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Job Title:  Senior Director
Department:  Department Of Commerce
Agency:  Commerce, International Trade Administration
Job Announcement Number:  ITA-2014-0002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per Year
Monday, February 03, 2014 to Wednesday, March 05, 2014
This is a full-time position in the Senior Executive Service (SES). - This is a Permanent SES position.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
Applications will be accepted from all qualified individuals (U.S. Citizens only).
Top Secret


About the Agency

The International Trade Administration (ITA) is looking for an energetic, innovative executive who will enjoy working in a dynamic and mission driven organization as Senior Director, Enforcement Office I, in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. The ideal candidate will have knowledge related to the administration of the antidumping and countervailing duty program and a sound understanding of the relative roles and mechanism of Federal agencies involved in the trade remedy area.  In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience applying forward-thinking leadership in promoting and implementing a vision that fosters organizational excellence. 

ITA is the Federal agency responsible for working with the industry to promote American exports and expand international trade through the development of partnerships, monitoring of and compliance with trade agreements, and other trade related services. ITA is a globally-based bureau of the Department of Commerce and includes 109 offices in the United States, 126 offices in 78 countries, and approximately 2400 employees. 


  • No


  • 1 year probationary period for new SES members
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • Background and/or security investigation required
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days of hire)
  • All members of the SES are subject to geographic relocation


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The incumbent in this position serves as the Senior Director for Enforcement Office I, reporting to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. The DAS reports to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance within the International Trade Administration. As Senior Director, the incumbent is responsible for conducting all aspects of AD and CVD investigations and administrative reviews under the U.S. trade remedy laws. The Senior Director also provides executive direction to the AD/CVD Training and Professional Development Unit, which serves all other Enforcement Offices across AD/CVD Operations as well as coordinates training efforts with other units within Enforcement & Compliance. The primary duties of the position are:

  • Coordinates with the DAS on the analysis of AD and CVD petitions submitted by domestic manufacturers, producers, and trade associations alleging unfair trading practices.  Conducts AD and CVD investigations resulting from such petitions during which the practices of foreign businesses and governments are queried and investigated; issues orders subjecting imports to offsetting duties when dumping and injury is found.  Conducts administrative reviews and sunset reviews of existing and new AD and CVD orders.  Conducts new shipper reviews.  Recommends revocation, termination or extension of existing AD and CVD orders; prepares instructions to the Customs and Border Protection regarding the collection of duties on outstanding orders.

  • Develops operating and program policies specifically applicable to the AD/CVD enforcement program and to initiatives and programs which assure compliance with management and policies issues set forth at higher levels.

  • Coordinates with the Assistant Secretary for E&C, the DAS for AD/CVD Operations, and E&C’s DAS for Policy and Negotiations to support the negotiation of suspension agreements and other sector agreements.

  • In conjunction with other Senior Executives in AD/CVD Operations: coordinates AD/CVD enforcement efforts to ensure consistent application of laws, regulations and precedents across the DAS group and promote and ensure consistency in all aspects of the administration of the AD/CVD program; coordinates on cross-cutting functions such as scope determinations, U.S. Customs protests, training, and sunset reviews; and completes all IA reporting and accountability requirements.

  • Directs the operations of the Training and Professional Development Unit to the benefit of all Enforcement Offices within AD/CVD Operations and, as necessary, other units within E&C.

  • Oversees the acquisition, development and management of human resources optimal to the fulfillment of the AD/CVD enforcement responsibilities delineated in the E&C functional order, including participation in the selection of key team managers and supervisors.  Oversees procurement of other resources including office space and equipment, IT equipment, reference and other facilities.  Directs unit efforts in EEO and Affirmative Action areas, and assures equity in all personnel matters and actions within subordinate units.

  • Serves on various executive/managerial working groups, committees, and panels as a senior ITA official, and may also assume special program responsibility for or other major initiatives critical to E&C and/or ITA advancement.

  • Participates actively with the DAS and other ITA executives to formulate, develop, implement, and assure effectiveness of E&C’s policies with respect to the AD/CVD enforcement program.


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Executive Core Qualifications
The following are the five ECQs and their fundamental competencies which are the primary selection criteria for SES positions. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential, not to evaluate technical experience. ECQs measure whether an individual has the broad experience needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE:  This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
(Competencies:  creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE:  This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
(Competencies:  conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN:  This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
(Competencies:  accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN:  This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
(Competencies:  financial management, human capital management, technology management)
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS:  This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
(Competencies:  partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)
For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at

This position does not have an educational requirement.

Professional Technical Qualifications 
You must respond to all PTQs listed below in order to be considered for this position.  The instructions for responding to the PTQs are described in the "Required Documents" section.

1. Knowledge of statutes, regulations, policies and procedures related to the administration of the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) program, as set forth in the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended; demonstrated ability to interpret complex statutory and regulatory guidance related to import programs, policies, issues and problems; and demonstrated ability to collaborate and provide input on major policy initiatives.
2. Sound understanding of the relative roles and mechanism of Federal agencies involved in the trade remedy area.
3. Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with senior level officials of the U.S. and foreign governments, such as ambassadors; senior management officials of domestic and foreign industries; executive level representatives of trade associations; and other high-ranking individuals on sensitive issues associated with AD/CVD proceedings.


