ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL IMPACT ANALYST

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 23, 2017
Closes
Oct 23, 2017
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date.

This position is part of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Office of Investment Policy. The incumbent will be responsible for appraising the environmental, health, safety and social aspects of potential OPIC-supported investments in Financial Intermediaries (FI) to identify risks and opportunities to add value to investment project structures, ensure compliance with applicable standards, and monitor previously approved investments for environmental and social compliance. Incumbents also provide assistance to FIs in the management of environmental and social risks of their lending/investment activities supported by OPIC, including individual transaction screening, appraisal, and monitoring.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

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


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • 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 https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-employment-initiative/vet-guide/).

    Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-11 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. More specifically, this requirement involves:
    • Experience analyzing the potential environmental and social impacts of investments in a range of sectors (e.g., infrastructure, manufacturing, agriculture, health, housing) against international standards, such as those issued by the International Finance Corporation.
    • Experience developing strategies with private sector businesses to mitigate environmental and social risks in a range of sectors.
    • Experience monitoring or auditing environmental and social compliance against license or permit conditions or laws and regulations.
    • Experience analyzing practices and procedures used to identify reputational, regulatory and finance risks and risk mitigation strategies to address those risks.

    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 may not be substituted for the specialized experience listed.

    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.

    Miscellaneous:

    This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

    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 http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement #OPIC-17-MP-10054017SM 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: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

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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
    • Technical Competency - Environment & Social Impact Assessment
    • Technical Competency - Financial Risk Management
    • 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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