PROJECT FINANCE SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 20, 2021
Closes
Feb 27, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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

As a Project Finance Specialist, you will:
  • Perform the full range of activities in the structured debt finance origination process, including reviewing business plans, offtake 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 structured debt finance legal agreements.
  • Conducting outreach to expand the prospective structured debt finance pipeline.


Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

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 resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Position is subject to random drug testing
  • Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
  • If selected, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)


Qualifications

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

GS-13:
You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience:

1. Conducting and reviewing project finance loan origination including FIVE of the following:
  • financial analysis,
  • legal structuring,
  • economic or political risk analysis,
  • due diligence,
  • detailed credit analysis,
  • presentation to credit approval committees as part of a team,
  • loan negotiations of limited recourse finance transactions in developing countries; AND
2. Creating, analyzing, auditing, and running sensitivities on financial models for international Project Finance projects; AND
3. Working on the most complex international investments or international financial transactions in a commercial bank, investment bank, international financial institution, or multilateral organization; AND
4. Experience in the Project Finance industry with experience gained in at least three of the following areas: corporate finance, accounting, credit analysis, international investments or commercial/investment banking.

GS-14:
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:

1. Conducting and reviewing project finance loan origination including ALL the following:
  • financial analysis,
  • legal structuring,
  • economic or political risk analysis,
  • due diligence,
  • detailed credit analysis,
  • presentation to credit approval committees, and
  • loan negotiations of limited recourse finance transactions in developing countries; AND
2. Creating, analyzing, auditing, and running sensitivities on financial models for international Project Finance projects; AND
3. Working on the most complex international investments or international financial transactions in a commercial bank, investment bank, international financial institution, or multilateral organization; AND
4. Expert levelexperience in the Project Finance industry with experience gained in at least three of the following areas: corporate finance, accounting, credit analysis, international investments or commercial/investment banking.

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

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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) .

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: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans .

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx ).
Telework Suitability : The duties of this position are 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 http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

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

If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

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):
  • Financial and Statistical Analysis
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Written Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Interpersonal Skills
You may preview the Assessment Questionnaire at: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11020020

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
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 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: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11020020
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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