The SEC's Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation (the Office) is seeking to hire a Capital Formation Analyst to lead efforts of the Office to translate economic data and research into actionable policy recommendations to improve capital formation for small businesses and their investors, from start-ups to small cap public companies. Applicants can learn more about the mission and functions of the Office by reading more at https://www.sec.gov/oasb
The Capital Formation Analyst will report to the Deputy Director of the Office and work closely with members of the Office's legal and policy team in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment. Candidates should be self-directed, highly motivated, and able to work independently to achieve results in operation.
- Curating translational economic research on relevant policy initiatives of the Office impacting capital raising by small businesses and their investors, from early-stage start-ups through IPO, as well as smaller public companies. Specifically emphasizing data that identifies the challenges faced by minority-owned, women-owned, rural, and natural disaster area small businesses and their investors.
- Supporting preparation of an annual report to Congress, which includes a robust analysis of the state of capital formation and quantification of capital raising trends and challenges.
- Developing engaging data visualizations for advocacy and outreach efforts with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Collaborating with Office leadership to translate economic and business data into actionable policy recommendations.
- Drafting and producing research briefings based on relevant and insightful data.
- Expanding the Office's awareness of economic trends to identify, understand, analyze, and respond effectively to market developments and risks impacting small businesses and their investors.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a US Citizen.
- Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
- Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
- This position has promotion potential to the SK-14.
- PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.
- SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
- DRUG TESTING: This position may be subjected to drug testing requirements.
- PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
- DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
- This position is in the collective bargaining unit.
- Due to COVID-19, the SEC is currently in a mandatory telework posture through September 7, 2021. If selected, you will be permitted to temporarily telework from a location outside the local commuting area.
- Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 60 days. At that time, you will be eligible to request telework in accordance with the SEC 's telework policy.
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.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT:
SK-13: Applicant must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/SK-12 level: Specialized Experience includes all three of the following:
- Identifying data sources relevant to small business capital raising and entrepreneurship.
- Preparing clear and comprehensive analytical reports and data visualization.
- Conducting specialized research regarding entrepreneurial finance and its translational impact on capital markets and public policy.