Your resume and narrative responses will be reviewed as follows. Responses that are not supported by your resume will eliminate you from consideration. 
1. Application completeness
2. Basic qualification determination
3. Executive core qualification and professional technical qualification determination
4. Rating panel assessment of your application
5. Structured interviews
6. Tentative selection by the hiring organization
7. OPM Qualification Review Board certification (for competitive applicants)
To preview questions please click here.


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Background Investigation/Clearance:  This position is designated as special-sensitive and requires a Top Secret clearance.
Financial Disclosure:  This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees.  The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.
Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period:  Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Mobility:  Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.
Drug Testing: Applicants tentatively selected for employment in any position are subject to designated and/or random pre-employment and employment urinalysis.  Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment and/or removed from employment with the Department of Commerce.
Application materials: The materials you send with your application will not be returned.
Veterans' preference: Veterans' preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.
SSN: You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) only to initially access and create an account at the OPM USAJOBS website; however, only the last four digits will appear in your resume.  Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package.  Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579):  The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
Signature: Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.
False Statements:  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be fired after you begin work, or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
Selective Service: 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.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. The Department of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer.


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Applicants must complete and submit an application online at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USAJOBS website at  An account must be established at the OPM website following the instructions provided in order to apply for the position.  Applications submitted other than the USAJOBS online application WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED under this announcement. Your application and all supporting documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.  Applicants applying online for this position will be able to apply until 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.  Please allow adequate time to complete your application. If you encounter technical difficulties during the process, please call 1-877-662-7730 Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST (excluding Federal holidays) for assistance.  If you have technical difficulties applying to the vacancy on the USAJOBS website, click "Contact USAJOBS."  It is suggested that you do not wait until the last day to apply for a vacancy announcement.  We will not accept applications submitted late or applications other than those submitted through USAJOBS.

Fax instructions
If you are not able to upload a supporting document to USAJobs, you may fax it. Please fax legible documents using the appropriate cover sheet.  Documents may be faxed at any time during the open period of this announcement by going to http:/ and following these instructions:
1. Log into MYUSAJOBS
2. Click on "Applications"
3. Locate the appropriate vacancy 
4. Under "Applicant Status" column, click "More Information"
5. Select "View/Generate Fax Cover Sheet" and click "Continue"


1. Resume – You must submit a resume to be eligible for this position. It is recommended that your resume includes the following information:

  • Your full name, mailing address (including zip code), and day and evening telephone numbers.

  • Paid and Non-paid job-related work experience.  For each job listed you are to provide: job title; duties and accomplishments; employers' name and address; supervisor's name and phone number; starting and ending dates (month and year); hours per week; salary; if a federal position, list the title, series and grade/pay band.

  • Education. Provide name, city and state of all schools attended; i.e., high school, colleges and universities, vocational, trade, business, technical. Provide dates of attendance, major, and type and year of any degrees received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following website:

  • Other Job Related Qualifications Information. Provide training courses, special skills you possess, certificates and licenses, honors, awards, special accomplishments, etc., applicable to the position.

2. Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) - You must submit a narrative statement for each ECQ describing work experiences that reflect proven, demonstrated success in meeting the requirements of the ECQ. You must address each ECQ separately, and you must respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so, or if you refer the reader to your resume, you will be rated as ineligible. ECQs should be submitted in the assessment questionnaire. The preferred format for your ECQs is the CCAR model (Challenge/Context/Action/Results). As mentioned earlier in this vacancy announcement, it is strongly encouraged that you review OPM's Guide to the ECQs here Applicants preparing ECQs for the first time should expect to spend at least 40 hours writing and refining ECQ responses, so please plan accordingly to meet the application deadline. 
3. ECQ exemption for non-competitive applicants - Applicants currently serving under a career Senior Executive Service (SES) appointment, eligible for reinstatement into SES, or those who have successfully completed a SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) approved by OPM are not required to address the ECQs but must address all PTQs.
4. Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs) - Required for all applicants. Applicants must submit narrative responses to each of the PTQs listed in the Qualifications section of this announcement. You must address each PTQ separately and you must address all PTQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible. PTQs should be submitted in the assessment questionnaire. 
5. Proof of federal employment/status - A copy of your most recent SF-50 for current and former Federal employees. The SF-50 must show your current tenure, position title, series and grade level. 
6. Proof of non-competitive eligibility - Current and former SES members and graduates of an OPM-certified Candidate Development Program must provide proof of eligibility. Current and former SES members should submit an SF-50, and CDP graduates should submit their certificate from OPM. 

Any documents that are not listed above including writing samples, recommendation letters, and proof of veterans' preference will not be considered and will not be forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official. 


Jennifer Munz
Phone: 202-482-4051
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
1401 Constitution Ave NW
Room 7412
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


The Office of Executive Resources will notify applicants once their application is received and at the point of selection/non-selection. Applicants may also check the status of their application at any time after the announcement closes by accessing the USAJobs website. Select "My USAJOBS" and log in. Click the link, "Applications," and then "Application Status." Your status will be updated as changes occur. If you have any questions you may also contact the Human Resources Specialist listed in this announcement. 

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