Senior Loan Specialist


Vacancy ID: 835873   Announcement Number: D0012-13-EFG-835873   USAJOBS Control Number: 336919500

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. From the descriptions below, select the option which best describes your experience to perform the duties of a Senior Loan Specialist GS-14 level. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select. Mark only 1 response.

A. 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.
B. None of the above.

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 this knowledge on the job?

A. Yes
B. No

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 provide guidance to junior staff in the analysis of financial information to help determine the financial status and credit worthiness of an organization.
C. I analyze financial statements, collateral, internal audit reports, and other financial documents 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 have knowledge of financial institutions and banks that provide credit to businesses exporting goods.
C. I remain up-to-date on news or events within the banking industry to ensure I have an understanding of its current state.
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 simple financial data to others within my organization.
C. I compose reports which include the results of a financial analysis to support my conclusion concerning the creditworthiness of borrowers.
D. I draft short briefings or memos to summarize the results of a financial analysis or to present other financial data.

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 understand financial and accounting concepts, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, financial ratios, and equity accounting.
C. I understand financial and accounting concepts, including how to review balance sheets to understand assets, equity, and liabilities.
D. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I can identify norms and values of an organization, including unspoken guidelines, to determine how to operate effectively.
C. I have identified the organization's mission, functions, and systems to optimize the impact of my actions.
D. I have determined the expectations, priorities, and values of different stakeholders, in order to build coalitions and consensus around the organization's vision, priorities, and agenda.

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

A. I alter tactics while negotiating with customers or other credit agreement participants to ensure that the objectives of the discussion are met.
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 have had no training or experience related to this activity.

16. 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 prioritize and plan my own work to ensure I accomplish what is expected of me.
C. I formulate objectives, set priorities, and implement plans consistent with the long-term interest of the organization.
D. I modify my initial priorities and goals in order to capitalize on opportunities and manage risks that arise.

17. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to acting as a liaison.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have acted as the departmental representative to other groups within the organization affected by policy and strategy.
C. I maintain relationships with external groups (e.g. banking clients, exporters) to ensure effective working relationships.
D. I serve as a liaison to external groups (e.g. banking clients, exporters) that are affected by the operations of my organization.

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

A. I recognize that information or knowledge is needed and proactively share materials that may be helpful to others.
B. I take available opportunities to transfer information to junior colleagues to support their knowledge base.
C. I support junior colleagues with guidance or advice on their work when they ask for support.
D. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.

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

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I provide feedback to the manager of junior colleagues regarding strengths and development needs in order to support the employee's annual evaluation.
C. I support co-workers who need help learning a new aspect of their job or further refining of a skill.
D. I initiate discussions with junior level colleagues to encourage their successes and provide constrictive feedback.

20. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to speaking in public.

A. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
B. I have communicated orally with business partners (e.g. customers, trade groups) to maintain contact and manage the flow of information.
C. I have communicated orally with external organizations (e.g. trade groups, government organizations) to notify them of decisions or to explain the organization's programs or services.
D. I have made formal presentations to large groups (e.g. trade groups, customers, foreign governments) to convey information on program activities or to describe the impact of new policies.

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

A. I write reports or documents that provide thorough factual information for dissemination to managers, executives, or the board of directors of my organization.
B. I write issue papers and policies that highlight essential points and explain substantive issues to senior level management.
C. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
D. I create written communications including basic reports or informational documents for use within my work group requiring some original composition.