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Job Title:Policy Analyst, Military, Cyber, Security, Foreign Affairs, Energy Issues

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Job Announcement Number:002-2013-PAMS

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$42,000.00 to $96,000.00 / Per Year


Thursday, January 31, 2013 to Monday, February 11, 2013




Full Time - Term




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map


All groups of qualified individuals


The Commission is responsible for assessing the national security implications of the U.S. – China bilateral economic and trade relationship. The incumbents key duties and responsibilities are outlined in the ‘major duties’ section of this announcement. 

The Commission’s mission is to monitor, investigate, and make recommendations to Congress about matters of concern in the relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China in the following areas:  1) weapons proliferation practices, 2) economics, 3) energy, 4) capital markets, 5) regional economic and security relationships, 6) U.S.-China bilateral programs, 7) China’s World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance, and 8) freedom of expression – the implications of restrictions on speech and access to information in the People’s Republic of China. 


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • See "Key Requirements" under the Requirements section.


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Responding to direction from and coordinating with senior staff—

1. On an ongoing basis, monitors, investigates, and assesses developments regarding China’s: military, cyber, security, foreign affairs, and energy policies; and other issues as assigned/required.

2. Conducts extensive and detailed analysis of issues in the purview or affecting the responsibilities of the USCC in the areas noted in paragraph 1, and prepares reports, position papers, and recommendations on these issues for Commissioners and senior staff.

3. Drafts, edits, and finalizes the assigned portions of the Commission’s Annual Report to Congress.

4. Works with designated hearing co-chairs, senior staff, and team members to plan and organize USCC hearings.

5. Establish and maintain liaison with officials in federal agencies who have responsibilities in the purview of the USCC’s mandate, or affecting the USCC’s areas of responsibility; particularly military, security, foreign affairs, or energy related. 

6. Performs other duties as assigned by senior staff, the Executive Director, and Commissioners. 


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Administratively Determined & Performance Based



1) Experience Proven and demonstrable experience and ability to present information clearly and concisely – written and oral. – Strong writing and editing skills are absolutely required.  

2) Strong analytical and research skills, including demonstrable ability to accurately and thoroughly analyze data and make informed, critical judgments about issues.

3) Knowledge or expertise in China’s: military, cyber, security, foreign affairs, and energy policies/issues; global and regional activities and relationships; and how these affect U.S. interests.

4) Ability to speak and read Mandarin Chinese at a business level, to include ability to effectively utilize sources of electronic and print information regarding China and Taiwan.

5) Experience and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

6) U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and hold a Federal security clearance at the Top Secret/SCI -level. – When applying, include: (1) date of citizenship if naturalized; and (2) if you have or have ever had a Federal security clearance identify the level and dates held.


U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and hold a Federal security clearance at the Top Secret/SCI -level. – When applying, include: (1) date of citizenship if naturalized; and (2) if you have or have ever had a Federal security clearance identify the level and dates held.

Desirable Qualifications:  [Not required, but may be considered in the selection process.]:

a. Experience living and/or working in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.  Also desirable:  Experience living and/or working elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific Region.

b. in a Congressional or Executive Branch office, particularly with responsibilities for issues pertaining to China and/or Taiwan, or the Asia-Pacific Region.

c. Graduate degree in a relevant field, such as International Relations, Foreign Policy/Affairs, Security Studies, Information Security, Asian Studies, Asian History, etc.; or graduate-level course work related to these areas.

d. Relevant experience in, or working with, the United States military. 


Evaluated Against ‘Key Requirement’ and ‘Desirable Qualification’ Factors 


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As federal government employees, Commission employees are eligible to participate in federal employee benefits programs, to include: health insurance (multiple carriers & multiple options); life insurance (FEGLI-multiple options); retirement (FERS or CSRS if applicable); and the Thrift Savings Program (TSP-multiple options), the federal government’s tax-deferred savings program.  Employees accrue and may use annual and sick leave in accord with Commission policies and procedures.


The US-China Economic & Security Review Commission is an EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or age.

The USCC will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Qualified, applicable male applicants will be required to certify they have met the U.S. governments ‘Selective Service System’ requirements. – If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law as described in 5 USC 3328. – If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information, it may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you start.  Making false or fraudulent statements can be punishable by fine or imprisonment

This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at:     


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You must submit application documents (cover letter, resume, current writing sample) separately in PDF format via email to .   Your application package must include:

1) Cover letter, to include:
I. Position Title
II. Vacancy Number
III. Brief Statement Outlining Your Interest in the USCC and this Position
IV. Concise, Point-By-Point Responses to ALL KEY Qualifications/Requirements (1 through 6) and Desirable Qualifications (a through d) listed above 
V. Your Salary Requirements and/or Salary History
VI. How you heard about his position

2) Professional Resume
(Chronological work history [starting with the most recent position held], education [including degrees and dates attained], applicable publications, etc.) 

3) Current Writing Sample
(Preferably an essay on foreign policy, politics, security, or history of China or East Asia– writing and editing must be your own work)

NOTE: All the information requested above must be received by midnight EST on the closing date or your application will not be considered.

This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at:  


See ‘How to Apply’ section of this announcement. 

This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at:    


US China Commission
Phone: (202)624-1407
Agency Information:
US China Economic and Security Review Commission
444 N Capital Street NW
Suite 602
Washington, DC


After submitting your application package for this position you will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application materials.  Applications will be reviewed as received on a rolling basis or after the closing date.  You will be contacted via email if we wish to schedule an interview or require additional information.
Finalist will be required to complete a research and writing examination. 

The selectee for the position will be required to obtain and hold a Federal security clearance at the Top Secret/SCI level.

Applicants not selected for further consideration will be notified via email when the position is filled. 

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