LOAN SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 25, 2023
Closes
Jan 31, 2023
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Please Note: Employees will be required to report to their assigned office location at least 2 days per week for non-supervisory positions and 3 days per week for supervisory/managerial positions unless the position advertised is designated as a remote-only position.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.

This position is located in the Office of the Senior Vice President of Board Authorized Finance (OBAF) of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) and is assigned to the Industrial Division.

The primary responsibility of the position is to support the most complex international portfolio of financial transactions under the guidance of the supervisor.

At the full performance level, duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Serves as relationship manager for borrowers, lenders, and exporters for the most complex portfolios of transactions. Portfolios may be under development (pre-authorization), in negotiation and documentation (post-approval but pre-operative), or in the operative (disbursing) stage.
  • Coordinates and accomplishes the day-to-day activities for transactions.
  • Communicates regularly and routinely with customers and stakeholders to discuss the specific issues regarding potential transactions, pending applications or operative transactions and to foster the full and beneficial use of all the Bank's relevant products.
  • Performs as an expert in one or more of the division's subject matter areas such as sectoral focus, complex restructuring and workout expertise, capital markets analysis, credit analytics, or other areas as may be determined.
  • Assigned the most complex, sensitive and/or precedent setting transactions which typically include long term corporate and structured transactions, asset backed transactions, and limited recourse project finance transactions.
  • Responsible for developing key sectoral/industry business relationships and related banking relationships, supporting the development of new and management of existing transactions.
  • Leads efforts in preparing briefings, memoranda, Congressional reports for senior management of relevant transactions, country and sector developments, and other required areas. Coordinates with other Bank divisions to ensure full corroboration of facts, data and relevant information.
  • Performs broad and comprehensive research and analysis on the most complex portfolios and develops advanced level financial modeling (scenarios, probabilities, asset stress testing, etc.) using financial information provided by borrowers, sponsors, lenders, guarantors and public sources.
  • Represents EXIM Bank as an expert in a designated subject matter area at interagency meetings on government issues and policy; speaks at public conferences on EXIM programs and experience in the market, demonstrating expertise in one or more designated subject matter areas. Conference audiences may include domestic and foreign commercial participants, multilateral institutions, foreign governments, other export credit agencies, and exporter/bank industry groups multilateral institutions, foreign governments, other export credit agencies, and exporter/bank industry groups.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • You may be required to serve a one year probationary period
  • Specialized experience MUST be documented on your resume
  • Current or Former Political Appointees: If you are, or have been employed in the last 5 years, you must disclose this information. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.


Qualifications

Specialized Experience (Credit for Specialized Experience on resume must reflect 40 hours/Full-time per week for each period of work):

GS-14: You must have one (1) year of 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 analyzing foreign financial statements of small, medium, and/or large corporations to support the credit risk analysis to underwrite commercial loans;
  • Experience in analyzing and summarizing foreign country risk, industry, financial, and sector information;
  • Experience in underwriting transactions, transaction management, and/or amending transactions, and
  • Experience in analyzing diverse international corporate finance transactions, which may include asset-backed transactions, leasing transactions, or underwriting financing of commodities.
Education cannot be substituted for experience at the GS-14 grade level.

For qualification determinations, your resume must contain the following for each work experience listed:
  • Organization/Agency's Name
  • Title
  • Salary (series and grade, if applicable)
  • Start and end dates (including the month and year)
  • Number of hours you worked per week
  • Relevant experience that supports your response to the specialized experience that is stated in the job announcement
If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

NOTE: Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications and your application may be marked as incomplete/ineligible and you will not receive consideration for this position.

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.

Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. Please visit the following links for more information:
  • http://www.naces.org
  • http://www.fceatlanta.com
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 .

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined here .

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by 01/30/2023, the closing date of the announcement.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Current or Former Political Appointees: Pursuant to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversight authority under section 1104(b)(2) of title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.) and section 5.2 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, OPM requires agencies to seek their approval prior to appointing any current or former political appointee to a permanent position (without time limits) in the civil service. A former or recent political appointee is someone who held a political appointment covered by OPM's policy within the previous 5-year period. OPM's oversight in this area safeguards merit system principles as well as fair and open competition free from political influence. If you are currently employed, or have been employed within the last 5 years, you must disclose this information. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.

Please visit the following link for the types of political appointments.

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.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 80 or above based on the competencies listed above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information, please click here .