This position serves as an International Trade Specialist for FAS, providing technical expertise in one or more of FAS's areas of responsibility to include market development, trade policy and negotiations, collection and analysis of statistics and market information, administration of export credit guarantee and food aid programs, and provision of linkages to global resources and international organizations for U.S. agriculture to enhance competitiveness.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
To qualify, you MUST meet all program and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
To be eligible, applicants must meet one of the following requirements;
FOR THE GS-07 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 grade level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates:
OR One year of graduate level education in an applicable field.
OR Superior Academic Achievement: To qualify based on superior academic achievement, you must have completed the requirements for an applicable bachelor's degree from an accredited institution AND must meet certain GPA requirements.
OR A combination of education and experience: as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Degree: Applicable education should be in fields such as: marketing, business administration, political science, public administration, history, business or commercial law, economics, finance, international trade, international relations or other fields related to the position.
TRANSCRIPTS are required.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-07 GRADE LEVEL: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that grade level. Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed graduate education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify an applicant for that 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Please see above for education qualification requirement information.
Transcripts including the date your degree was conferred are required. Applications will not be considered without this documentation. For those graduating this semester by October 13, 2020 you will have to provide proof of conferment prior to entrance on duty.
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