Senior Credit Policy Analyst

Tysons Corner , Virginia
Mar 31, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
Full Time

PenFed is hiring a Senior Credit Policy Analyst in McLean, VA. The primary purpose of this job is to to develop single-family credit risk management policies. The position will be a member of the credit risk management team and manage mortgage credit related issues and work on a mortgage credit policies. This position will be involved with developing, recommending, communicating and implementing mortgage credit risk management policies.


Essential Functions

    Develop new/revise existing mortgage credit policies that are balance credit risk management with business growth and that are consistent with PenFed risk tolerance with particular focus on policy development for 1st Trust, Fixed Equity, and Equity Lines of Credit. Perform credit risk monitoring and prepare management reporting on both organic and acquired portfolio to analyze risk trends and identify root causes, including originations volume / quality, portfolio risk migration and performance, vintage quality and auto vs. manual underwriting performance and exceptions Maintain strong working knowledge of mortgage lending related regulations to ensure compliance. Remain abreast of financial regulatory developments in credit risk management and best practices within the industry.  Monitor FNMA and other investors policy changes and evaluate impact to our policies. Manage process for policy review and approval and develop and present strong, well communicated analysis and business cases. Partner with various groups (Credit Risk Modeling, Business Lines, Compliance, Operations, Finance and Enterprise Risk Management) to identify areas of opportunity and spearhead initiatives in order to enable profitable growth while minimizing credit risk exposure and adapting to changing economic and regulatory environment. Serve as mentor to other staff by training and assisting in the development of skills. Provide thoughtful leadership and foster collaboration towards the attainment of corporate goals. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties.


Education and Experience

    College degree in relevant field or equivalent experience required Min of 5 years related work experience with a focus on credit risk policy & analysis and credit risk management in financial services is required Ability to develop credit policy requirements Proven project management skills, ability to manage multiple projects. Self-motivated and strong interpersonal skills in order to actively lead and implement ideas in a cross-functional team environment. Excellent written and verbal communication, and presentation skills required.

Supervisory Responsibility

    This position wil not supervise employees.

Licenses and Certifications

    There are no additional certifications required.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to an indoor office setting with moderate noise.



Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to meet the following physical demands:

Physical Demand






























Bending, Stretching or Reaching










Talking on the phone, person-to-person & in group





Hearing on the phone, person-to-person & in group





Vision for near, mid-range, far, peripheral, depth and color





Use of computer





Use of telephone





Use of office equipment





Pushing/pulling/lifting/ carrying from 5 to 50 lbs.







Ability to travel to various worksites and be on-call is required.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behaviors to perform the essential functions of this job:


  1. Customer/Client Focus.
  2. Ethical Conduct.
  3. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  4. Interpersonal Skills
  5. Communication Skills
  6. Problem Solving Skills
  7. Ability to Maintain Confidentiality
  8. Quality control
  9. Dependability
  10. Safety and Security
  11. Adaptability
  12. Planning/Organizing


About Us

Founded in 1935, and still growing, we began as the War Department Federal Credit Union.  Today, PenFed is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions with over 1.5 million members and over $21 billion in assets.  We serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as on military bases in Guam, Puerto Rico and Okinawa. 

Our mission isn’t simply to help our members get by. We exist to help them realize every ounce of their potential. We exist to educate, and to encourage. We exist to usher their dreams into the land of reality.

We provide our employees with a lucrative benefits package including robust medical, dental and vision plan options, plenty of paid time off, 401k with employer match, on-site fitness facilities at our larger locations, and more.

PenFed is an Equal Opportunity Employer

PenFed will maintain and observe personnel policies which will prohibit discrimination or harassment against a person because of race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status or obligation, the presence of a physical and/or mental disability and all other statuses protected by applicable state or local law in all recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, overtime, position classifications, work assignments, facilities, promotions, transfers, employee treatment, and in all other terms and conditions of employment.  PenFed will also prohibit retaliation against individuals for raising a complaint of discrimination or harassment or participating in an investigation of same.

PenFed will also reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can apply for a job or perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to PenFed. Contact human resources (HR) with any questions or requests for accommodation at 703-838-1568.



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