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    Summary

    Knowledge of the chemical industry, including trade policies and issues, competitive conditions, regulatory frameworks, and sources of information and data. Experience in conducting research and analysis (qualitative/quantitative) on issues pertaining to the chemical industry. Possession of a high level of intellectual curiosity, written communication skills, and the ability to apply industry expertise and standard economic principles to evaluating trade and competition in the chemical industry.

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    Responsibilities

    The position is located in the Office of Operations, Office of Industries, Chemicals and Textiles Division. The ideal candidate will have formal academic training in organic or inorganic chemistry or chemical engineering. Have an understanding of organic chemical structure, and may have work experience in the chemical industry (e.g. chemical economics, marketing, or business), is inquisitive, sows initiative, and possesses the skills to obtain and analyze a broad range of chemical-specific trade and related information from U.S. and foreign producers of chemical products, U.S. importers, U.S. purchasers, trade associations, and other sources. Such a candidate (1) demonstrates an ability and desire to conduct extensive primary and secondary research on a wide range of chemical products, industries; markets, and trade impediments; (2) is skilled at resolving trade and industry data issues for chemical products; (3) has excellent interpersonal skills and is comfortable working in a team environment and communicating with high level industry and government officials; (4) excels in both written and oral communication; (5) possesses a firm grasp of microeconomic, macroeconomic, and international trade and finance concepts, particularly those relating to chemicals; (6) demonstrates practical knowledge of quantitative methods of analysis; (7) has knowledge of international trade rules and laws, particularly those relating to chemicals; and (8) has proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Proficiency in quantitative analysis (i.e., statistical analysis, regressions econometrics, etc.) is desired, but not required for this position.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

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