Job Title: Import Policy Analyst (DEU)Job Announcement Number: ITA-IA-2014-0039
Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: Commerce, International Trade Administration
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/ Per Year
Monday, July 7, 2014 to
Monday, July 14, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Career or Career-Conditional appointment in the Competitive Service -
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All qualified United States Citizens.
About the Agency
The Office of Policy, Subsidies Enforcement Office, is looking for an energetic, innovative analyst who will enjoy working in a dynamic and mission-driven organization. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in countervailing duty (CVD) law and proceedings, as well as international subsidy rules and will apply forward-thinking leadership in promoting and implementing a vision that fosters organizational excellence. The ability to work well in a team environment with some technical supervision is required. The incumbent will assist in the development and implementation of strategies that anticipate customer needs, and the execution of vital change initiatives.
This position in located in the Subsidies Enforcement Office, Office of Policy, Office of Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration (ITA).
ITA is the Federal agency responsible for promoting American exports and supporting international trade through various trade-related services, including business counseling, partnership development, and monitoring of and compliance with trade agreements. ITA also coordinates the Federal role in attracting international investment into the United States through the SelectUSA program. ITA is a global bureau of the Department of Commerce, composed of more than 2400 employees at offices throughout the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world.
A one-year probationary/trial period may be required.
If you are found to be qualified and your name is forwarded to the hiring manager, you may be contacted for an interview and you should be prepared and available for an interview within 3-4 weeks from the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
This position is also being announced under merit promotion procedures as vacancy number ITA-IA-2014-0040.
- United States citizen.
- Suitable for Federal employment.
- Registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
DUTIES:Back to top
This position is that of an Import Policy Analyst in the Subsidies Enforcement Office (SEO), reporting directly to the Director for Subsidies Enforcement. Duties will focus on U.S. countervailing duty (CVD) law and proceedings, as well as international subsidy rules. The incumbent provides support to more senior analysts in providing advice to the SEO Direct and other high-level officials on significant issues concerning CVD proceedings, World Trade Organization proceedings involving subsidies, international negotiations relating to subsidies disciplines, economic analysis, and import trends. The incumbent assumes a supporting role in the formulation, development, and implementation of the organization’s subsidies-related programs.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
For the GS-9, specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-7) or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as experience researching, analyzing, and interpreting data related to countervailing duties (CVD) cases and subsidies-related trade.
For the GS-11, specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-9) or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as experience assisting in developing trade policy or rules and interacting with international trade stakeholders or institutions on international subsidies-related trade agreement rules and countervailing duties (CVD) cases.
For the GS-12, specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-11) or equivalent. Specialized experience is defined as experience coordinating with governmental and external stakeholders in developing a common agenda, policies, or programs in the area of U.S. and international subsidies rules and experience with the administration or execution of countervailing duty (CVD) cases and the development implementation of countervailing duty (CVD) and subsidies enforcement policies and rules.
Education may be substituted for experience at the GS-9 and GS-11 or equivalent levels.
For the GS-9 level, a master's or equivalent graduate degree
OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education
leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., or equivalent level, if related.
For the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education
leading to such a degree OR LL.M., or equivalent level, if related.
Related fields may include international trade and international policy, or other related fields of study.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are “gold,” “silver,” and “bronze.” However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the “gold” category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans’ preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
- Knowledge of U.S. CVD trade laws and relevant policies and practices.
- Interpersonal skills that contribute to the Office’s collaborative and cooperative work efforts that facilitate effectively advocating Department interests.
- Ability to research, analyze, and interpret data related to CVD cases, and subsidies-related trade agreements, and communicate results, both verbally or in person and in written form.
- Knowledge of trade policy development and international trade institutions in the area of international subsidies rules.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally or in person and in writing in order to develop and present policy issues to decision makers and prepare briefing papers and public notices.
For more information on category rating, please go to:http://hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/prod01_009474.pdf To preview questions please click here.