To protect investors, maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.
Headquarters: Washington, D.C. Other offices: New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The Securities and Exchange Commission ranked 19th out of agencies in the 2010 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings with an index score of 62.0.
The SEC conducts on-campus interviews at many law schools nationwide in the late summer and early fall. Additionally, SEC attends most minority bar association annual meetings and many professional conferences for MBAs and accounting organizations. Approximately 15 to 20 third-year law students and judicial clerks are hired each year as entry-level law clerks through the SEC Advanced Commitment Program.
The SEC offers three paid Summer Honors Internship programs – the law program for first and second year law students, the business program for MBAs and other business-related Master’s degree programs, and the college program for undergraduates in any major. The SEC also offers a volunteer school year program – the Law Students Observer Program – that exposes law students to the work of the Commission for one semester. The SEC produced a video “Make a Difference: Work for the SEC” targeted to attract attorneys, accountants, economists, CPAs and MBAs (www.sec.gov/about.media).
In FY 2007 and 2008, 20 employees received recruitment bonuses totaling $237,237 and 777 received student loan repayments totaling $7.09 million.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recruits for attorneys, accountants and securities compliance examiners. Most SEC employees have previous experience in the securities industry working for law firms, state and federal prosecutors, public accounting firms or self-regulatory organizations. A small number of positions are filled at the entry level. The number and location of job opportunities vary based on workload and case priorities.
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Demographics source: FedScope, OPM
Source: Fedscope 09/08
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