Policy Officer (Europe/Central Asia)

U.S. Development Finance Corporation (formerly Overseas Private Investment Corporation)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 06

Position description


As a Policy Officer (Europe/Central Asia), you will:

  • Monitor and analyze important regional or sectoral political and economic events, keeping senior leadership and regional working group informed of significant trends affecting U.S. national interests and DFC equities.
  • Foster collaborative relationships with relevant country and regional offices in adjacent U.S. government agencies and respective project leadership. Partner with business unit leadership as necessary, to identify and mitigate issues.
  • Assist in influencing officials to accept and implement solutions that cut across DFC offices and departments by enhancing regionally focused communication and policy coordination. Identify policy-driven transaction parameters and help remove impediments for investment transaction officers.
  • Coordinate routinely with DFC's Office of External Affairs (OEA) on substantive inputs for press, Congressional, and non-U.S. Government engagements. In consultation with OEA, prepare briefings for and facilitate conversations with congressional staffers.
  • Provide knowledge, subject matter expertise, and strategic direction on initiatives in Europe and Central Asia. Issue areas include but are not limited to climate adaptation and resilience, critical infrastructure, information and communications technology (ICT), global health, energy security, renewable energy, small and medium enterprise and micro, small and medium enterprise financing, and agribusiness and sustainability.
  • Provide strategic counsel to senior leadership and drafts remarks, briefings, and talking points as requested on matters related to Europe and Central Asia.


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 top secret/SCI security clearance
  • Position is subject to random drug testing


Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level). Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than 30 days after 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 experience in all of the following:
1. Experience coordinating with the interagency on political, economic, commercial, development and/or national security issues related to the Europe and/or Central Asia regions;
2. Experience preparing thorough, written documents for principal briefings and communicating and interacting with high-level officials.

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.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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