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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington, District of Columbia
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Litigation and Administrative Practice Group provides legal and policy advice to the Commission and its staff concerning securities laws, administrative laws and other applicable laws. In particular, the Group advises on a wide range of legal matters, to include, but not limited to, investigative and regulatory authority, governmental privileges, professional responsibility, labor and employment law, and procurement.

This position is located in Washington, DC. This position closes on August 8, 2022. 


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-17: Applicant must have four years of post J.D. work experience identifying legal issues, providing legal analyses, providing legal solutions/recommendations, and preparing legal documents, such as memoranda, correspondence, briefs and motions, which also include three years:

1. Providing legal advice (both written and oral) to senior agency officials on complex legal issues relating to federal statutes, rules and regulations administered by the federal government that relate to and/or impact agency operations and the SEC's mission, including a minimum of (2) of the following disciplines: labor law, professional responsibility, securities law, administrative law, privacy and confidentiality law;

2. Representing a federal agency in federal court or administrative litigation; and

3. Managing a diverse workload and supervising, leading or providing guidance and direction to subordinate staff.
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


Posted: 2022-07-21 Expires: 2022-08-20

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