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    Summary

    The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS) is one of four official Foreign Affairs Agencies under the Foreign Service Act of 1980. The US&FCS of the U.S. Department of Commerce is comprised of approximately 1,600 American and Foreign employees operating a domestic network of more than 100 Export Assistance Centers throughout the U. S. and are present in over 75 international countries.

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    Responsibilities

    As a member of the Commercial Section at a U.S. Embassy, you will report to a Senior Commercial Officer and you will be assigned a range of responsibilities that may include:

    • Assessing the host country trade environment and developing U.S. Government export promotion and commercial diplomacy strategies.
    • Developing, implementing, and supervising market research, counseling, trade events, business matchmaking, outreach and other programs and services to help U.S. companies enter or expand their presence in the market and to promote investment into the United States.
    • Supporting government-to-government advocacy, dispute resolution and commercial diplomacy to "level the playing field" for U.S. companies and protect U.S. commercial interests.
    • Developing business contacts and partnerships (e.g., with state trade offices, trade event organizers, the American Chamber of Commerce, local associations and chambers of commerce).
    • Providing analyses and recommendations on advancing export-related policy issues.
    • Working with the State Department administrative and program offices.
    • Supporting other agencies as they execute their responsibilities overseas, such the U.S. Export Import Bank, the Trade Development Agency, and the Bureau of Industry and Security.
    • Overseeing performance reporting, administrative, budget, and office management operations.
    • Supervising local staff

    For more detailed information about the duties of a Commercial Service Officer, please visit the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service website, http://www.trade.gov/jobs/world-of-opportunity.html.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Incumbents will be in travel status for 75% of the time.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    04 - Yes, the Foreign Service has a competitive promotion process with promotion potential to the Senior Foreign Service (SFS) level.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/534157700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.