U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Washington, DC
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Become part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation! DFC is America’s development bank. DFC partners with the private sector to finance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the developing world today. We invest across sectors including energy, healthcare, critical infrastructure, and technology. DFC also provides financing for small businesses and women entrepreneurs in order to create jobs in emerging markets. DFC investments adhere to high standards and respect the environment, human rights, and worker rights.

DFC ranked in the Top Ten Small Agencies to Work in 2022, up from 16th place in 2021.

SUMMARY: You will serve as the Corporate Secretary (OPM Official Title: Attorney-Advisor) for Office of the General Counsel (OGC), U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The incumbent is responsible for the effective management of all matters related to the Board of Directors, Board Committees, the Board’s Public Hearings, the Investment Committee, and the Credit Committee. The incumbent advances relationships with the Board and furthers the role of each Board member to strengthen the relationship with DFC and to enhance their role as an agent for DFC in the larger business community, domestic and abroad.

DUTIES: As the Corporate Secretary, the incumbent:
• Serves as the primary DFC contact for members of the DFC Board of Directors;
• Interacts with Directors and Board agency staff to understand their needs and address questions and concerns;
• Manages Front Office communication with Directors, including establishing a schedule of such communication and proposing topics and materials for consideration by the Front Office;
• Ensures the effective, efficient, and smooth running of the Corporation’s Board meetings, Board Committee meetings, Board’s Public Hearing, internal Investment Committee and Credit Committee meetings, and other governance-related meetings;
• Prepares the agendas for meetings;
• Prepares and distributes materials for Investment Committees and Board consideration;
• Coordinates the preparation, clearance, and distribution of Board agency questions and answers related to Board transactions as well as board member voting;
• Prepares and distributes materials for Board Risk and Audit Committees;
• Coordinates internal DFC Evaluation and Investment Committees and verifies committee clearance;
• Coordinates the timely preparation, clearance, and dissemination of periodic reports to the Board and Board Committees;
• Establishes the schedule for Board meetings and Public Hearings on an annual basis;
• Ensures that all meetings, votes, and other Board and meeting-related activities adhere to DFC’s statutory requirements, DFC’s Bylaws, and internal policy guidelines;
• Advises on corporate governance and corporate affairs matters related to the Board, including compliance with Government Corporation Control Act, the BUILD Act provisions related to the Board and its functions, the Bylaws, and other applicable federal statues, rules, regulations, executive orders, and administrative and case law related to the functioning of the Board;

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Expert knowledge of developing and maintaining long- and short-range program goals, objectives, and measurements criteria for meetings;
• Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly, both orally and in writing, and to provide practical, clear, and convincing advice and opinions that are easy to understand by different audiences, including senior management, private sector counterparties and the interagency;
• Ability to lead teams without direct supervisory direction;
• Apply a customer-service oriented approach to corporate practice; think outside of the box on administrative questions; and be willing to take on new tasks and responsibilities;
• Knowledge, skill, and ability to conduct extensive research of historical and agency files to locate information and analyze a wide variety of options and issues;
• Ability to interact with individuals and groups of varied technical, cultural, and professional backgrounds.

Conditions of Employment:
• The position is in the excepted service.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S. is required.
• Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
• Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation.
• Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-450).
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret sensitive compartmented information (SCI) clearance.
• This position may require travel.
• The incumbent may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements at the time of submitting your application.

Basic Requirements: Applicants must (1) be a graduate of an accredited law school with an LLB. 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 law transcript will be required if you are selected.

Specialized Experience:
You may qualify at the GS-15 level, if you meet the following qualification requirement: At least five years of professional legal specialized experience gained after being admitted to the bar that is directly related to the position being filled. At least three of the five years of specialized experience must be at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to that of an attorney at the GS-14 level.

Specialized experience is defined as experience in:
• managing administrative and management procedures, principles, processes, and best practices in the Federal and private sectors;
• evaluating program issues and requirements sufficient to recommend changes in administrative policies and business processes;
• managing, supporting, and advising boards, committees or similar organizational units and their operations;
• advising on corporate governance and corporate affairs matters and processes or their government organization equivalent;
• preparing, reviewing, and organizing a variety of materials for senior decision makers;
• gathering and organizing data and materials for straightforward analysis;
• communicating in writing sufficient to prepare reports, instructions, and correspondence;
• providing regular and special reports on project progress and problems.

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.

Additional Information:
• Telework Suitability: The duty 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.
• Incumbent may be required to complete a 2-year trial 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.
• This is not a Bargaining unit position.
• Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

How You Will Be Evaluated:
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: As 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. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify their veteran preference on their resume. Candidates who meet all the qualification and other eligibility requirements will be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

Required Documents:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Upon selection, you will be required to provide official law transcripts and proof of active bar membership, and you may be required to provide a legal writing sample.

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