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Experienced Professionals Overview

April 29, 2021

Mission-Critical Occupations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission requires the expertise and hard work of a diverse team of professionals to maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets. Positions are located at our Washington, DC, headquarters and at our 11 regional offices in the following cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco.

For more details regarding mission-critical occupations, see Invest in Your Career at the SEC.

SEC Fellows

The SEC utilizes the Fellow Program to appoint highly qualified individuals to positions requiring specialized, unique, or extensive skills in occupations within the SEC. Fellows typically occupy specialty and/or hard-to-fill positions that require specialized knowledge of financial and capital market formation or regulation, financial market structures, or surveillance.

For more details, see the SEC Fellows Program.

IPA Mobility Program

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) invites accounting professors and professionals to express their interest in an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program assignment at its headquarters next to Union Station in the heart of Washington, DC, for the 2021–2022 academic year. The IPA Mobility Program at the SEC provides an unparalleled opportunity for accounting academics to be directly involved in the work of the SEC and to gain insight into the SEC's oversight and regulatory processes. It provides experience that will greatly enhance subsequent research and teaching activities, and is a remarkable way to spend a sabbatical year or a leave of absence.

One IPA assignment is available in the Office of the Chief Accountant. 

For more details, see the IPA Mobility Program.

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