Case Officer/Policy Advisor
The Office of Investment Security fulfills U.S. Treasury’s statutory responsibilities as Chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which has the authority to review the national security effects of foreign acquisitions or investments in U.S. businesses. The office leads and coordinates the review by 16 Executive Branch departments and White House offices of each transaction notified to CFIUS. If a transaction presents national security concerns, CFIUS has the authority to take certain steps to mitigate the national security risk or to recommend that the President block the transaction. The office also plays a key role in maintaining the nation’s open investment policy and engaging international partners and allies to protect the national security of the United States and those countries.
Treasury offers three Case Officer positions that are commensurate with experience: Junior Case Officer, Case Officer, and Senior Case Officer. The incumbent works on a full range of complex issues related to the office’s mission by supporting senior Treasury officials in all work related to CFIUS and open investment policy, including coordinating the interagency process and analyzing transactions.
Typical duties include:
• Working closely with other Investment Security staff, Treasury legal counsel and program offices, other agencies, and parties to transactions to ensure timely progression of cases.
• Drafting memoranda to senior Treasury officials, presenting the issues raised by particular transactions notified to CFIUS, and recommending courses of action. This will include in-depth analysis and recommendations in certain cases concerning: the authority of CFIUS to review the transaction, the national security risks posed by the transaction, and the options available to mitigate national security risks.
• Working with counterparts at other CFIUS member agencies to facilitate consensus.
• Engaging parties to the transaction to ensure that CFIUS has the information that it needs to reach a determination and, if necessary, negotiation of agreements between the U.S. Government and the parties to mitigate any national security risks posed by the transaction.
• Monitoring for compliance with mitigation agreements and for potential covered transactions not notified to CFIUS, as well as applying appropriate enforcement measures.
• Engaging with foreign and domestic stakeholders and investors to communicate information about the CFIUS process and regulations, and engaging with foreign governments to share best practices for foreign investment review and assisting allied countries that are building or bolstering investment review regimes.
Qualifications: Staff are assigned substantive portfolios with a significant financial and national security component. In addition to strong analytical skills, positions require the ability to present views clearly, concisely, and quickly, both orally and in writing. Candidates customarily have a masters or doctorate degree in economics, international affairs, public policy, finance, business, cybersecurity, or law. Positions are announced on USAJobs.gov at the GS-9/11/12/13/14 levels. Foreign language capability is desirable, but not required. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and able to obtain and maintain a national security clearance.
Please visit USAJobs for open vacancy announcements. If you have questions, you can reach us at [email protected] For more information on CFIUS, please see: www.treasury.gov/cfius.