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Job Title:Supervisory Loan Specialist (Credit Review)

Department:Department Of Energy

Agency:Department of Energy

Job Announcement Number:HQ-13-CAT-6-LP-00136

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$123,758.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 to Monday, May 13, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1165-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location:
Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS.

 

 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of LPO is to accelerate the domestic commercial deployment of innovative and advanced clean energy technologies at a scale sufficient to contribute meaningfully to the achievement of our national clean energy objectives including job creation; reducing dependency on foreign oil; improving our environmental legacy; and enhancing American competitiveness in the global economy of the 21st century. LPO executes this mission by guaranteeing loans to eligible clean energy projects (i.e., agreeing to repay the borrower’s debt obligation in the event of a default), and by providing direct loans to eligible manufacturers of advanced technology vehicles and components.

A successful candidate in this position will serve as a Supervisory Loan Specialist responsible for managing the Credit Review branch, monitoring credit risks, reviews re-estimates for closed loan transactions, and reporting findings to the DOE Risk Committee.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Relocation is at your own expense.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

DUTIES:

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As a Supervisory Loan Specialist, you will:

  • Manage the Credit Review Branch professional staff, define assignments, establish strategic work plans, schedules, and receives deliverables.
  • Perform detailed credit analysis of Title XVII and ATVM approved projects to highlight portfolio risks, determine full portfolio loss and value distributions (in absolute and  relative terms), quantity and stress-test the probability of portfolio credit losses, and create custom reports.
  • Evaluate the risk characteristics of individual LPO loan transactions and develops the aggregate credit profile to demonstrate portfolio quality and trend features that may become inputs for mitigation measures, waivers, and exceptions.
  • Work with the LPO Portfolio Management Division (PMD or LP-50) routinely to aggregate and analyze loan portfolio exception levels to determine risks that credit policy exceptions create in the aggregate or individually. Examine internal credit ratings and recommend modifications as needed post closing based on adjustments to credit ratings, internal risk ratings, and recovery ratings. Recommend credit rating revisions to the DOE Risk Committee as requested.
  • In collaboration with LP-40 credit support staff, reassessed credit subsidy calculations, expected default claim payments, and recoveries. Monitor LPO's transactions post financial close for changes in credit risk profile and implements constructive actions to protect taxpayer funds.
  • Serve as a member of the LPO Loan Policy Committee which conducts interest rate re-estimates, technical re-estimates, and closing re-estimates and validates cash flows at the end of each fiscal year consistent with the Federal Credit Reform (FCRA). Oversee expert consultants preparing documentation and testing for OMB approval of risk management model refinements. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Performing credit or risk analysis on complex transactions while working at a bank, investment firm, or lending institution.  

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

  1. Knowledge of credit review and risk management processes required to manage a loan.
  2. Knowledge of credit analysis techniques and the risk characteristics of loans to large-scale projects required to perform credit risk reviews of finance transactions. 
  3. Knowledge and experience evaluating credit and financial risks that may impact a loan.
  4. Ability to perform risk rating analysis.
  5. Knowledge and experience in developing and implementing a credit review and risk management program, including policies, procedures, and practices, and the application of models, stress tests, recovery rate estimates, and other tools to minimize government risk of a portfolio of large loans.
  6. Ability to serve as an authoritative spokesperson for a finance organization; making formal presentations at industry or governments meetings and conferences; participating at official meetings of federal finance boards; and making recommendations on risk impacts and credit review findings pertaining to a loan portfolio of large project finance transactions.
  7. Ability to analyze and recommend actions on the debt repayment capacity of individual projects and corporate entities as well as structure transactions for identified risks.
  8. Ability to manage the preparation of official reports summarizing credit review. 

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.

  • CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


EDUCATION: You must provide documentation supporting your education claims. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Background and/or/Security Investigation is required.

Financial Disclosure may be required.

This is NOT a Bargaining Unit position.

Occassional Travel may be required.

A Supervisory Probationary must be served for new Supervisors.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.

If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.


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BENEFITS:

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The Department of Energy offers comprehensive and competitive benefits. You may be eligible for some or all of the following:
  • Health, life, dental, vision, and long-term care insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Paid holiday, sick, and vacation time
  • Flexible work schedules and telework
  • Training and education opportunities
  • Transit benefit
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent)
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Worklife4You Resource
For more information on these benefits, see the USAJOBS Resource Center's Interactive Benefits Page.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
  • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period or a background investigation.
  • All males must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.


HOW TO APPLY:

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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish. Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

Steps to submit a complete application:

  1. You must have a USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a completed resume. (Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and require that you have a completed resume within your USAJOBS profile using the Resume Builder).
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials ready, click the 'Apply Now' button.
  4. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  5. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation, which may include (but is not limited to) transcripts, portfolio samples, certifications, and verification of veteran status.
  6. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received.

If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

 

NEED HELP?

  • If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the Apply Now button), please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement between normal business hours.
  • If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov.
  • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Specialist listed on this announcement during normal business hours.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.

If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

  • ALL APPLICANTS: Resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Applicants using education to qualify (if applicable): Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and grade. Education may not be applicable for some jobs at higher grade levels. Please see the Education section for more information.
  • Current/former Federal employees: Most recent Standard Form (SF) 50. To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show: position title and type, occupational series, grade, and tenure. This is a blank sample SF-50 and should not be submitted with your application!
  • Displaced Federal employees: ICTAP/CTAP documentation.
  • Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.
  • Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Patti Parks
Phone: 202-287-5907
Fax: 202-586-8106
Email: patti.parks@hq.doe.gov
Agency Information:
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington , DC
20585
US
Fax: 202-586-8106

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in USAJOBS. You can review your status in USAJOBS at any time. You may also elect to receive status updates via e-mail by changing the notification settings in your USAJOBS profile. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

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Job Announcement Number:

HQ-13-CAT-6-LP-00136

Control Number:

342312500