Attorney- Advisor (Finance)

District of Columbia, D.C
Apr 20, 2021
Apr 27, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of General Counsel of United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the U.S. Government's development finance bank. The successful candidate will serve as an Assistant General Counsel and advise on the legal and policy aspects of all of DFC's finance, equity investment, and political risk insurance programs.

The closing dates has been extended until 4/26/2021
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Work includes legal due diligence and reviewing, drafting and/or negotiating all transaction documents leading to closing as well as monitoring existing transactions and restructuring or collecting on defaulted loans. The types of financing vary from project finance, infrastructure loans, loans to SMEs and microfinance institutions, to loans to private equity funds. The loans can be high or low in dollar values but often involve complex negotiation and documentation. DFC's equity investment program includes direct investment in portfolio companies as well as private equity investment funds. DFC's insurance program offers coverage against political violence, currency inconvertibility, and expropriation and includes specialized capital markets products that insure against sovereign and subsovereign risk. Projects are always located in a developing country.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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).


You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of 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 includes: 5-8 years of experience advising on legal and policy matters in the areas of finance (including project finance, loans to SMES and MFIs, and/or corporate loans), equity investments, and/or debt restructuring.


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

Telework Suitability: The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.

2. Referral: Since this is an Excepted Service position, a non-rated method of evaluation will be used. We will evaluate your application by comparing your description of your work experience, level of responsibility, and accomplishments with the requirements of the position to determine whether you meet all the qualification requirements. Although competitive examining rules for rating and ranking and veterans' preference do not apply, veteran's preference will be considered as a positive factor. Candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements will be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

  • You must submit your resume via Linked In at the following link:
  • Upon selection, you will be required to provide official transcripts and proof of bar membership.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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 .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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