PROJECT FINANCE SPECIALIST
Occasional travel - The incumbent may be expected to travel overseas to work on projects in emerging market economies.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Be a U.S. citizen;
Possess a qualifying Associates, Bachelor's, Master's professional, Doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous 2 years.
At the GS-9 grade level, you must meet one of the following qualifications:
A. Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to experience in Project Finance, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Credit Analysis, Management and Operations, country political and economic issues, International Investments and Commercial or Investment Banking; and experience in researching and analyzing relevant political, economic and social issues that could potentially impact a project's success in a host country. Note: This experience must be well documented in your resume. OR
B. Applicants may substitute a master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (36 semester hours, or 54 quarter hours of graduate level coursework); or LL.B. or J.D., with a concentration of coursework in a related field; OR
C. Applicants may substitute an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described above. (For example, six months of specialized experience and one and a half years of graduate study, e.g. 27 semester hours or 41 quarter hours of graduate coursework as described above.)
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 preaccredited/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:
Appointees must sign a Participant Agreement that sets forth the expectations for the Pathways Program.
The duration of an excepted service appointment in the Pathways Program is a trial period.
Appointment under the Recent Graduates Program may not exceed two years. Appointees may be non-competitively converted to the competitive service after successful completion of at least one year of continuous service, in addition to all of the requirements of the Recent Graduates Program.
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.
This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
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.
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
- Oral Communication
- Planning and Evaluating
- Technical Competency - Financial Risk Management
- Administrative Support