Project Finance and Insurance Project Specialist
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position.
At the GS-11 grade level, you must meet one of the following qualifications:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and level of responsibility to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:
1) Experience working as a part of a team conducting financial, economic or political risk analysis (e.g. due diligence, risk exposure, detailed credit analysis, market analysis, private investments) of limited recourse finance transactions in developing countries; AND
2) Demonstrated ability to create, analyze, and run sensitivities on finance models for financial projects; AND
3) Experience identifying with international financial and investment policy issues to identify political, economic or credit risks; AND
4) Experience communicating in writing the results of research and analysis to senior decision makers.
Examples of this experience include, but are not limited to:
Experience working with a team or under the supervision of an experienced specialist on international investments or international financial transactions while working at a commercial bank, investment bank, international financial institution, or multilateral organization.
B. Applicants may substitute a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 academic years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to such a degree in a related field. (Note: you must submit a copy of your transcript with your application package if you are applying based on education.)
C. Applicants may substitute an equivalent combination of experience and education as defined above which equals 100%. For example, 6 months of specialized experience as defined above and 2-1/2 years (45 semester hours of graduate study) of graduate education in a related field. (Note: you must submit a copy of your transcript with your application package if you are applying based on a combination of education and specialized experience.)
At the GS-12 grade level, you must meet the following qualification:
One year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-11 level in the Federal service involves 1) independent experience conducting financial, legal structuring, economic or political risk analysis (e.g. due diligence, risk exposure, detailed credit analysis, private investments) of limited recourse finance transactions in developing countries; 2) demonstrated ability to create, analyze and run sensitivities on complex finance models for financial projects; 3) experience in project finance with experience gained in at least two (2) of the following areas: corporate finance, accounting, credit analysis, international investments and or commercial/investment banking; AND 4) experience with/understanding of international financial and investment policy issues to identify political, economic or credit risks is required.
Examples of this experience include, but are not limited to: Experience with international investments or international financial transactions while working at a commercial bank, investment bank, international financial institution, or multilateral organization.
EDUCATION DOES NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-12 GRADE LEVEL.
Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
A written test is not required.
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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
Only education from institutions which are accredited or pre-accredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and 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.
If selected, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450).
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.
OPIC 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 http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.
If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.
If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be used to determine if you are qualified for this job. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Analytical Thinking
- Business Analysis and Management
- External Awareness
- Planning and Evaluation
- Portfolio and Investment / Project Management
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher). Read more Security clearance Secret Drug test required No