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An independent Federal agency, the Commission provides the President and Congress with high-quality analysis and technical support on international trade, tariff and competitiveness issues; hears and decides import injury cases; and publishes the United States' tariff schedule. You will find a working environment throughout the Commission that is dedicated to the development of your technical skills and a commitment to provide balance between your work and personal life.
This position is located in the Office of External Relations. The Director of the Office of External Relations (ER) will provide leadership and direction to create and maintain an effective liaison program between the USITC and its varied external customers.
A successful candidate in this position will plan, manage, direct, prepare, and implement a multi-faceted communication program and lead or manage the Commission's relationship with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and other Federal agencies, Congress, State and local agencies, foreign governments, and international organizations. The Director will also initiate actions to enhance public awareness of the Commission, as well as internal and external communications.
This position is also announced through merit promotion procedures under MP-18-043-RJ. You must apply to both announcements if you wish to be considered under delegated examining and merit promotion procedures.
As the Director, Office of External Relations, you will:
- Develop, manage, and coordinate consistent and timely external communications policies, strategies, products, and services, and effectively utilize communications tools to enhance relations with Congress, the media, stakeholders, and the general public, in order to increase the awareness of the agency's major initiatives, policies, regulations, and goals;
- Advise the Chairman, Commissioners, and senior management officials concerning requests from, and other communications with, external stakeholders regarding policy and other determinations of interest to the USITC and make recommendations accordingly;
- Direct, supervise and monitor an office that works to build relationships with Congress, the news and information media, key officials, specialized groups, and stakeholders interested in or affected by agency mandates, investigations and programs, and the general public in order to create a meaningful exchange between them and the agency's officials;
- Communicate and disseminate program information which results in an understanding of the USITC's mission and activities;
- Coordinate USITC responses to requests for statutory investigations and other information from the President, USTR, other executive branch agencies, and Congress regarding the provision of information assistance from the USITC; represent the USITC at interagency meetings;
- Supervise and monitor the Trade Remedy Assistance Office (TRAO) in order to provide assistance to eligible small businesses to enable them to prepare and file petitions and applications; and seek to obtain the remedies and benefits available under the trade laws, including by administrative review or appeal;
- Evaluate external communications and outreach policies and activities, and recommend modification and adoption of policies and strategies to implement a proactive and responsive program that will ensure dissemination and use of coordinated themes and messages; and
- Provide management and leadership to the Office of External Relations staff.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/494032700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.