Deputy Director, Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Salary: $163,510 - $240,178 per year
Telecommuting is allowed.
The Deputy Director in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs (OLIA) works with and reports to the Director of Legislative Affairs on legislative and interagency matters that pertain to the CFTC and the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). This includes, but is not limited to working with Congress; the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Agriculture, State, Commerce, Interior, and Justice; the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); the Federal Reserve Board; the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the Federal Trade Commission; the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; the Environmental Protection Agency; and state and local governments
As the Deputy Director in the Office of the Legislative Affairs, you will:
Prepare and transmit materials to Congress, including testimony, briefings, and responses to congressional inquiries or letters.
Conduct analysis of legislative proposals and prepare briefings and make presentations on those findings.
Work with other federal agencies on legislative matters of mutual interest.
Work with outside groups that interact with Congress on CFTC-related policy.
Work with the Director to establish and maintain contact with members of Congress, their office staff, and the staff of Congressional committees to ensure information concerning agency programs and activities is available at all times.
Work with the Office of Personnel Management and the Senate Agriculture Committee to move Presidential nominees to the Commission through the confirmation process.
Work with the Director to monitor policy initiatives, decisions, precedent cases, and matters that may affect or relate to CFTC activities.
Coordinate agency responses to Congressional inquiries, including replies to letters, requests for briefings, enforcement referrals, and other queries.
Manage and archive OLIA communications and CFTC-related legislative history.
May be required to serve a one-year probationary period
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas:
Communications and Media; Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence; Research; Political Savvy; Strategic Thinking; and Written Communication.
THIS VACANCY CONTAINS A SELECTIVE FACTOR. YOU MUST MEET THE SELECTIVE FACTOR REQUIREMENT IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
SELECTIVE FACTOR: In-depth knowledge of and work experience in commodity markets or derivatives, including familiarity with Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act, as evidenced by professional activities.
CT-14: To qualify for the CT-14, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the CT/GS-13 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through federal service.
Examples of specialized experience that pertains to commodities markets or derivatives, particularly those experiences relevant to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), include:
Experience drafting responses to policy issues related to legislation; experience identifying issues of concern to Members of Congress and providing advice regarding how to respond; experience serving as a Congressional Liaison; experience conducting analysis of legislative proposals and preparing reports and making presentations on those findings.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent U.S. government financial regulatory agency. Its mission is to promote the integrity, resilience, and vibrancy of the U.S. derivatives markets through sound regulation. The CFTC strives to be the global standard for sound derivatives regulation and provide transparency to market participants about the CFTC’s rules and processes. In addition, the CFTC protects the public and preserves market integrity by detecting, investigating, and prosecuting violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC regulations.