Technical Assistance Specialist (Climate)
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Washington, DC United States
Application deadline 07/31/2023
Type of Position Full-time
Education Requirement High school/GED

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This position is part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Development Policy (ODP), Technical Assistance Division. The Technical Assistance Specialist (Climate) serves as an expert in implementing the Technical Assistance Division’s Climate Action Facility. This program funds a wide variety of technical assistance, feasibility study, and training activities in developing countries around the world.

Major Duties:

    • Identifies and evaluates potential international development activities, based in part on meetings with potential or existing DFC private sector clients, DFC investment officers, other U.S. Government officials, and other stakeholders.
    • Delivers presentations to senior officials from throughout DFC concerning potential international development activities to decrease carbon intensity and/or increase climate resilience of potential DFC investments, and engages in discussions with those senior officials concerning those activities.
    • Works on implementation of international development activities, including reviewing work performed and communicating with beneficiaries of these activities.
    • Performs business development, monitoring, and evaluation work that will include occasional travel to developing countries.
    • Analyzes active Agency projects and collaborates across Agency offices to identify existing DFC investments which present material physical or transition climate risks and assess whether technical assistance activities are appropriate. Cooperates with Agency offices to develop interventions to promote low-carbon and/or climate resilient investments in priority climate sectors such as energy, infrastructure, food security and agriculture, and information technology, among others.

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) utilize international development expertise acquired through extensive work on international development activities benefiting low and/or middle-income countries; and 2) make decisions concerning the preparation, vetting, approval, and/or implementation of international development activity work scopes and/or budgets.

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.

**Applications are only being accepted through USAJobs. Use the following link to apply: This announcement is set to close at 11:59 pm (EST) on July 31st, 2023. All applications must be received at the link provided by the closing date to be considered.