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Grade: 15

1 [344] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-15 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 [61326] Do you have at least one year of experience independently managing credit underwriting and execution functions (i.e., evaluating credit applications, credit analysis, structuring financing packages, negotiations with borrowers up to final signing of agreements) for infrastructure project financings (i.e., the debt and/or equity provided to finance the project are paid back from the cash flows generated by that project) with transaction size greater than $50 million within a reputed and established financial institution as a regular and recurring part of your job with minimal supervision? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [57139] Please list the title and years in which you gained the required specialized experience that qualifies you for this position. Your answer is limited to 250 characters or less. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 [61258] Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in credit underwriting and execution (i.e. evaluating credit applications, credit analysis, structuring financing packages, and negotiations with borrowers up to final signing of agreements) for large scale infrastructure project financings (with transaction size greater than $50 million). Answer to this question is required
  • I have more than 10 years experience managing underwriting for large scale infrastructure project financings. I have trained junior staff in this work OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task. (Note: transactions where you presented to credit committees or similar committees but otherwise independently managed the underwriting process still count as ‘managing underwriting’).
  • I have more than 5 years experience managing underwriting for large scale infrastructure project financings. I have trained junior staff in this work OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have less than 5 years experience managing underwriting for large scale infrastructure project financings but more my experience in this area is more than 5 years if I count deals where I worked under a supervisor during the underwriting process.
  • My experience is less than option (3) above.
  • None of the above.
5 [61259] Select the response(s) that describe(s) your highest level of experience structuring or restructuring infrastructure project finance transactions as a regular and recurring part of your job with minimal supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least ten years of experience structuring or restructuring infrastructure project finance transactions in the transport sector as well as across several other infrastructure sectors (energy, social infrastructure etc.) as a regular and recurring part of my job with minimal supervision.
  • I have at least ten years of experience structuring or restructuring infrastructure project finance transactions in two infrastructure sectors as a regular and recurring part of my job with minimal supervision.
  • I have at least seven years of experience structuring or restructuring infrastructure project finance transactions as a regular and recurring part of my job including five years with minimal supervision.
  • I have less than seven years of experience related to the structuring or restructuring infrastructure project finance transactions.
  • None of the above.
6 [61260] Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience with managing credit risks (i.e. risk that a borrower will fail to meet its obligations under the credit agreement) related to large scale infrastructure project financings with transaction size greater than $50 million in a financial institution). Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated credit risks faced by financiers of large scale infrastructure project financings (with transaction size greater than $50 million) and I have applied credit risk management techniques (e.g. loan structuring, insurance, hedging, reporting and oversight tasks etc.) on transactions as well as portfolios. I have trained junior staff in this work OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have evaluated credit risks as part of my other experience with financial institutions but my role has been limited to provide inputs to credit risk officers in such institutions who, in turn, were responsible for credit risk management.
  • I have learnt about credit risks and credit risk management as part of my education but I don’t have practice experience in this area.
  • I have no experience in this area.
7 [61261] Choose the financial areas(s) in which you have performed as a regular and recurring part of your job with minimal supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • Credit risk analysis of infrastructure project finance, public finance or corporate finance transactions including Public-Private Partnership procurement structures.
  • Reviewing financial models for large scale infrastructure projects (with transaction size greater than $50 million in a financial institution) including Public-Private Partnership procurement structures.
  • Portfolio monitoring and risk management including familiarity with infrastructure and transportation projects and problem credits.
  • Preparing concise written analysis, reports, memorandum and communications with external parties; making presentations to senior management within the agency/department as well as leading negotiations with external stakeholders (public and private companies, equity owners, financial and legal advisors).
  • Reviewing legal documentation including loan agreements, indenture agreements, concession agreements, construction contracts etc.
  • Developing credit guidelines for loan or grant programs.
  • None of the above
8 [61262] Choose the federal credit programs with which you have performed work on a regular and recurring basis with minimal supervision. Performing any of these tasks could come from working as an underwriter (i.e., conducting due diligence on the borrower, financial model review, structuring the deal, negotiations with borrowers, or managing the loan/investment closing process) or portfolio manager (i.e., financial oversight of business loans, borrowers’ compliance, loan disbursements, refinancing/restructuring loans, etc.) with the federal agencies responsible for managing these programs or underwriting or advising on transactions that successfully accessed these credit facilities. Answer to this question is required
  • TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act) credit program
  • RRIF (Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing) credit program
  • Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program
  • EXIM (Export–Import Bank of the United States)
  • OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation)
  • Other federal credit programs for large scale projects (with transaction value greater than $50 million)
  • None of the above
9 [16788] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in municipal debt issuance and management. Answer to this question is required
  • Participate in developing credit enhancement strategy including cost and benefit analysis to support credit enhancement decisions.
  • Participate in structures, underwriting and short-term and long-term debt financing transactions with underwriters or dealers, commercial banks, insurance companies and conduits.
  • Participate in the procurement of financial services such as special tax counsel, underwriter selection, trustee selection, paying agent, and/or financial advisor.
  • Perform debt capacity and structure alternative analysis to ensure efficient issue structure such as the proposed amortization schedule that coordinates with existing debt obligations and revenues to ensure meeting debt coverage requirements.
  • Formulate capital plans (Long Range Capital Plan, State Transportation Improvement Plans, Short-Term Transportation Improvement Plan), which incorporate financing alternative analysis such as Short-term Securities: tax-exempt commercial papers, revenue anticipation notes/grant anticipation notes (GANs).
  • Formulate capital plans (Long Range Capital Plan, State Transportation Improvement Plans, Short-Term Transportation Improvement Plan), which incorporate financing alternative analysis such as Long-term Financing: tax-exempt bonds, revenue bonds (GARVEEs), lease-appropriation obligations/certificates of participation (COPs), variable notes/bonds, or capital appreciation or zero coupon bonds, and/or bond banks and pooled programs.
