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Located in OSFI, you will manage complex, sensitive, and precedent-setting finance projects. You will carry out the full range of new project financings and undertake all tasks required to process transactions from initial screening to due diligence, negotiating & structuring, approval, documentation, closing & funding.
As a Project Finance Specialist, you will:
- Handle a range of activities in the structured debt finance origination process, including reviewing business plans, off-take agreements and other contracts of a project including Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) and Operation & Maintenance (O&M), market studies, financial model projections, and financial model sensitivities for structured debt finance applications.
- Analyze the nature of the investment, equity and debt instruments involved in projects overseas.
- Summarize clearly and concisely due diligence finding as part of credit packages and other documents and memoranda required in the Agency’s approval process and presents loan credit proposals to committees to obtain approvals.
- Negotiate terms and conditions in contracts and structured debt finance agreements to achieve execution of commitment letters, financing agreements and disbursements.
- Conduct research and analysis on relevant industry, sector, market, country and key participants.
- Conduct outreach to expand the prospective structured debt finance pipeline.
- Serve as point of contact for day-to-day advancement of transactions, including scheduling and attending calls; project management and planning; coordinating among the client, internal parties, external advisors and financing partners; and generally managing the multifaceted workstreams required to advance transactions to commitment., financial close and disbursement.
- Oversee ancillary workstreams related to transactions including liaising with client, intradepartmental tasks and external consultants. Work with clients to complete DFC forms, liaising with DFC’s environmental and social team, reviewing know-your-customer diligence results, and similar routine tasks that must be completed on all transactions.
Please Note: This is a Bargaining unit position represented by AFGE, local 1534.
Conditions of Employment:
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
- Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
- Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
- Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
- This position will require foreign travel to developing countries
Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.
You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience in all of the following:
1) Experience working with a team on international projects or investments while working at a commercial bank, investment bank, international financial institution, or multilateral organization;
2) Experience reviewing financial statements for businesses located in developing countries;
3) Experience building financial models to determine ability of a company to repay its debt and sensitivity analyses to test those assumptions;
4) Experience conducting analyses in THREE of the following four areas:
- financial analysis of international ventures,
- calculating credit risk exposure of international ventures,
- detailed credit analysis of international ventures, or
- market analysis of business ventures in developing countries; and
5) Experience identifying international financial or investment policy issues to identify TWO of the following three areas: political, economic or credit risks of projects located outside the United States.
Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level.
You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience in all of the following:
1) Conducting and reviewing project finance loan origination, including FIVE of the following:
- financial analysis
- legal structuring
- financial or political risk analysis
- detailed credit analysis
- presentation of loan packages to credit approval committees as part of a team
- loan negotiations of limited recourse project finance transactions in developing countries;
2) Experience creating, analyzing, auditing, and running sensitivities on financial models for debt finance in the project finance manner for projects located in developing markets;
3) Working on international investments or international financial transactions in a commercial bank, investment bank, international financial institution, or multilateral organization; and
4) Experience in the financial services industry with experience gained in at least THREE of the following areas:
- project finance
- corporate finance
- credit analysis
- international investments
- commercial/investment banking
Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level
You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience in all of the following:
1) Experience independently or leading a team in originating international project finance debt transactions in developing countries while working at a commercial bank, investment bank, international financial institution, or multilateral organization;
2) Experience conducting all of the following: due diligence, financial analysis, economic analysis, detailed credit analysis, credit risk assessment and mitigation, market analysis, legal agreement structuring, legal agreement negotiations, and political risk analysis of limited recourse finance transactions;
3) Experience creating, analyzing and running sensitivities on complex financial models for projections of financial projects with work product considered final;
4) Experience communicating results of research and analysis of work product considered final; and
5) Experience in project finance with experience gained in the following areas: corporate finance, accounting, credit analysis, international investments and commercial/investment banking.
Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This announcement may be used to fill similar positions, if additional vacancies occur.
Salary will be based upon the locality pay areas, as defined by OPM, and will be adjusted based upon the selectee’s duty location.
This position is eligible to be 100% remote. Applicants are encouraged to select “location negotiable” as their preferred duty station, if they are interested in a remote opportunity. The option to work out of the DFC’s office in downtown Washington, DC is available to candidates who are interested. If applicants select Washington, DC as their preferred duty station, the selectee will be expected to report to the office and follow the agency’s telework policy.
If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility showing type of discharge/character of service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit documentation from the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) showing type of discharge/character of service and your disability percentage. You may also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the documents listed in this form to support the claim for veteran preference. For more information on veterans’ preference visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/verify/).
Telework Suitability: The duties of this position are suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.
Stipulations of Employment: Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.
Work Schedule: This position allows for a flexible work schedule.
Miscellaneous: DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.
If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.
Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.
**Applications for this position are only being accepted through USAJobs. All applications must be submitted through USAJobs by 11:59 pm (ET) on November 15th, 2023 to be considered.