Position Information


The General Counsel is the Chief Legal Officer of the Commission and heads the Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The Appellate Group represents the Commission in civil litigation in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and, in conjunction with the Solicitor General, in the U.S. Supreme Court in civil litigation involving enforcement and challenges to federal securities laws.

  • Provides legal support for multiple attorneys in the Appellate Group.

  • Performs substantive citation verification to ensure that both record and legal citations and quotations in briefs and documents are accurate and relevant.

  • Conforms citations to required "Blue Book" format.

  • Prepares, identifies, marks, and compiles appendices, exhibits, including visual aids, and exhibits to be filed or used in court.

  • Prepares the certified index of the administrative record in appeals from Commission rules or orders.

  • Performs legal research using online information in systems such as PACER, LexisNexis, Westlaw, and other legal resources.

  • Prepares court filings, briefs, and other legal documents and memoranda in coordination with attorney staff.

  • Communicates clearly and concisely complex and technical information to attorneys and others in the Commission, both orally and in writing.

Organization: Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
Location: Washington,  DC 
United States
Salary: $95,470 to $160,155
Posting Start Date: 10/18/2020
Date Posted: 10/18/2020
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • 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-12.

  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary 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.


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-grade for this announcement is one year at the GS/SK-11 level.

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.

Status: This listing expires on: 1/16/2021
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Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
Office of the General Counsel
100 F Street NE
Washington,  DC 20549
United States