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Job Title:  Attorney Advisor - Administrative Law
Agency:  Export-Import Bank of the United States
Job Announcement Number:  D036-13-OGC-876921

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$89,033.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year
Friday, April 19, 2013 to Friday, May 03, 2013
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
All US Citizens (Position is posted as Full-Time with 2 year trial period)


Be part of a dynamic, self-sustaining 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 Bank's mission is to help to maintain and create U.S. jobs by supporting the financing of exports 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.


This position is located in the Office of General Counsel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. The incumbent serves as Counsel for Administration, reporting directly to the Assistant General Counsel for Administration, and providing legal counsel to employees throughout the Bank. The incumbent has primary responsibility for legal matters in the following areas: (i) EEO, labor relations, and personnel; (ii) ethics law and regulations affecting employees, (iii) information disclosure, including Congressional inquiries,  Freedom of Information Act, Trade Secrets Act and Privacy Act, (iv) appropriations and fiscal law; (v) Federal sanctions laws and regulations; (vi) analyzing legislation, including reauthorizations; (vii) procurement and contracting matters; and (viii) miscellaneous administrative law matters to include interpretation of federal laws and regulations; and for providing legal services relating to other statutes and programs affecting the Export-Import Bank.


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


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• EEO, Labor Relations and Personnel - Responsible for providing legal guidance and litigation support in all aspects of personnel matters involving Ex-Im Bank employees.

• Ethics - Primary responsibility for supporting the General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel in carrying out the duties of the Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) and serves as Agency Ethics Official.

• FOIA, Trade Secrets Act and Privacy Act. Provides legal oversight and technical guidance in connection with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Trade Secrets Act (TSA), Privacy Act (PA) and related statutes and regulations.

• Appropriations and Fiscal Law -  Provides legal counsel to Bank officials concerning appropriations and fiscal law matters to include use of reception and representation funds, anti-augmentation issues, and debt collection matters.

• Sanctions laws and regulations - Provides legal support to staff on issues relating to Federal sanctions laws and regulations, including legislative analysis and liaison with Departments of State and Treasury.

• Legislative analysis -Provides legal support to Bank officials concerning legislation, proposed legislation and executive orders, including reauthorization of Bank operations.

• Procurement and Contracting - Provides legal services to the Resource Management Group in connection with procurement and contracting.

• Miscellaneous Administrative Law Matters and other duties as assigned.


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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.

Applicants are required to have at least 3 years of specialized experience as a practicing attorney at a law firm or US Federal agency to qualify for the GS-13 level or at least 5 years of specialized experience as a practicing attorney at a law firm or US Federal agency to qualify for the GS-14 level. 

Specialized experience includes:

Providing legal guidance and litigation support in all aspects of personnel matters, including under the Equal Employment Opportunity Act; providing legal advice to staff on ethics and conduct issues as applied to employees of Federal agencies; providing legal oversight and technical guidance in connection with administrative/regulatory matters; and providing legal oversight and technical guidance in connection with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Trade Secrets Act (TSA), Privacy Act and related statues and regulations. 

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 Assessment Questions.


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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:


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

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 876921.  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:

-TRANSCRIPTS - A copy of your transcripts verifying that you meet the Basic Education requirement or  You may substitute a current copy of your bar membership certification from the bar of the highest court of any state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.


ExIm Recruiter
Phone: (202)565-3300
Agency Information:
Export Import Bank of the 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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