Job Overview


About the Agency

The Office of Europe, the Middle East & Africa, Global Markets, International Trade Administration (ITA) is looking for an energetic, innovative, team-oriented administrative professional who will enjoy working in a dynamic and mission driven organization as an Administrative Specialist.  The ideal candidate will have a combination of administrative and educational background and/or professional experience in international economic relations, trade and investment policy issues.  The ideal candidate will have familiarity with United States international relations with countries in Europe, the Middle East or Africa.  The successful applicant will perform a variety of administrative duties in support of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and research a range of trade policy issues as needed. This job will reward an applicant who can apply creative thinking, exercise personal initiative and leadership, and demonstrate a commitment to personal and organizational excellence.

This position is located within the Office Europe, the Middle East & Africa, Global Markets, International Trade Administration.  The mission of Global Markets is to assist and advocate for U.S. businesses in international markets to foster U.S. economic prosperity. 

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. 


The applicant selected for this position will be responsible for:

  • Office management and coordination, ensuring office administrative requirements are identified and met in all administrative areas;
  • Managing the schedules of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) and Executive Deputy Assistant Secretary;
  • Drafting and publishing administrative guidance;
  • Travel and logistics management;
  • Preparing correspondence for executive management;
  • Researching trade policy and market access issues and preparing memoranda and other written materials under the guidance of the DAS and Senior Advisor for Trade Policy.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No