Financial Analyst - SME (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 06, 2022
Closes
Aug 11, 2022
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Financial Analyst, you will:
  • Engage in the full underwriting process in accordance with the Bureau's underwriting policies and procedures performing detailed review of project documentation including technical reports, financial models and analysis.
  • Lead and execute a substantial part during the underwriting engagement, with minimal oversight from the Lead Underwriter. Proactively contribute to the decision-making process related to underwriting of deals.
  • Track existing market deals and fundamentals to stay informed of market developments to identify new opportunities and trends. Maintain the TIFIA program's electronic database intended to store documents and record important events in the life of each TIFIA credit agreement.
  • Work extensively with co-investor representatives and DOT staff, both financial and engineering, to manage risks to project delivery and loan repayment with TIFIA borrowers comprising all aspects of surface transportation with representatives throughout the DOT.
  • Maintain awareness of external developments with the potential to impact the TIFIA program and ensure that BAB leadership is made aware of such developments. Proactively promote the Bureau's products to potential sponsors and stakeholders. Communicate and report pertinent information to financial partners.

IDEAL CANDIDATE: OST is looking for an experienced motivated and self-reliant candidate utilizing capital markets and project finance to evaluate, negotiate and monitor credit agreements for transportation infrastructure projects with skilled professionals who ensure the safety and fairness of the transportation industry.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.
  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).


Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify for the GS-12, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the following:
  • Experience performing two or more aspects of business/corporate finance, analysis and evaluation work engaged in corporate, public, or project finance (debt or equity) operations and transactions that include the analyses of financial statements, credit metrics, working capital, assessment of credit applications, financial structuring or restructuring, financial modeling and cash flow analysis, covenant compliance, capital markets, and/or negotiating financing agreements to determine the financial soundness, operating efficiency, and credit worthiness (i.e., legal, political, economic, management practices and operations).
  • Experience preparing internal credit papers and presentations as a regular and recurring part of your job.

To qualify for the GS-13, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the following:
  • Experience performing some aspect of financial analysis and evaluation work (e.g., assessment of credit applications, conducting credit analysis, financial structuring or restructuring, financial modeling and cash flow analysis, covenant compliance, capital markets, or negotiating financing agreements, etc.) pertaining to infrastructure (i.e., roads, bridges, dams, power plants, transmission lines, water treatment or water supply projects, rail or transit projects, airports, seaports, telecommunication lines, etc.) project financing involving debt and/or equity repayment with transaction size greater than $25 million within a reputable and established financial institution or advisory/consulting firm.
  • Experience preparing internal credit papers and presentations as a regular and recurring part of your job.

To qualify for the GS-14, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the following:
  • Experience independently managing multiple aspects of corporate, public or project finance analysis (e.g. assessment of credit applications, conducting credit analysis and due diligence, financial structuring/restructuring, financial modeling and cash flow analysis, compliance, capital markets or negotiating financing documents, etc.) pertaining to infrastructure project financing (i.e., roads, bridges, power plants, transmission lines, water treatment or water supply projects, rail or transit projects, airports, seaports, telecommunication lines, etc.) involving debt and/or equity with transaction size greater than $50 million with a reputable and established financial institution or advisory/consulting firm.
  • Experience preparing internal credit papers and presentations as a regular and recurring part of your job; AND independently performing or leading a credit analysis and/or negotiation with third-party investors or borrowers, making internal presentations and credit recommendations to senior management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Technical Competence -Transportation Infrastructure/Project Financial Analysis (i.e., Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of infrastructure/project financial analysis, forecasting, and modeling to interpret quantitative and qualitative data; includes data modeling, earned value management, and evaluating key financial indicators, trends, and historical data).
  • Capital Planning and Investment Assessment - Knowledge of the principles and methods of capital investment analysis or business case analysis, including return on investment analysis.
  • Risk Management - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools used for risk assessment and mitigation, including assessment of failures and their consequences.
  • Political Savvy - Identifies the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.
  • Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately; and writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

  • For all types of consideration, 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.

    For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

    Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    PLEASE NOTE:
    • This is a Bargaining unit position represented by AFGE Local 33131, 1133.

    COVID VACCINATION: If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

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