GS-07: To qualify at the GS-7 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level in the federal service performing reviews for financial institutions and/or a variety of financing enterprises to assist in the processing, servicing and/or collection of commercial/business loans, including knowledge and experience with ascertaining the completeness and appropriateness of a requested action/change to the loan.
Education cannot be substituted for experience for this position.
If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (open to surplus SBA employees only) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), submit the following proof of your eligibility: Your reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a Standard Form 50 reflecting your RIF separation, or notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. Also submit a copy of your Notification of Personnel Action which shows the grade level, duty location and promotion potential of the career or career-conditional position from which you have been or will be separated, and a copy of your last performance rating of record. To be found well-qualified for special selection priority by SBA, you must meet the minimum qualifications and receive at least 85 possible points for the quality ranking factors.
The sensitivity level of the position also requires satisfactory completion of a background investigation after appointment.
If you are a current Federal employee applying for promotion under SBA's Merit Promotion and Placement Plan, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in positions not more than one grade lower than the position being filled. You must meet this requirement by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
For Delegated Examining (all US Citizens), your application will be evaluated under the Category Rating method based on your responses to the assessment questions. You will receive a score based on the responses to the assessment questions (to view the questions click here Online Questionnaire). If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. If you meet basic requirements for the position, your application will be evaluated and placed into one of three categories:
1. Best-Qualified: highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge, skills and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume.
2. Well-Qualified: competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, training, and education as applicable, as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume.
3. Qualified: an overall basic level of knowledge, skills, and abilities related to the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training, as described in an applicant's responses to the assessment questions and resume.
Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the appropriate category for which they have been rated. Additionally, preference eligibles who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent and who meet Minimum Qualification Requirements will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.
Merit Promotion and Non-Competitive applicants will not be evaluated using Category Rating. Applicants meeting basic qualification requirements will further be evaluated on the information provided in the Supplemental Questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link Online Questionnaire. You will receive a numeric rating based on your responses to the questionnaire.
Quality Ranking Factors:
#1 Ability to perform a variety of servicing, collection and liquidation clerical duties such as data entry, preparing correspondence, filing, and researching and retrieving loan information.
#2 Ability to apply set of rules, regulation and guidelines;
#3 Ability to communicate orally to express complete ideas as they relate to consumer and commercial loans.
#4 Ability to communicate in writing.