ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR OPERATIONS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Salary: $190,564 - $275,867 per year
The Senior Officer-Associate Director for Operations and Technical Assistance position in the Office of International Affairs located in Washington, DC is open to US citizens.
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) promotes investor protection, cross-border securities transactions and fair, efficient and transparent markets by advancing international regulatory and enforcement cooperation, promoting the adoption of high regulatory standards worldwide, and formulating technical assistance programs to strengthen the regulatory infrastructure in global financial markets.
The Associate Director will help OIA leadership to ensure that OIA's Technical Assistance Program operates in a manner consistent with the strategic goals of the Commission and applicable laws and regulations. In addition, the Associate Director will advise OIA leadership on how best to manage OIA's operational issues and effectively employ cross-office and cross-agency teams.
Typical duties include:
Overseeing OIA's TA Program, which builds capacity and strong relationships with the foreign counterparts. Developing and maintaining effective relationships with relevant domestic partners, foreign counterparts and international organizations. Identifying opportunities to collaborate with key partners on technical assistance efforts to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the TA Program. Representing the SEC at meetings of international organizations and other meetings with foreign authorities.
Serving as a principal adviser to OIA leadership and providing critical advice, recommendations, and policy development related to the TA Program that requires superior knowledge in key areas such as capital market development and capacity building, and official sector information-sharing and cooperation.
Overseeing OIA's Commission-wide international travel responsibilities, including compliance with broader U.S. government requirements and internal requirements, among others. In consultation with SEC Divisions and Offices and relevant US government agencies, developing and updating policies and procedures consistent with applicable requirements.
Advising OIA leadership and liaise with their relevant Divisions and Offices regarding OIA-related funding, human capital, benefits, training, acquisitions, contract administration, equipment, technology, space management, security, recordkeeping, reporting and other operations-related matters.
Coordinating OIA's preparation of budget and operations plans, in consultation with OIA management and related Divisions and Offices.
You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree.
You must be an active member of the bar in good standing.
CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.
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.
SO-01: Applicant must must have at least four years post-J.D experience identifying legal issues, providing legal analyses, providing legal solutions/recommendations, and preparing legal documents, which also includes at least three years of specialized experience:
(1)Interpreting federal securities laws and/or conducting securities investigations and enforcement activities under the Federal Securities Acts; (2)Providing legal advice and responding to questions related to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; (3)Researching and providing legal interpretation of statutes and implementing regulations; (4)Developing and preparing guidance on a variety of legal issues arising from interpretation and application of statutes; and (5)Managing the business operations of a legal, financial, regulatory or federal organization, which includes managing AT LEAST three (3) out of the following four (4) functional areas: Budget, Human capital management, Risk management; and/or Implementing technology systems and workflow processes.
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
Official Transcripts will be required at the time of appointment to verify educational eligibility.
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.