International Trade Compliance Analyst (DEU)
ITA is recruiting for candidates that are interested in assisting the U.S. to build upon our trade program to increase our export initiative. We are seeking both entry and experienced level professionals to serve as International Trade Compliance Analyst within our Enforcement and Compliance business unit.
As an ITA International Trade Compliance Analyst, the incumbent will focus on the selling practices and potential subsidization of foreign manufacturers that export to the United States. Antidumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) Operations is responsible for conducting AD and CVD investigations involving both market economy and non-market economy (NME) countries. International Trade Compliance Analysts conduct complex analyses of the business structures and selling practices of foreign companies as well as legal and policy analysis of U.S. statutory and WTO obligations. Occasional foreign and domestic travel to verify the accuracy of the responses of foreign respondents may be required.
A probationary period may be required.
The initial and primary selection(s) of candidates referred to management will be used to fill vacancies in Enforcement and Compliance. Thereafter, managers within the various business units of ITA may consider and utilize the certificate with the remaining referred candidates to fill vacancies within their business unit. The business units are Executive & Admin, Global Markets, Enforcement and Compliance and Industry & Analysis.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional foreign and domestic travel may be required.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level or equivalent by the closing date of the announcement and meet the following requirement:
GS-9 level: You must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as experience with routine antidumping (AD) and/or countervailing duty (CVD) administrative reviews; experience performing the analysis of uncomplicated AD/CVD questionnaire responses; experience briefing senior analysts or managers on case-relatedeissues; experience with the preparation of standard documents issued during the course of the case (e.g., letters extending deadlines, instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, etc.).
Education: 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate or a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.
Combination of Education and Experience: Possess a combination of education and experience which is qualifying to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-09 grade level. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. For GS-09 level positions, only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
You must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. In addition to the specialized experience listed at the grade above, specialized experience for the Grade 11 is defined as briefing senior analysts or managers on case-related issues and making recommendations to a case team.
Education: 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
Combination of Education and Experience: Possess a combination of education and experience which is qualifying to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-11 grade level. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. For GS-11 level positions, only graduate education in excess of 36 semester hours is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
If your education status or experience changes prior to the final closing date of this announcement, you may update your application to receive additional consideration at each cut-off date.
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.
Education may be substituted for Specialized Experience for the GS-9 and GS-11 levels as noted below in the "Qualifications" section.
For those qualifying based on education: If you meet any of the education requirements listed in the announcement within nine (9) months from the date of your application, your application can be accepted. However, you must submit documentation that includes specific information on the classes you will complete within the next 9 months. List the title and course number of the class, the department and college/university offering the class, the number of semester or quarter hour credit given for the class, and the date you expect to complete the class.
EDUCATION, OR A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-9 and GS-11 LEVEL ONLY.
If you are substituting education for specialized experience, you must provide a copy of your college transcript (official or unofficial) from an accredited education institution for verification.
Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME ZONE (ETZ) on the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of 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 http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
U.S. Citizenship: You will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship. Selective Service System: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System or have an exemption. If selected, confirmation of registration status is required.
Time-after-competitive-appointment restrictions apply.
Security Clearance: This position requires a secret security clearance. Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.
Financial Disclosure Requirement: This position requires annual Confidential Financial Disclosure requirements to be met as a condition of employment.
Travel Requirement: Occasional foreign and domestic travel may be required.