Supervisory Administrative Officer

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Washington, D.C.
Job Type
Full-time, permanent
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
All applications must be submitted on USAJobs no later than 11:59 pm (EST) on the closing date to receive consieration.
Where to Apply

Located within the Office of Structured Finance and Insurance (OSFI), you’ll carry out a variety of duties in support of the operations of the department. This position reports directly to the Vice President of OSFI. You’ll manage a group of analysts who coordinate multiple projects and a group of administrative staff that provides critical support to the mission of the specialists in the department. You will also work with managing directors to solve programmatic and administrative issues to allow OSFI to accomplish performance targets.

As Administrative Officer (aka Managing Director, Finance and Operations), you will:

Manage short and long-term strategic planning activities for the Department by working with the Vice President and managing directors to align project assignments and processes with corporate objectives. Manage systems for tracking performance of the department against goals.
Proactively develop and champion innovative administrative practices to ensure that DFC remains forward-leaning. Identify and propose solutions to departmental and inter-departmental business, operational and administrative problems as they arise; work to reach consensus on solutions and oversees implementation of agreed upon changes.
Manage the Department’s human resources for both Finance and Insurance products. Establish departmental staffing requirements in consultation with the Vice President and managing directors, improving recruitment tools, develops recommendations and makes decisions concerning reorganizations, performance reviews, promotions, career development, succession planning, special awards, training, and streamline procedures where possible.
Manage a team of analysts that support department-wide loan and insurance origination and monitoring work. Also provide administrative and technical supervision to a team of administrative support staff.
Co-manage with the Vice President the content of the Insurance Program Policies and Procedures. Co-manage with the Office of Development Credit the content of the Finance Program Policies and Procedures Manual and serve as the departmental contact person for changes to administrative finance issues.
Manage a complex project finance management system. Track projects through the approval cycle and track key features of projects. Work with project teams to accurately reflect changes in deal information and deal status. Work with other technical experts to develop enhancements to the system.
Serve as Contracting Officer’s Representative for Personal Services Contracts (PSC) and contractors in the Department.
Manage the Department’s finance and administrative budgets on an ongoing basis including Contract Lifecycle Management requisitions.
Supervise the departmental intern program for both Finance and Insurance teams in the Department. Support teams with the interview and selection process of both unpaid and paid interns. Participates in recruitment events.

Please Note: This is not a Bargaining unit position.

Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Selection may require completion of a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period unless met during prior Federal service
Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the GS-15 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience in all of the following:

1) Experience developing budget estimates and justifications;

2) Experience participating in recruitment and outreach activities to include, marketing, attracting and identifying individuals for positions;

3) Experience using computer databases and personal computers and a variety of software (e.g. Excel, Salesforce, SharePoint etc.) in order to retrieve data and maintain project tracking;

4) Experience overseeing and directing the work of contractor staff (i.e. developing SOW; planning and establishing work schedules, deadlines, and standards for acceptable work; tracking progress and quality of performance); and

5) Experience assigning and reviewing work of subordinates or team members, and evaluating or providing feedback on performance.

Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level.

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.

This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement 23-OSFI-ST-11906980-BN using Merit Promotion (MP) procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet MP requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: 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 85 or above; and

3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

For more information:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility showing type of discharge/character of service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit documentation from the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) showing type of discharge/character of service and your disability percentage. You may also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the documents listed in this form to support the claim for veteran preference. For more information on veterans’ preference visit:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Telework Suitability: The duties of this position are 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.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

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

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.