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Vice President Engineering and Environment

Company name
Export-Import Bank of The United States

$126,148.00 to $189,600.00

Washington, DC

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$126,148 to $189,600 per year

Pay scale & grade

SL 00

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1 vacancy in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)


Clarification from the agency

Current Federal employees (at the GS-14 or GS-15 level) serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; former Federal employees (at the GS-14 or GS-15 level) with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligibles; applicants eligible under special hiring authorities; veterans who are preference eligible, or separated from the U.S. Armed Forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service


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Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days of the closing date.

About this agency

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM's mission is supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services - at no cost to U.S. taxpayers. When private sector lenders are unable or unwilling to provide financing, EXIM fills in the gap for American businesses by equipping them with the financing support necessary to compete for global sales. In doing so, EXIM levels the playing field for U.S. exporters going up against foreign competition in overseas markets, enabling American companies to create and maintain more good-paying jobs here in the U.S. The Bank provides coverage in more than 185 countries and no U.S. company or transaction is too big or too small.

The incumbent serves as the Vice President of the Engineering & Environment Division reporting to the Senior Vice President of the Office of Board Authorized Finance. The Division is responsible for evaluating the technical feasibility of large international projects and for implementing the Bank's environmental policy and procedures and coordinating environmental policy with other U.S. Government Agencies. The Division also administers the Bank's policies in respect to military transactions and eligible foreign content. The Division provides expert engineering consultative advisory services in respect to large international projects to the Board of Directors, Management and staff. It represents the Bank on environmental and engineering matters with other U.S. Government Agencies, the multilateral development banks, financial institutions, U.S. companies, officials of foreign companies and foreign government officials.

The incumbent possesses a mastery of the skills and knowledge of a full performance engineer. Further, the incumbent has the vast breadth and depth of experience necessary to serve as the Bank's recognized authority on the engineering aspects of export finance. The incumbent must have creativity, maturity, judgment and knowledge necessary to formulate and implement policy options relating to the Bank's financing programs. The incumbent's advice and assistance are sought by the Bank's staff, management and Board.

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Supervises and provides technical direction to subordinate professional staff.

Serves as principal technical adviser to the Bank's President and Chairman and is responsible for providing him/her advice and guidance so that the Board's actions and decisions conform to sound technical and environmental policy. Responsible for the successful administration of the Division and for the maintenance of high standards of professional achievement in carrying out the work assigned to it.

Serves as the authoritative consultant to the Bank's management and Board on a broad range of technical, environmental and policy matters relevant to financing programs, providing critical evaluation and advice on proposed new programs, new approaches and extremely complex problems. The incumbent may be called to testify on engineering and environmental matters and Bank policies in regard to military, environmental and technical risk issues before Congress.

Undertakes assignments of critical importance to the Bank involving the formulation and implementation of policy options relating to the Bank's financing programs and overall U.S. Government policy in respect to the environmental and social effects of foreign projects, environmentally beneficial exports, transactions having military applications, and exports having foreign content. Provides technical and environmental consultative and advisory services to management and staff, and participates in the planning and evaluation of Bank programs.

Responsible for the administration of Bank policies in respect to foreign content eligibility, military transactions, and environmental procedures.

Oversees activities which include cooperation with the Office of the General Counsel in the preparation of Commitment Letters, Loan and Guarantee Agreements and other notices of EXIM Bank actions. This requires knowledge of the underlying documentation related to a project and EXIM Bank loan or guarantee provisions as set forth in the Loan and Guarantee Agreements to safeguard the Bank and to assure that these Agreements correctly represent the official action. The incumbent assures that Division staff follows the technical and environmental progress and performance of projects during the life of the credit through monitoring their construction progress and operational status, including the reviewing of periodic reports which receive appropriate technical, environmental and financial analysis by the staff of the E&E Division.

Required to deal with representatives of foreign governments and other foreign entities both at home and abroad and with U.S. manufacturers, environmental and technical organizations. Required to be informed as to technical and/or environmental qualifications of engineering and contracting organizations and to evaluate those qualifications in instances where the organizations are involved in the execution of work financed by the Bank. In the successful discharge of this aspect of the work, he/she is required to have a broad knowledge of foreign customers and conditions and the ability to handle people with tact and diplomacy.

