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Job Title:  Attorney-Advisor (Litigation)
Agency:  Export-Import Bank of the United States
Job Announcement Number:  D029-13-OGC-862267

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Friday, March 22, 2013 to Friday, March 29, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map
All US Citizens (Position is posted as Full-Time with 2 year trial period)


Be part of a dynamic, self-supporting Federal agency with a nearly 80-year record of supporting U.S. export-related jobs and over $50 billion in export sales in 2012. Work in the heart of Washington, DC two blocks from the White House across from the McPherson Square metro station.

The Ex-Im Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Banks mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies, large and small, to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.

 This position is located in the Office of General Counsel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank). The incumbent serves under the Team Leader as a member of the team of attorney's providing legal support to the bank in the areas of litigation, collections, fraud control, and compliance.  


  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • Random Drug Testing


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This position is located in the Office of General Counsel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The incumbent serves under the Team Leader as a member of the team of attorneys providing legal support to the Bank in the areas of litigation, collections, fraud control and compliance.

In the capacity of Attorney-Adviser for Litigation, Fraud and Compliance, the incumbent performs the following duties and responsibilities.

1. Works with the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice, and other U.S. Government agencies on litigation, collections, fraud and compliance matters;

2. In coordination with the U.S. Department of Justice, provides legal advice on a broad range of questions relating to both prosecution of criminal and civil matters and defense of the Bank in legal actions;

3. Provides legal advice on a broad range of questions relating to internal governance and litigation matters involving criminal activity and/or suspected fraud arising out of Bank transactions;

4. Undertakes special assignments of importance to the Bank involving compliance matters, as designated by the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel and Team Leader;

5. Advises Bank’s management on a broad range of legal issues relating to fraud, compliance and due diligence;

6. Reviews and assesses documentation and procedures for existing Bank programs, products, and initiatives, coordinating with Bank staff who use and implement such documentation and procedures, to improve fraud prevention, compliance and due diligence processes;

7. Develops Bank policies on compliance, due diligence, fraud prevention and related matters; assists the Bank in responding to issues raised in internal and external audits;

8. Investigates allegations of fraud, misrepresentation, corruption, and related matters in specific transactions (in coordination with the Assistant General Counsel for Administration);

9. Works with Team Leader on audits, investigations and related matters including those resulting from the Bank's independent auditor, the GAO, the Bank's IG and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors;

10. Refers matters for investigation (through the General Counsel) to the Office of the Inspector General;

11. Recommends suspension and/or debarment of participants or potential participants in Ex-Im Bank programs (in conjunction with the Assistant General Counsel for Administration);

12. Manages assigned litigation related to claim recoveries including management of outside counsel and contractors retained for such purposes and coordinates with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer’s collection efforts.


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BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association at the time of graduation.
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.
At least 4 years of substantive legal experience, including experience with significant responsibility working on litigation matters. 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must have one (1) year of creditable specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-[13] level in the Federal Government.

Specialized experience includes: Experience in administrative or judicial litigation; Advising on legal issues pertaining to litigation, due diligence, fraud control, and compliance; Experience preparing, reviewing, or applying rulings, advisory letters, memoranda, etc.; Skill in writing clearly,concisely, and logically on subjects presenting factual and legal complexity; Skill in investigating, interviewing, factual analysis and negotiation. 

Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.




Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of Specialized Experience related to the position, and a structured interview.  

To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Occupational Questionnaire


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We offer an attractive benefits package to include health, life insurance, retirement, 401(k) like plan, and metro subsidy.

Additional information for Federal employee benefits can be found at:


VETERANS INFORMATION AND EEO POLICY can be obtained utilizing the links at the bottom of this announcement.

Selective Service:  If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.   See


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé (your resume must contain the basic information outlined in the Optional Application for Federal Employment OF-612:
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

Applications will only be accepted online or by fax.   If you are unable to apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 862627.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you need assistance applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at


The following documents are required:

1. Your Resume
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:
- Veterans Preference Documentation (a DD-214, a letter from the VA (for disabled veterans), and an SF-15), if applicable
- College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education


ExIm Recruiter
Phone: (202)565-3300
Agency Information:
Export Import Bank of US
811 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC


After all application packages have been received, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information in the Occupational Questionnaire and may interview best-qualified applicants.

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