This position is in the Division of Corporation Finance, Knowledge Management Office (KMO) located in Washington, DC.

As Office Chief in the Knowledge Management Office (KMO), you will lead the Division’s coordinated effort to maintain a Knowledge Management System which addresses four fundamental components: people, process, technology, and strategy.


  • Interpreting and providing legal advice, counsel, and recommendations to management.
  • Developing and implementing the Division’s knowledge management strategy; managing initiatives and processes that are designed to share critical knowledge across the Division; and leading initiatives that develop a knowledge management culture within the Division and grow CF’s knowledge management capabilities.
  • Overseeing the development and maintenance of CF’s training curriculum; responding to short- and long-term Division initiatives that have related knowledge sharing components; and developing and maintaining the Division’s training budget.
  • Managing KMO’s core processes and systems that include CF-wide communications, content management, and web-based content.
  • Overseeing and maintaining CF records in accordance with the Commission’s Comprehensive Record Schedule maintained by Office of Records Management Services (ORMS).
  • Building and creating a high-performing KMO team through the performance of administrative and human resource management functions.

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
  • Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
  • This position has promotion potential to the SK-17.
  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year supervisory trial period.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
  • DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
  • PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • This position is in the collective bargaining unit.
  • Due to COVID-19, the SEC is currently in a mandatory telework posture through September 7, 2021. If selected, you will be permitted to temporarily telework from a location outside the local commuting area.
  • Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 60 days. At that time, you will be eligible to request telework in accordance with the SEC ‘s telework policy.


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 at least four (4) 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 (3) years’ experience: (1) providing legal advice, counsel, and recommendations to management on agency policies or programs; and (2) independently preparing or reviewing public company SEC filings.

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