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    This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion procedures on FASMP-19-0008. Disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities can apply to the Merit Promotion announcement.

    This position provides economic analysis and evaluation of trade policies and practices affecting the U.S. agricultural industry and plans and coordinates policies and positions on highly complex trade issues.

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    The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.

    The duties may include, but are not limited to:

    • Applies professional economic techniques and principles in the analysis of factors and conditions impacting the competitive posture of the U.S. agricultural industry.
    • Determines research methods and data sources to be used, as well as the appropriate most statistical methodologies used to interpret and present findings. 
    • Analyzes economic data to assure accord with study objectives, policies, and legislation, formulating conclusion and recommendations for consideration by senior analysts in decision making, writing reports, and responding to inquiries.
    • Assists in preparing complex analytical material in connection with U.S. participation in international conferences and negotiations.
    • Conducts in-depth analysis for use in the formulation of U.S. agricultural trade policy positions and recommendations developed by FAS.
    • Analyzes and evaluates the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other regulatory agreements, legislation, and trade barriers to discern the impact on U.S. trade relations.
    • Provides authoritative economic analysis for FAS officials.  Identifies and analyzes factors that directly affect the ability of the U.S. agricultural industry to compete in the international marketplace.
    • Produces written and oral interpretive reports relative to agricultural trade policy issues.  Maintains up-to-date knowledge of economic practices and theories through review of government, scholarly, and private sector generated literature.
    • Represents the agency at meetings with other agencies.  Participates in educational seminars and consults with staff of domestic and foreign industries and trade associations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel for training and work assignments may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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