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Salary: $169 368 - 284 600 per year
Published at: Apr 19 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Office of Distributions (OD) is responsible for returning money to harmed investors obtained through enforcement actions where a disgorgement fund exists, or a Fair Fund is created pursuant to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.


At the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), we are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) and value a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the communities we serve. As such, we welcome applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds who share our commitment to public service. Typical duties include: Conducting litigation, implementing all distributions aspects of civil and administrative proceedings assigned by the Division, and making Commission recommendations for distribution plan approval. Managing and handling litigation issues resulting from challenges to distribution plans by drafting motions and supporting memoranda and making oral arguments in defense of the proposed distribution plans. Maintaining effective working relationships with other Enforcement attorneys, and staff within OGC, OCC, DERA, OIEA, OFM and OS to collaborate on distributions matters, as necessary. Providing legal advice and assistance to management and staff of the Enforcement Division, including the negotiation and settlement of pending cases and the feasibility of a distribution. Serving as an internal fund administrator. Providing oversight for, or directly participating in, the distribution of monetary remedies obtained through judgments and administrative orders. Working with the Division of Economic Risk and Analysis to formulate economic allocation methodologies relating to the harm caused by the underlying securities law violations. Selecting and supervising third-party administrators in the development and implementation of distribution plans. Preparing memoranda and orders in connection with final accountings detailing the disposition of distribution funds, the discharge of administrators, and termination of the distribution.


  • CITIZENSHIP: You must be a US Citizen.
  • You must possess a J.D. or LL.B Degree and you must be an active member of the bar in good standing
  • This position is open to current permanent SEC employees within the Division of Enforcement and current permanent SEC employees within an SEC Regional Office Regional Operations Program.
  • 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-16.
  • 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.
  • This is a temporary promotion not-to-exceed one year, with the option to extend one additional year.
  • This appointment may be extended OR it may end at any time during the course of the appointment at the discretion of management. Applicants should also be available for possible extension, if needed.
  • If selected, you may receive a salary increase for the duration of the temporary promotion. You will be returned to your original salary at the end of the appointment.
  • This position is eligible to request telework in accordance with the SEC 's telework policy.
  • Existing Participants in the SEC’s Remote Telework Program are eligible to apply for this position. If selected, management will evaluate and communicate whether the position will allow for continued participation in Remote Telework.


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. BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following J.D. or LL.B. degree --AND-- Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement. SK-16: Applicant must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-14 level. Specialized experience includes: (1) Applying knowledge of the federal securities laws and Commission rules and regulations; AND (2) Conducting investigations and/or litigating civil cases or administrative proceedings.


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html


  • Address Division of Enforcement 100 F Street NE Washington, DC 20549 US
  • Name: ask HR
  • Email: [email protected]


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