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    The employee serves as a Supervisory Financial Analyst monitoring and analyzing a range of topics including the regulated entities' historical and projected financial performance, the financial performance of counterparties to the regulated entities, and mortgage market trends. The employee may also lead projects in support of housing policy development and goals.

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    Supervises financial analysts and/or financial modelers.
    Serves as a subject matter expert on the quantitative analysis of the regulated entities' credit risk transfer transactions and related activities.
    Serves as a subject matter expert on the quantitative analysis of the regulated entities' risk profile, financial performance and mortgage portfolio data.
    Serves as a subject matter expert on the quantitative analysis of the risk profile of counterparties that do business with the regulated entities.
    Serves as a subject matter expert on the quantitative analysis of primary and secondary mortgage markets, and in support of housing policy development and goals.
    Serves as a technical resource to other financial analysts on analytical content of standard management reports, and provides editorial review for consistency and accuracy to enhance the quality of the reports. Recommends modifications to the analyses/reports.
    Works collaboratively with FHFA senior management and staff to coordinate and expedite matters as requested.
    Develops presentations and presents results of analysis to FHFA management, colleagues, other FHFA offices, and the regulated entities and successfully provides support and guidance to junior staff preparing presentations. Provides analysis and information in support of agency testimony or other publicly released information.
    Establishes and maintains effective contacts with staff and management within and outside of FHFA for the purpose of achieving work objectives, resolving problems, or exchanging information. Represents FHFA at meetings with the regulated entities, other government agencies, or other relevant external organizations, and is viewed as a technical expert in this subject area.
    Provides significant and authoritative materials in support of projects to address issues of regulatory policy.
    Proactively explores alternative approaches to analyses/reports independently or through discussions with colleagues or supervisor. Exhibits the ability to move efforts to completion in a timely manner without significant management intervention.
    Uses subject matter expertise to determine the data needed to support analyses/reports and expert communication skills to communicate technical data requirements.
    Serves as lead analyst/project manager on completion of ad-hoc analyses or presentations on financial performance issues requested by senior management, and in support of housing policy development.
    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1160 Financial Analysis

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • Must have status in the competitive service, Veteran's status, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
    • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by background investigation
    • 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).


    Qualifying experience for the EL-15 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-14/EL-14 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 include the following:
    • Analyzed financial performance of financial institutions.
    • Analyzed and evaluated financial statements and other financial information to assess the financial condition and performance of the Enterprises.
    • Compiled and analyzed complex information from a variety of technical sources and developed graphic and written reports which summarize information in easy to understand formats.
    • Knowledge of commercially available sources of corporate financial performance data or mortgage credit data
    • Represented agencies at meetings with the regulated entities, other government agencies, or other relevant external organizations
    • Provided analysis of current and emerging risks to earnings from business risks or changes in the macroeconomic environment.
    • Served as a subject matter expert on the quantitative analysis in support of housing policy development and goals.
    • Provided expertise on the quantitative analysis of the regulated entities' earnings and financial performance; risk profile of counterparties that do business with the regulated entities.

    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: 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.


    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 at (202) 649-3963. The Agency's decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    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:

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be rated based on your responses to the job specific 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.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Drug test required


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    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. It is strongly recommended that status candidates submit an SF 50 showing highest grade held on a permanent basis in the competitive service.
    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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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/24/2019 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
    • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application which is available from the Human Resources Office. Please contact Janice Obeido at janice.obeido@fhfa.gov or (202) 649-3742 to obtain an alternative application.

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    Janice Obeido


    400 7th Street
    Washington, DC 20219
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    The Federal Housing Finance Agency's mission is to ensure that the housing Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) operate in a safe and sound manner so that they serve as a reliable source of liquidity and funding for housing finance and community investment.

    Position Overview

    The Office of Financial Analysis, Modeling and Simulations (OFAMS) provides quantitative analytical support for the Agency's development of housing policy; participates in policy projects outlined in the Conservatorship Scorecard; and monitors and reports on historical and projected financial performance and key business and risk metrics of the regulated entities and counterparties to the regulated entities.

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    Next steps

    After all application packages have been received, we will review your materials to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in his/her resume and the completed Occupational Questionnaire. Applicants deemed best-qualified may be contacted for an interview. We anticipate making a final job offer for this position within 45 days after the deadline for applications. All candidates will be notified of the final disposition.

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A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521231200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.