Global Climate Change Specialist: Economics and Markets – USDA


The successful candidate will be responsible for forging strong professional partnerships with other federal agencies in developing and implementing inter-agency efforts to address climate change in cooperation with developing nations.  S/he will provide technical support and advice to USAID field missions and bureaus in the development and implementation of USAID-sponsored climate change program activities, particularly those related emerging international environmental markets and economic instruments/analyses.  S/he will also develop and maintain strong programmatic links between USAID Missions and inter-agency programs by providing regular updates on issues and activities to the field, and involving Missions in the broader development efforts and implementation of USG climate programs.

Experience Preferred: 

  • Must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal Service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
  • Experience and education with emphasis in areas including: environmental economics, environmental management, energy analysis and policy, international policy or global climate change is preferred.
  • Experience with emerging international environmental markets and economic instruments, such as emissions offsets, payments for environmental services, renewable energy credits, and feed-in tariffs, particularly in developing countries.

Permanent/Part Time: Permanent, Excepted Service

Application deadline: 3 February 2012

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