As a Lead International Trade Specialist , you will perform the following duties:
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Lead International Trade Specialist GS-1140-14 FPL 14 positions within the International Trade Administration in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience. RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Guide and assist a team of related industry analysts to enable the team to deliver improved quality, quantity and timely services and/or work products to their stakeholders
- Provides information to the supervisor on performance and/or behavior problems of the team and individuals
- Undertake sectoral assignments requiring both a comprehensive understanding of how the individual industries in the sector interact and engage in international trade and the ability to forecast changes to the sector's competitive position taking into account factors such as government policy (foreign and domestic), new technology, foreign production or service delivery, and strategic use requirements.
- Provide expertise on the assigned sector, or any of the related industries at meetings held or taskers assigned at the Secret level, particularly as it relates to the national security transaction review work of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
QualificationsThe initial cut-off date is 10/02/23 Applicants found eligible may receive consideration at any point during the open period of the announcement, as requested by the organization.
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
- You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use of possession of drugs.
- A probationary period may be required.
- Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see https://www.sss.gov/).
- If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.
- All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
- Drug Test: Yes
- License required: No
- Pre-employment physical required: No
- Bargaining Unit Position: No
- Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE form 450): No
- Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expense: will not be paid.
Cutoff dates and the closing date of this announcement may be adjusted as needed, and any updates will be reflected on this announcement.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.
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.
To qualify at the GS-14 level:SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:
You must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as:
- Assessing the impact of foreign government actions on the competitiveness of a U.S. industry;
- Providing analysis of trade industry;
- Assist in leading teams to deliver quality, and timely services and/or work products;
- Developing recommendations and providing status reports to leadership.Education
There is no positive education requirement for this position. Additional informationICTAP and CTAP Eligibles:
CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: Employee Guide to Career Transition CTAP
applicants MUST submit the following documents: A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice). A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade level, and duty location; A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential. ICTAP
applicants MUST submit the following documents: A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement; A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc; A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential. Current or Former Political Appointees:
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.