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If selected, you will be investigating possible civil securities law violations, developing evidence, recommending actions to the Commission, drafting pleadings, and leading, co-chairing or assisting trials and administrative proceedings.

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 evidence to demonstrate whether sufficient evidence exists to prove violations of federal securities laws. 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, analyzes information to identify relationships and trends, and integrates and synthesizes 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 determine 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.
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-13: Applicant must have two year(s) of post J.D. identifying legal issues, conducting legal research, providing legal analyses, providing legal solutions/recommendations, and preparing legal documents, such as contracts, dispositions, pleadings, and motions, which also includes at least one year of the following: (1) Analyzing legal and/or factual issues, or conducting significant investigations or litigation; and (2) Applying knowledge of and understanding of federal 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 our website.
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