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Job Title:Supervisory Loan Specialist (Deputy Senior Vice President)

Agency:Export-Import Bank of the United States

Job Announcement Number:D044-14-EFG-1168856

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$120,749.00 to $175,000.00 / Per Year


Thursday, July 17, 2014 to Thursday, July 24, 2014




Full Time - Permanent


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This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under announcement M045-14-EFG-1168944 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 $47 billion in export sales in 2013. Work in the heart of Washington, DC two blocks from the White House across from the McPherson Square metro station.

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export 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 that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy.

The Deputy of Export Finance Group (EFG) is responsible for supporting Senior Vice President of EFG & the Chief Banking Officer (CBO), the Board of Directors, the management of the Bank’s external client relationships and transactions and the product structure, design and delivery. The Group is comprised of the following Divisions: International Business Development, Business Credit, Trade Finance, Transportation, Operations, Structured and Project Finance. The Deputy of EFG is responsible for overseeing the daily operational aspect of financial transaction in response to requests from U.S. exporters, foreign buyers, foreign governments, foreign and domestic commercial banks, insurance brokers and other eligible applicants. The incumbent of this position is responsible for implementing the Group-wide program and policy initiatives and makes appropriate recommendations to the CBO.


  • Occasional Travel
  • 25% or Less


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Background and Security/Suitability Investigation
  • Random Drug Testing
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Additional assessments may be required for further selection/consideration


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Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serves as a key member of the senior staff of the Office of Chief Banking Officer which is all of the Division Vice Presidents for the EFG.  Provides guidance and counsel to VP’s and staff of EFG as necessary, as well as assisting in the establishment of EFG objectives, program goals and alerts the VP’s regarding guidelines and needed results.  The incumbent plays an important role in the development, implementation and improvement of processes and programs within the EFG.  Also, the incumbent provides advice and counsel to the Chief Banking Officer on operations and management issues related to the EFG.
  • Identifies and prioritizes issues requiring the attention of the CBO concerning all of the Divisions within EFG.  The incumbent develops recommendations for the SVP and implements decisions with respect to staff allocations, personnel requirements and selection, operating program and administrative budgets, training requirements and programs and logistics support to staff for productivity and performance.  Researches and evaluates views on processes, management and programs for the EFG and makes appropriate recommendations to the CBO.  Oversees coordination of decisions made by CBO with other Groups within the Bank.
  • Executes responsibilities of a senior manager by directing the appropriate individuals from EFG and throughout the Bank to address any relevant items for the CBO and/or the EFG.  
  • Serves as a liaison/spokesperson to institutions, such as other U.S. government agencies and the Hill, and advises the CBO on how these institutions’ policies and objectives effect Ex-Im Bank’s operations and programs.  
  • Develops and manages directives from the CBO to the EFG’s Divisions concerning transaction and portfolio related issues.  Coordinates activities and information within the Banks and serves as the CBO’s point person for resolving outstanding issues.  As requested by the CBO directs and oversees special projects and task forces.  Provides leadership to the team or task force in exploring alternatives and determining the process.
  • Coordinates procedures for EFG with other areas of the Bank.  Coordinates with the CBO and other Division VP’s in the EFG in the formulation and execution of initiatives related to process, quality and productivity improvements.  Facilitates communications within EFG and other Bank Divisions and Groups.  
  • Analyzes reports and procedures regarding transactions and performance, then provides technical direction to EFG staff., i.e. the short-, medium- and long-term guarantee and insurance activities of EFG.  These reports will illustrate the variances from established policies and recommend the follow-up action needed by the CBO.  Analyzes the data to recommend improving the EFG regarding efficiency, customer service, transaction specific issues and general management concerns.
  • Analyzes transactions that are outside the normal policies utilized by Ex-Im Bank.  Recommends necessary follow-up with CBO and if the existing policy or procedure should be altered to accommodate the specific transaction.
  • Facilitates Board correspondence and requests through appropriate Division VP’s.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by CBO, such as but not limited to being the representative/point person for GAO audits/reviews, Emergency Response Team/COOP and internal/external working groups/committees, monitoring of authorization numbers and administrative budget and calling on and responding to clients.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


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Candidates must possess leadership and technical experience and have developed the knowledge and skills required for effective performance of the specific duties of the position. All applicants MUST separately write a narrative answer addressing each of the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) when applying online.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): The ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed in Senior Level (SL) positions and are in addition to the mandatory technical qualifications listed below.

ECQ 1: Leading Change - Involves the ability to bring about strategic change, within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2: Leading People - Involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and team work, and support constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3: Results Driven - Involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decision that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4: Business Acumen - Involves the ability to management human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5: Building Coalitions - Involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): Applicants must possess ALL the following technical qualifications which represent the experience required to perform the duties of this position. Proficiency in these technical qualifications MUST be clearly evident in your application. MTQs include:

MTQ 1: Program/Policy/Project Analysis and Evaluation: Provides program/policy/project analysis and evaluation to conduct studies (concurrently or in sequence) that identifies special program/policy/project requirements and determines how to correlate those requirements with mission objectives to assure management officials will have the evaluative material they need for effectively directing Bank operations and programs.

MTQ 2: Trade Related Organizations: Expertise working with high-level officials and their respective trade related organizations such as: multinational development banks, the Organization for Economic Co-operation Development and Berne Union organization; other export credit agencies; and other appropriate U.S. Government agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, State, Treasury, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Agency for International Development, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

MTQ 3: Financial Transactions and Portfolio Management: Broad knowledge of domestic and international financial institutions and international banking practices; the structure of the financial services industry; and broad understanding of the relationship between the financial system and international, national and regional economic conditions.

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


Once the job opportunity announcement closes, your application will be evaluated by a Merit Staffing Panel on the basis of the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as reflected in your resume and narrative statements. Based on the Panels evaluation of your application against the qualification required by the position; the top rated candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at:

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.


Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking here to access OPM's Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be rated within the Well-Qualified category for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.

Veterans: Certain veterans are eligible to apply as a status candidate under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). For more information, click here.

Military Spouse Appointing Authority: Executive Order 13473, dated September 28, 2008, authorized the non-competitive appointment of certain military spouses to competitive service positions. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) codified implementing regulations at 5 CFR 315.612, effective September 11, 2009. For more information please go here.

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.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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Applications will only be accepted online or by fax.

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

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, July 24, 2014 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account here, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, July 24, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items.

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.

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:

  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal service), showing tenure code, position occupied, and highest grade and step. Failure to submit your SF-50 will result in an ineligible rating.
  • Veterans Preference Documentation (a DD-214, a letter from the VA (for disabled veterans), and an SF-15), if applicable.
  • Transcript(s) - A copy of your transcripts verifying that you meet the basic education requirement or you may substitute a current copy of your bar membership certification from the bar of the highest court of any state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

If you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience, you must submit your transcripts. Failure to submit your transcripts may result in an ineligible rating.

Special Priority Selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP: Submit a copy of your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal (with at least a satisfactory rating), and your most current SF-50 notion position, grade level, and duty location.

Are you a Veteran? Submit a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) and/or documentation of service-connected disability. If a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) is not available, other documentation listing the beginning and ending dates of active service and the type of discharge must be submitted to verify eligibility. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click here for more veterans' information.

Are you a Military Spouse? If you are applying under Executive Order 13473, click here for required documents.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1168856.

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


ExIm Recruiter
Phone: (202)565-3300
Agency Information:
Export Import Bank of the 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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