International Trade Specialist, GS-1140-09/11 (DE/CR)

U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Oct-11-2019
  • Posted
    Sep 30

Position description

This position is located in the Industry and Analysis (I&A) unit of the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA).  ITA strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements.  ITA also works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad.

 

Responsibilities

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzes economic data to develop economic and trade policy priorities to support the Departments decision-making process, policy recommendations, and program development.
  • Coordinates program specific activities and serves as a liaison to stakeholders, internal experts, and partners-including overseas offices and embassy staff, individual companies, industry and trade associations, as well as pertinent U.S. government agencies and foreign regulators to identify opportunities for collaboration and partnerships.
  • As assigned, prepares written and verbal reports, briefing papers, summaries of meetings attended or other materials to propose solutions and recommendations for senior officials.

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other International Trade Specialist, GS-1140-09/11, FPL 13 positions within ITA in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.

This position is also being announced concurrently under Merit Promotion vacancy number: ITA-ITA-2019-0020.  Applicants who wish to be considered under MAP and DE must apply to both vacancies separately.

 

Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position approximates 5% travel. 

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13 - If you are selected for a position with further promotion potential, you may be non-competitively promoted if you perform successfully and if recommended by management.

Qualifications

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a suitable for Federal employment.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • A one year probationary period may be required.
  • Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

Security Clearance: This position requires that you be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance

 

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications. 


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.


To qualify at the GS-09 level:

One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: 

  • Experience conducting research on international trade. 
  • Experience writing research or briefing papers.
  • Experience presenting material both orally and using power point presentations.

OR 

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: 

Master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field specified below


or

2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field specified below

or

LL.B. or J.D., if related and in a field specified below

OR

A combination of education in a field specified below and specialized experience.  

Note: Only graduate education in excess of one year is qualifying for combination.

To qualify at the GS-11 level: 

One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: 

  • Experience researching, interpreting and analyzing trade and economic data; and
  • Experience analyzing the impact of policy, regulation, and evolving economic climate on U.S. industry.
  • Disseminating information to stakeholders in an actionable format.

OR 

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE:

Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field specified below

or

3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field specified below

or

LL.M., if related and in a field specified below

OR

A combination of education in a field specified below and specialized experience.  

Note: Only graduate education in excess of two years is qualifying for combination

When substituting education for experience, major fields of study must be in international policy, international commerce, international management, intercultural relations, international development, global economy, government and foreign affairs, international business, international trade, international economics, international affairs, international relations, or other directly related fields.

Application instructions

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