Job Overview


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 & firms by promoting trade, opening foreign markets, and ensuring compliance with trade laws and agreements.

This position is located in the Office of Trade Negotiations and Analysis (OTNA), Trade Policy &Analysis (TP&A), Industry & Analysis (I&A), International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).

The Trade Policy & Analysis division combines ITA’s experts in data-driven analysis with its experts in rules-driven analysis to improve competitiveness for U.S. companies. This unit focuses on the creation of objective cross-sectoral trade and industry information and analysis to facilitate well-informed policy and promotion decisions.

The Office of Trade Negotiations and Analysis develops U.S. strategies and positions for cross-sectoral trade negotiations (industrial tariffs, Rules of Origin, Government Procurement), and further provides outreach concerning negotiation outcomes through vehicles such as the FTA Tariff Tool. OTNA also represents the Department on issues relating to the implementation of U.S. trade laws (retaliations, tariff bills).


The selectee for this position will perform the following duties:

  • Manage the formulation, programming and guidance of projects or continuing programs involving economic issues of great importance and significance related to trade policy;
  • Conduct policy oriented research in development of innovative approaches to existing and new problems in an economic field;
  • Lead interagency or intra-agency work groups;
  • Analyze complex trade policy questions and develops innovative solutions;
  • Train others in trade policy analysis, and;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.