Climate Finance Specialist (Clean Energy)
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Washington, DC United States
Application deadline 03/26/2024
Type of Position Full-time
Education Requirement High school/GED

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This position is part of the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Office of the Chief Executive (OCE). As a Climate Finance Specialist (Clean Energy), you will lead design, development, and implementation of initiatives and interventions related to climate action within the energy transition.

Major Duties:

Identify key markets and partners related to discrete climate action interventions. Spend time in-country, working through and pulling together the pieces of a thesis-driven climate action intervention.

    • Seek input and collaborate with regional and sector staff at DFC to ensure successful implementation of efforts related to the clean energy transition.
    • Develop and nurture partnerships with government bodies, private sector stakeholders, etc. to design climate-related initiatives to accelerate the energy transition.
    • In collaboration with colleagues, perform front end analysis to identify and assess intervention opportunities, based on country and sector strategies, market conditions, barrier analysis and investment potential.
    • Analyze sector and regulatory reforms that are needed to unlock opportunities for private investment.
    • Identify successful business model trends relevant to emerging markets which have the potential to be replicated in target countries, or sectors.
    • Advise DFC staff on pipeline opportunities and approaches for the clean energy transition; provides expertise on DFC’s climate finance investments and overall strategy.
    • Discuss, in depth, DFC programs and other products as applicable with representatives of U.S. and foreign firms who have technical questions concerning programs. Discuss with companies the development of investment opportunities.

Please Note: This is not a Bargaining unit position.

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 requirements:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service which includes sourcing, developing and/or closing investments to generate clean energy transition initiatives through renewable energy technology such as, wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, bio-energy, and/or nuclear.

Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level.

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:

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:

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 for this position are only being accepted through USAJOBS and must be received by 11:59 pm (ET) on March 26 to be considered.