Chair's Attorney Honors Program (3L Students and Applicants Selected for Judicial Clerkships)


Vacancy ID: 1779956   Announcement Number: 16-EX-1779956-LMN   USAJOBS Control Number: 447946300

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you a current law student who has not yet met the graduation requirements for any law degree, or a joint-degree student who is simultaneously pursuing a law degree and a graduate degree and will complete all degree requirements and graduate from law school (be awarded a law degree) in academic year 2016-2017 (i.e., between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017)?  (This includes joint-degree students who have met the academic requirements for the law degree but who have not completed the graduate degree.) OR, have you been selected for a judicial clerkship but have not started said clerkship?

A. Yes
B. No

If you are a 3L student you must submit a copy of your transcripts, and if accessible, your fall school schedule with your application.  If you have been selected for a judicial clerkship you must submit a copy of your offer letter.

2. Do you attend an accredited law school?

A. Yes
B. No

3. Are you a U.S. citizen or an individual who owes permanent allegiance to the United States?

A. Yes
B. No

4. Choose the answer that best describes how you qualify for this SK-11 position.

A. I am a current student, have not yet been awarded an initial law degree (J.D. or equivalent), and will complete all degree requirements and graduate from law school (be awarded a law degree) in academic year 2016-2017 (i.e., between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017).
B. I am a current student seeking a joint degree, have met the academic requirements for a law degree (J.D. or equivalent), and will complete all degree requirements for my graduate degree (be awarded a graduate degree) in academic year 2016-2017 (i.e., between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017).
C. I have been selected for, but have not started working at, a judicial clerkship.
D. Neither A, B, nor C is applicable.

5. What major/minor is awarded on your bachelor’s degree?

A. General Business
B. Economics
C. Finance
D. Accounting
E. Public Policy
F. Engineering
G. Mathematics
H. Other

6. Choose the grade point average (GPA) range that best describes your cumulative law school GPA.

A. 3.5 and above
B. 3.0 - 3.49
C. 2.9 and below
D. My school does not provide a grade point average

7. What is your class ranking?

A. Top 5%
B. Top 10%
C. Top 1/3
D. Bottom 2/3
E. My school does not rank law students

8. Choose the statement(s) that best describes your work experience.

A. I have work experience as a legal intern or research assistant conducting legal research for a government agency.
B. I have work experience as a legal intern or research assistant conducting legal research for private law firm.
C. I have interned at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
D. I do not have the experience described above.

Briefly describe your training or experience that supports the answer(s) you selected in the space below.

9. What industry experience, or other relevant training and experience do you possess?

A. I have experience working with Broker-Dealers.
B. I have experience working with accounting firms.
C. I have experience working with Investment Advisers/Investment Companies.
D. I have experience working with Self-Regulatory Organizations.
E. I have experience working with other SEC regulated entities.
F. I have experience working with other federal regulators.
G. I have formal training or schooling in one or more of the focus areas listed above.
H. None of the above.

Briefly describe your training or experience that supports the answer(s) you selected in the space below.

Complete the following short essay questions.

Why do you want to work for the SEC and the division/office(s) you selected?

If you could tell the hiring office one thing about yourself what would it be?

10. Please select the desired Headquarters division(s) for which you wish to be considered.

A. Division of Corporation Finance
B. Division of Enforcement
C. Division of Trading and Markets