  • Formulate capital plans (Long Range Capital Plan, State Transportation Improvement Plans, Short-Term Transportation Improvement Plan) which incorporate financing alternative analysis such as Credit Assistance: Financial Institution (Letter of credit, credit facility, bond insurance), US DOT TIFIA program (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act), State credit assistance program (State Infrastructure Bank), or State loans of Federal funds (Section 129 Loans).
  • Assist in developing or revising financial and structure policies for capital structure, working capital, and insurance risk management.
  • None of the above
10 [25610] Select the statement that best describes your experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies.
  • I have had education or training interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function
11 [52533] Select the software application(s) that you are proficient in accomplishing routine analyses, reports, and queries. (Proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the software`s functionalities/capabilities). Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word or similar document software
  • Microsoft Access or similar database development software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint or similar presentation software
  • Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet software
  • Project Management software
  • Database Management software
  • Correspondence Controlled Management system
  • Flowcharting software
  • SAS or similar statistical analysis software
  • None of the above
12 [6669] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience managing, directing and/or administering an important program and/or significant program segment. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations, and program policies relating to the program.
  • Develop and recommend program policies, strategies, and goals.
  • Develop and approve program procedures and practices.
  • Promote program and provide expert advice to a variety of senior officials.
  • Develop program performance measures and track program progress against measures and milestones.
  • None of the above.
13 [23771] Select the statements that describe the program management activities you have performed as a regular, recurring part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a spokesperson for the organization on program or project issues to a variety of stakeholder groups and federal, state and local agencies.
  • Served as a spokesperson for the organization on program or project issues to the media.
  • Developed and issued guidance or policy statements on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues for the organization.
  • Served and/or facilitated on panels, committees or task forces on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues.
  • Provided guidance to other agency representatives or private industry on technical, programmatic, or professional issues that affect the scope of programs or projects
  • Facilitated workshops or partnering sessions between organizational entities
  • Mediated or facilitated problem resolution between organizational entities or technical groups in a formal group setting
  • Built and fostered relationships with external customers, partners, stakeholders that affect the scope of programs or projects
  • Presented, advocated, or negotiated specific mission goals and needs with other organizational entities
  • Presented briefings and formal presentations to senior management and/or external entities on policy, program, organizational, or project issues
  • Prepared written reports on organizational program/project status
  • Managed multiple publication projects at the same time.
  • Facilitated solutions on controversial issues affecting the scope of programs or projects with the public
  • Organized and conducted public meetings
  • None of the above
14 [1959] Select all the tasks that you were PERSONALLY ACCOUNTABLE for the success of programs in your area of responsibility for completion in a timely manner and within budget. Answer to this question is required
  • I have formulated strategic program plans that assess policy/program feasibility including short and long term goals and objectives.
  • I have identified the parameters for staff members to operate in achieving program goals and objectives.
  • I have developed standards of performance to evaluate and measure program accomplishments and specific reporting times.
  • I have monitored, evaluated, and measured the effectiveness of program accomplishments where I focused on the results and NOT on processes and methods.
  • I have assessed current and future staffing needs based on program goals and budget realities.
  • I have identified and explained the consequences, both good and bad, to staff members regarding the completion of the program mission.
  • I have ensured that staff members are appropriately selected and utilized.
  • I have developed performance standards to evaluate and measure staff members' accomplishments.
  • I have structured and organized work and adjusted priorities to balance the interests of clients and/or respond to customer demands.
  • I have identified opportunities to develop and market new products and/or services outside of my organization including taking risks to pursue a recognized benefit or advantage.
  • None of the above.
15 [9941] Select the written document(s) you have drafted, from scratch, as a regular part of a job with minimal review and supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • Analysis and recommendations derived from an evaluation of advocacy-type arguments such as those found in legal pleadings.
  • Decisional documents based on the application of policy, precedent and law to the case at hand.
  • Issue/position papers or summary reports that included analysis and recommendations.
  • Responses to inquiries from senior officials.
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy problems.
  • Correspondence/memoranda that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Presentation or briefing materials.
  • Briefings and testimony for Congressional hearings.
  • Correspondence/memoranda outlining policy or program issues.
  • Position papers on controversial issues.
  • Findings of studies.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Guidance that summarizes and explains rules and policies.
  • None of the above.
16 [8437] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) the communication/briefing skills you have used as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Develop written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Write clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively for varied audiences.
  • Draft policy and procedural materials for dissemination to field or operating level components.
  • Draft reports, memoranda, and correspondence for signature by higher-level official
  • Communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis in writing.
  • Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Compose complex correspondence or other written work such as manuals, books, management reports, or articles.
  • Persuade others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • Interview employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  • Conduct training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • Review reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • Briefed managers/executives outside of my organization.
  • None of the above.
17 [56993] Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience with troubled or distressed loan assets. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed applications for loans and/or loan guarantees.
  • I have conducted evaluations of financial risk and made recommendations on funding of applications for loans and/or loan guarantees.
  • I have monitored repayment of funds for loans.
  • I have evaluated financial and performance reporting to determine the borrower's continued ability to meet their repayment schedule.
  • I have evaluated financial and performance reporting for complex loans to determine the borrowers continued ability to meet their repayment schedule.
  • I have experience with the development and/or review of applications for financial assistance under other government credit programs.
  • I do not have experience in these areas.

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
5 [35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not held a government position.
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6 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
  • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
8 [587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format). Maximum length of 20 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 [586] How did you initially hear about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Email notification
  • Agency website
  • USAJobs (OPM) website
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Magazine advertisement
  • Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  • Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Minority professional network
  • Other
    9.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.