JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Washington, DC, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: G -- Financial Economics
Salary Range: $126,838 - $208,584
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC is seeking Financial Economic Fellows for the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA). Candidates should have an interest and research experience in: financial markets and transactions (operational risk, market microstructure, fixed income, derivatives, and clearance and settlement), financial intermediation and asset management (credit ratings, registered investment companies, private funds, behavioral finance, structured finance, and investment advice), or corporate finance and accounting (valuation, financial accounting, and disclosure).
Job Description: Financial Economic Fellows at the Commission provide economic guidance and research expertise to a broad range of activities, including rulemakings, enforcement actions, market risk assessments, and other regulatory initiatives. Opportunities exist within DERA to focus on work in specific policy areas, risk assessment and modeling, or litigation support. In all roles, candidates must demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge of applied economics or econometrics in support of the Agency’s mission to protect investors, facilitate capital formation, and ensure fair and orderly markets.
This vacancy announcement is for Financial Economic Fellows, which are usually hired on an initial two-year (temporary)appointment, that may be extended for up to an additional two years at the agency’s discretion and, if extended, the total fellow position cannot exceed four years. This position is open to the following candidates:
-U.S. Citizens or persons admitted for permanent residence (green card) and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B)).
Qualifications: Applicants must meet both the Education requirements and the Specialized Experience requirements to be eligible for consideration.
• Education: A bachelor’s degree or higher (Ph.D. preferred) from an accredited university or college with a major in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, calculus, or a combination of education and experience including courses equivalent to a major in economics plus appropriate experience and additional education.
• Specialized Experience: The candidate’s resume must reflect demonstrated experience in the application of economics. This experience must be demonstrated in at least one of five ways: (a) experience in analyzing the costs and benefits of regulations in financial markets, including effects on market efficiency, competition, and capital formation; (b) experience writing reports analyzing the economics of securities litigation that have been submitted in federal courts or in the context of an SEC action, including the quantification of either harm to investors or ill-gotten gains; (c) experience writing reports that evaluate the effect of policy and rule changes on market performance and function; (d) experience writing reports in market microstructure or similar applied microeconomic fields such as industrial organizations and auction theory; or (e) success in conducting research that is of comparable quality to the top peer-reviewed finance and economics journals.
- External Application URL and Instructions Below
1. You must submit a complete application package through USAJobs by searching for consideration of this position using the website information described above. To receive consideration for this position you must submit or complete the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: your resume (curriculum vitae), complete undergraduate and/or graduate college transcripts, responses to the online applicant questionnaire, list of four references, and an original job market paper or sample of written in-depth economic analysis that demonstrates your expertise as related to the experience DERA is seeking. If you are claiming veterans preference you must submit your Certificate of Release of Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214, or other official documentation from a Branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veteran’s Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged but not required.
2. Multiple selections may be made from this announcement for various DERA offices for positions with the same title, series, levels, promotion potential, qualifications, and specialized experience.