To qualify for this position, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
To be considered for the GS-14, you must have 1 year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent. Specialized experience includes: Expert knowledge working as a lending officer in an international project finance division at a commercial bank, investment bank, or multilateral developmental agency such as the International Finance Corporation AND demonstrated experience in i) evaluating the creditworthiness of projects located overseas, including in-depth analysis of the financial, sector, market, regulatory, legal and political factors, ii) structuring loan terms, iii) negotiating with relevant transaction parties, and iv) driving loan documentation processes. Substantial experience in financial transactions, particularly, project finance and business development.
No education requirement for this position.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's):
1. Applied expert experience in all aspects of project finance and demonstrated experience in related areas such as corporate finance, accounting, credit analysis, and banking.
2. Skill in applying business experience to project risk identification, mitigation and structuring leading to development of loan terms.
3. Skill in analyzing and structuring complex international project financings.
4. Skill in developing, reviewing and negotiating legal and other documentation associated with the project and the financing in the form of contracts including, construction and operations and maintenance contracts, off-take/purchase contracts, loan agreements, security package including collateral and sponsor support, inter-creditor agreements and other transaction-related documents.
NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies listed above . However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
We will review your resume and transcripts (if applicable), to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and/or work experiences as it relates to the specialized experience and your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of two quality categories: Highly Qualified and Qualified. Names of candidates in the Highly Qualified Category will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume, as well as provide the required supporting documentation. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified. If you are entitled to 5 point veterans' preference and qualify for the position, your name will be placed above qualified nonveterans in your assigned category. If you are a disabled veteran with a service-connected disability of 10% or more and you meet the minimum qualification of the position, you will be listed at the top of the highest quality category. For information on veterans preference see fedshirevets.
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 OPMs Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the Best-Qualified category for this position. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.
To preview questions please click here.