Credit Policy Analyst (COVID-19)

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Washington, D.C
Jan 11, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Full Time


This position is part of the Credit Policy Division within the Office of Financial and Portfolio Management. The incumbent supports the Credit Policy staff in the credit review of complex project and corporate loans.
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As a Credit Policy Analyst, you will support the Credit Policy staff in the credit review of complex project and corporate loans by performing the initial credit review of packages submitted by origination officers; reviewing commitment letters and draft loan agreements to ensure consistency with approved term sheets; drafting comments for the Credit Committee and the report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); and conducting research on topics related to DFC-Defense Production Act (DPA) transactions and portfolio risk. Specifically, you will:

Review credit memos for completeness, deficiencies or missing information. Based on initial analysis, provide preliminary credit assessment, summarizing credit quality strengths and weaknesses for senior staff to review. Present and defend conclusions as to project viability orally and/or in writing. Recommend a course of action and participates in meetings with origination teams to outline conclusions and recommendations.

Prepare financial spreads of annual and quarterly financial statements for new and existing projects and sponsors using appropriate software.

Review credit papers and develop questions and comments to be used in discussions with internal project teams.

Review draft commitment letters and loan agreements to ensure they are consistent with the approved term sheets.

Conduct research on topics related to DFC-DPA transactions and portfolio risk, e.g. bank credit risk, renewable energy, etc.

Maintain records on deal structure to ensure consistency across sectors, e.g., financial ratio covenants, etc.

Participate in the review of projects for compliance with credit policies and procedures and applicable underwriting standards. As directed by the Director, Credit Policy Group, attends various other DFC-DPA committees in order to provide credit quality review.

Assist in detailed credit assessments of new finance projects as presented by originating teams and assist senior level staff in providing teams with guidance as to the quality and shortcomings of the proposals and recommending modifications to such proposals to meet DFC-DPA program and industry credit standards.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 11/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must submit Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation


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

You may qualify at the GS-09 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

A. You must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to work with financing concepts, principles, accounting techniques, and practices, especially as they relate to domestic project financing and credit analysis; work with credit analysis, including financial statement analysis, credit investigation and industry analysis; corporate finance; and conduct qualitative and/or quantitative analysis.


B. I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.B. or J.D degree. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position, examples of qualifying fields include finance, business administration, economics, accounting, engineering, mathematics, banking and credit, law, statistics, or other related fields.


C. A combination of education and experience as listed above.

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.


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.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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:

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: .

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: .

Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).
Telework Suitability : The duties of this position is suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

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 .

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

All 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. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Financing and Credit Analysis
  • Oral Communication
  • Technical Competency - Accounting
  • Technical Competency - Financial Risk Management
  • Written Communication
You may preview the Assessment Questionnaire at:

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
2. Your responses to the job questionnaire:
3. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
  • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
  • 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.)

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