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Job Title:Senior Loan Specialist

Agency:Export-Import Bank of the United States

Job Announcement Number:D0012-13-EFG-835873

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year


Friday, February 01, 2013 to Friday, February 15, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States


United States Citizens


Be part of a dynamic, self-supporting Federal agency with a nearly 80-year record of supporting U.S. export-related jobs and over $50 billion in export sales in 2012.

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under announcement M0012-13-EFG-832404 using Merit Promotion procedures.

The Ex-Im Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to help to maintain and create U.S. jobs by supporting the financing of exports of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies, large and small, to turn export opportunities into real sales.

The Trade Finance Division is responsible for managing Ex-Im’s short-term single buyer, bank letter of credit, medium-term loan, guarantee and insurance programs and long-term loan and guarantee programs involving corporate, sovereign, and financial institution risk, as well as the Bank’s Tied-Aid Program.  In addition, the division is responsible for managing relationships with key participants and stakeholders in each of these programs.


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • Random Drug Testing


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The primary responsibility of the Senior Loan Officer is to analyze the most complicated transactions and associated issues within the Trade Finance Division portfolio and to recommend to decision-makers specific, well considered actions that account for the best interests of the Bank and adhere to all appropriate Bank policies and procedures.  The senior loan officer may assume delegated authority for particular programs that would allow him or her to authorize transactions committing the Bank and may be tasked with responsibilities for overseeing specific elements of a particular program or a set of transactions with common characteristics.  The senior loan officer plays a key role in advising group managers on strategic and transactional matters, training and coaching more junior staff. Duties include but are not limited to:

•Undertakes preliminary transaction review to assess application completeness and compliance with Ex-Im Bank mission, policies and criteria. Gathers any necessary credit or financial information from applicants and coordinates all activities to complete the transaction assessment process.

•Performs due diligence on key transaction participants, to include lenders, exporters, suppliers and agents to assess performance capabilities and identify transaction risk factors.

•Conducts credit analysis of the obligor, in accordance with Ex-Im Bank underwriting policies and principles, to establish whether or not a reasonable assurance of repayment exists.

•Negotiates necessary guarantees, risk sharing arrangements, or credit enhancements with participants and coordinates with other Bank divisions as warranted. 

•Identifies key issues that Senior management and board members need to be aware of, and makes recommendations to appropriate approval authority.

•Serves as an account manager for one or more of the most important banking and/or exporting clients for Ex-Im Bank.

•Meets with clients at their corporate headquarters on a regular basis to discuss the specific needs of the client and to foster the full and beneficial use of all of Ex-Im Bank’s relevant products. 

•Represents the Trade Finance Division on internal working groups and committees evaluating and making recommendations regarding improvements to Bank policies and procedures.

•Represents the division and Bank at external forums to include industry conferences and other high profile events. Conducts business development activities in advising and or meeting with existing or potential customers and educating them on Bank programs that are most beneficial to their financing needs.


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Individual Occupational Requirement


Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- finance, business administration, economics, accounting, international/government affairs, mathematics, law, statistics, or other fields related to the position.



Experience that demonstrated competence in commercial, trade finance, infrastructure, limited recourse project finance, or other types of loans. Experience may have been gained in such work as reviewing and underwriting applications for commercial bank or federal loans; servicing a loan portfolio of a bank or other loan or investment association; performing financial analysis of commercial concerns for investment or restructuring purposes; appraising financial investments to determine credit, valuation and recovery prospects; or similar work.


GS-14: You must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Government. Qualifying specialized experience includes: possessing relevant financial or business analytical experience related to asset-based, limited recourse project finance, export finance and restructuring problem loans, enough to handle the most complex analyses and provide guidance; financial statement analysis and analyzing the impact of industry and economic factors; writing credit memoranda, analytical/evaluative reports, and correspondence on a variety of credit, financial, program, and policy issues; and the ability to assemble and lead a team in addressing the technical, legal-economic and financial feasibility aspects of transactions.

Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

You must meet time-in-grade requirements.


All requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Using the Category Rating system, applicants will be evaluated on their resume as it relates to the position along with the Specialized Experience required. The competencies required should be reflected and demonstrated by the extent and quality of your experience, education and training in your resume. Based on the evaluation of your resume you will be placed into one of the following three categories:
Best Qualified applicants demonstrate an outstanding proficiency in the needed competency on review of the application package by a Subject Matter Expert(s) and/or evaluator(s).
Well Qualified applicants demonstrate an excellent proficiency in the needed competencies based on review of the application by a Subject Matter Expert(s) and/or evaluator(s). (This category must be met to be considered under ICTAP procedures)
Qualified applicants demonstrate and meet the basic qualifications based on review of the application by a Subject Matter Expert(s) and/or evaluator(s).

To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions.


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We offer an attractive benefits package to include health, life insurance, retirement, 401(k) like plan, and metro subsidy. Additional information for Federal employee benefits can be found here.

Relocation benefits are not authorized.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 85 or above will be considered "well qualified". For more information, go to:

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligibles or have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing an initial 3-year term (not less than 2 years and 11 months) may apply regardless of their geographic location. Veterans must submit their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to be considered under this authority.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959 , you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See


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

1. Your Résumé.
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire.
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below).

Applications will only be accepted online or by fax. If you are unable to apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire, and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 835873. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you need assistance applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at


The following documents are required:

1. Your Resume (applicants are required to submit a resume with job title, series/grade (if federal employee), duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, starting and ending dates of employment, number of hours worked per week, and annual salary)
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
3. Other supporting documents:

  • Veterans Preference Documentation (a DD-214, a letter from the VA (for disabled veterans), and an SF-15), if applicable.
  • College transcript(s).


ExIm Recruiter
Phone: (202)565-3300
Agency Information:
Export Import Bank of US
811 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC


After all application packages have been received, we will review your application to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information in the Occupational Questionnaire and may interview best-qualified applicants.

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