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1 I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the grade 13 level in the Federal service as described below: Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Specialized experience is experience structuring and analyzing Qualified Financial Contracts (QFCs) of various types; structuring and implementing a hedging strategy for residential mortgage loan pipelines including the use of TBA forward contracts and whole loan sale contracts; developing, implementing and reviewing transactional documents for various QFCs, other securities and related assets; and experience developing and managing  projects involving financial-asset liquidation or disposition transactions.

Please cross reference this with your resume by providing the date (month & year) you held the position and the name of the company you worked for. If this was a Federal position, please provide the name of the Agency and the title, series and grade of the position.
2 Do you have "hands-on" experience in the management and disposition of financial assets or financial instruments and monitoring the performance of various parties associated with these transactions? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I have evaluated a financial institution's risk measurement and management system for the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Discounted Cash Flow, economic, or financial analysis
  • Asset/liability modeling
  • Value-at-risk modeling
  • None of the above
4 Do you have experience in developing and implementing policies, procedures or systems supporting QFC related activities and/or residential mortgage pipeline hedging? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Which of the following types of financial instruments have you reviewed risk and return criteria for: Answer to this question is required
  • Fixed income instruments.
  • Mortgage-backed securities.
  • Collateralized mortgage obligations.
  • Asset-backed securities (home equity loans, credit card receivables, auto loans, or floor plan loans).
  • Collateralized debt obligations.
  • Structured notes.
  • Collateral Loan Obligations.
  • Syndicated Loans.
  • Loan Portfolios.
  • None of the above.
6 I have analyzed the cash flow and risk transference characteristics presented by the following financial instruments: Answer to this question is required
  • Swap agreements.
  • Future or forward contracts.
  • Interest rate options.
  • Caps, floors and collars.
  • Credit derivatives.
  • Residential mortgage forward delivery contracts.
  • Repurchase/Reverse Repurchase Agreements.
  • FX contracts.
  • Commodities contracts.
  • None of the above.
7 I have utilized the following financial instruments in the management of business lines and lending facilities: Answer to this question is required
  • Swap agreements.
  • Future or forward contracts
  • Interest rate options.
  • Caps, floors and collars.
  • Credit derivatives.
  • Residential mortgage forward delivery contracts.
  • Repurchase/Reverse Repurchase Agreements.
  • FX contracts.
  • Commodities contracts.
  • Syndicated loans.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following best describes your level of experience in performing analysis of financial instruments and evaluating transaction structures and operational risks related to banks' capital market activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted in-depth analysis of complex financial instruments and performed evaluations of risks related to banks’ capital markets activities
  • Led a professional team tasked with making such analyses or evaluations.
  • Participated as a member of a professional team tasked with making such analyses or evaluations.
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following best reflects your experience in analyzing financial data to evaluate risk, solve problems, and assist in the decision making processes related to QFCs and/or mortgage pipeline hedging? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task on a limited, but not on an independent basis.
  • I have performed this task on a limited and independent basis.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of my duties and responsibilities.
  • I am highly skilled in performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and I am relied upon by others to offer expert assistance.
  • None of the above.
10 Have you negotiated financial agreements and served as a primary contact for your organization? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Do you have experience in effectively communicating concepts and proposals relating to capital markets instruments and QFCs in writing? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Choose the statement(s) that describes the verbal communication skills you have used as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Interacting with internal and external customers.
  • Describing rules, regulations, policies and procedures of a complex nature to audiences with varied knowledge levels.
  • Making presentations and/or providing classroom training to audiences with varied knowledge levels.
  • Briefing managers/executives outside my organization.
  • Successfully negotiating with stakeholders and contractors to resolve issues.
  • Interviewing staff or managers to acquire specific programmatic and or technical information.
  • Persuading others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or partner in efforts.
  • Currently or previously served as an instructor delivering training.
  • Conducting briefings with executive level management to review highly sensitive issues, findings, observations, etc. as a result of a site visit or audit.
  • None of the above.
13 I have experience developing, implementing and reviewing the following agreements: Answer to this question is required
  • ISDA-based swap agreements
  • Collateral agreements
  • Broker agreements for trading residential mortgages
  • Guaranties
  • None of the above.
14 I have worked with the following types of systems used to manage and/or report on Qualified Financial Contracts (QFCs) or other derivatives: Answer to this question is required
  • Spreadsheet based systems.
  • Local area network based systems.
  • Mainframe based systems.
  • I have not worked on such systems.
15 Which of the following best describes your experience performing the following QFC recordkeeping tasks as required by the FDIC QFC Recordkeeping Rule, 12 CFR Part 371, or the CFTC Swap Data Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Rule 17 CFR Part 46? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked directly with and reported under these rules.
  • I have worked indirectly on systems or products required to be reported under these rules.
  • I have not reported under these rules.
16 Are you a current or former Executive Branch political appointee who served on a political Schedule A or Schedule C appointment within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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  • Yes
  • No