Loan Specialist


Vacancy ID: 843268   Announcement Number: D017-13-CFO-843268   USAJOBS Control Number: 338166800

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 agricultural, commercial, realty, or other types of loans. Experience may have been gained in such work as reviewing and passing upon applications for agricultural, commercial, bank or mortgage loans; servicing a loan portfolio of a bank or other loan association; performing financial analysis of commercial concerns for investment purposes; appraising real estate to determine property valuation; 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-11 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 possess three full years of progressively higher level education or a Ph.D. or an equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position. (Transcripts must be provided if qualifying based on education.)
C. I possess a combination of graduate level education, beyond the second full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement, that together meet the qualification requirement for this position. (Transcripts must be provided if qualifying based on a combination education and experience.)
D. I do not possess any of the requirements as stated above.

4. Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience and/or education that qualifies you for this GS-12 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.

5. Do you have experience reviewing structured or aircraft financing documentation to ensure borrower compliance?

A. Yes
B. No

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

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

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

A. I create notes or short summaries to convey simple financial data to others.
B. I compose reports to convey my conclusions regarding a financial analysis.
C. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
D. I draft short memos to summarize the results of financial analyses.

8. 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 accounting concepts, including how to review balance sheets to understand assets, equity, and liabilities.
C. I utilize accounting concepts, including U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and/or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), financial ratios, and equity accounting.
D. I apply my knowledge of accounting, including the analysis of balance sheets, U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP), and financial ratios to understand an organization’s financial status.

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

A. I collect and analyze information from a variety of sources both within and outside my organization to make decisions and take action.
B. I assess the available information to form decisions, weigh alternatives, and take action for activities within my own area of responsibility.
C. I examine available information, weigh the impacts and implications of possible decisions, and commit to a course of action.
D. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.

10. Select the one statement that most accurately reflects your training and experience with respect to problem solving.

A. I can identify that a problem exists, but need assistance in resolving the issue.
B. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
C. I discover a problem and consider the possible consequences of each action before determining how to progress.
D. I recognize that a problem exists and weigh each possible plan of action before determining how to proceed.

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

A. I identify the necessary resources to support a customer’s needs.
B. I answer questions to help customers understand my organization’s systems or services.
C. I provide information concerning my organization’s systems or services to customers to support their needs.
D. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.

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

A. I keep up-to-date on news concerning economic, political, and social trends that influence businesses.
B. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
C. I understand how to identify external factors that influence a business, such as the economy, politics, and social trends.
D. I identify and utilize external trends, policy, and political information to assess a business’ repayment risk.

13. 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 use my in-depth understanding of an individual or group to influence an outcome.
C. I alter my approach to influencing others based on unique and changing situational factors.
D. I utilize my knowledge of group culture, norms, and structure to affect my interactions with others.

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

A. I develop approaches based on the situation to negotiate an agreement to best meet the needs of all stakeholders involved in a project.
B. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
C. I negotiate with others on a project to arrive at a mutually acceptable solution.
D. I alter tactics while negotiating with others on a project to ensure that the objectives of the project are met.

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

A. I build relationships with others, both within and outside my organization, through regular interaction.
B. I maintain effective relationships with customers that are affected by the organization’s policies and services.
C. I act as the departmental representative to other groups within the organization affected by policy and strategy.
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 organizational awareness.

A. I identify norms and values of an organization, including unspoken guidelines, to determine how to operate effectively.
B. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
C. I understand how to identify an organization’s mission, core values, and guiding principles.
D. I identify my organization’s mission, functions, and systems to optimize the impact of my actions.

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

A. I communicate orally with business partners to notify them of decisions or explain the organization’s programs or services.
B. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
C. I provide status updates to others during team meetings to keep them informed of my work.
D. I make formal presentations to colleagues or stakeholders about project plans or findings.

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

A. I draft written reports including basic reports or notes for use by my work group with the support of colleagues or my supervisor.
B. I write reports or documents that provide thorough factual information for dissemination to managers, executives, or the board of directors of my organization.
C. I have had no training or experience related to this activity.
D. I produce written materials within my work group including small or routine reports, as well as materials that convey basic ideas, procedures, or regulations.

19. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

A. Yes
B. No