Senior Finance and Underwriting Advisor
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program 
Salary Range: $131,767 to $161,900 per year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for the position of Senior Finance and Underwriting Advisor in the WIFIA Branch of the Water Infrastructure Division in Washington, DC. Modeled on the Department of Transportation's successful TIFIA loan program, WIFIA is a new federal lending program launched in 2017 to help finance drinking water, wastewater, and storm water projects across the country. As a direct federal lender, the WIFIA program is tasked with ensuring that projects are acceptable from a credit, engineering, and policy perspective. In 2017 the first year of launch, the program received 43 letters of interest and advanced 12 projects to the application stage representing $2.3 billion in credit assistance to help finance over $5 billion in water infrastructure investment.

Duties:

Lead a team of EPA employees and contractors in evaluating requests for WIFIA credit assistance; analyze borrower financials and evaluate risks for water, wastewater, and stormwater projects with a wide variety of credit structures, including municipal, corporate, project finance, and loan-to-lenders.

Identify the conditions that justify Federal credit assistance by analyzing financial models and forecasts and conducting sensitivity analyses; make recommendations to the WIFIA Director, Credit Council, and EPA leadership including the Administrator.

Negotiate WIFIA credit instruments and ensure inclusion of terms and conditions to protect the Federal credit security; establish a schedule and goals for the negotiation and serve as the point of contact with borrower’s representatives.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to interpret financial statements and perform quantitative financial, cash flow, and liquidity analysis for large, complex financial transactions involving infrastructure projects.

Expert knowledge in public, corporate, and project finance reviewing commercial loan documents, loan terms, collateral, and other financial information to assess risk and repayment ability for complex infrastructure financing transactions.

Proven history of structuring credit transactions involving a wide range of legal and financial issues and negotiating loan terms to address and mitigate unique risks in a transaction.

Join EPA in protecting human health and the environment and enjoy many work life quality options! Working for the EPA offers you a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. One benefit may be the potential to telework in the position; position has portable work and selectee may be eligible to telework. Another benefit is flexible work schedules. To learn more about us, visit Life and Careers at EPA.

Additional Information:

Position details and application instructions can be found by accessing the Office of Personnel Management's federal employment website: www.usajobs.gov. The vacancy announcement number needed to view and/or apply for this position is LV-OW-DE-2018-0002, Financial Analyst.

U.S. citizenship is required. The U.S. EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.