Represents the Bank in meetings and negotiations with U.S. exporters and foreign borrowers, executives and officials of Banks, officials of environmental and social organizations, and officials of foreign governments, in both interagency and international venues.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

0801 General Engineering

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Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship

Background and Security/Suitability Investigation

You may be required to serve a one/two year probationary/trial period

ECQs and MTQs MUST be documented

Additional assessments may be required for further selection/consideration


Candidates must possess demonstrated leadership skills and extensive practical experience in the undertaking of the technical, environmental & social evaluations of large and complex projects in multiple industrial sectors and in countries and regions that present unusual technical, environmental, social and contractual challenges that can impede the success of projects and the ability of foreign buyers to service a project's debt. Must demonstrate the leadership needed to direct, guide, and gain the respect of, a highly qualified staff of engineers and analysts and the ability to communicate at the highest levels with public and private business entities, international organizations and within the U.S. and foreign governments. Candidate must not currently be serving in a position requiring appointment by the President of the United States before selection to be Vice President of Engineering and Environment.

All applicants MUST separately write a narrative answer addressing each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) when applying online.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in Senior Level (SL) positions and are in addition to the mandatory technical qualifications listed below.

ECQ 1: Leading Change: Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2: Leading People: Involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and team work, and support constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3: Results Driven: Involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decision that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4: Business Acumen: Involves the ability to management human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5: Building Coalitions: Involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): Applicants must possess ALL the following technical qualifications which represent the experience required to perform the duties of this position. Proficiency in these technical qualifications MUST be clearly evident in your application. MTQs include:

MTQ 1: Project Management: Broad knowledge and significant experience in the engineering and environmental evaluation of major foreign projects and be able to provides expert technical and environmental analysis of projects and export transactions.

MTQ 2: Policy Expertise: Provide policy analysis related to engineering and environmental issues in order to ensure compliance with overall policy and provide recommendations for improvement.

MTQ 3: Trade Related Organizations: Experience working with high-level officials and their respective trade related organizations both within the U.S. government and external to the U.S. government.

MTQ 4: Team Building: Proven leadership skills, high integrity and the ability to inspire trust and loyalty; Strong communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively and at the same time lead decisively.

MTQ 5: Results Driven: Ability to make sound and reasoned decisions, resolve difficult problems and work effectively in a fast-paced and complex organization; Demonstrated effectiveness in implementation of large, strategic organizational changes; Ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.

MTQ 6: Risk Management: Capacity to administer human, financial, technology and information resources to accomplish organizational mission, ensure efficiency and enhance risk management.

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.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined here

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


A. Degree: Professional Engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics:(a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


B. Combination of Education and Experience -- College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.

Additional information

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority: Career Transition (ICTAP/CTAP)

Primary Appointing Authorities for Career and Career-Conditional Appointments

Hiring Authorities for Veterans

People with Disabilities

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.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Ethical Standards/Financial Disclosure:

EXIM is committed to the highest ethical standards. As an employee, you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch. You will be required to complete new employee ethics training within 3 months of your appointment.

If this position is subject to financial disclosure requirements (either public or confidential depending upon your position), you will be required to complete a new entrant financial disclosure report within 30 days of your appointment.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a careful evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If, after evaluating your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.

Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

Your application package should include the following documents:

Your Resume (applicants are required to submit a resume with job title, series/grade (if federal employee), duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, starting and ending dates of employment, number of hours worked per week, and annual salary).

Copy of your most recent SF-50 which shows your position title, series, grade, step, salary, position occupied, and tenure to verify competitive status. If you have previously held a higher grade and are applying based on that grade you must provide a copy of the SF-50 showing you held the higher grade and/or have promotion potential to the grade being advertised. Do NOT submit award SF-50s.

Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) if you are requesting a special appointment authority, such as VRA or VEOA, if applicable. If a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) is not available, other documentation listing the beginning and ending dates of active service and the type of discharge must be submitted to verify eligibility.

Proof of severe disability if you are requesting special placement consideration, if applicable.

Proof of eligibility for a military spouse appointment, such as a permanent change station military order, if applicable.

Proof of eligibility for any other special appointing authority not specifically mentioned here, if applicable.

Unofficial Transcripts, as this position has an education requirement. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.

Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

Special Priority Selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP: Submit a copy of your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal (with at least a satisfactory rating), and your most current SF-50 position title, grade level, and duty location, if applicable.

Submission of any required documents listed in vacancy announcement, if applicable.

Please note that if you do not provide all required information/documents, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



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How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications will only be accepted online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The following is a link to preview the occupational questionnaire:

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 03/07/2018 to receive consideration.

To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account here, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Agency contact information

Dana Pinkney


(202) 565-3327



Export-Import Bank of the United States

811 Vermont Avenue, NW

Washington, DC


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Next steps

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.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Privacy Act

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Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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