Position Information


Attorney-Advisor
The mission of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is to protect market participants and the public from fraud, manipulation, abusive practices, and systemic risk related to derivatives – futures, swaps, and options on futures – and to foster transparent, open, competitive, and financially sound markets.  
Please visit http://www.cftc.gov/ to learn more.
This position is in the CFTC’s Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR), which oversees derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) and the clearing of CFTC-regulated derivatives for compliance with the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC regulations.
As an Attorney Advisor (General) in DCR, you will provide legal services and technical advice as a staff member of the International and Domestic Clearing Initiatives Branch.
As an attorney in International and Domestic Clearing Initiatives Branch at the full performance level you will:
1. Help develop recommendations regarding whether certain swaps should be subject to a clearing requirement issued by the Commission;
2. Review compliance with existing clearing requirements;
3. Assist with the administration of exceptions and exemptions to the clearing requirement;
4. Furnish advice of a legal nature on assigned projects with respect to the relevant provisions of the CEA and Commission regulations, as well as other relevant statutes, regulations, judicial decisions, and legal opinions;
5. Develop regulations, orders, guidance, and other regulatory approaches applicable to DCOs and other market participants, including rules related to clearing, margining, settlement, and bankruptcy;
6. Respond to formal no-action, exemption, and interpretation requests, as well as formal requests for exemptive orders, and to informal requests for information on areas for which DCR is responsible;
7. Provide support for the DCR examinations branch by evaluating DCO compliance with the CEA and Commission regulations, conduct research regarding novel and complex legal issues, and help prepare examination reports;
8. Provide support for the DCR risk surveillance branch by evaluating DCO rule changes and new product submissions, conduct research regarding novel and complex legal issues, and help prepare written materials;
9. Review DCO rule submissions for compliance with the CEA and applicable Commission regulations;
10. Review and make recommendations regarding applications for DCO registration; and
11. Review and provide independent, objective comments, critiques, and recommendations on legislation, changes in regulations, enforcement actions, questions of law, administrative policy, staff reports, and other Commission regulatory matters.
12. Extensive contact with the industry, the derivatives bar, other federal agencies, and the public may be involved.

 

Position: Attorney-Advisor
Organization: U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Location: Washington,  DC 
United States
Salary: $105,248 to $217,243
Posting Start Date: 7/28/2020
Date Posted: 7/28/2020
Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Favorable Background/Security Investigation

  • Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered for Selective Service

  • You may be subject to a two year trial period.

Bar Membership: Currently an active member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


Applicants are responsible for citing minimum qualifications such as JD and Bar membership information (institution name, state for bar, and dates) on their respective resumes. Failure to supply details will result in an incomplete application.

Qualifications

To qualify at the CT-12 level, applicants must have

  • A law degree (J.D. or equivalent), bar membership, and 2 years of relevant legal experience after completion of law school.

To qualify at the CT-13, applicants must have a law degree (J.D. or equivalent), bar membership, and 3 years of relevant legal experience after completion of law school. 

To qualify at the CT-14, applicants must have a law degree (J.D. or equivalent), bar membership, and 4 years of relevant legal experience after completion of law school.

Skill in research and analysis of sophisticated legal issues; knowledge of derivatives or related law, financial markets, corporate law, and general administrative law.

All academic degrees and course work must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.


YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE.  Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. You must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at USAJOBS.GOV.  To begin, click the Apply Online button within the vacancy announcement and follow the prompts to create an account using LOGIN.GOV, if you have not done so already. LOGIN.GOV will walk you through each step of the account set-up and will automatically link your USAJOBS profile to LOGIN.GOV.  Once you have established an account using LOGIN.GOV, you will then go back to USAJOBS.GOV using your LOGIN.GOV user name and password to answer the questions, and submit all required documents. If you already have established an LOGIN.GOV account or want to return to your saved application go to USAJOBS.GOV using your LOGIN.GOV user name and password to apply or view your profile. If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or phone at 1-866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.

Status: This listing expires on: 8/27/2020
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Organization Information
Name:
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Address:
Commodity Futures Trading Commission CFTC
Three Lafayette Centre
Washington,  DC 20581
United States
Email:
shead@cftc.gov
Phone:
(202) 418-5512
Fax:
Contact:
Ms. Sarata M. Head