Loan Specialist


Vacancy ID: 817983   Announcement Number: D009-13-EFG-817983   USAJOBS Control Number: 334861700

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 817983


1. Title of Job

Loan Specialist


2. Biographic Data

All biographic information is required, except for your telephone number and the contact time.


3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Loan Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


99MTRO012 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).

Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you willing to work in Washington, DC and accept this position without relocation incentive?

A. Yes
B. No

2. Carefully read the following descriptions of minimum qualifications and select the one that best describes your qualification.

A. An undergraduate or graduate degree in finance, business administration, economics, accounting, international/government affairs, mathematics, law, statistics, or other fields related to the position.
B. Experience that demonstrated competence in commercial, trade finance, infrastructure, limited recourse project finance, or other types of loans. Experience may have been gained in such work as reviewing and underwriting applications for commercial bank or federal loans; servicing a loan portfolio of a bank or other loan or investment association; performing financial analysis of commercial concerns for investment or restructuring purposes; appraising financial investments to determine credit, valuation and recovery prospects; or similar work.
C. None of the above.

3. Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience and/or education that qualifies you for this GS-13 position. (A description of specialized experience and education can be found in the "Qualifications" section of the vacancy announcement.)

A. I possess one year of specialized experience matching what is described in the vacancy announcement.
B. I do not possess any of the requirements as stated above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

4. Do you have experience in the analysis of financial statements?

A. Yes
B. No

If yes, please provide a short response indicating where on your resume the supporting documentation can be found.

5. Do you have formal accounting, financial, or credit training?

A. Yes
B. No

If yes, please provide a short response indicating where on your resume the supporting documentation can be found.

6. If you answered “Yes” above, have you applied your this knowledge on the job?

A. Yes
B. No
C. Not applicable

If yes, please provide a short response indicating where on your resume the supporting documentation can be found.

7. Do you have an understanding of corporate finance?

A. Yes
B. No

8. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to analyzing financial data.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I analyze financial statements, collateral, internal audit reports, and other financial documents to determine the creditworthiness of a business.
C. I review financial statements, net assets, and other financial documents with the support of others to determine the creditworthiness of a business.
D. I understand the credit approval process including financial statement analysis, intermediate accounting, and corporate finance.

9. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to banking.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I remain up-to-date on news or events within the banking industry to ensure I have an understanding of its current state.
C. I have knowledge of financial institutions and banks that provide credit to businesses exporting goods.
D. I stay in contact with banks and financial institutions to understand their ability to provide credit to businesses.

10. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to reporting financial data.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I create notes or summaries conveying the simple financial data to others within my organization.
C. I draft short briefings or memos to summarize the results of a financial analysis or to present other financial data.
D. I compose reports which include the results of a financial analysis to support my conclusion concerning the creditworthiness of borrowers.

11. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to accounting.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I utilize my knowledge of corporate finance and accounting, including the analysis of balance sheets, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and financial ratios to understand an organization’s financial status.
C. I understand financial and accounting concepts, including how to review balance sheets to understand assets, equity, and liabilities.
D. I understand financial and accounting concepts, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, financial ratios, and equity accounting.

12. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to customer service.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have answered questions to help customers understand my organization’s systems or services.
C. I have provided information concerning my organization’s systems or services to customers to support their needs.
D. I have provided guidance and support to help others navigate my organization’s systems or services.

13. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to external awareness.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I identify and kept up-to-date on external policies and trends which affect my organization and shape stakeholders’ views about my organization.
C. I analyze external policies and trends to shape project plans to determine how best to achieve organizational goals.
D. I recognize how external policies affect an organization.

14. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to influencing.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I utilize my knowledge of organizational culture, norms, and structure to affect my interactions with others.
C. I use my in-depth understanding of an individual or group to influence an outcome.
D. I adapt my approach or presentation to appeal to the interest of others including levels of understanding and audiences.

15. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to negotiating.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I independently negotiate the terms of a credit agreement with a customer to support the export of products.
C. I develop approaches based on the situation to negotiate the terms of a credit agreement to meet the needs of all stakeholders involved in the loan process.
D. I alter tactics while negotiating with customers or other credit agreement participants to ensure that the objectives of the discussion are met.

16. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to giving presentations.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I provide formal presentations to executives or the board of my organization to gain credit approval authority.
C. I provide informational briefings to leaders within my organization to keep them informed of recent happenings.
D. I provide status updates to my colleagues during team meetings to keep them informed of my work.

17. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to speaking with others.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I communicate orally with others to obtain or verify information.
C. I interact with external organizations as a liaison representing my organization.
D. I communicate orally to provide routine information to others either within or external to my organization.

18. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to planning.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I modify my initial priorities and goals in order to capitalize on opportunities and manage risks that arise.
C. I create objectives and priorities for my work group to follow.
D. I prioritize and plan my own work to ensure I accomplish what is expected of me.

19. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to writing.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I produce written materials within my work group including small or routine reports, as well as materials that convey basic ideas, procedures, or regulations.
C. I create written communications including basic reports or informational documents for use within my work group requiring some original composition.
D. I write reports or documents that provide thorough factual information for dissemination to managers, executives, or the board of directors of my organization.