Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Deputy Director US Securities and Exchange Commission


Deputy Director-OLIAWashington, DC  United States
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Posted: Sep 21, 2010
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Deputy Director
Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs
Washington, DC
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
SALARY RANGE:$126,661 - $198,333
OPEN PERIOD:September 21, 2010- October 5, 2010
POSITION INFORMATION:Full Time Career/Career Conditional
Key Requirements:
  • This position is open to all U.S. Citizens.
  • Please read all instructions to ensure that you are applying correctly.
  • This position is not in the bargaining unit
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • This individual selected may be subject to a one-year trial period
  • Moving expenses are not authorized.
This position is opened to all U.S. citizens and is being filled through U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Excepted Service Hiring Authority (ESHA). All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded for consideration.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is responsible for protecting investors, maintaining fair, orderly and efficient markets, and facilitating capital formation that is necessary to sustain economic growth in the United States.
The Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs works with Members of Congress and their staff on issues that affect the SEC and its mission, including the consideration of the agency’s funding and legislation that might affect the securities laws and other aspects of agency operations. The office also coordinates the agency’s efforts when representatives of the Commission are called to testify before Congress, oversees correspondence sent between the Chairman and Members of Congress, and is responsible for coordinating responses to Congressional requests for documents, technical assistance and other information.
A Deputy Director in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs:
Provides strategic and technical advice and analysis on a wide range of Congressional legislative and oversight matters affecting the work of the Commission. Conducts strategic and legal analysis of complex and often novel issues. Stays abreast of all securities-related legislative developments. Prepares summaries for the Chairman, the OLIA Director and other senior staff members, as appropriate, on key legislative activities and issues including hearings and legislation involving subjects that have the potential to affect the SEC, the markets it oversees, or the investors it is charged with protecting.
Maintains ongoing contact with Congressional staff with respect to legislation and other issues affecting the Commission. Proactively oversees and schedules briefings between key SEC staff and Congressional staff and/or Members of Congress on issues of interest including pending legislation and Commission rulemaking. Personally interacts with the Commission’s operating divisions and offices, and Congressional committee and subcommittee staffs. Advises the proper Commission staff of ongoing situations, and proposes strategies and alternatives.
Coordinates, with senior SEC staff, the production of material to support the Commission’s views in meetings and interaction with members of Congress, congressional staff, and other government officials. Coordinate, with senior SEC staff, responses to requests for technical assistance in crafting legislation. Coordinates, with the Office of General counsel, responses to Congressional document requests. Provides substantial assistance in drafting and editing Congressional testimony and policy correspondence, making use of strong writing skills.
Maintains and stays up-to-date with knowledge of securities field, financial markets and the nature of the federal securities laws the regulate them in order to comprehend relevant legislative matters and evaluate various proposals.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site athttp://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Applicants must possess at leastone year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level or paybandin the Federal service that included serving as an expert advisor on legislative matters related to the securities industry and financial markets; providing authoritative guidance on legislative initiatives, Congressional activities and intent, and policy decisions, related to securities; serving as an recognized authority in the analysis and evaluation of complex programs and issues related to the legislative and confirmation processes; authoring Congressional testimonies, responses to document requests, and policy correspondence; and providing strategic solutions and/or alternatives to highly controversial legislative issues that are unique in nature.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Your qualifications will be further evaluated based upon the following KSAs.You are required to complete narratives for each KSA in the occupational questionnaire portion of this announcement:
Substantial knowledge of federal statues, rules and regulations administered by and of significance to the Commission, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (P.L. 111-203).
Substantial knowledge of and experience with Congressional and legislative procedures as well as the Hours and Senate Committees with jurisdiction over the Commission.
Experience to assist senior management in making policy determinations regarding securities legislative matters.
Ability to identify and analyze unique, complex and novel legal issues and statutory provisions.
Ability to produce concise, accurate, and persuasive memoranda, legal documents, and letters.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Veterans Preference (Required Documentation)
If you are claiming a Veteran Preference, you must upload your DD-214 showing that you were honorably discharged as proof to be considered.
If you are claiming a 30% or more Disabled Veteran Preference, you must upload your DD-214, SF-15 and VA letter dated 1991 or later as proof to be considered.Schedule A (Required Documentation)
If you are requesting consideration under the Schedule A Hiring Authority, you must submit documentation that (1) you have a severe disability and (2) your are certified as job-ready as proof to be considered. Seewww.eeoc.gov/eeoc/initiatives/lead/abc_applicants_with_disabilities.cfm#2). Instructions for Uploading Documents
After you have registered and created a User ID and Password, please follow the instructions below to upload the necessary documents.
    1. Visit http://www.sec.futurestep.com and click "Already Registered" at top of page
    2. Enter your User ID and Password and select "Go"
    3. Click 'Review Resume Now' and, from the left-hand menu, scroll down to 'Attach Resume'
    4. Click "Choose File" then click "Browse" to locate the document on your computer
    5. Once you have located the file you wish to upload, please make sure that the document has a descriptive name (i.e., "John Smith Resume", "John Smith Writing Sample" or "John Smith Transcript").
    6. Click "Open", and then click "Upload File" to transmit document to the SEC Recruitment Center.
    7. Your document(s) will be listed and you may view/replace it at any time.
Supported file formats are: .doc (MS Word), .wpd (WordPerfect), .rtf, .txt and .html.
If it is not possible for you to complete this application on-line, follow these steps to fax your application and/or supporting documentation:
  1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read and respond to the questions offline.
  2. Fax your materials to 713-583-1533. Your cover sheet must identify the job title, location and posted date
The SEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse workforce.

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