U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Financial Economists - Division of Economic and Risk Analysis

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC is seeking seasoned financial economists for the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA). Candidates should have research experience in topics of relevance to the regulation of financial markets, such as: market microstructure, behavioral finance, derivative securities, clearance and settlement, credit ratings, registered investment funds, private funds, municipal securities, corporate governance, securities offerings, financial accounting and disclosure, or asset pricing. Please visit the website for additional information: http://www.sec.gov/dera

JOB DESCRIPTION: Financial economists at the Commission provide economic guidance and research expertise to a broad range of activities, including rule-making, enforcement actions, market risk assessment, and other regulatory initiatives. Opportunities exist within the Division to focus on work in specific policy areas, risk assessment and modeling, or litigation support. In all roles, candidates must have the ability to apply academic research and empirical methods in support of Commission actions and regulatory programs, and are expected to engage in independent research directed at top-tier professional journals.

Three types of positions are being recruited:
1. Economic Fellows: two-year term appointments that may be extended up to a maximum of four years in total. Fellows are eligible to apply for permanent positions when they become available if they are US citizens at the time of application.

2. Financial Economists: permanent appointment.

3. Visiting Academics: one-year (renewable) appointments for academics who have, and will retain, a permanent position at a U.S. college or university.

- Education: Ph.D. in finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, statistics, or similarly quantitative field
- Experience: Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector.

Examples of qualifying experience include economic research assignments of financial market entities covered by the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, consultations and report preparation, evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or teaching assignments in a college or university in finance and economic subjects in combination with one of the following: personal research that produced evidence of results, direction of graduate theses in finance, accounting, economics, or similarly quantitative field; or service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems.

- U.S. Citizenship or a person admitted for permanent residence (green card) and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B)) required for Economic Fellows and Financial Economists.

1. Economic Fellows and Financial Economists are compensated based on their qualifications and experience on the Commission's pay scale.

2. Visiting positions continue receiving salary and benefits from their universities. The SEC reimburses the university at a negotiated rate.

3. Relocation expenses may be authorized.

4. To see a full list of SEC specific benefits, please go to this link https://www.sec.gov/jobs/sec-employee-benefits.pdf

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: We will be interviewing well qualified candidates at the 2017 Financial Management Association in Las Vegas October 19-22.

To apply, please submit a packet to DERA-Recruiting@sec.gov

Please include your last name, first name and position type (Fellow, Financial Economist, or Visiting) 2017 Application Packet in the subject line in the following format:

LastNameFirstName_ FMA {Position Type} 2017 Application Packet. For example, if you are applying for a Fellow position, the subject line would read: SmithJohn_SSRN-FMA Fellow 2017 Application Packet. Please follow the naming conventions below in your application package. The packet must include:

1. a brief cover e-mail indicating:
- your research interests or other reason for seeking the position,
- your US citizenship status,
- your Veteran's status,
- whether you are applying for an Economic Fellow (two years), Financial Economist, or Visiting Academic (one year), and
- if you are attending FMA, and if so, which dates you will be attending.

2. a vita (Last NameFirstInitial_CV, e.g. SmithJ_CV)

3. sample working papers or research (Last NameFirstInitial_ Paper title , e.g. SmithJ_Strategy Execution), and

If you are offered a Fellow appointment or permanent position, you will need to provide official university transcripts promptly. Please consider ordering them from your universities when you apply. Transcripts are required under the SEC's hiring procedures.

To ensure proper consideration, please submit your application by October 1, 2016. Please note that candidate submissions must be received by the submission date to ensure consideration.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the position(s) are filled. However, to be interviewed at the FMA, you must submit your application packet by October 1, 2016.

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Posted 9/14/16