The SEC is looking for the best and brightest to help strengthen their team in order to better serve as the investor's advocate. The Securities and Exchange Commission is currently seeking qualified applicants for numerous positions. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Positions are located in SEC’s Washington, DC headquarters and in 11 regional offices in the United States.

Investing in your career

If a rewarding career alongside talented people at an innovative organization with a core set of values guiding its mission is appealing to you, look no further. Named as one of the best places to work in government, the Securities and Exchange Commission is changing the face of the federal workplace with fresh talent and creative ideas. Check out why these employees love coming to work each day. Can you see yourself here?

Brian Bhandari - Accounting Branch Chief

Deidra Hunter -
Management and Program

Hans Heidle - Financial Economist - Division of Economic and Risk Analysis

A career with the Securities and Exchange Commission offers . . .

  • Work that is exciting, challenging and meaningful.
  • Experience working on cutting edge issues and an opportunity to make a difference for investors in America.
  • Careers that broaden and deepen your already accomplished knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the future of investing in the United States.
  • A challenging environment to work and learn with the nation's experts.
  • Benefits, compensation, training, career expansion and a balance with your personal life.

A career with a conscience

The SEC is more than a workplace. United by a core set of values, SEC staff members play a critical role--protecting investors, making markets fair and efficient, and helping companies grow. Take a look at what SEC employees have to say about the agency's values and how they inspire success.







SEC in the Community

Meet SEC staff members doing award-winning service in their communities.

Joe Connolly

SEC examiner grew out of a stutter, now helps stuttering community through new documentary.

Corey Jennings

Corporation Finance staffer helps the homeless access food, shelter and clothing.

Paula Jenson

Trading and Markets employee works toward a greener Montgomery County.


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The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. As more and more first-time investors turn to the markets to help secure their futures, pay for homes, and send children to college, our investor protection mission is more compelling than ever.

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