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Vacancy Details

Grade: 15

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment, if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
2 As outlined in the vacancy announcement, you must submit a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. If you have not submitted an appraisal meeting these specific requirements, you must explain why you are unable to do so. By answering "No" to the following question, you will be given an opportunity to provide an explanation. Have you submitted a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1 Please explain why you are unable to provide a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. Maximum length of 250 characters.
To be qualified for this position at the GS-15 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Specialized Experience includes performing corporate credit analysis for counterparties and to develop policies and procedures to help minimize the occurrence of defaults. Examples of such experience could include:

- Developing counterparty risk polices.; OR
- Analyzing the financial health or continuity of financial organizations.; OR
- Leading project teams to analyze risk of activities and portfolios.; OR
- Evaluating the modification of existing policies and practices regarding counterparty risk management.
3 Select the answer that best describes your experience as it directly relates to the statement above. Carefully review your application and ensure that your response is supported by your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year or more of specialized experience equivalent to the descriptions noted above.
    3.1 Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience so that it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definitions as described above.
4 Please select from the below that you have experience performing? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have helped create benchmarks to measure performance of issuers of federally backed mortgage securities.
  • I have helped to determine the financial health of an issuing financial organization.
  • I have identified troubled institutions.
  • I have helped to develop remediation workout plans to help reduce credit defaults.
  • None of the above
5 Have you advised senior management on counterparty risk management and industry best practices? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 Indicate the dates and times from your resume to ensure proper credit is received. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6 Choose the response that best describes your experience developing innovative approaches and strategies to quantify counterparty credit risks. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed methodologies for monitoring and assessing counterparty credit risks. I have provided advice and made recommendations on all aspects to senior agency program officials and managers. I have analyzed the complexities of the counterparty risk management process and made recommendations to improve or modify counterparty risk management methods.
  • I have assisted/participated in the development of methodologies for monitoring and assessing counterparty credit risks. I have provided advice and made recommendations on all aspects to agency program officials, manager, or colleagues. I have assisted in analyzing the complexities of the counterparty risk management process.
  • I have limited experience in the development of methodologies for monitoring and assessing counterparty credit risks.
  • None of the above
7 Select the responses that best describe your experience. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned, assigned, and evaluated the work products of subordinates.
  • I have established and monitored counterparty oversight goals and activities to ensure short and long-term program and/or risk management and monitoring goals are met, taking corrective action as necessary.
  • I have allocated and made adjustments to resources and work assignments to meet changing demands and goals.
  • I have motivated and led others towards achieving program related missions and goals.
  • I have established and maintained a system of internal controls to prevent the occurrence of fraud, waste and abuse, which includes creating and maintaining record keeping and documentation requirements.
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following have you accomplished? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a team in researching risk management issues focused on counterparty impacts.
  • I have developed strategies for data-gathering and analysis in support of counterparty risk management.
  • I have identified and analyzed issues, problems, and challenges facing a program arising from counterparty risk in order to formulate and evaluate possible courses of action.
  • None of the Above
9 Select the responses that describe your experience conducting analyses using the following qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Spreadsheet and associated macros
  • Large, interdisciplinary data assimilation
  • Statistical Sampling
  • Cause & Effect Analysis
  • Process Flow Charting
  • Trend and Gap Analysis
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Statistical Rating Agency Methodologies
  • None of the above
10 Do you have experience creating quantitative and qualitative reports through the analysis of various data elements/trends and reporting these issues and developing reporting conclusions to senior management? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    10.1 Indicate the dates and times from your resume to ensure proper credit is received. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
11 Do you have experience working with models, strategies and analytical tools (i.e. assessing counterparty risks in the mortgage or housing finance industry)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    11.1 Indicate the dates and times from your resume to ensure proper credit is received. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
12 Which of the following have been among your regular responsibilities? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently analyzed data from a wide variety of on-line and print sources to evaluate counterparties and/or processes.
  • I have made recommendations to senior level management on the adequacy of counterparty financial health.
  • I have prepared counterparty risk assessments or financial analyses of financial institutions, including banks, mortgage banks or insurance companies.
  • None of the above
13 Select from the below that you have experience performing. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed, analyzed, or evaluated new or modified program policies, regulations or procedures.
  • I have gathered, analyzed, and evaluated information regarding business management functions, processes and principles.
  • I have analyzed new or proposed legislation or regulations to determine impact on program operations and management.
  • I have identified procedural deficiencies and recommend process improvements to a wide range of interested parties.
  • None of the above
14 I have experience in communicating with internal and external management , mortgage industry, staff, housing stakeholders, and government officials in all of the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Negotiating changes in operations
  • Negotiating improvements in projects
  • Enforcing compliance with program Requirements
  • Conducting fact finding conclusions
  • Resolving project management problems/issues
  • None of the above
15 Have you developed written policies and procedures that have impacted the work of others? ( Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    15.1 Indicate the dates and times from your resume to ensure proper credit is received. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
16 I have experience composing written material where the audience is: Answer to this question is required
  • General public
  • Government attorneys
  • Special interest groups
  • Internal managers/employees
  • External agencies or private companies
  • None of the above
17 Do you have experience providing information orally as a representative of an agency/organization at conferences, trainings and public meeting? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    17.1 Indicate the dates and times from your resume to ensure proper credit is received. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
18 Which of the following written products have you produced? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluative/analytical reports for high level management officials.
  • Guidance/interpretations of regulations, policies, standards, or procedures.
  • Findings documenting and supporting arguments/positions on behalf of management.
  • Correspondence sent in response to controversial situations.
  • None of the above