Supervisory Loan Specialist


About the organization

Are you excited by the idea of helping to support $39 billion in small business financing and setting proper conditions to stimulate America's economic growth? SBA has been a leader in small business development for more than 60 years. In an increasingly globalized economy, we tackle challenges confronted by the small business community across geographic boundaries. Although times have changed since the SBA was founded in 1953, the Agency's mission-to promote the growth of small business-has not. Today, SBA is more vital than ever. We work in collaboration with partner organizations and using cutting-edge technologies and well-tested best practices to multiply our impact on small businesses.


This position is being filled in response to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

Appointment type - Temporary - 1 year

Many vacancies in the following locations: Little Rock, AR; Fresno, CA; Citrus Heights, CA; Hazard, KY; and Herndon, VA


Supervision: Provides technical and administrative supervision to staff, Identifies, decides & provides fort raining needs. Plan, coach, problem solve & make decisions.
Financial Management: Responsible for servicing liquidating and purchasing 7a & 504 business loans. Analyzes problem Center trends, workloads, and recommends or initiates appropriate action. Plans, develops, coordinates and evaluates the servicing liquidation and purchasing activities of the Center's portfolio. Reviews, analyzes and approves 327/loan transaction records for assigned team. Assists specialists with the handling of extremely complex and/or difficult loan problems.
Fostering Relationships: Maintains good working relationships with other supervisors, team leaders, attorneys, lenders, other program offices, borrowers and 3rd parties. Explains policy regarding SBA regulations as well as Center policies and procedures. Handles difficult and challenging discussions with team members as well as other SBA offices, lenders, borrowers & other 3rd parties.
Communication: demonstrate strong negotiating skills; provide high level of customer service to members of the general public, banking industry, legal, &other professions.


GS-13: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, obtained in either the private or public sector: includes In-depth analysis of obligator's financial statements and earning potential of a variety of business enterprises to make recommendations for residential and commercial/business loan applications or servicing/liquidation actions, including a thorough working knowledge of a variety of collateral, business types, loan program and general economic conditions; AND Leading a team or managing an office of loan officers/specialists in business/residential loan programs including but not limited to servicing, collections, and/or loan liquidation. This experience must be clearly documented in your resume.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's Qualifications web site:

Loan Specialist Series; GS-1165

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.


$99,429 to $129,261 per year

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Contact email: [email protected]

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