Supervisory Attorney-Adviser


Vacancy ID: 817030   Announcement Number: 13-EX-817030-TC   USAJOBS Control Number: 334723800

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is:817030


1. Title of Job

Supervisory Attorney-Adviser
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position.  The lowest grade for this position is 17.
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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

If you are not entitled to veteran's preference, mark "No preference claimed." Except for disabled veterans, (1) those who entered active duty on or after October 15, 1976, and before September 8, 1980, must have an authorized campaign badge; OR, (2) those who enlisted after September 7, 1980, or entered on active duty (through means other than enlistment) on or after October 14, 1982, must have (a) completed at least 24 months of continuous, active duty service AND have served in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized; OR, (b) have served at least one day during the period for which a campaign medal has been authorized; OR (b) have served at least one day during the period of 08/02/90 through 01/02/92 AND have 24 months of continuous, active duty service, or been a reservist activated during that period. Persons who returned from military service at the rank of major, lieutenant commander, or higher are not entitled to veteran's preference except as disabled veterans.


15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

How did you become aware of this vacancy?
A. SEC's website
B. Local Newspaper
C. National Newspaper
D. Twitter
E. SEC Employee
F. Colleague/Friend
G. USA Jobs
H. Career/Job Fair
I. Other

20. Occupational Specialties


001 U.S. Citizens and Non-Citizens

21. Geographic Availability

99MTRO012 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).

Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the "Benefits/Other" section for additional information and instructions.

 


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following are basic requirements for this position. Please select the letter that best describes your education and/or experience.

1. I have a JD or LL. Degree?

A. True
B. False

2. I am an active member of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico?

A. True
B. False

3. Select the one response that best describes the level of experience you fully possess that demonstrates your ability as it directly relates to this position.

A. I have four years post J.D. experience as a practicing attorney, three years of which include independently addressing complex issues and successfully completing complex projects without precedent involving regulation of the securities industry under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
B. My level of experience is less than described above and therefore am ineligible for this position.

To further assess your qualifications for this position, please select one response from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training as it relates to each task. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, narratives, and other supporting documentation. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for non-selection.

A- I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Exercise a range of supervisory personnel management responsibilities including most of the following authorities: plan and assign work, set and adjust short-term work priorities, evaluate work performance, interview candidates for positions, hear and resolve employee complaints, identify developmental/training needs, relate organizational policies to the staff, and find ways to improve quality of work.

5. Facilitate internal and external operating group activities such as work planning, briefings, and training with program officials, representatives of foreign government, national organizations, and/or State and Federal Government officials.

6. Provide training to develop staff skills and coach staff to improve performance.

7. Initiate contacts with management officials, staff, and employees to obtain factual information on which to base recommendations, decisions, or actions.

8. Facilitate discussions in which the purpose is to justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters involving significant and controversial issues debated on a national level.

9. Provide legal advice regarding the Exchange Act, the Securities Act and other laws, rules and regulations relevant to the work of the Commission.

10. Provide legal advice regarding the application of the Exchange Act to clearing agencies, security-based swap data repositories and other enterprises involved in the clearance and settlement of securities or derivatives transactions.

11. Initiate and lead special projects dealing with unusually complex and controversial market regulation, or public policy issues that have a major impact on the securities industry or the Commission.

12. Initiate and lead special projects dealing with unusually complex matters involving the clearance and settlement of securities or derivatives transactions.

13. Identify critical issues involved in a significant and highly complex legal question related to law or regulations relevant to the work of the Commission; evaluate and analyze all pertinent resource materials in assessing these issues; assess the weight of all arguments and come to the best resolution of the question or questions presented under critical deadlines.

14. Compose, review, edit and issue complex or sensitive written materials for diverse audiences; communicate purpose in a succinct and organized manner, appropriate for context, time and place.

15. Prepare legal documents involving the application of federal law, such as pleadings, memoranda or correspondence reports of investigation (action memoranda) or other complicated written analyses in which judgments regarding facts must be made and relevant law must be applied to the facts in order to reach a conclusion, including in the most complex and complicated matters.

16. Draft proposed legislation, regulations or agency-wide guidelines in a specialized area of law relevant to the work of the Commission.

17. Prepare action memoranda or other written analyses in which judgments regarding facts must be made and relevant law must be applied to the facts in order to reach a conclusion, including in the most complex and significant matters.

18. Proofread or edit complex or technical writing of others.

19. Develop strategies and legal analysis, including in the most complex appeals, e.g., cases that involved difficult or novel legal questions, substantial sanctions against well-known entities or individuals, were highly sensitive, or generated exceptional public interest.

20. Negotiate resolution of major problems on difficult or misunderstood policy questions relevant to the work of the Commission.

21. Confer or negotiate with top administrative personnel in a government agency; private industry; or state, local, or foreign governments on important legal and policy questions.

22. Participate in national conferences, meetings, or presentations involving problems or issues of major consequence or importance to the Commission, particularly those relating to clearing agencies, security-based swap data repositories and other enterprises involved in the clearance and settlement of securities or derivatives transactions.

23. Serve in federal courts, including in complex and difficult cases involving novel legal principles, or legal issues that were not clearly established.

24. Reminder: In addition to this questionnaire, you must also submit all applicable information/documents as described in the vacancy announcement under "Required Documents." Please read the vacancy announcement carefully, Follow the online instructions for submitting documents and check your account to confirm the documents are received in the online hiring system prior to the closing date. If all the required information is not received, you will be found ineligible for this position.

 

I understand that all required documents must be received by the closing date to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement and that my resume must reflect the experience as described in the vacancy announcement. (Please follow the instructions in the vacancy announcement).

A. Yes.
B. No.