related to the position for which the applicant is being considered (e.g., work experience with FINRA or other financial regulatory authority, or other work experience directly applicable to the work of the position for which the attorney is being hired);
    • A judicial clerkship following law school graduation; or
    • Law Clerk and Legal Intern Appoint


    Education

    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

    Additional information

    SEC COMPENSATION PROGRAM: The overall salary range listed above is provided for informational purposes as it represents the full range that is applicable to current employees in this occupation/grade; however, a selectee's initial pay is always set below the maximum rate of the range. Please click here for additional information.

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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SURPLUS OR DISPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) is available to individuals who have special priority selection rights under this plan. Individuals must be minimally qualified for this position to receive consideration for special priority selection. CTAP eligibles will be considered minimally qualified if they meet the minimum requirements for this position.

    Reasonable Accommodation: If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation for disability to participate in the application process at the SEC, submit the form for Reasonable Accommodation for Participation in Job Application Process here . Please be sure to submit your request at least 5 business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.

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