Financial Analyst

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
14 Oct 2019
02 Nov 2019
Contract type
Full time

The Division of Trading and Markets conducts significant rulemaking efforts and has significant market structure initiatives ongoing that contribute to the rulemaking agenda for the Division. Subject Matter Experts provide comprehensive review and evaluation of operational activities specifically as it relates to market structure projects (market monitoring, equity, options, fixed income, and market operations) and securities industry rulemaking analysis and interpretive functions.

Typical Duties:

  • Provide complex data analysis as it relates to the internal business process, execution of operations and rulemaking efficiencies while developing robust documentation detailing the activities of the Division.
  • Develop a comprehensive data management and reporting regime and the tools necessary to support these tasks long–term.
  • Provide policy and advisory guidance to TM's offices using substantive knowledge and analytical skills regarding various business processes, specific to the securities industries, market structure, regulations, and procedures to ensure that the infrastructure capabilities are comprehensive enough to meet TM's regulatory responsibilities.
  • Oversee and lead comprehensive reviews and evaluations of baseline activities across a vast set of operations that include rulemaking implementation, asset classes, data assessments and reporting, technology assessment and advancement, enforcement case management, knowledge management, organizational risk management, and business requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance on the appropriate method or procedure needed to accomplish program objectives and will be responsible for resource alignment both for project and program tasks as well as for customer programs and offices.
  • Using complex quantitative and qualitative decision based models; this candidate must be able to deliver effectiveness and efficiency improvements associated with SRO rule filing, confidential treatment filing, market structure research, public comment interactions and many other financial and other industry regulatory operations.

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.


SK–16: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK–14 or SK–15 level. Specialized experience includes all of the following:

  1. Serving as subject matter expert in financial analysis, management, and analytics as it relates to TRACE fixed income data for U.S. Treasury and corporate bonds;
  2. Developing code, detecting and analyzing market events with regulatory data feeds (TRACE, MIDAS, TRF), BrokerTec, and Bloomberg;
  3. Determining the cause of novel issues, proposing market structure or policy alternatives to mitigate or prevent future turbulence; AND
  4. Serving as subject matter expert on U.S. Treasury TRACE data and ability to propose changes to Treasury securities trade reporting, transparency, and market structure.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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