This position is located in the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Enforcement & Compliance (E & C), Washington, D.C.
This is an entry-level position serving as an International Trade Compliance Analyst (ITCA) with the Enforcement and Compliance Unit. ITCAs remedy unfair trade practices by conducting investigations to analyze selling practices of foreign companies and/or subsides granted by foreign governments to determine the appropriate offsetting customs duties.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel domestically and internationally for this position.
13 - The full performance level of this position is GS-13
Conditions of Employment
Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Minimum Qualification requirements as noted below.
Minimum Qualifications; GS-07:
You must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service that included experience:
OR one full year of graduate level education; OR meet the requirements under the superior academic achievement provision; OR a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level.
Minimum Qualifications, 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:
OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree; or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level.
Minimum Qualifications, 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:
OR a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
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.
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.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. Failure to provide such documentation with your application will result in lost consideration. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.
Requirements for superior academic achievement (SAA):
Possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and meet one of the following:
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