SENIOR OFFICER - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
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. Additional qualifications information can be found here. 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-01: Applicant must have four years of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney that includes at least three years of specialized experience: (1) interpreting and applying the provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 ("1940 Acts"), as well as other provisions of the Federal securities laws; (2) providing legal advice, responding to complex and difficult questions, researching and providing legal interpretation of statutes, and implementing regulations pertaining to the Federal securities laws, including the 1940 Acts; and (3) drafting and editing written work-product that analyzes complex legal issues under the Federal securities laws, including the 1940 Acts.
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
Disability Employment: For information on disability appointments, please visit http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/
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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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
After the announcement closing date, a HR specialist will determine if you meet the minimum qualifications described in the Qualifications Section. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications. All applicants found to be minimally qualified will receive an email asking for narrative responses (500 words or less per question) regarding the executive and technical qualifications below. You must provide your responses within 72 hours of notification.
You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1.Management Experience: Experience designing and implementing strategies which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.
2. Leading Change/Achieving Results: Experience developing and implementing an organizational vision which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors of that organization. Examples should include experience implementing change in his/her organization, exercising leadership and motivating managers to incorporate vision and strategic planning into the process.
3. Building Coalitions/Communications: Experience explaining, advocating, and expressing facts and ideas (both orally and in writing) in a convincing manner. Experience working with the press, political appointees, Congress, and other high-level organizational leaders and staff on various types of important national issues. Experience includes working in groups and teams conducting briefings with outside groups and gaining cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
1. Knowledge and understanding of the Federal Securities laws, including in particular the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
2. Ability to analyze complex problems and devise innovative solutions. Work experience that demonstrates the ability to work with legal standards, stated policies and existing guidance to develop creative approaches to problems.
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following linkhttps://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10349084