Capital Markets Analyst

Washington, D.C
Feb 01, 2023
Feb 09, 2023
Full Time

As a Capital Markets Analyst, you will:
  • Assist DFC deal teams in all aspects of DFC Investment Guaranty ("IG") transactions utilizing the DFC Certificates of Participation ("COPs") funding structure/mechanism. Work closely with the Managing Director and DFC deal teams to answer funding questions, solve funding challenges, negotiate funding terms, schedule disbursements and closings and interest rate resets and prepayments.
  • Work with transaction teams and DFC's credit governance to understand interest rate risk, foreign currency (FX) risk, and commodity risk profiles. Conduct analysis using market pricing services, such as Bloomberg, to identify and suggest risk mitigation strategies. Advise and manage trade execution process including counterparty management, trade negotiation, documentation management, and ultimately live trade execution.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments and comparative analysis of DFC's COPs market performance, with particular regard to the relationship of DFC COPs to the direct obligations of the US Government, namely US Treasury Bills, Notes and Bonds and the debt obligations/guaranties of other US Government Agencies.
  • Ensure DFC deals comply with DFC's policies and procedures, as well as industry best practices, and that they are implemented as a consistent Capital Markets work product in order to obtain the best possible execution on behalf of DFC's cadre of borrower clients.
  • Market DFC COPs program to institutional capital markets investors and financial institutions as an investment alternative to increase buyer (investor) demand for DFC COPs, thereby lowering client borrowing costs.
  • Help coordinate competitive bidding for agent services, mandating of placement and paying agents by DFC client borrowers to ensure high quality agent services to DFC and its clients over the transaction life cycle. Ensure through competitive bid process that agent fees and expenses associated with DFC's COPs placement and paying agents are low cost, market based, fairly reviewed and intelligently mandated.
  • Analyze various risks attendant to DFC transactions, particularly those relating to deal structure, financing alternatives and the US Debt Capital Markets considering financial, legal and other relevant funding factors.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance


Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level). Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.

: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience in all of the following:
  • Experience assisting deal teams in all aspects of Investment Guaranty ("IG") transactions utilizing the Certificates of Participation ("COPs") funding structure/mechanism;
  • Experience conducting comprehensive assessments and comparative analysis of COPs market performance, with particular regard to the relationship of COPs to the direct obligations of the US Government, namely US Treasury Bills, Notes and Bonds and the debt obligations/guaranties of other US Government Agencies;
  • Experience analyzing various risks, particularly those relating to deal structure, financing alternatives and the US Debt Capital Markets considering financial, legal and other relevant funding factors; and
  • Experience analyzing ISDA contracts, and conducting analysis using market pricing services [such as Bloomberg or Refinitiv], to identify, price, and suggest risk mitigation strategies on foreign currency investments.

  • Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level.

    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.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: 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 85 or above; and
    3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.
    For more information: .

    Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
    • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
    • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    • Other Special Appointment Authorities
    • OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities
    Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

    Telework Suitability : The duties of this position are suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

    Stipulations of Employment : Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

    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 E.O. 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    Work Schedule : This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

    Miscellaneous: DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .

    This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement 23-OFPM-DE-11764268-BN using Delegated Examining (DE) procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet DE requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

    This announcement may be used to fill similar positions, if additional vacancies occur.

    Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

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