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Date:  Jun 27, 2024
Req ID:  37227


Anticipated Starting Salary:  $40,340.00

Position Number: 22124766
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 07/31/2024

Anticipated Starting Salary: $40,340.00

Department: Enforcement  

The mission of the Department of Commerce is to champion economic opportunities through strategic initiatives and an equitable regulatory environment that attracts and grows businesses, safeguards consumers, enhances workforce quality, and energizes our infrastructure, creating a better quality of life for all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: X061C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00


The Securities Examiner is responsible for the regulation of the securities, mortgage, and other financial industries. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Participates in on-site examinations of registered entities and persons to test solvency, record keeping, and sales practices for conformance to applicable Acts and Rules. Writes reports detailing findings of examinations and notifies licensees of violations and remedies that should be taken to ensure compliance with the appropriate Acts and Rules. Investigates complaints, inquiries and suspected violations of the appropriate Acts and Rules. Schedules and analyzes account statements, bank records, and other documents to determine possible violations of the appropriate acts and rules. Prepares a written case summary, assists in preparation of case, and appears as an expert witness during administrative hearings or court proceedings. Reviews applications from broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers, representatives, mortgage companies, loan officers, and other regulated entities, to determine compliance with applicable statutes and rules. Reviews registrations and exemptions from registration of securities offerings to ensure that federal, state, and agency standards and requirements are met. Analyzes financial records, annual reports, and other financial statements to determine if regulated entities' financial positions are adequate and business practices conform to state and federal statutes and rules. Performs investigations and examinations with other state regulatory agencies, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Conference of State Banking Supervisors (CSBS), American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) and Money Transmitter Regulators Association (MTRA). Attends meetings with representatives of FINRA, SEC, CSBS, AARMR, and MTRA to discuss ongoing cases and new developments in the regulation of these industries. Utilizes the department database systems to track filings, input records, and provide input on the development and improvement of the database to administration. Inputs, monitors and maintains data in national databases such as FINRA's Central Registration Depository (CRD), Investment Adviser Registration Depository (IARD), and CSBS's Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). Performs other duties as assigned.


Travel for job-related responsibilities is necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles of accounting and financial auditing procedures. Knowledge of the statutes and rules administered by the Securities Department. Ability to analyze and evaluate accounting and financial data of regulated financial institutions. Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws governing the regulated financial industries. Ability to evaluate securities offerings and the business practices of regulated industries. Ability to communicate technical information verbally and in writing. Ability to conduct financial examinations and determine compliance with applicable laws and rules.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field; plus two years of experience in auditing, accounting, securities, or related field to securities or financial industry regulation. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock