Project Finance Specialist

Washington, D.C
Apr 10, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Full Time


The work of this position involves providing medium- to long-term funding through direct loans and loan guaranties that complement private sector funding, specifically in response to the negative global impact of COVID-19. You will be responsible for carrying out the full range of new project financings and undertake all tasks required to process transactions from initial screening through due diligence, negotiating and structuring, approval, documentation, closing and funding.
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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 agreements.
  • Conduct outreach to expand the prospective structured debt finance pipeline.

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 Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
  • 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


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-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. 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 position requires all of the following experience:

1. Experience 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.

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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional 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 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.

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 eligibility and minimum qualification requirements listed on this announcement.

Veteran's preference will be applied under this Schedule A hiring authority. All qualified candidates will be placed with veterans being listed and considered before non-veterans. DFC will consider applicants that meet minimum qualifications in an unranked order by preference status. This method is described in 5 CFR 302.304(b)(5)(i). Under this method, applicants are considered in the following order: 1) RPL eligibles; 2) Preference eligibles having a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more; 3) Other 10-point preference eligibles; 4) 5-point preference eligibles; and 5) Non-preference eligibles.

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.

You may preview the Assessment Questionnaire at:

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
  • 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.)

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