Due to technical difficulties affecting applicants' ability to submit applications, this announcement is being extending for an additional three (3) days. Applicants who applied to announcement #DEU-KY-2018-0525 need NOT reapply.
There is one vacancy to be filled at one of the following locations: Bowling Green, Madisonville, or Mayfield, KY.
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This position is located in an Area Office in USDA/Rural Development (RD). The incumbent has responsibility for establishing, marketing, managing and servicing loans and grants for community facilities, public utilities, and/or businesses. Duties include but are not limited to:
Review loan applications for completeness and conformance with Rural Development (RD) statutory regulations, policies, procedures and practices.
Analyze and determines eligibility for Community Programs loan and grant applications. Makes recommendations to approving officials.
Provide a wide variety of servicing actions for assigned portfolio(s) as appropriate: Conducts field site visits to determine a projects conformance with loan requirements; monitors civil rights compliance; evaluates/mitigates and or prepares environmental assessments; reviews key data to ensure multi-year forecasts are realistic.
Develops and maintains relationships with community officials, organizations, and individuals to assist in marketing Rural Development programs and services.
Maintain a working knowledge of all Rural Development programs and is able to direct inquiries to the appropriate program specialist.
Reviews and evaluates current Community Programs loan portfolio by gathering required documents from lenders and completing annual servicing visits.
Develops, implements and coordinates a broad and aggressive outreach and marketing program for assigned loan portfolio(s).
Occasional travel - 1-5 days per month as needed
Job family (Series)
1165 Loan Specialist
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US Citizenship is Required
To be eligible for appointment to this position, the new hire must be cleared to come on board once the results of the fingerprint check, review of the OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and the candidate's Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (eQIP) entries have been reviewed and determined to be satisfactory. This position requires a favorable credit check as part of the background investigation.
CONFIDENTIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT: If selected, you will be required to submit Form OGE-450 within 30 days of your initial appointment date, and annually thereafter. Selectee is subject to financial Disclosure Requirements in accordance with 5 CFR, Part 2635, Sub part E regarding business or personal transactions with applicants, borrowers, or business contacts who have or who are seeking business with this Agency. Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. If selected you will be subject to a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) and a credit report.
Applicants must meet all the qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education as identified by grade level.
For the GS-09 grade level: Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07; or its non-Federal equivalent that demonstrates: experience in performing mortgage and or business loan making and/or loan servicing duties such as regularly examining mortgage or business loan applications, supporting documents and credit reports, and maintaining servicing activities of somewhat complex loans and/or grants; assisting higher level loan specialists by performing assigned portions of financial credit analysis in connection with more complex loans as a way of acquiring training and competency for more difficult loan examining and servicing assignments OR master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. Equivalent combination of education and experience are qualifying for this grade level.
For the GS-11 grade level: Applicants must possess (1) year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least the GS-09; or its non-federal equivalent that demonstrates: thorough knowledge and understanding of complex mortgage or commercial loan making/servicing and credit principles and practices in order to assess the fundamental soundness of business, corporate or municipal loans and to independently examine applications and corporate financial documents, and maintain servicing activities on a variety of mortgage and commercial loans. Experience may have been gained in work equivalent to analyzing financial information provided by loan applicants; determining eligibility for loans and repayment ability; reviewing and approving applications for agricultural, commercial, and bank loans; servicing the loan portfolio of a bank and other loan association: performing financial analysis of commercial concerns for
investment purposes; appraising real estate and business property to determine property valuation; or similar work OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR a combination of education as described and specialized experience.
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study - finance, business administration, economics, accounting, insurance, engineering, mathematics, banking and credit, law, real estate operations, statistics, or other field related to the position, such as agriculture, agriculture economics, farm livestock and ranch management, or rural sociology.
Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the GS-1165 series set forth in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards by the closing date of the announcement. A copy is available at: http://www.opm.govqualifications/index.asp
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.
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