Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Department of Financial and Portfolio Management (DFPM). The incumbent of this position is responsible for assisting senior level specialists with disbursements, monitoring and reporting on approved OPIC finance projects throughout the life of the project; monitoring and reporting on the Non Honoring of the Sovereign Guarantee product for the Insurance Program; monitoring investment funds, as applicable, and monitoring reports on compliance issues.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Manage all phases of the project finance credit management process, from time of disbursement to repayment.</li> <li>Assist with managing relationships with senior project managers, OPIC and project-appointed consultants, sponsors, guarantors, other creditors, and other parties.</li> <li>Assist with evaluations of OPIC's collateral in projects by ascertaining the nature of the collateral, its location, availability, current value, and sufficiency to cover OPIC's financial risk.</li> <li>Accompany senior specialists in conducting periodic site visits to examine the interim developing of projects and assessing conformity with written documentation received during the period.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>US Citizenship is required.</li> <li>Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.</li> <li>Direct Deposit of pay is required.</li> <li>Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />In order to be eligible for the <b>Pathways Recent Graduates Program</b>, the following qualifications must be met: <ul> <li>You must be a U.S. citizen;</li> <li>You must possess a qualifying associates, bachelor's, master's professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, <b>within the previous 2 years</b>.</li> </ul> <b>Veterans:</b> If you are a veteran, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108, who, due to military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period, you shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon your release or discharge from active duty. In no event, however, may your eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which you completed the requirements of an academic course of study.<br /><br /><strong>At the GS-9 grade level, you must meet one of the following qualifications:</strong><br /><br />A. Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to experience working with financing concepts, principles, techniques, and practices, especially as they relate to international project financing; and experience in analyzing political, economic, and environmental issues of foreign countries; OR<br /><br />B. A master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (36 semester hours, or 54 quarter hours of graduate level coursework); with a concentration of coursework in Finance, Economics, International Development, or related field; OR<br /><br />C. An equivalent combination of specialized experience and education as described above. (For example, six months of specialized experience and one and a half years of graduate study, e.g. 27 semester hours or 41 quarter hours of graduate coursework as described above.)<br /><br />Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.<br /><br />A written test is not required.<br /><br />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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />You must provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials <strong>must</strong> be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. All documentation needs to be legible. If selected, you will need to provide official transcripts.<br /><br />Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements. <br /><br /><strong>FOREIGN EDUCATION:</strong> If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http: www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong> Telework Suitability: </strong><br /><br />The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act .<br /><br /><strong>Stipulations of Employment:</strong> <br /><br />Appointees must sign a Participant Agreement that sets forth the expectations for the Pathways Program.<br /><br />The duration of an excepted service appointment in the Pathways Program is a trial period.<br /><br />Appointment under the Recent Graduates Program may not exceed two years. Appointees may be non-competitively converted to the competitive service after successful completion of at least two years of continuous service, in addition to all of the requirements of the Recent Graduates Program.<br /><br /><strong> Work Schedule: </strong><br /><br />This position requires full-time work schedule.<br /><br />This position allows for a flexible work schedule.<br /><br /><strong> Miscellaneous: </strong><br /><br />If converted to a permanent or term appointment the intended targeted position will be Portfolio Monitoring Specialist GS-1101-09 FPL 14. Although, the position and FPL may change based on the need of the organization at the time of conversion.<br /><br />Upon conversion, 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.<br /><br />OPIC 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 http: www.uscis.gov/e-verify .<br /><br />This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.<br /><br />Applicants who applied under vacancy announcement number OPIC-19-PW-10437141MM must reapply under this announcement.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Once the application process is complete, qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be used to determine if you are qualified for this job. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.<br /><br />The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics): <ul> <li>Legal, Government, & Jurisprudence</li> <li>Portfolio and Investment / Project Management</li> <li>Technical Competency – Business and Industry</li> <li>Technical Competency – Financial Risk Management</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: <li>Your <strong>Resume</strong> listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.</li> <li> Transcript(s) : You MUST furnish a copy of your college transcript(s) which includes degree conferred date. If selected for this position, you will be required to furnish an ORIGINAL transcript prior to being appointed. </li> <li>Other <strong>supporting documents:</strong></li> <li>Cover Letter, optional</li> <li>Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)</li> <strong>Do not submit photographs with your application package. </strong>Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials – you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.<br /><br /><strong>Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents.</strong> Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.<br /><br /><strong>It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted by the closing date of the announcement.</strong> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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