Financial Analyst Financial Analyst …

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
in Washington D.C., DC, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 May 20
$130,364 - $218,671
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
in Washington D.C., DC, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 May 20
$130,364 - $218,671
Join the SEC!

The Division of Trading and Markets establishes and maintains standards for fair, orderly, and efficient markets. It regulates the major securities market participants, including broker-dealers, self-regulatory organizations (such as stock exchanges, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and clearing agencies), and transfer agents.

The position is in Washington, DC.

To conduct its work, the Division develops market monitoring tools; provides analytical support, product expertise, rule reviews, and insight to policy changes; and reviews regulatory filings.

Specifically, the Division seeks to:

  • Identify and assess risks, issues, and trends related to market stability, efficiency, and fairness. Evaluating issues that arise due to increasing technical complexity and growing threats from malicious actors will be a specific focus of this role. Analyze policy issues that arise as a result of market monitoring, self-regulatory organization rule proposals, or other Commission objectives and developing meaningful research questions amenable to empirical analysis that can provide actionable insight into those issues.
  • Design and conduct complex, quantitative, policy-relevant analysis and research related to financial institutions, trading venues, products, regulations, and technologies.
  • Assess and analyzes data from multiple sources stored in multiple locations
  • Use a variety of different technical tools including programming languages to analyze market, credit, and/or liquidity risk data, and to help gain insights for market monitoring and market event analysis.
  • Prepare and presents findings and recommendations of the research and analysis to SEC senior leadership.

Qualifications

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:

SK-14: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-13 level:

  1. Developing tools, applications, and approaches for monitoring the operations of financial markets , and interpreting the results;
  2. Planning or directing a large-scale data driven analysis and research related to financial market structure, products, regulations, or processes.
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