The Office of International Affairs (OIA) promotes the SEC's mission 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.
Conditions of Employment:
This position is open to U.S. Citizens.
You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree.
You must be an active member of the bar in good standing.
Typical duties include:
Facilitates international enforcement cooperation and assistance and related policy issues, and complete other projects as assigned.
Liaises with SEC staff in other Offices and Divisions to develop knowledge and understand agency objectives and priorities.
Acts as a liaison to international securities regulators to facilitate international enforcement cooperation and advance SEC initiatives and policies.
Refer to the announcement on www.USAJOBS.gov for additional duties.
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-16: Applicant must have four year(s) of post J.D. work experience identifying legal issues, providing legal analyses, providing legal solutions/recommendations, and preparing legal documents, such as contracts, dispositions, pleadings, and motions; which also includes at least three years of specialized experience: 1) Negotiating and interacting with US and Foreign government agencies, criminal authorities, and other law enforcement officials, including representation of the SEC before international organizations; and 2) Providing legal advice and analysis on complex issues relating to the application of foreign and international agreements, statutes, rules, and regulations in support of Commission efforts to address alleged violations of the U.S. federal securities laws, such as supporting investigative and litigation teams.
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