Job Overview

Summary

The USITC is an independent Federal agency that adjudicates import injury cases and provides the President and Congress with high quality analysis and technical support on international trade, tariff, and competitiveness issues.

The ideal candidate is inquisitive and possesses the ability to carry multiple projects and studies. Such a candidate (1) demonstrates an ability and desire to conduct extensive primary and secondary research on a wide range of products, industries, markets, and trade impediments; (2) is skilled at resolving trade and industry data issues; (3) has excellent interpersonal skills and is comfortable working in a team environment and communicating with high level industry and government officials; (4) excels in both written and oral communication; (5) possesses a firm grasp of microeconomic, macroeconomic, and international trade and finance concepts 6) demonstrates practical knowledge of quantitative methods of analysis; 7) has knowledge of international trade rules and laws; and 8) has proficiency in the use of word processing and spreadsheet applications.

 

This position is also being announced under the USITC's Merit Promotion Program, announcement number, MPPA-13-040-JY. Please review that announcement to determine if you are eligible for consideration under the Merit Promotion Program.

Duties

This position is located in the Office of Operations, Office of Industries, Services Division. You will provide authoritative, professional advice to top-level Commission officials on matters of international trade in services. You will participate in investigations and studies of international trade, regulations, measures that impede trade, and trade agreements, which are used by the Commission to provide the necessary background and support to the President and Congress in the development of U.S. trade policy. This position requires a high level of expertise concerning service industries and related issues, including trade restrictions, marketing and distribution channels, global supply chains, competitive conditions, business strategies, and sources of domestic and foreign data. The individual will develop and maintain contacts with industry officials and other government agencies. The individual will apply this expertise in studies evaluating the global competitive position of U.S. service industries relative to foreign industries and import competition, to enable the Commission to advise the President and Congress on various trade issues, and provide information and assistance to the public and industry where necessary and appropriate.