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    Summary

    This position is located in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The incumbent serves as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (AUSTR) for China. The AUSTR has primary responsibility for developing and implementing trade policy and for developing negotiating strategy for trade issues for China. The policy and/or strategy which is developed and implemented is bilateral in nature. The incumbent is also responsible for the formulation and coordination of U.S. official trade policy for China.

    If not already a member of the SES serving under a career appointment, the individual selected must have his/her executive qualifications certified by a Qualifications Review Board of the Office of Personnel Management before appointment to this position, and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period in this position. The actual salary will be set by determining the appropriate SES level for the person selected. For more information regarding the SES, go to www.opm.gov/ses.

    NOTE: This position requires the selectee to obtain and maintain a security clearance. This means that a full-field background investigation will be conducted, including appropriate credit checks. Any offer made is considered a tentative job offer pending the outcome of pre-employment interviews and any background investigation. This agency has the right to rescind the tentative offer at any time before the actual starting date of employment based on any negative information that may be found during preliminary security and/or credit checks.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (AUSTR) for China. The AUSTR has primary responsibility for developing and implementing bilateral trade policy and for developing negotiating strategy for trade issues with China. The incumbent is also responsible for the formulation and coordination of U.S. official trade policy positions for China. Represents the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on a broad range of policy making and negotiating assignments. Serves as the U.S. Government's chief negotiator in the bilateral trade negotiations which relate to China. Represents the USTR and chairs interagency groups for the formulation and implementation of U.S. trade policy. Represents the U.S. Government and the USTR in regularly scheduled and ad hoc consultations and negotiations with representatives of China. Represents the U.S. Government at the WTO and as the U.S. negotiator with China. Meets regularly in the U.S. and abroad with foreign governments and U.S. private industry representatives to discuss trade problems and to take account of their concerns and advice in developing policy and negotiating strategy. Explains and promotes the Administration's trade policies to Congress, the public and foreign counterparts.

    **Experience working on Congressional staff on international trade matters is preferred.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All groups of qualified individuals

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/475025800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.