International Development Finance/Investment Attorney

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Oct 08, 2021
Closes
Oct 16, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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.
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Responsibilities

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 small and medium enterprises (SMES) and microfinance institutions (MFIs), 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 political risk insurance program offers coverage against political violence, currency inconvertibility, and expropriation and includes specialized capital markets products that insure against sovereign and sub sovereign risk. Projects are always located in a low-income, lower middle-income, or upper middle-income country.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

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).


Qualifications

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. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

Specialized Experience: Applicant must possess at least 5 years of experience advising on legal and policy matters in the areas of finance (including project finance, loans to small and medium enterprises (SMES) and microfinance institutions (MFIs), and/or corporate loans), equity investments, private equity funds, political risk insurance, and/or debt restructuring in the context of negotiating and documenting transactions for projects in emerging markets, whether directly or through the supervision of outside counsel.

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.

Education

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 https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).
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.

Travel may be required.

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 http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .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.

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 the minimum 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
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit your resume via LinkedIn at the following link: LinkedIn Announcement
1. Your resume is required to show the work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. 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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