Attorney (Administrative Law)

Washington, D.C
Jun 29, 2022
Jul 07, 2022
Full Time

The successful candidate will serve as an Assistant General Counsel and will provide legal service, counsel, recommendations, reviews and opinions regarding all functions and activities of DFC, as appropriate, to assigned areas of responsibility at any given time. The potential areas of legal service embrace all administrative and federal laws applicable to DFC, among other things, appropriations/fiscal law, The Federal Credit Reform Act, equal employment opportunity law, federal procurement, federal records, freedom of information and confidentiality matters, real estate, facilities and federal workplace matters, travel, privacy, ethics, social media, IT security, constitutional law, torts, and taxation.

The successful candidate identifies and analyzes problems and renders legal opinions on complex legal questions including questions which implicate multiple areas of law for which there is often no clear legal precedent. Participates and contributes to the development of protocols, procedures and policies on all matters affecting DFC programs and administration. Exercises independent judgment and discretion in formulating responses to novel legal issues, often involving matters of first impression that may involve substantial monetary sums. The legal advice provided often is precedent setting with program wide implications. The candidate will render advice and recommendations to all levels of the organization, including the Board of Directors, CEO, and Vice Presidents, as appropriate.


Conditions of Employment

  • This position is in the excepted service.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • May be required to successfully complete a 2 year trial period.
  • If selected, you will be required to file, prior to entrance on duty, a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450).


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

Basic Requirements: Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D.; (2) be a current member of a bar with a valid license to practice law in a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and (3) meet all specialized experience requirements as described below.

Specialized Experience: Applicant must possess at least 5 years of experience advising on legal and policy matters consistent with the intent of the law. Knowledge of most aspects of federal statutory and case law, executive orders, rules, regulations and policies. Mature professional judgment and a high degree of initiative and ability to communicate effectively with others in an advisory capacity and administrative experience showing maturity and reliability of judgment in interpreting and applying broad policies and in reaching sound decisions.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LL.B. or J.D. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. In addition, if selected, you must provide proof of bar membership.

Additional information

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).
Telework Suitability : The duties of this position is suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment : Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule : This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous: DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

Numerous vacancies may be filled from this recruitment effort.