Financial Analyst (Policy and Program Officer)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 25, 2020
Closes
Oct 28, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The incumbent of this position serves as a senior financial analyst and subject matter expert (SME) in processing applications in support of one or more of the CDFI Fund awards programs. Through monetary awards and/or the allocation of tax credits, the incumbent promotes access to capital and local economic growth in urban and rural low-income communities across the nation. The incumbent of this position is involved in implementing one or more of the CDFI Fund's award programs.

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Responsibilities

As a Financial Analyst, you will:

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- Serve as subject matter expert. This includes developing outreach, training and marketing materials and providing information to actual and potential awardees, industry representatives, and CDFI Fund staff. Assists in developing ongoing internal policy interpretation materials.
- Perform award reviews and provide funding concurrence and or recommendations for award justifications based on considerations such as quality, consistency and adherence to policies, procedures and applicable OMB and other Federal regulations.
- Improve the CDFI Fund program administration and operations. This includes researching, developing and recommending policy and program changes to ensure the efficiency of agency processes and decisions.
- Plan, lead and conduct site visits in order to provide assistance and advisory services to actual or potential awardees.
- Process the most difficult and complicated applications and awards. This includes considerations that are new, unique and without precedent that require a departure from policy and/or the development of new work methods, procedures or policies.

Travel Required

25% or less - Travel may be required 1-5 times per month.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Click "Print Preview" to review the entire announcement before applying.
  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals


If you do not meet any of the categories listed above, you may wish to apply under announcement 20-DO-634-P, which is open for any U.S. citizen to apply. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Specialized experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes:

Experience in leading projects or initiatives that require attention to detail and managing a variety of processes and stakeholders.
AND
Experience in at least TWO of the following areas:
-Experience working at a certified community development financial institutions (CDFIs), community bank, regulator of banks or credit unions, or other organization that promotes community development activities for financial institutions; OR
-Experience evaluating and documenting financial performance of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) or other organizations that promote community development, based on analysis of financial statements; OR
-Experience analyzing the financial safety and soundness of regulated community banks or credit unions; OR
-Experience reviewing and/or analyzing financial products and services of regulated banks or credit unions, or other financial institutions that promote community development or economic inclusion; OR
-Experience conducting feasibility analyses (e.g. market expansion, product development, or real estate development) or strategic planning for community development projects.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following time-in-grade requirement, if applicable:
For the GS-13, you must have been at the GS-12 level for 52 weeks.

Education

Additional information

- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- We offer opportunities for telework.
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A one year probationary period may be required.
- Must successfully complete a background investigation.
- Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
- If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
- Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
- Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
- Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
- File a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of appointment and annually from then on.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Technical, Project Management, and Communication. Your application will be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Your application may be reviewed by a subject matter expert.

Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) ) you must receive a score of 85 or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, 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).

All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips .

CURRENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- Documentation Relating to Your Federal Employment:
- If you are currently on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment ( VRA ), you must submit a copy of an SF-50 showing that. Also, you must submit a copy of your DD214 or other documentation showing dates of service and type of discharge and any other applicable documents such as SF-15, VA letters, etc.
- Indicate on your application the highest permanent grade you have held; if this grade is different from your current grade, you must submit a copy of an additional SF-50 showing this grade.

CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury Federal employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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