Washington D.C.
Sep 20, 2017
Sep 20, 2017
Full Time

This position is part of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Office of Investment Policy. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting complex social assessments for projects under consideration for OPIC support in the area of debt finance, insurance and equity finance.

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25% or less - Position would require 1-5 nights of travel, per month.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exemp
  • Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If applicable, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. Failure to provide this documentation may result in a non preference determination. For more information on veterans' preference (see

    To qualify for the GS-13, you must have at least one year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is in or directly related to the line of work of this position and has equipped you with the knowledge and competencies to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience at this level is defined as:

    Experience analyzing the potential adverse social and environmental impacts, related to communities, indigenous peoples and cultural heritage, workers as well as the environment, of projects spanning a wide range of sectors (e.g., infrastructure, extractive industries, agriculture, health, education) against the IFC Performance Standards or other recognized standards for international best practice. Demonstrated experience in assessing or implementing at least two of the following against the IFC Performance Standards or other recognized international best practice: Social Impact Assessments, Indigenous Peoples Development Plans and Frameworks, Resettlement Action Plans and Frameworks, Stakeholder Engagement Plans and Income Restoration Plans. Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying international, foreign and U.S. Government policies, laws, regulations and standards necessary to identify and assess social impacts of projects across a wide range of sectors and countries. Demonstrated experience dealing effectively with representatives of domestic and foreign governments, U.S industry and NGOs on the topic of social risks and safeguards in development projects. Experience reviewing plans and conducting due diligence and compliance investigations on projects spanning a wide range of sectors (e.g., infrastructure, extractive industries, agriculture, health, education). Experience advising senior management on risks and mitigation of social impacts and policies and procedures related to human rights, labor rights, community impacts and indigenous peoples.

    A written test is not required.

    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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education cannot be substituted for the specialized experience listed above.

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

    Conditions of Employment:

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

    Work Schedule:

    This position allows for a flexible work schedule.


    OPIC 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

    This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement #OPIC-17-MP-10046291SM using Merit Promotion procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet merit promotion requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

    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.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application:

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified and Qualified. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be used to determine if you are qualified for this job. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Analytical Thinking
    • Legal, Government, & Jurisprudence
    • Oral Presentation
    • Technical Competency - Social Impact Assessment
    • Technical Competency - Stakeholder Engagement
    • Technical Competency - Writing/Editing

    The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

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