International Trade Specialist

U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Government
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Jul-21-2020
  • Posted
    Jul 15

Position description

This position is located in the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Washington, District of Columbia. The primary purpose of this position is to perform a range of organization-specific responsibilities and may be filled in any of the following ITA offices: Industry & Analysis, Enforcement & Compliance, and/or Global Markets.

This announcement will be open for 7 business days OR until the first 175 applications have been received, whichever happens first.

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Responsibilities

  • Assists with the planning and coordination of activities of the office.
  • Conducts market research and disseminates trade information and materials on government products and services to U.S. businesses and associates.
  • Counsels current and potential U.S. exporters to meet client export market development objectives.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13

Qualifications

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No
  • Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov)

Qualifications

Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Minimum Qualification requirements as noted below.Minimum Qualifications:

Specialize Experience GS-09: You qualify for the GS-09 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal government, performing the following duties:

  • Negotiating strategies, and developing and disseminating trade information to U.S. businesses or associations; and
  • Performing U.S. export facilitation, foreign direct investment promotion, trade promotion through trade-policy analysis, the resolution of trade barriers, and negotiations.

OR a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree 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 related fields of study.

Specialize Experience GS-11: You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal government, performing the following duties:

  • Working with export/import processes, foreign direct investment promotion, trade finance practices, U.S. and foreign statutory and regulatory provisions;
  • Analyzing economic data to develop economic and trade policy priorities to support policy recommendations, and program development; and
  • Negotiating strategies, and developing and disseminating trade information to U.S. businesses or associations.

OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree 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 related fields of study.

NOTE(s): 

  • Education: You must submit a copy of your college transcripts (official or unofficial) to document education.
  • Experience: Your resume must support your claim of experience or you may be found ineligible.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Time-in-Grade Requirements: 
Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to current employees applying for a Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. NOTE: All current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of their SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one), "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure (1 or 2), and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).

NOTE: 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. For work in the federal service, include the grade level for the position(s).

Education

If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.

Application instructions

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