Credit Policy Officer

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


This position is part of the Credit Policy Division, Office of Financial and Portfolio Management (OFPM), U.S. International Development Finance Corporation. As a Credit Policy Officer, you will be responsible for assisting the Managing Director with managing the DFC-Defense Production Act (DPA) Loan Program's Credit Policy program.
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  • Supports the development and administration of DFC-DPA Loan Program credit policies, procedures, and underwriting criteria.
  • Provides senior-level management advisory services in the form of quantitative and qualitative studies, policy review, program evaluation, unique projects, and authoritative advice related to the integration of DFC-DPA Loan Program's overall mission.
  • Recommends improvements to existing credit policies and procedures for the administration of Direct Loan Programs
  • Designs and implements new and innovative approaches to credit policy issues; assesses new loans and products; presents and defends project credit assessments and proposals to top DFC officials and stakeholders.
  • Reviews credit underwriting of new financings and provides detailed credit assessments of complex new project and corporate financings.
  • Recommends modifications to such proposals to meet DFC-DPA and appropriate industry credit standards.
  • Promotes greater inter- and intra-departmental efficiency regarding credit policies and procedures, and provides input into subsidy calculations for the DFC-DPA Loan Program under the Credit Reform Act.
  • Provides reasonable transaction risk assessments, default and recovery rates and subsidy model construction.
  • Participates in the review of projects for compliance with credit policies and procedures and applicable underwriting standards.
  • Supports management in the development and administration of DFC-DPA Loan Program credit policies, procedures and underwriting criteria.
  • Assists in approving new Loan Disbursement Requests for the Corporation.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must submit R?sum? and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a 1-year probationary period
  • If selected, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450).


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-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience: analyzing corporate loan applications and making recommendations for loan approval/disapproval; serving as a technical expert independently conducting in-depth analyses of new loan proposals to determine their financial, technical, economic, legal, marketing, and political feasibility, specifically in response to the negative global impact of COVID-19; reviewing corporate loan proposals to ensure compliance with credit risk requirements and standards for a lending institution; and developing and implementing credit metrics to assess the viability of proposed project and corporate finance projects.

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.


Education can not be substituted for experience 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: .

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.

Stipulations of Employment : Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

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
  • Technical Competency ? Accounting
  • Technical Competency - Corporate Lending
  • 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 eligibles within each quality category. Veterans' preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent will be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security

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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