Financial Analyst

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Washington D.C., USA
$153k - $260k
14 Jul 2022
13 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Conditions of Employment

CITIZENSHIP: This position is open to US Citizens.

Typical duties include:
  • Develop and maintain expert-level industry knowledge of crypto assets and markets, as well as relevant legal and policy developments occurring in domestic and foreign jurisdictions;
  • Advise Division staff on the application of federal securities laws to digital asset-related crypto matters, i.e., broker-dealer, exchange, clearing agency and transfer registrations, exchange product applications, sales and trading practices, etc.;
  • Conduct legal or data analysis of crypto markets to inform policy;
  • Serve as the Division's primary liaison with market participants;
  • Serve as a Division representative on the SEC's Strategic Hub for Innovation in Financial Technology (FinHub) FinTech Working Group;
  • Collaborate with and assist the FinTech Working Group, FinHub staff with projects, including preparation of briefings for the Chair and Commissioners. Offices about salient topics and developments.


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.

  • SK-16: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-14 level in at least one of the following areas:
  • Technical experience with crypto and digital assets, such as data analysis or programming; OR
  • Experience with developing or using applications of distributed ledger technology; OR
  • Experience with advising market participants (e.g., broker-dealers, exchanges, investment advisers, etc.) or regulatory agencies in crypto and digital assets; OR
  • Experience with the legal analysis of crypto and digital assets.

SEC COMPENSATION PROGRAM: The overall salary range listed above is provided for informational purposes as it represents the full range that is applicable to current employees in this occupation/grade; however, a selectee's initial pay is always set below the maximum rate of the range. Please click here for additional information.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SURPLUS OR DISPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) are available to individuals who have special priority selection rights under this plan. Individuals must be minimally qualified for this position to receive consideration for special priority selection. CTAP or ICTAP eligibles will be considered minimally qualified if they meet the minimum requirements for this position.

Reasonable Accommodation: If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation for disability to participate in the application process at the SEC, submit the form for Reasonable Accommodation for Participation in Job Application Process here. Please be sure to submit your request at least 5 business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Information for SEC Job Applicants: Federal EEO laws protect all applicants from discrimination on the following bases: race, color, sex (not limited to conduct which is sexual in nature, includes pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, transgender status), age (40 and over), religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, retaliation for participating in the EEO process or opposing discrimination. Applicants who believe they have been discriminated against on any EEO basis can seek recourse through the SEC's administrative complaints process. To be timely, an individual must enter the EEO process within 45 days from when they know (or should have known) of the alleged discrimination. Click here for additional information.

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