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Job Title: Financial Analyst

Agency: Federal Housing Finance Agency

Job Announcement Number: DH-10-25


SALARY RANGE:

80,507.00 - 128,811.00 USD /year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 to Tuesday, May 18, 2010

SERIES & GRADE:

TS-1160-12/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full TimePermanent - No time limit

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington , DC

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:

US citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Federal Housing Finance Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on http://www.avuecentral.com/vacancy.html?ref=YKIUB.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:

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Duties

Additional Duty Location Info:


1 vacancy - Washington , DC


DUTIES:

If selected, you will perform the following duties: Serve as a Financial Analyst in the Division of Federal Home Loan Bank Regulations (DBR), Office of Monitoring and Analysis, Risk Modeling and be responsible for providing model support for Risk Modeling. Collect, validate, and transform data from a number of sources for use in calculating the market value and market value sensitivity of financial positions held by the FHLBanks using a variety of tools including Excel and MS Access. Maintain proficiency in a variety of programming, query, reporting and analysis, and data validation, visualization and administration tools to support recurring or ad hoc Division projects using model- and data-related software such as Microsoft SQL Server, VBA, XML, XSLT, Bloomberg, Intex, Crystal Reports, QRM, FinCAD, and PolyPaths. Assist with reconciliation of valuation and market value sensitivity discrepancies between Risk Modeling and FHLBanks. Assist in the development of models of FHLBanks to be used to validate FHLBank produced results and to test various hypotheses about the FHLBanks' market risk positions. Prepare concise, attractive reports on the market value and market value sensitivity of equity and of selected financial positions held by the FHLBanks, using a variety of tools. Conduct ad-hoc queries using Bloomberg, Excel and MS Access to obtain time-series data for regulatory research purposes. Maintain prepayment modeling section of risk analytics production environment, including license keys, DLLs, and all data in appropriate directories consistent with procedures manual. Update market data for use in vendor models. Update and maintain procedures manual for risk modeling analytics.

Qualifications and Evaluations

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifying experience for the TM-12 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-11 level or higher (which is the TM-11 or OF-19 level, at FHFA). Specialized experience is experience in or related to the line of work of the position to be filled and that has equipped the applicant with the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: 1) capturing, manipulating and disseminating data, using data management tools such as Excel, Access, Bloomberg and/or SAS; 2) performing work in the area of risk evaluations, that included compiling and analyzing financial data; 3) assisting in developing mitigating strategies for model risks; and/or 4) providing input on strategies related to model risk examinations of analytic models.



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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.

Benefits and Other Info


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

There is currently only one vacancy available. However, should additional vacancies become available within the next 3 months, applicants for this position will be considered so more than one position may be filled.

Interested applicants should apply directly by visiting our on-line application system at https://www.avuedigitalservices.com/fhfa/applicant.html

You must contact the Human Resources Office (at least 5 business days prior to the closing date) at (202) 408-2810 for alternative application procedures if you are not able to apply on-line.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) mission is to provide effective supervision, regulation and housing mission oversight of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) to promote their safety and soundness, support housing finance and affordable housing, and support a stable and liquid mortgage market.

If selected, applicants who are current Federal Housing Finance Agency employees and were transferred from the Federal Housing Finance Board or the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight on 10/27/08 will retain their current benefits and be placed in their former agency's pay plan (TS or OF).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, status as a parent, sexual orientation, political affiliations, national origin, age, disability, or any other non-merit factor.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, except when doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employing agency. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.

BENEFITS: FHFA offers a wide array of benefits:

1. FREE comprehensive dental coverage to employees and their family members. There is a $2,500 annual maximum per employee and a separate orthodontic benefit for dependent children to age 19. (Annual deductibles apply.)

2. FREE vision care coverage. This benefit covers the employee and all eligible dependents. (Co-pay applies.) Coverage includes reimbursement according to a fee schedule for eye examinations, frames and contact lenses once every 12 months.

3. 100% cost of your public transportation commuting expenses (e.g., vanpool, metro bus, metro train). The first $230 tax-free and $90 per month to cover the cost of parking at Metro operated lots.

4. Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) includes a flexible work schedule and a compressed work schedule.

5. The Wellness Program provides a taxable reimbursement each fiscal year for various health related expenses. The maximum reimbursement dollar amount is established at $600 for 2010.

6. A variety of Federal Employee Health Benefit plans to choose from which can be paid from pre-tax income. FHFA pays 90% of the bi-weekly premium.

7. Employees who currently participate in the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) will remain in that system. All other employees will participate in the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered program consisting of: Basic Benefit (a retirement pension) Social Security, and the Thrift Savings Plan (see below).

8. The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees and offers the same type of savings and tax benefits provided under 401(k) plans. As a FERS employee, you can contribute up to $16,500 per year. You will receive agency-matching contributions up to the first 5 percent. As a CSRS employee, you can contribute up to $16,500 per year. CSRS employees do not receive any agency contributions. Employees age 50 or older as of December 31, 2009, may contribute an additional $5,500 for catch-up contribution per year.

9. In addition to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), FHFA offers an additional 401(k) plan that is administered by T. Rowe Price. Employees covered under FERS contributing at least 3% to the TSP may participate in the agency 401(k) plan. All CSRS employees may participate. 401(k) plan participants may contribute up to 10% of their bi-weekly pay on a pre-tax basis, with agency matching contributions of up to 3 percent.

10. The Federal Employee Group Life Insurance offers numerous life insurance policy options covering employees and dependents.

11. The federal leave program offers exceptional time-off benefits, including annual leave, sick leave, Family Friendly Leave, Family Medical Leave, and ten (10) paid holidays per year.

12. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free confidential counseling and referral services to you and your family members.

13. The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program provides long term care insurance to help pay for costs of care when you can no longer perform everyday tasks by yourself, or you have a severe cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer's. You may visit the Long Term Care Partners website for more information: www.ltcfeds.com.

14. The Flexible Spending Account Program provides pre-tax, employee-funded accounts to pay for medical expenses that are tax deductible as well as dependent care costs.

15. Career development and enrichment training is available in job-related areas.

16. Free use of an on-site gym and locker room with shower facilities.

Favorable adjudication of the appropriate level of background investigation is a condition of employment at FHFA.

FHFA employees are subject to government-wide ethical standards of conduct, financial disclosure requirements, and post-employment prohibitions. In addition, certain FHFA employees are prohibited from accepting compensation from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a two-year period after terminating employment with FHFA. Furthermore, to avoid financial conflicts-of-interest or the appearance of conflicts-of-interest, FHFA employees may need to divest or sell certain assets they, their spouse, or minor children own or control, including securities issued by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or the Federal Home Loan Banks. Employees who work on Federal Home Loan Bank issues may need to sell or divest financial interests in Federal Home Loan Bank members, which may include stock in bank holding companies, insurance companies, and other financial services firms. Questions regarding these requirements and prohibitions should be directed to the Office of General Counsel at (202) 414-3751.

If selected, male applicants born after 12/31/59 must confirm their selective service registration status.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

This position is being filled through Federal Housing Finance Agency's hiring authority granted by the Housing Economic Recovery Act (HERA). All applicants meeting the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration.

ICTAP ELIGIBLES - Take Note! ICTAP eligibles may apply for special selection priority for this position. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Displaced employees must meet the following definition of well-qualified: Well-qualified candidates are those who satisfy the minimum qualification requirements and conducted evaluations of financial models, including models used to measure or manage risk

New federal employees are required to fulfill a one-year probationary period.

How To Apply


HOW TO APPLY:

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for Federal Housing Finance Agency applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on http://www.avuecentral.com/vacancy.html?ref=YKIUB.

If you are unable to apply online, you must contact the Moji Adelekan at 202 408 2810 for alternate application procedures.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

See Other Information.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Moji Adelekan
Phone: 202 408 2810
Email: moji.adelekan@fhfa.gov
Agency Information:
FHFA
1625 Eye Street
Attention: Human Resources
Washington, Dist of Columbia 20552
US

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.

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