Summary

This position is in the Division of Corporation Finance, Disclosure Review Program located in Washington, DC.

If selected, you will serve as the Legal Branch Chief responsible for a broad range of assignments in one of the seven Industry Offices in the Disclosure Review Program.

Duties

  • Serves as a supervisor and senior legal adviser for the Division of Corporation Finance managing the activities of the assigned office.
  • Performs extensive review of statutes, regulations, and disclosure documents related to publicly held companies and renders comprehensive legal advice and assistance.
  • Provides guidance on and addresses a wide range of questions related to the statutes administered by the program such as securities registrations; annual and quarterly filings; proxy materials; sales literature; prospectuses; no-action letters; rule proposals; and rule adoption.
  • Develops guidance and advice on new trends in corporation finance, new marketing or financial techniques, and interpretation of legislation and regulatory developments and their possible effects on missions and programs.
  • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised including: plans, schedules, and assigns work to staff; establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members; provides feedback; periodically evaluates employee performance; oversee training and development of staff; manages time and attendance; and carries out Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and program activities.

Requirements

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-15.
  • 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 not in the collective bargaining unit.
  • Due to COVID-19, the SEC is currently in an optional telework posture. This position is eligible to request telework in accordance with the SEC ‘s telework policy.
  • All SEC employees (whether teleworking or working onsite) who are not approved for a reasonable accommodation must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by no later than Nov. 22, 2021.
  • For information about where to obtain a vaccine at no cost to you, please visit Vaccines.gov.

Qualifications

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-15: Applicant must have three (3) years of post J.D. work experience identifying legal issues, providing legal analyses, providing legal solutions/recommendations, and preparing legal documents, which also includes at least two (2) years of specialized experience: 1) independently preparing or reviewing public company SEC filings; 2) conducting second level reviews of filings; 3) providing legal advice regarding the application of the Securities Act of 1933 and/or Exchange Act of 1934; and/or 4) recommending the resolution of disclosure reporting issues.

Education

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

Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package, which includes:

  • Required: Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.
  • Required: Your complete and comprehensive resume that includes a complete history of your work experience and the applicable employment dates with months and years. To determine if you qualify for this position, OHR will review your work history that is relevant to the specific position for which you applied. If you are an external candidate selected for this position, OHR will review your complete work history to establish your starting salary. If you are a current SEC employee selected for this position, the standard percentage increases will be applied (i.e., 6% for non-supervisory and 8% for supervisory positions) if your selection results in a promotion. If your selection results in lateral movement (i.e. no change in grade) you will maintain your current salary. Note: Your resume must directly address the definition of specialized experience listed in the qualification section of this announcement and must NOT contain pictures. For external candidates: Information on how your resume will be used for pay setting purposes can be found here.
  • Required, if applicable: Veteran’s documentation (DD-214, member 4 copy or other documentation containing dates of service and character of discharge.)
  • Required, if applicable: CTAP documentation (a copy of a separation notice or other proof of eligibility for priority selection; a copy of an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing current position, grade, promotion potential, and duty location; AND a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.)

For more information please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/622159000 

To apply for this job please visit www.usajobs.gov.

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