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Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 11, 2023

  • Identifies, collects, and provides in-depth analysis of relevant information concerning the potential environmental and social impacts of proposed projects on affected communities and project workers, particularly for projects in extractive industries, industrial manufacturing, and/or infrastructure (in energy or non-energy sectors, such as ports or roads).
  • Produces high-quality, clear and logical assessments of DFC's proposed investments against international standards and makes recommendations to DFC management, investment teams and clients regarding project eligibility and required actions to meet DFC's requirements for mitigation of social and/or environmental risks.
  • Identifies and provides expert guidance to prospective and existing clients on appropriate methodologies for assessing environmental and social risk in the form of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments. Also provides expert guidance on mitigation measures for risks and impacts including Environmental and Social Management Plans, Environmental Remediation Plans, and Occupational Health and Safety Plans.
  • Identifies and negotiates conditions and requirements related to environmental and/or social risk management to be included in DFC finance, insurance, and investment fund agreements.
  • Monitors DFC projects through site visits, desktop reviews and management of third-party specialists; this includes facilitating engagement with project-affected stakeholders, identifying issues of non-compliance, making recommendations for appropriate corrective action, identifying opportunities for improvement and value add, and monitoring the progress of implementation.
  • Drafts guidance notes, tools, and other lessons learned documents for environmental and social policy implementation and facilitates related training of DFC employees and clients.
  • Provides expert guidance and assistance to DFC staff and clients on best practices in environmental and/or social risk management, emerging environmental and/or social risk issues, and solutions to addressing complex environmental and/or social risks and impacts.

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
  • Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
  • This position will require foreign travel to developing countries


Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level). Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.

: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to 1) analyze and apply environmental and social risk standards and/or safeguards (such as those issued by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) or other international development finance institutions) in extractive industries OR industrial manufacturing OR infrastructure (in energy or non-energy sectors, such as ports or roads); AND 2) develop guidelines or provide technical, advisory support to private sector actors in implementation of environmental and/or social safeguards.

Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level.

Please Note: Applicants may be asked to produce a writing sample during the interview stage.

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 position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement 23-ODP-DE-12122139-KS using Delegated Examining (DE) procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet DE requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

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


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must:
1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria;
2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and
3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.
For more information: .

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, you must be a preference eligible or a Veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
  • Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
  • Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
  • Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
  • Other Special Appointment Authorities
  • OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).

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 .

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

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