Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for AD/CVD Operations

Washington D.C.
Aug 03, 2017
Sep 04, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) reports directly to the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Anti Dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) Operations in the Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) business unit within the International Trade Administration. The ADAS is responsible for providing expert counsel and oversight on methodological and policy issues pertaining to all AD/CVD proceedings. The ADAS is the DAS' primary advisor for all AD/CVD proceedings and is also responsible, alongside the DAS, for the day-to-day management of the unit and will act for the DAS in his/her absence or in the event of recusal from a particular case matter.

Working alongside the DAS, the ADAS oversees and directs the management of AD/CVD Enforcement Offices which: evaluate petitions received and conduct investigations under the AD/CVD laws; conduct administrative reviews and sunset reviews of existing AD/CVD findings and orders; perform analyses which will form the basis of recommendations regarding the disposition of individual AD/CVD investigations and reviews; conduct scope inquiries and anti-circumvention proceedings; serve as primary contact points with the U.S. International Trade Commission on matters pertaining to administration of AD/CVD investigations, such as determination of the product definition and provision of calculations and analyses which form the basis of determinations reached; arrange public hearings involving interested parties when requested in the course of investigations and administrative reviews; prepare and issue instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding the collection of AD/CVD duties; recommend revocation, termination or extension of AD/CVD orders and findings; publish determinations and the results of reviews in the Federal Register; and coordinate with CBP, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Department of Justice to ensure proper enforcement of AD/CVD orders and duty collections.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel may be required on a limited basis.

  • No

  • 1 year probationary period for new SES members
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • Background and/or security investigation required
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days of hire)
  • All members of the SES are subject to geographic relocation

  • To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess all of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ) and Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQ) listed. These qualifications typically would be acquired through education, experience, and training which reflect progressive development and executive potential. Applicants do not need to submit any separate narrative responses to address the ECQs or PTQs. Please remember that if experience is not stated in your resume, it will not be presumed that you possess it.

    Sample resumes that incorporate the ECQs and PTQs are available on page 29 of this document:

    Your resume is limited to no more than 5 pages. Any information in excess of 5 pages WILL NOT be considered.

    Executive Core Qualifications
    The following are the five ECQs and their fundamental competencies which are the primary selection criteria for SES positions. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential, not to evaluate technical experience. ECQs measure whether an individual has the broad experience needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.

    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
    (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)
    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
    (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)
    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
    (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)
    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
    (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)
    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
    (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)

    This position does not have an educational requirement.

    Professional Technical Qualifications

    1. Demonstrated experience in interpreting complex statutes, regulations, policies and procedures related to the administration of the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) program, as set forth in the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended; demonstrated ability to interpret complex statutory and regulatory guidance related to import programs, policies, issues and problems; and demonstrated ability to collaborate and provide input on major policy initiatives.

      2. Demonstrated experience in the relative roles, responsibilities, and operations of Federal agencies involved in the trade remedy area.

      3. Demonstrated experience communicating and collaborating with senior level officials of the U.S. and foreign governments, including ambassadors; senior management officials of domestic and foreign industries; executive level representatives of trade associations; and other high-ranking individuals on sensitive issues associated with AD/CVD proceedings.

    Top Secret


    The ADAS for AD/CVD Operations participates in the development of the organization's operating policies, program initiatives, and objectives. The incumbent also advises and recommends adoption of specific actions as they relate to the ongoing AD/CVD cases and litigation. The ADAS serves as Acting DAS for AD/CVD Operations in his/her absence. Through multiple offices, including two SES Directors, the ADAS assists the DAS in managing the accomplishment of the following:

    • Directs work related to: the analysis of AD/CVD petitions submitted by domestic manufacturers, producers and trade associations alleging unfair trading practices and recommends appropriate courses of action; conduct of AD/CVD investigations resulting from such petitions during which the practices of foreign businesses and governments are queried and investigated; issuance of orders subjecting imports to offsetting duties when dumping and injury is found; conduct of reviews (including administrative, sunset, and new shipper reviews,) and existing AD/CVD orders; recommendation of revocation, termination or extension of existing AD/CVD orders; and preparation of instructions to the U.S. Customs Service regarding the collection of duties on outstanding orders.
    • Provides support to the DAS for AD/CVD Operations, the DAS for Policy and Negotiations, and the Chief Counsel for Trade E&C to support the negotiations of AD/CVD suspension agreements and other sector agreements.
    • Manages and coordinates AD/CVD enforcement efforts to ensure consistent application of laws, regulations and precedents across the DAS group of offices and promote and ensure consistency in all aspects of the administration of the AD/CVD program; coordinates cross-cutting functions such as scope determinations, U.S. Customs protests, and training; and completes all E&C reporting and accountability requirements.
    • Serves on various executive/managerial working groups, committees, and panels as a senior ITA official, and may also assume special program responsibility for or other major initiatives critical to E&C and/or ITA advancement.
    • Responsible for strategic planning and the development of operating and program policies specifically applicable to the subordinate organizations.
    • Accountable for assisting in managing an organization with at least two subordinate SES positions and over 170 positions; all budget and fiscal management responsibilities within delegated authorities, encompassing broad financial planning, budget formulation and development, financial management and control strategies, use of ITA systems and controls to monitor utilization of fiscal resources, modifying budgets and spending plans in response to external decisions or events, and properly completing all relevant reporting and accountability requirements.

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