Senior Environmental Impact Analyst

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Washington, DC
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
**Applications for this position are only being accepted through USAJobs. Use the following link to apply: Please note, this announcement is set to close at 11:59 pm (ET) on October 17th, 2023, and all applications must be received at the link porivded by the closing date to be considered.
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This position is part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Development Policy, Environmental & Social Risk Assessment Division. The Senior Environmental Impact Analyst will identify environmental and social risks in proposed investment projects (such as in extractive industries, industrial manufacturing, and/or infrastructure), ensure compliance with applicable standards, and monitor previously approved investments for environmental & social compliance.

Major Duties:

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


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

Additional Information:

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.