DutiesPlease Note: Employees will be required to report to their assigned office location at least 2 day per week for non-supervisory positions and 3 days per week for supervisory/managerial positions unless the position advertised is designated as a remote-only position.
The incumbent reports to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Small Business. The incumbent serves as Vice President (VP) of the Minority Women Owned Business (MWOB) Division, and is responsible for originating the loan, guarantee and insurance products and the overall relationship management of the Bank's external clients who are minority, women, veterans, tribal, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA owned businesses. The Division also manages the Regional Exporter Promotion Program (REPP) - the REPP brings state, county, and local non-profit economic development entities together with EXIM in a partnership designed to expand export opportunities for U.S. exporters. Additionally, the Division also oversees the Client Care Unit (CCU) - the CCU plays a key role in maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction for EXIM prospects, applicants, and current customers.Duties include, but are not limited to:
RequirementsConditions of Employment
- The VP of MWOB is responsible for leading, directing, and supervising a team of professional, technical, and administrative support staff ranging in grades from GS-5 thru GS-15.
- Overall business development strategy for MWOB and establishment of goals and objectives to achieve these results.
- Provides guidance to the Senior Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents of the various Divisions of the Bank. In carrying out his/her responsibilities, the incumbent translates overall policy laid out by the Board of Directors into the establishment of MWOBs objectives, program goals and deliverables, and transmits them to the Vice Presidents along with general guidelines as to program results to be achieved.
- The VP of MWOB signs off on all Board and Loan Committee memos originating from the Office of the Small Business. Engages in necessary and appropriate arbitration and coordination between the various divisions and offices under the SVP of OSB and Chairman's purview.
- On a continuing basis, reviews the short-, medium- and long-term loan, guarantee and insurance activities of the Bank to ensure that the operations are meeting the goals of the Bank regarding disadvantaged communities.
- Responsible for personnel management for MWOB. Works closely with the Senior Vice President in the Office of Small Business and the Vice Presidents and the Division of Human Capital, maintains responsibility for ensuring that the Bank's human resources programs, policies, and procedures are effectively carried out within MWOB for the following specific areas: recruitment; promotion; equal opportunity and diversity; development; training; position management; and appraisal, incentive or related programs with a view toward improving the quality and productivity of the workforce. He/she assigns personnel on either a temporary or permanent basis according to the workload of each Division, rotating personnel between Divisions and Offices in order to ensure that the limited resources for line activities are properly allocated per current amounts of case work and to facilitate broad experience and program knowledge on the part of OSB.
- Works in concert with the heads of the divisions under the Bank to develop and submit all relevant budget figures for approval, as well as manages the administrative budget for OSB. This encompass the MWOB's program requirements, travel needs, etc.
- Represents the Bank at meetings with high-level executives, officials, exporters, foreign buyers, and financial institutions or governments. This may require the incumbent to travel extensively.
QualificationsQUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: Applicants will be assessed against the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs).
- U.S. Citizenship
- Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
- You may be required to serve a one year probationary period
- Specialized experience MUST be documented on your resume
- Must complete the required ECQs and/or MTQs
- Current or Former Political Appointees: If you are, or have been employed in the last 5 years, you must disclose this information. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action with including from Federal Service.
Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility and OPM certified graduates of a SES CDP, who meet the professional/technical qualifications requirements will be considered for this position on a noncompetitive basis. Applicants for noncompetitive consideration are NOT REQUIRED to submit a supplemental statement addressing their ECQs. However, they must submit a Standard Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, to establish proof of eligibility for noncompetitive appointment and submit their most recent performance appraisal, resume, address the professional/technical qualifications and complete the online questionnaire. Applicants must submit written statements (narrative format ) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.' Additional information on the ECQs is available at www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp . Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Please limit your written statements to two (2) pages per ECQ. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in Senior Level (SL) positions and are in addition to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications listed below.ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE
: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE:
This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN
: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN:
This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS
: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs):
All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. Please limit your written statements to one page per technical qualification. Failure to meet any one of the technical qualifications requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant.MTQ 1 -
Demonstrated experience and skill in project and/or program management; ability to manage and direct a staff while incorporating program and policy initiatives pertaining to special emphasis and disadvantaged program areas; demonstrated ability to communicate to a wide range of audiences, to include top officials, senior executives, and employees.MTQ 2 -
Demonstrated experience, knowledge and thorough understanding of community and economic development, including issues such as small businesses development, community facility development, and economic development in disadvantaged communities.MTQ 3 -
Demonstrated experience and knowledge about addressing the needs of financially underserved populations, including underserved populations such as minorities, women, tribal, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA and veterans that experience barriers to accessing capital and fully participating in the financial mainstream.MTQ 4 -
Demonstrated experience in developing and executing export financing strategies, programs, and initiatives in partnership with a wide range of state government, local government, Tribal government, private sector, and other relevant stakeholders, including programs delivering benefits to disadvantaged communities.For qualification determinations, your resume must contain the following for each work experience listed:
If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
- Organization/Agency's Name
- Salary (series and grade, if applicable)
- Start and end dates (including the month and year)
- Number of hours you worked per week
- Relevant experience that supports your response to the specialized experience that is stated in the job announcement
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.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.Foreign Education:
If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. Please visit the following links for more information:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined here .
Time-in-grade requirements must be met by 10/19/2023, the closing date of the announcement. Additional informationCurrent or Former Political Appointees:
Pursuant to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversight authority under section 1104(b)(2) of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) and section 5.2 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, OPM requires agencies to seek their approval prior to appointing any current or former political appointee to a permanent position (without time limits) in the civil service. A former or recent political appointee is someone who held a political appointment covered by OPM's policy within the previous 5-year period. OPM's oversight in this area safeguards merit system principles as well as fair and open competition free from political influence. If you are currently employed, or have been employed within the last 5 years, you must disclose this information. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.
Please visit the following link for the types of political appointments:Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities:
The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:
- Career Transition (ICTAP/CTAP)
- Primary Appointing Authorities for Career and Career-Conditional Appointments
- Hiring Authorities for Veterans
- People with Disabilities
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.Ethical Standards/Financial Disclosure:
EXIM is committed to the highest ethical standards. As an employee, you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch. You will be required to complete new employee ethics training within 3 months of your appointment.
If this position is subject to financial disclosure requirements (either public or confidential depending upon your position), you will be required to complete a new entrant financial disclosure report within 30 days of your appointment.Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles:
These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 80
or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information, please click here .