Securities Compliance Examiner

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
24 June 2019
100 F Street NW, Washington, DC
Job Type
$50,000-74,999, $100,000-199,999
Preferred Academic Qualification
Recruiter/Employer Name
Cary Severt


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Our mission includes advocating for investors who seek to secure a future for their family, providing guidance and regulations for the nation's securities industry in an increasingly global market, and taking action with an eye toward promoting the capital formation necessary to sustain economic growth.

The Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") administers the SEC's nationwide examination and inspection program for registered self-regulatory organizations, broker-dealers, transfer agents, clearing agencies, municipal advisers, investment companies, and investment advisers.

OCIE's Office of Investment Advisers and Investment Companies (IA/IC)is seeking to fill a Securities Compliance Examiner in one of the following locations: Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC.

Salary Ranges:

  • Atlanta, GA:
    • SK-09: $61,376 - $93,834
    • SK-11: $74,262 - $122,124
  • Boston, MA:
    • SK-09: $65,226 - $99,720
    • SK-11: $78,921 - $129,784
  • Chicago, IL:
    • SK-09: $64,610 - $98,779
    • SK-11: $78,176 - $128,560
  • Denver, CO:
    • SK-09: $63,727- $97,429
    • SK-11: $77,107 - $126,803
  • Philadelphia, PA:
    • SK-09: $63,223 - $96,658
    • SK-11: $76,497 - $125,799
  • San Francisco, CA
    • SK-09: $70,816 - $108,267
    • SK-11: $85,685 - $140,909
  • Washington, DC
    • SK-09: $65,251 - $99,759
    • SK-11: $78,951 - $129,835

If selected, you will be responsible for supporting OCIE's mission to conduct and coordinate the nationwide examination program for entities over which the Commission has regulatory authority.

Typical Duties Include:

    • Working as a member of a team or under the tutelage of higher-graded employees, provides securities compliance examination support for actions being undertaken by the SEC;
    • Providing technical assistance and support for one or more of Compliance Inspections and Examinations program areas of program emphasis such as self-regulatory organizations, broker-dealers, transfer agents, municipal advisors, municipal and government securities dealers, investment companies, investment advisers and clearing agencies -both clearing corporations and securities depositories- which are registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934;
    • In a developmental capacity providing support for one or more of the Compliance Inspections and Examinations program's examination, investigation and enforcement activities and operations such as reviewing financial statements, evaluating financial accounting systems, coordinating examinations with stock exchanges, reconstructing records, examining and analyzing "street intelligence," analyzing cash-management systems, reviewing investigatory complaints, investigating new financial products, examining specialized securities such as junk bonds, interviewing principals of registrants, analyzing performance calculations, analyzing risk, developing surveillance initiatives; and
    • Developing recommendations and reports, presenting and defending findings, and as required collaborating with the legal staff.

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