SEC muni office is hiring a financial analyst

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Municipal Securities has a new Deputy Director and is seeking a Financial Analyst to join its team in one of its offices in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta or Chicago.

That’s according to an SEC spokesperson and a posting on USAJOBS, the federal government’s official job portal. Adam Wendell has been promoted to deputy director of the WHO, having been with the SEC since 2016.

Wendell began his tenure with the Commission in 2016, where he served as counsel on legal and policy matters affecting municipal securities. He was promoted to senior special advocate in September 2019.

He began his career at Hawkins Delafield & Wood from 2000 to 2005 where, as a partner, he was involved as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter counsel in public finance transactions, according to his LinkedIn. He then worked for ten years at McCarter & English where he was a bond adviser, borrower adviser and underwriting adviser in addition to representing lenders and trustees in sectors such as environmental infrastructure financing, health care , housing and transport, among others.

According to the analyst’s job posting, the desired candidate should expect to “perform financial analysis to formulate and recommend courses of action on matters affecting municipal securities.”

The analyst should also expect to write and produce research briefing notes, identify and monitor current trends in the municipal market, perform data-intensive financial analysis and property market research. municipal securities and use spreadsheets, databases and statistical software to analyze data sets. .

Research by the muni office is important because the office is the SEC’s center of expertise in the muni market, and the director of OMS, currently Dave Sanchez, reports directly to the chairman of the SEC. Commissioners are known to place great importance on the judgment of staff with specialist knowledge in their field.

Qualified candidates will be judged on their proficiency in economics, financial analysis, oral communication and written communication. Applicants must also complete a 12-question career questionnaire that asks interested individuals to answer questions about their work experience and preferences.

The position will not have the option of permanent remote work but “due to COVID-19, the SEC is currently in an optional telework posture,” the post said. “This position is eligible to request telecommuting pursuant to the SEC’s telecommuting policy.”

The Commission’s telework policy allows employees to work remotely with prior approval on an occasional basis for one to three days.

The salary range for the financial analyst position is $134,304 to $227,534, depending on experience. The job offer ends August 2.

Candidates applying for a position at the SEC must be US citizens.

The SEC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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