Attorneys, Paralegals, Loan Assistants, Loan Specialist
The SBA Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) is the Federal government’s primary source of money to help
businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters recover from disasters. ODA
makes Federal low-interest disaster loans to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other sources.
Because of the magnitude of the damage caused the Novel Coronavirus, the Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas Office of
Disaster Assistance, located in the CentrePort Business Park near DFW Airport and DART/TRE Station, has an
ongoing need for multiple temporary full time professionals in various occupations.
• All positions are temporary and subject to workload requirements
• All positions must be available for immediate, full-time work
• Weekend work required for all positions and mandatory overtime could be substantial
• Overtime will be paid for hours in excess of 40-hours per week
• All Positions require competency with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
• Must pass Credit, Fingerprint & Background Check
• Bilingual language skills a plus
• Must be a U S Citizen
Immediate need for Attorneys and Paralegals
DOCUMENT PREPARATION / LEGAL REVIEW / LOAN CLOSINGS
Attorneys will review loan authorizations and determine required documentation to affect agency's collateral position. Work closely with
borrowers and provide advice concerning loan closing procedures which includes counseling on terms and conditions of loan. Attorneys
conduct loan closings, disburse funds and ensure appropriate disbursements are made according to loan authorization. Attorneys also
conduct reviews of notes, guaranties, mortgages, tax forms, affidavits regarding property, deed of trust, attorney opinions, title reports,
title commitments, title policies, etc. and determine compliance with loan authorization.
Attorneys must be current and active members in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and eligible to practice law. Experience in a real estate or mortgage lending environment preferred.
Education: Recent graduates (JD, LLB, LLM) are also encouraged to apply. Candidates awaiting results of the bar examination
will be considered for Paralegal Specialist positions.
Paralegals filling these positions will advise borrowers on loan closing procedures; assist borrowers in completing loan closing documents;
counsel borrowers on the terms and conditions of loan authorizations; explain pertinent legal and policy matters concerning the disaster
lending process; and assure that loan case files are complete. Paralegals monitor the disbursement process to ensure deadlines are met.
Review borrower correspondence and initiate appropriate action to respond to borrower requests. Conduct loan closings and disburse
funds to borrowers. Paralegals must be able to give instructions and/or explanations of complicated legal processes over the phone or in
person to people who may be in distress.
The ideal candidate will possess the following Specialized Experience:
• Responding to a variety of customer inquiries by providing information to internal and external customers
• Performing legal research of regulations, laws, legal databases, etc. to obtain information or address issues/concerns
• Reviewing loan or legal documents for compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines; AND
• Assisting borrowers with closing residential and/or business loans.
Education: If qualifying based on education, you must submit transcripts to be eligible.
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree with GPA of 3.0 or better (Superior Academic Achievement), any field.
Intermediate: Must have master's or equivalent graduate degree in related field.
Advanced: Must have doctorate or equivalent graduate degree in related field.
Related Graduate Education: Major study -- Because of program requirements, educational major is expected to be directly
related to position to be filled (law, legal studies, criminal justice, etc.). For this skill set, a degree in Business Administration is
qualifying, provided major/concentration was in law, finance, or similar area.
Immediate Need for Business Loan Specialists and Loan Assistants
CREDIT ANALYSIS / LOAN PROCESSING / MORTGAGE UNDERWRITING
Credit Analysts, Loan Officers, Mortgage Underwriters are needed with experience evaluating financial information; determining
creditworthiness and repayment ability; and making loan decisions (or recommendations) based on overall financial condition.
Recent college graduates with no prior lending or loan closing experience are encouraged to apply. Additionally, individuals who
have prior lending experience should have experience determining repayment ability using income related documents (tax
returns, W-2, paystubs, etc.) and experience analyzing consumer credit reports. Automotive lending (Underwriting) experience is
Education: A degree in Business Administration is qualifying provided the major was in accounting, finance, or similar area.
Related / Relevant 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.
These positions will pay a base hourly rate of $18.21 - $33.39; overtime rate of $27.32 - $45.49.
Please submit resume via USAJOBS.GOV
Attorneys apply to Vacancy Number 598314500
Paralegals apply to Vacancy Number 598313700
Entry Level Paralegals Vacancy Number 598313800
Loan Assistants apply to Vacancy Number 598313600
Loan Specialists apply to Vacancy Number 598313500
EOE/Veterans must submit DD-214