Coordinator - Trade Program

Washington D.C.
$70,783.00 USD per annum plus benefits
Dec 09, 2022
Jan 13, 2023
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

Trade Program Coordinator

Selection Process Nº: 102549-6

Salary: $70,783.00 USD per annum plus benefits

Contract Type: Indeterminate (Full-time)

Term Details: This position is a Locally Engaged Staff position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in USA.

Job Function: Administrative

Classification: LE - A3

Location: the Embassy of Canada to the United States

Number of Vacancies: 1

Closing date for application: 4 January, 2023 at 23:59 UTC/GMT -5:00

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Summary of Duties:

As part of the Economic and Trade Policy team at the Embassy of Canada in Washington DC, the incumbent plays an important role supporting the policy team that manages the dynamic Canada-U.S. trade and economic relationship. This position directly advances and supports the delivery of the Transport and the Innovation and Industrial Policy portfolios. The incumbent provides research, reporting and analysis, as well as administrative support for these two programs.  

Core duties are to: 

  • Complete research and meeting reports across a wide variety of subject areas relating to U.S. trade, economic and transborder policy, as it impacts Canadian interests, including with respect to the transportation sector (land, maritime and air) and innovation and industrial policies (manufacturing (automotive, aerospace), emerging technologies (AI, 5G) and sectoral cooperation (semiconductors, critical minerals)). Provide administrative and budgetary support to the Transport Counsellor and the Innovation and Industrial Policy Program Manager to support the delivery of their programs and the objectives of the Canadian departments they represent, as well as overall Embassy priorities.  Support incoming visits by senior officials and Ministers, as appropriate, and support the coordination of Embassy events and meetings relevant to the trade and economic portfolio. 

While this position will report directly to two Counsellor-level positions, the incumbent will collaborate closely with all members of the Economic and Trade Policy team, and engage with counterparts in the U.S. Government and contacts at other Embassies, think tanks and the private sector.

Area of Selection:

Open to all interested candidates who are legally authorized to work and reside in the United States, having independent work authorization and status in accordance with U.S. protocol directives for employment in a foreign mission, who will be residing in the region at the time of appointment, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below and whose applications are received by the closing date. Please note that the mission will not reimburse relocation costs under any circumstance and that the mission does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly.

The Government of Canada is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered based on merit. Our organization offers an inclusive workplace where respect, teamwork, and collaboration are part of our culture. Canada’s missions abroad are committed to promoting and supporting an environment free from harassment and discrimination, as well as encouraging and supporting employees to learn and develop their skills and competencies.


Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, language* and experience.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate when applying to the position how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

*Language will be assessed further during the process. 


Candidates will be required to provide proof of the completion of their education.

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in Economics, International Trade, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Law, or any other field related to the position.


  • An advanced proficiency level in English (reading, writing, comprehension and speaking).


  • Minimum 1 year of recent experience analyzing trade, economic, or political trends and policies.  Minimum 1 year of recent experience researching, compiling and drafting reports on trade, economic, or political issues for senior management, clients or stakeholders.

*Recent experience is defined as within the last 3 years. 


The Rated Requirements are part of the essential qualifications and are relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies. Methods of assessment for rated requirements may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview (online pre-recorded/live or in-person), role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.


  • Knowledge of U.S. trade, economic or transborder policy trends and developments.


  • Attention to detail; Initiative; Adaptability & flexibility;  Critical Thinking; and Team player / ability to work well in a team.


  • Communicate clearly and effectively orally in English; Communicate clearly and effectively in writing in English; Research, analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources. Prioritize and organize workload, multi-task and work effectively under pressure; Work independently and proactively in a result-oriented manner. 

Asset Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications.

  1. A Masters degree from a recognized college or university in Economics, International Trade, Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, Law, or any other field related to the position. Experience organizing visits and events. Experience working on innovation or industrial policy issues. Experience working on transportation policy issues. Experience working within Congress or the Federal Administration.

Operational Requirements:

  • Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Locally Engaged Staff (LES) regulations of 37.50 hours per week. Occasional overtime, including evenings and weekends, may be required with advance notice.
  • Location of work: Work is normally performed on-site with some flexibility for teleworking up to two days per week.

Conditions of Employment:

Conditions of employment must be met or complied with before being appointed to a particular position, and are to be maintained throughout the employment while being the incumbent of this position.

- Valid work authorization: Ability to obtain and hold a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period.

- Security screening: Obtain and maintain a Reliability Status (security level) which includes a criminal and credit background check from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.

Special Request from Mission / Additional Comments:

We offer a competitive salary, generous leave, 12 weeks of paid parental leave and a strong benefits package that includes medical, dental, long term disability and a retirement savings plan. Please find a summary of our benefits package and information on employment eligibility at:

Jobs at our offices in the United States ( 

How to Apply

  • You must submit your application using the "Apply online" function. Only applications submitted via VidCruiter will be considered, unless a valid reason is presented and accepted prior to the closing date. Do not include personal data such as; age, date of birth, gender, marital status, family status, religion or a picture in your application form, CV nor cover letter (as required). Please only include information relevant to the vacancy as requested in the job poster. You must clearly demonstrate in answering the screening questions how you meet the education and experience factors listed in the essential and asset qualifications. You must provide specific examples to demonstrate clearly how you meet the qualifications. Global Affairs Canada cannot make any assumptions about your studies nor experience. Simply saying you have the required qualifications or listing your current duties will not be sufficient. Instead, you must provide concrete and detailed examples that clearly explain where, when, and how you gained the experience. No additional information will be sought beyond what you submit in your online application. Candidates may be required to upload a CV and/or a cover letter in English or French. These documents may be used as a secondary source to validate the answers to the screening questions. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information and/or which are not received by the closing date will be rejected. Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to prior to the closing date. Failure to do so will result in the application being rejected.

Important Notes

  • Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). The language requirement for this position is identified under the essential qualifications (language). In consequence, the assessment process for this vacancy will be conducted in English. Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidates to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
  • Candidates must provide an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including spam folder. Reference checks may be sought for candidates who succeeded all of the assessments. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to the United States does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs. Before an offer of employment can be made, successful candidates must provide a local residence address as proof of residence in the specified area of selection. This information is necessary to issue a letter of offer. As recently announced by the Government of Canada, the Policy for Mandatory Vaccination: Canada and the Mission Network is suspended as of June 20, 2022. The Government of Canada will continue to assess the need for additional public health measures, including the possible reintroduction of a vaccination mandate at a later date. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please contact us at to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential. The results of this selection process may also be used to establish one or more pools of fully or partially qualified candidates for similar term, indeterminate, part-time or full-time openings at the Embassy of Canada to the United States which might arise following the completion of this selection process. For Canadian citizens/residents and Canadian dual nationals, please note that it is your responsibility to enquire with the Canadian Revenue Agency about any possible taxation implications linked to an employment with the Government of Canada.



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