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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Loan Specialist

Agency:Export-Import Bank of the United States

Job Announcement Number:D032-13-EFG-883922

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 29, 2013 to Wednesday, May 08, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1165-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under announcement M026-13-EFG-883990 using Merit Promotion Procedures.

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. Work in the heart of Washington, DC two blocks from the White House across from the McPherson Square metro station.

 

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 selectee will serve as a Loan Specialist (Loan Officer) in the Trade Finance Division of the Export Finance Group of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.  The primary responsibilities of the position are to analyze transactions and recommend actions regarding Ex-Im Bank support. The Loan Officer serves as the principal official responsible for a transaction's underwriting and establishing if the standard of "reasonable assurance of repayment" has been met.

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • Random Drug Testing
  • You may be required to serve a one year probationary period

DUTIES:

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This position is located in the Export Finance Group, Trade Finance Division.  The Trade Finance Division is responsible for maintaining relationships with the Bank’s corporate and financial institution customers and for underwriting Ex-Im’s short-term single buyer, medium-term insurance, and medium and long-term loan and guarantee programs, which include sovereign, tied aid, and financial institution risks, bank guarantees, and insurance buyer and supplier credits. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Undertaking application review and performing financial and risk analysis to determine whether there is reasonable assurance of repayment for a transaction;
  • Collaborating with Treasurer Controller, Policy, Engineering and other divisions necessary to price the loan, evaluate repayment term and arrive at a decision which is fully compliant with loan guarantee policies and procedures;
  • Maintaining electronic loan guarantee records from the application stage to final decision;
  • Monitoring transaction developments, participating in restructuring financing, and recommending adjustments to terms and conditions as necessary prior to the transaction becoming operative;
  • Monitoring political and economic developments in assigned countries and sectors, particularly as they relate to an individual borrower’s operating environment;
  • Preparing updates to management on relevant case and country developments, and;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (or equivalent) in the normal line of progression for this occupation as stated below.

At the GS-12 level:
You must have one year of specialized (previous) experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is relevant to the work of this position. To qualify, specialized experience must be equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal Government and it must have included experience reviewing commercial loan transactions and international commercial lending agreements and identifying key issues relating to financial institution risk, suitability for financing, and assurance of repayment.

At the GS-13 level:
You must have one year of specialized (previous) experience that has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is relevant to the work of this position. To qualify, specialized experience must be equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Government and it must have included experience conducting financial and credit analysis of complex commercial loan transactions and international commercial lending agreements and identifying key issues relating to financial institution risk, suitability for financing, and assurance of repayment and making approval/disapproval recommendations.

NOTE: Specialized experience MUST be documented on your resume or application.


Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

 

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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).

 

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure the following competencies that are required for this position:

  • Knowledge of loan guarantee program transactions related to international commercial loans.
  • Skill in monitoring political and economic developments to determine the impact of an individual borrower’s operating environment.
  • Skill in preparing briefings for senior managers on international lending agreements and related country issues.
  • Ability to represent the agency in meetings with foreign borrowers, government agencies and embassies.

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


BENEFITS:

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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.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.

Application of Veteran's Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veteran's preference points or apply the rule of three, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% must be listed in the highest quality category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible is in that category unless the objection or passover requirements of 5 USC 3317 (b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

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 www.sss.gov.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 883922. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you need assistance applying online or by fax, please contact OPM at ApplicationManagerHelpDesk@opm.gov.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

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.
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

ExIm Recruiter
Phone: (202)565-3300
Email: RECRUITER@EXIM.GOV
Agency Information:
Export Import Bank of the US
811 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC
20571

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

D032-13-EFG-883922

Control Number:

342615700