LOAN SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 16, 2020
Closes
Sep 17, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days of the closing date.

This position is also being announced concurrently under Delegated Examining (DE) procedures vacancy number: D20-SB-10901404-OBAF. Applicants who wish to also be considered under DE must apply to both vacancies separately.

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Responsibilities

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 Asset Management Division with OBAF.

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:
  • 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.
  • Serves as a Relationship Manager for borrowers, lenders, and exporters for the most complex portfolios of transactions
  • 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.
  • Monitors country developments on the most complex portfolios, as they relate to the macroeconomic operating environment, sectoral developments and trends affecting a borrowers' industry segment; structural changes within the sector, such as privatization and deregulation efforts.
  • Collects and reviews various documentation during asset management to evaluate the borrower's financial condition, structure complex transactions, ensure compliance with executed agreements, and determine capacity to repay potential or existing debt.
  • Determines the scope of advisory work and manages the request for proposal ("RFP") process for advisor hiring ad selection, including coordinating with the contracting office and other EXIM Bank divisions.
  • Negotiates, independently, financing terms with borrowers or other creditors for new authorizations, or in the event of post-authorization, changes to a transaction or restructuring of operative credits for existing authorizations.
  • Completes transaction report requirements according to bank and/or divisional transaction report preparation procedures and maintains transaction files according to bank policy.
  • Leads or guides internal working groups and committees, involved in developing, evaluating and recommending improvements in EXIM Bank's programs, policies, procedures or processes.
  • Leads efforts in preparing briefings, memoranda, Congressional reports for senior management for relevant transactions, country and sector developments, and other required areas.
  • Represent EXIM Bank as an expert in a designated subject matter area at interagency meetings or government issues and policy; speaks at public conferences on EXIM Bank programs and experience in the market, demonstrating expertise in one or more designated subject matter areas.
  • Provides assistance, guidance, training, and leadership to other loan specialists.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

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 monitoring international loan portfolios made up of direct loans or guaranteed loans.
  • Experience leading a team of legal and technical specialists that analyzes, negotiates and evaluates post-closing requests for changes and restructuring of financial terms to finance documents on large corporate and limited recourse project finance transaction.
  • Experience in risk rating borrowers using financial tools and/or financial modeling with an understanding of legal, market and technical factors that supports such risk rating.
  • Experience in analyzing and reporting on market developments in one of the following sectors: oil & gas, petrochemicals, mining, power (renewable or conventional), banking, satellites and semiconductors.
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.

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.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined here .

Time-in-grade requirements must be met by 09/16/2020, 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.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a careful evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation will be made, and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the job qualifications; and to the extent to which your application shows that you possess the competencies associated with this position. If, after evaluating your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your category may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Your application package should include the following documents:
  • Your Resume (applicants are required to submit a resume with job title, series/grade (if federal employee), duties and accomplishments, employer's name, starting and ending dates of employment, number of hours worked per week, and annual salary). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
  • Copy of your most recent SF-50 which shows your position title, series, grade, step, salary, position occupied, and tenure to verify Time-in-Grade/competitive status. If you have previously held a higher grade and are applying based on that grade you must provide a copy of the SF-50 showing you held the higher grade and/or have promotion potential to the grade being advertised. Do NOT submit award SF-50s.
  • A recent Performance Evaluation (optional)
  • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) if you are requesting a special appointment authority, such as VRA or VEOA, if applicable. If the DD-214 (Member 4 copy) is not available, other documentation listing the beginning and ending dates of active service and the type of discharge must be submitted to verify eligibility.
  • Proof of severe disability if you are requesting special placement consideration, if applicable.
  • Proof of eligibility for a military spouse appointment, such as a permanent change station military order, if applicable.
  • Proof of eligibility for any other special appointing authority not specifically mentioned here, if applicable.
  • Unofficial Transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
  • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.
  • Special Priority Selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP: Submit a copy of your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal (with at least a satisfactory rating), and your most current SF-50 position title, grade level, and duty location, if applicable.
  • Submission of any required documents listed in vacancy announcement, if applicable.
Please note that if you do not provide all required information/documents, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

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