International Transportation Analyst (Trade/CFIUS) - SME

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 05, 2022
Closes
Oct 12, 2022
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a International Transportation Analyst (Trade/CFIUS), you will:
  • Serve as an expert regional officer for assigned country partners on transportation, trade, and foreign direct investment, displaying expertise in the provisions of relevant bilateral and multilateral agreements and their application. Recommend initiatives to promote policies and assistance through the economic analyses of domestic and international transportation and trade, foreign direct investment, and doing-business issues for the U.S. transportation industry.
  • Prepare for trade negotiations held with foreign delegations to establish or modify bilateral and multilateral trade agreements and serve as a U.S. delegation member in such negotiations. Perform in-depth economic analysis and empirical research to maintain current working knowledge of the full range of issues affecting the international transportation and trade and foreign direct investment in U.S. transportation, as assigned. Independently prepare briefing books for DOT members of U.S. negotiating teams.
  • Independently solicit, compile and analyze U.S. transportation industry input for negotiations, and develop recommendations for DOT input into the U.S. negotiating position. Review and analyze cables and correspondence concerning transportation matters between the Department of State and U.S. Embassies. Based on subject-matter knowledge, identifies developments requiring immediate high-level attention and recommends responsive action.
  • Prepare correspondence in response to Congressional and public inquiries about DOT decisions, positions and policies with respect to assigned countries. Provide advice and background information on assigned countries to Department policy makers, members of Congress and Committee staff, other government agencies and all segments of the transportation community. Prepare briefing materials for the Assistant Secretary, Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Secretary of Transportation for their use in meetings, conferences, and Congressional appearances.

Ideal Candidate: OST is looking for a seasoned, motivated and self-reliant professional who can share foreign trade and direct investment analysis and expertise in formulating trade policy or negotiating international bilateral transportation and trade agreements between the United States and foreign Governments.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.
  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.


Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you MUST meet the specialized experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify for the GS-12, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the following:
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating the economic OR competitive impacts of U.S. transportation industry policies, regulations or provisions involving international transportation, international trade agreements or foreign direct investment; and preparing written analytical reports supporting this analysis.

To qualify for the GS-13, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the following:
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating the economic AND competitive impacts of U.S. transportation industry policies or regulations AND negotiated provisions involving international transportation and international trade OR foreign direct investment economic and competitive impact analysis and evaluation encompassing transportation and international trade as a regular and recurring part of a job with minimal supervision.
  • Experience preparing written analytical reports on analysis of economic and competitive impacts of U.S. transportation industry policies or regulations OR negotiated provisions involving international transportation and international trade OR foreign direct investment encompassing international transportation and international trade as a regular and recurring part of a job with minimal supervision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Technical Competence (International Transportation and Trade) - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform analytical, evaluative, advisory, or similar work pertaining to international transportation, trade, foreign direct investment, bilateral and multilateral agreements, goods and services, trade restrictions and controls, foreign market structures and trends, competitive relationships, negotiations, equity in industry practices, and protection of the public interest; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the international trade transportation industry regulatory controls, operations, policies, and practices requiring a practical knowledge of economic theory and transportation economics, but does not require full training and professional competence in economics; advises others on technical issues.
  • Influencing/Negotiating (‡) - Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
  • Strategic Thinking (*) - Formulates effective strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the organization in a global economy. Examines policy issues and strategic planning with a long-term perspective. Determines objectives and sets priorities; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.
  • Communications - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately; and writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner using correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling in a succinct and organized manner for the intended audience.

  • Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Education

    Additional information

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a Bargaining unit position represented by AFGE LOCAL 3313, 1133.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

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