Attorney (Administrative Law)

Washington, D.C
Oct 23, 2021
Nov 01, 2021
Full Time


U.S. International Development Finance Corporation - Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

This position is in the Office of General Counsel of United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the U.S. Government's development finance bank.

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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.

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).


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.

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
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing , 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 professional work experience, dates of employment, and hours worked per week.
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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