Posted on Sep 19, 2021 via USAJobs

Securities and Exchange Commission, Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

Washington, DC  |   #government


Candidates should have an interest and research experience in: applied microeconomics fields such as finance, industrial organization, public economics, and labor.

We seek individuals with a track record of creative thinking, strong empirical research abilities, and excellent communication skills.

Interest in finance, securities markets and public policy is essential given our mission.

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.

Additional qualifications information can be found here.

Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S.

Department of Education.


Applicants must show successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.n--OR--nB.

An appropriate combination of education and experience----courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Examples of qualifying experience include economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or teaching assignments in a college or university in economic subjects in combination with one of the following: personal research that produced evidence of results, direction of graduate theses in economics, or service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/SK-13 level.

Specialized experience includes experience in the application of economics than may be demonstrated in at least one of the following five ways: Success in conducting research that is of comparable quality to peer- 2 and economics journals; Experience 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; Experience writing reports that evaluate the effect of policy and rule changes on market performance and function; Experience writing reports in market microstructure or similar applied microeconomic fields such as industrial organizations and auction theory; Experience in analyzing the costs and benefits of regulations in financial markets, including effects on market efficiency, competition, and capital formation.

Qualifying experience may have been obtained in the public or private sector, which includes faculty appointments at academic institutions and certain staff positions at U.S.

financial regulators.

***IMPORTANT NOTICE*** DERA is seeking candidates across two different vacancy announcements.

Candidates should submit separate applications for each position they want to be considered for: SEC Fellow (Economist) or Financial Economist (position without time limit).

If you wish to be considered for the permanent Financial Economist position you may apply here.

Deadline: 2021-10-12T23:59:00.9970 (15 days left)
Salary: 130K-220K Per Year
Location: Washington, DC

How to Apply

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