According to a recent job posting on USAJobs, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) intends to hire a new legal specialist to create a “comprehensive plan” to address cryptocurrency.

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The position calls for an individual to have “knowledge of federal securities laws to digital asset securities and crypto matters, i.e., broker-dealer, exchange, clearing agency and transfer registrations, exchange product applications, sales and trading practices, etc.”

The new candidate will also lead the SEC’s FinTech Working Group, as well as, serve as a contact for the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC’s) Digital Assets Working Group.

The job posting marks another step by the SEC to tackle current gray areas for the cryptocurrency industry.

Potential applicants must have four years of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney.

The role offers a salary between $144,850–$238,787 a year and the closing date for applications is April 12.

Valerie Szczepanik
Valerie Szczepanik

In June, the SEC hired Valerie Szczepanik as the first crypto czar, who serves as the associate director of the Division of Corporation Finance and senior advisor for digital assets and innovation.

Szczepanik’s responsibilities include managing “efforts across all SEC Divisions and Offices regarding the application of U.S. securities laws to emerging digital asset technologies and innovations, including initial coin offerings and cryptocurrencies.”

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