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Environmental & Social Monitoring Specialist

Company Name: U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Company Location: Washington, DC
Work Type: On-site-only
Job Location: Washington, DC
Employment Status: Full-time
Date Posted: June 17, 2024
Apply By: July 8, 2024

This position is part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Development Policy (ODP), Environmental & Social (E&S) Risk Assessment Division. The Environmental & Social Monitoring Specialist is responsible for identifying, collecting, and analyzing qualitative and quantitative environmental and social (E&S) data to document, assess, track and report on the E&S performance of active projects in DFC’s portfolio.

Major Duties:

Monitors the environmental and social performance of DFC projects via desk-based and on-site monitoring by partnering with the Environmental and Social Risk Assessment Financial Intermediaries and Direct Investment teams.
Develops and updates internal templates and tools for environmental and social monitoring and reporting.
Assists with development of procedures for escalation of non-compliances, corrective action and other project follow-up actions and documentation.
Collects, synthesizes, and reports monitoring outputs and data from desk-based and on-site project monitoring.
Identifies key environmental and social metrics and indicators for data collection and reporting; defines targets and Key Performance Indicators for DFC portfolios.
Produces high quality written reports and delivers oral reports outlining project, sector, or portfolio findings and recommendations.
Assists with developing and maintaining portfolio-level monitoring and tracking systems and with developing system reports on environmental and social compliance status and monitoring activities.

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


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.

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) monitor international projects/investments across a range of sectors, financial products, and/or risk profiles for compliance with international environmental and social standards, to include site visits and desk-based monitoring; 2) synthesize environmental and social monitoring data to summarize project or portfolio compliance and performance; and 3) communicate environmental and social monitoring insights to stakeholders through written and oral reports.

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.

Additional Information:

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans’ preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility showing type of discharge/character of service. If you are claiming 10-point veterans’ preference, you must submit documentation from the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) showing type of discharge/character of service and your disability percentage. You may also submit an SF-15, “Application for 10-Point Veterans’ Preference” plus the documents listed in this form to support the claim for veteran preference. For more information on veterans’ preference visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Veterans.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/verify/).

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 https://www.e-verify.gov/.

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

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