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Financial Analyst

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Program

Salary Range: $102,663 to $170,800 per year

Open Date: January 8, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for the position of Financial Analyst. This position is located in Office of Water (OW), Office of Wastewater Management, Water Infrastructure Division, Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) Branch in Washington, DC. For more information on this office, visit their website: https://www.epa.gov/wifia

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, legal, engineering, and policy perspective. Loans may be structured as project, municipal, or corporate financings as well as loan-to-lenders.

Since 2017, the program has received more than 150 letters of interest from 38 states requesting more than $15 billion in credit assistance. The program is currently evaluating loan applications from more than 20 projects and has a pipeline of more than 40 deals that have been invited to apply.

Duties:
Serve as a member of the WIFIA program’s underwriting, risk management, or portfolio management teams. For new and existing loans in the portfolio, work will include the following:

  • Evaluate requests for WIFIA credit assistance; analyze borrower financials and assess 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. Present your conclusions for approval to WIFIA’s governing bodies.
  • 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.
  • Monitor the ongoing financial performance of the project and credit; establish an oversight and monitoring plan that addresses the project risks identified during evaluation and negotiation.

Qualifications:
Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience analyzing, evaluating, and/or negotiating complex financial transactions.

Education - Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- finance, business administration, economics, accounting, insurance, engineering, mathematics, banking and credit, law, real estate operations, statistics, or other fields related to the position, such as agriculture, agricultural economics, farm, livestock or ranch management, or rural sociology.
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Experience such as performing financial analysis and evaluation work requiring a comprehensive knowledge of (1) corporate finance and any specialized fields of finance required such as public finance, securities, international finance, money and securities markets, investments, and banking, and (2) the financial and management structure, operations, and practices of corporate and other organizations.

Benefits:
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. Another benefit may be the potential to telework as well as flexible work schedule in the position. To learn more about benefits, please visit the job posting on USAJobs.

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 numbers needed to view and/or apply for these positions are CI-OW-DE-2020-0001 for the GS-13 level, CI-OW-DE-2020-0002 for the GS-14 level, and CI-OW-DE-2020-0005 for the GS 15 level.

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