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GENERAL ATTORNEY GENERAL ATTORNEY

The Division of Enforcement investigates possible violations of securities laws, recommends Commission action when appropriate, either in a federal court or before an administrative law judge, and negotiates settlements. If selected, you will join a well-respected team that is responsible for conducting investigations dealing with difficult and complex matters involving all aspects of the securities market.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts complex investigations being undertaken by the SEC. Develops investigative or litigation plans and adjusts as appropriate during the course of an investigation.

  • Drafts subpoenas and other requests for documents, questions witnesses through interviews, testimony, or depositions, evaluates documentary evidence to demonstrate whether sufficient evidence exists to prove violations of federal securities laws.

  • Provides management with advice and work products exhibiting knowledge, insight, and understanding of relevant law and facts.

  • Uses sound judgment to determine the quality, accuracy and relevance of information or data, analyzes information to identify relationships and trends, and integrates and synthesizes facts to reach reasonable conclusions.

  • Communicates with agency officials at all levels, including supervisors, coworkers, staff in courts and private industry, and other agencies.

  • Organizes work sets priorities, and determine short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them. Develops innovative solutions to address issues and problems involving novel or unexplored questions of law or policy.

  • May participate in all aspects of litigation in federal court and administrative proceedings.

Position: GENERAL ATTORNEY GENERAL ATTORNEY
Organization: Philadelphia Regional Office
Location: Philadelphia,  PA 
United States
Salary: $109,670 to $183,962
Posting Start Date: 11/6/2020
Date Posted: 11/6/2020
Requirements
  • 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-14.

  • TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year 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.

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.

To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

  • Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

  • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.

  • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.


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If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

 
Status: This listing expires on: 12/6/2020
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Philadelphia Regional Office
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1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 520
Philadelphia,  PA 19103
United States
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