Venture & Private Equity Associate

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This position is part of the U.S International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Infrastructure (OI). As a Venture & Private Equity Associate you will support complex, sensitive, or precedent-setting direct equity investments. 

Major Duties:

As a Venture & Private Equity Associate, you will:

  • Conduct analyses of direct equity proposals to determine their market, competitive, business, and financial viability, including review of financial statements, proforma financial models and valuation analyses.
  • Conduct desk and field visits, correspond with officials of the host country, industry experts, private firm representatives, Embassy personnel and other sources needed to analyze applications for U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) financing.
  • Prepare investment memos by synthesizing due diligence analysis to present potential investments to various committees for approval.
  • Build financial models and valuation analyses for prospective investments.
  • Support team in sourcing new potential investments, managing deal pipeline, and taking investments from screening, due diligence, structuring, negotiating, to closing.
  • Support team on administrative duties and tasks as needed. 

Please Note: This is a Bargaining unit position represented by AFGE, local 1534.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
  • This position will require foreign travel to developing countries 

Qualifications:

Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the GS-11 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience in at least two of the following:

  • Experience assisting in conducting direct equity investing, including venture capital, private equity, and/or investment banking;
  • Experience building financial models and valuation analyses;
  • Experience preparing and writing investment memos.

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B. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.M. degree, if related. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position; 

OR

C. A combination of education and experience as listed above.

You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirements:

A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your experience in at least three of the following:

  • Experience assisting in conducting direct equity investing, including venture capital, private equity, and/or investment banking;
  • Experience building financial models and valuation analyses;
  • Experience preparing and writing investment memos;
  • Experience conducting due diligence on potential direct equity investments.

Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level. 

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.

This announcement may be used to fill similar positions, if additional vacancies occur.

Additional Information:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility showing type of discharge/character of service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit documentation from the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) showing type of discharge/character of service and your disability percentage. You may also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the documents listed in this form to support the claim for veteran preference. For more information on veterans’ preference visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/verify/).

Telework Suitability: The duties of this position are suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment: Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule: This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous: DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit https://www.e-verify.gov/. 

If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

**Applications for this position are only accepted through USAJOBS and must be received by 11:59 pm (ET) on June 21, 2024.**

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