PROJECT FINANCE SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Oct 01, 2020
Closes
Oct 02, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Structured Finance and Insurance (OSFI). Serves as a senior officer managing the most complex, sensitive, or precedent-setting finance projects; and responsible for carrying out the full range of new project financings and undertakes all tasks required to process transactions from initial screening through due diligence, negotiating and structuring, approval, documentation, closing and funding.

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Responsibilities

  • Perform the full range of activities in the structured debt finance origination process, including reviewing business plans, off-take agreements, financial model projections/financial model sensitivities for structured debt finance applications.
  • Prepare written portions of necessary documents and memorandum, such as loan papers, which are required in the credit approval process.
  • Present loan origination to credit approval committees.
  • Negotiate complex terms and conditions in insurance contracts and structured debt finance agreements.
  • Conducting outreach to expand the prospective insurance and structured debt finance pipeline.


Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications).
  • If selected, you will be required to file, prior to entrance on duty, a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450).
  • This position is subject to random drug testing while you occupy the position.


Qualifications

Applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. 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.

More specifically, this requirement involves (1) Experience conducting and reviewing the most complex loan origination including ALL the following: financial analysis, legal structuring, economic or political risk analysis, due diligence, risk exposure, detailed credit analysis, presentation to credit approval committees, and loan negotiations of limited recourse finance transactions in developing countries; AND (2) Conducting analysis on political, economic or credit risks in business transactions; AND (3) Creating, analyzing, auditing, and running sensitivities on the most complex financial models for international project finance projects; AND (4) Working on the most complex international investments or international financial transactions within the following areas: commercial bank, investment bank, international financial institution, or multilateral organization; AND (5) Expert level experience in the project finance industry with experience gained in at least three (3) of the following areas : corporate finance, accounting, credit analysis, international investments and or commercial/investment banking. Note: Experience gained in the last 5 years is highly desirable.

Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

TIME-IN-GRADE: 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).

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.

Education

Education is not eligible for substitution at this grade level.

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: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp) .

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

Telework Suitability:
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.

This position is subject to random drug testing while you occupy the position.

If selected, you will be required to file, prior to entrance on duty, a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450).

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 http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

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

This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement #20-OSFI-DE-10919371DC 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 vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. 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
  • Financial and Statistical Data Analysis
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Planning and Evaluation
  • Written Communication


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

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

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.
2. SF-50 or DD-214
  • Current/Former Career/Career-Conditional Eligible: Your most recent non-award Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, as well as the highest grade (or promotion potential) held, on a permanent basis
3. Other supporting documents:
  • SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities
  • Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable
  • Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal)
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Cover letter, optional

Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).

It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.

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