This position is part of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Office of Investment Policy. Incumbents appraise the social and environmental aspects of potential OPIC investments to identify risks and opportunities to add value to investment project structures, ensure compliance with applicable standards, and monitor previously approved projects for social and environmental compliance.Learn more about this agency
- Identifies, collects, and provides in-depth analysis of relevant information concerning the potential impacts of proposed projects on affected communities near projects, including project workforce.
- Reviews various forms of social policies and provides gap analyses between corresponding national and international legal and regulatory frameworks. Coordinates reviews with environmental experts as necessary.
- Provides guidance to prospective clients regarding the appropriate content, procedures, and format for conducting and presenting Social Impact Assessments.
- Provides guidance to prospective clients on the development of Indigenous Peoples Development Plans and Frameworks, Human Resources Management, Resettlement Action Plans and Frameworks, Stakeholder Engagement Plans, and Income Restoration Plans.
- Prepares social and environmental impact assessments based on relevant information and discussions with investors.
- Makes recommendations to OPIC management regarding project eligibility and conditionality on environmental/social grounds and specifies social/ environmental conditions of default to be included in finance, insurance, and investment fund agreements.
- Monitors social (and assigned environmental, health, and safety) impacts of previously approved OPIC projects through analyses of third party monitoring reports and site visits.
- Conducts desk and on-site monitoring investigations of socially sensitive projects on a regular basis. Compares actual social impact with original projections and prepares analytical reports outlining findings.
- Prepares reports identifying issues on non-compliance and makes recommendations for appropriate corrective action.
- Uses "good practice" approaches and partnerships to assist OPIC supported investors to meet or exceed social development obligations under international law.
- Solicits and responds to comments by NGOs and the public at large regarding potential social impacts of prospective projects and reported impacts of existing OPIC-assisted projects.
- Drafts guidance notes for social policy implementation and facilitates related training of OPIC employees and investors.
- Produces and disseminates good practices and lessons learned documents related to the social impacts of OPIC supported investor operations.
50% or less - You will be expected to travel 30% of the time for this position.
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Conditions Of Employment
- 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 exempt.
QualificationsFor the GS-13: Applicants must possess 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. More specifically, this requirement involves experience supporting the identification, data collection, and analysis of relevant information concerning the potential impacts of proposed projects on affected communities and the project workforce; reviewing gaps between national and international legal and regulatory frameworks; and preparing social and environmental impacts assessments.
For the GS-14: Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 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 serving as social assessment program expert in the identification and mitigation of social impacts, including identifying, collecting data on, and providing in-depth analysis of relevant information concerning the potential impacts of proposed projects on affected communities and the project workforce; reviewing various forms of social policies and provides gap analyses between corresponding national and international legal and regulatory frameworks; and preparing social and environmental impacts assessments and presenting recommendations to senior officials.
Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
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 does not substitute for specialized experience at the GS-13 and GS-14 grade levels.
Additional informationTelework Suitability: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.
Stipulations of Employment:
Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.
This position is subject to random drug testing while you occupy the position.
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.
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-19-MP-10397275MM 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.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.
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
How You Will Be Evaluated
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: Well-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).
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.
2. Other supporting documents:
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.
- College transcript(s).
- Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
- Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
- Cover Letter, optional
It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.
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: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section of this vacancy.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date to receive consideration.
- To begin, click Apply Online to access an online application. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account or you may need to create a new account.
- You will be taken to an online application. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation, and submit the application.
- You will receive an email notification when your application has been received for the announcement.
- To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Application Status page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and your responses submitted to the online application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- You may preview the Assessment Questionnaire at: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10397274
Agency contact information
AddressOverseas Private Investment Corporation
1100 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20527
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