Job Overview

Summary

Interested in assisting U.S. businesses compete globally? The International Trade Administration is instrumental in assisting businesses compete in the global economy. Help create opportunities for U.S. workers and firms, by promoting trade, opening foreign markets to ensure compliance with trade laws and agreements.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN CONCURRENT CONSIDERATION UNDER THE DELEGATED EXAMINING PROCEDURES, YOU MAY ALSO APPLY UNDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO. ITA-IA-2013-0023
This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance (E&C), Office of E&C Communications, International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). The incumbent will facilitate the preparation, editing and substantive review of outgoing E&C complex written material, including controlled correspondence, manuals, briefing materials, newsletters, testimony, memoranda and reports for the signature or direct use by the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance, as well as other senior Commerce leaders. In addition he or she is responsible for assigning, tracking and logging the preparation and clearance of said materials within assigned deadlines.  The incumbent will write, rewrite, and edit complex written material on various trade enforcement matters geared to the specialized interests of specific groups, including U.S. producers, importers, exporters, trade associations, legal counsel, Congressional representatives, other Executive Agencies, and the press. He or she will be required to consider the target audience and the use of each document or publication in assessing its organization and the manner of presentation, as well as ensure that the materials are an accurate reflection of E&C’s policy and position on trade enforcement issues. The incumbent will be required to edit material to ensure that it is consistent with the writing style of senior Commerce officials, and contains correct grammar, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, format, and general organization to produce polished products.

Duties

The incumbent will write, rewrite, and edit complex written material on various trade enforcement matters geared to the specialized interests of specific groups, including U.S. producers, importers, exporters, trade associations, legal counsel, Congressional representatives, other Executive Agencies, and the press. He or she will be required to consider the target audience and the use of each publication in assessing its organization and the manner of presentation, as well as ensure that the materials are an accurate reflection of E&C’s policy and position on trade enforcement issues. The incumbent will be required to edit material to ensure that it is consistent with the writing style of senior Commerce officials, and contains correct grammar, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, format, and general organization to produce polished products.
The incumbent must be an efficient multi-tasker who is able to coordinate the tasking, tracking and logging of numerous requests for information from the E&C Communications Office, including all written material, controlled correspondence, manuals, briefing materials, newsletters, testimony, memoranda and reports. He or she will be required to work closely with other staff members to determine exactly what information is being requested, who in the organization may best respond to the request, and how the requested information may be most effectively presented. The incumbent must be a team-oriented worker who works well with others and is able to track the progress of each aspect of preparation and production of required materials to ensure adherence to approved milestones and internal requirements.