SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 12, 2021
Closes
Jun 17, 2021
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Responsible for analyzing trends in the financial performance and risk exposure of the regulated entities, and trends in the broader mortgage market and financial market to provide support for policy development, assist with communication to key stakeholders including Congress and assist with the evaluation of safety and soundness of the regulated entities. Participates in projects and activities related to policy and oversight of complex issues affecting GSEs and their counterparties.

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Responsibilities

Office of Financial Analysis (OFA)

The Office of Financial Analysis (OFA) will close gaps related to the monitoring of earnings, capital, debt issuance and counterparties, as well as improve existing policies, practices and processes that will enhance the efficiency of operations and contribute to the division's safety and soundness responsibilities.

- Financial Analysis Branch - responsible for earnings and debt issuance analysis, capital, market surveillance, and certain external presentations (i.e., the Federal Housing Finance Oversight Board presentation deck).

- Non-Bank Sellers/Servicers Branch - responsible for monitoring and inspecting the Enterprises non-bank sellers/servicers, which currently are unregulated.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Performs the quantitative analysis of the Enterprises' historical and projected financial performance as well as publicly listed entities within the mortgage ecosystem.

Performs the analysis of current and emerging risks to earnings from business risks or changes in the macroeconomic environment. Monitors and analyzes macro- economic datasets and provides feedback to DER stakeholders. Presents relevant data when necessary on the DER market call.

Lead data collection and validation of financial and mortgage loan data from a variety of sources to support analyses/reports and communicates the technical data requirements to internal and external data providers. Prepares and executes TABLEAU dashboards, and uses R, SAS programs and datasets. Develops graphic and written reports using data from S&L (S&P Global Market Intelligence) and Bloomberg.

Maintains models to analyze the appropriate level of profitability for the Enterprises based on peer analysis while accounting for differences in regulatory requirements.

Leads the preparation and updates monthly and quarterly reporting and analysis of data to monitor key drivers of financial performance and communicates with DER and FHFA senior management and staff.

Prepares presentations for the FHFA and regulated entities senior stakeholders or other relevant external organizations. Proactively explores alternative approaches to analyses/reports independently or through discussions with colleagues or supervisor.
Contributes to the build out of new information in the call report system.

Work collaboratively with DER and FHFA leadership and staff to coordinate on projects and exam activities, provides feedback and identifies potential opportunities to improve or enhance existing policies, practices and processes to enhance the efficiency of operations and contribute to mission of DER and FHFA.

Participates and presents the office in meetings and discussions with other within FHFA and the regulated entities.

Provides support and guidance to junior staff when leading projects.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
  • ***SF 50's are now required with the exception of current FHFA employees. Please include one showing your tenure and competitive status. You will not be considered without this.
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation


Qualifications

Qualifying experience for the EL/GS-14 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to EL/GS-13, which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Examples of Specialized experience:

Demonstrated work experience monitoring and analyzing financial capital markets, Enterprises and/or entities within financial services industry and the mortgage ecosystem, AND

Demonstrated work experience identifying, extracting, analyzing and presenting financial performance of companies in the financial services and the mortgage ecosystem, AND

Demonstrated work experience analyzing current and emerging risks to earnings from business risks or changes in the macroeconomic environment, AND

Leads the preparation and updates of monthly and quarterly reporting and analysis of data to monitor key drivers of financial performance for the Enterprises or other related organizations.

Qualifying experience for the EL/GS-13 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to EL/GS-12, which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience for this position includes:

Demonstrated work experience evaluating techniques for financial and operational characteristics of complex financial institutions and determining the risk profile of such institutions, AND

Demonstrated work experience identifying, collecting, verifying , and systematizing the data necessary to conduct required financial analysis using data from S&L (S&P Global Market Intelligence) and Bloomberg, AND

Demonstrated experience drafting written reports including evaluative commentaries appropriate to the operations being examined.

Qualifying experience for the EL/GS-12 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to EL/GS-111, which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience for this position includes:

Demonstrated work experience compiling and validating financial data, and preparing financial reports, including graphics materials, AND

Demonstrated experience using computer software systems such as TABLEAU, R, SAS and/or SQL to extract, validate and analyze financial data.

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

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 ).

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 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability (physical or mental), age (40 years of age or over), genetic information, parental status, marital status, prior protected EEO activity, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION:

FHFA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would pose an undue hardship on the Agency. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify FHFA. The Agency's decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • (202) 649-3963
  • (800) 877-8339 TTY
  • reasonableaccommodations@fhfa.gov


Ethics: FHFA employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions. In addition, certain FHFA employees are prohibited from accepting compensation from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a two-year period after terminating employment with FHFA. Furthermore, to avoid financial conflicts-of interest or the appearance of conflicts-of-interest, FHFA employees may need to divest or sell certain assets they, their spouse, or minor children own or control, including securities issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Banks. Employees who work on Federal Home Loan Bank issues may need to sell or divest financial interests with any of the Federal Home Loan Bank members, which may include stock in bank holding companies, insurance companies, and other financial services firms. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Office of General Counsel at (202) 649-3088.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be rated based on your responses to the job specific competencies documented within the questionnaire and assigned a score ranging from 70 to 100 points. The top ten candidates, and those tied for the tenth spot, will be referred for selection. All qualified non-competitive applicants will be referred.

All of the information you provide will be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your application forms, by checking references or through other means, such as the interview process. This verification could occur at any stage of the application process. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible.

Competencies:

Financial Analysis
Financial Modeling
Writing
Oral Communication


Please click here for a preview of the questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11133999

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your resume showing hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.

2. ***SF 50's are now required with the exception of current FHFA employees. Please include one that shows your tenure and competitive status. You will not be considered without this. The SF 50 should show highest grade held on a permanent basis in the competitive service.

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.)
  • 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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