Vice President, Office of Small Business & Financial Services

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Washington, DC
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Applications for this position are only being accepted through USAJOBS and must be received no later than 11:59 pm (ET) on December 6th, 2023 to be considered.
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This position is part of the Office of Small Business & Financial Services, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). As the Vice President of the Office of Small Business & Financial Services the incumbent will have overall responsibility for leading and managing the Office of Small Business of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC).

Major Duties:

The Vice President, Office of Small Business & Financial Services has overall responsibility for leading and managing the Office of Small Business of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The Office of Small Business & Financial Services will facilitate DFC’s investment into emerging market economies by providing medium- to long-term loans, guaranties, and risk mitigation instruments for often highly structured, complex transactions or projects sponsored by or do significantly involve U.S. small business or cooperatives.

Serves as a member of DFC’s senior leadership team and participates in the Agency’s overall strategy development, goal setting and execution of Agency-wide priorities and initiatives.
Represents and speaks on behalf of DFC at conferences, networking events and other external forums.
Develops and maintains DFC’s institutional expertise for Office of Small Business, including the key relevant relationships with fund managers, investors, industry experts, regional experts, service providers, US government partners and allies, and others.
Provides overall direction on assigned sector’s strategy and updates the strategy in accordance with shifting US Government priorities and policy environment.
Provides strategic and operational direction to the Office of Small Business’ financing activities through the entire lifecycle of the investment including business development, screening, due diligence, negotiating and structuring, approval, disbursement, and post-investment management and monitoring.
Works with investment teams to prioritize potential investment opportunities based on sector strategy, Administration priorities, and feasibility of the project.
Provides strategic direction in setting objectives and goals for business development and outreach efforts.
Serves as a role model for team-oriented behaviors.
Distributes overall sector target across investment staff based on capabilities, experience, and interests.
Determines resources required to accomplish strategic goals and objectives.
Ensures that departmental staff adhere to all internal DFC policies and procedures.

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
Must be able to obtain and maintain a top secret security clearance
Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file an Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278)
This position may require foreign travel to developing countries


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the SL-00 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have at least one year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-15 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience in all of the following:

Experience providing effective leadership and supervision to subordinates;
Experience transacting emerging market financing and investments with a strong understanding of project and structured finance; AND
Experience determining whether projects are feasible, creditworthy and appropriate for support based on applicable policies, procedures, goals and objectives.


MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): Maximum of two pages per MTQ. Applicants must address the following mandatory qualifications separate from their resumes. Statements must provide specific examples that address relevant experience, accomplishments and evidence that you possess demonstrated superior technical qualifications. You will not be considered for this position if you fail to submit qualification statements specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification requirement.

Demonstrated ability providing effective leadership and supervision to subordinates in a multi-tiered organization.
Demonstrated experience providing strategic leadership and direction in planning, implementing, and evaluating short- and long-range initiatives to support strategic business plans and cross-functional business solutions.
Demonstrated experience identifying, analyzing, and negotiating complex finance projects, investment transactions and sensitive financial and economic issues.
Demonstrated experience in business development and outreach efforts related to sourcing investments in emerging markets, that bring about financial returns and social and/or economic benefits.
Demonstrated experience examining and estimating the risk of a potential investor based on the investor’s underlying business practices as well as identifying fraud risk variables of potential investors.

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:

Please Note: This is not a Bargaining unit position.

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 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

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

Employees in SL positions are entitled to accrue annual leave at the rate of 8 hours per biweekly pay period regardless of the length of their Federal service, and can accumulate a total of up to 90 days (720 hours) of annual leave. All Federal employees including SL members earn 13 days of sick leave each year.

This announcement may be used to fill similar positions, if additional vacancies occur.