Office of the U.S. Trade Representative:
Begin a challenging and exciting career with the Executive Office of the President (EOP) providing support to the President of the United States. The EOP is comprised of The White House, Executive Residence, Office of the Vice President, Office of the United States Trade Representatives, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of the National Drug Control Policy, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Administration, National Security Council, Council on Environmental Quality, and Council of Economic Advisers. The EOP has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the President's message to the American people to promoting our trade interests abroad.
Would you like to make a difference in today's world? Consider a career in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President. The U.S. Trade Representative is America's chief trade negotiator and the principal trade policy advisor to the President. The USTR and the Agency's staff are responsible for developing and implementing trade policies which promote world growth, and create new opportunities for American businesses, workers and agricultural producers. Come and join us, for a better tomorrow.
If you are a status candidate, please apply under USTR-1034675-17-JB-MP
**Notice: More than one selection may be made within 90 days of the issuance of the certificate, if additional vacancies occur.
Promotion to the next highest grade level is neither guaranteed nor implied.
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- You may be expected to travel for this position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the qualification requirements outlined below to be considered minimally qualified for this position. The qualification requirements are in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standards. ALL QUALIFICATIONS MUST BE MET BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
You may qualify at the GS-09 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that demonstrates your ability to executive protection, physical security work, information security work; security program liaison and coordination; policy interpretation, research and development.
B. A master's or equivalent graduate degree in an accredited or pre-accredited college or university; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.B. or J.D degree, if related. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position, ex; OR
C. A combination of education and experience as listed above.
You may qualify at the GS-11 level, if you fulfill one of the following qualification requirements:
A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector that demonstrates your ability to executive protection work; physical security work; information security work; security and enforcement program liaison and coordination; policy interpretation, research and development; responding to problems or questions involving implementation of executive protection, and security policies, procedures, and guidelines; and working experience with technical security programs to identify vulnerabilities, and recommended strategies to eliminate or mitigate vulnerabilities;
B. A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or possession of a LL.M. degree, if related. Graduate level education must demonstrate the competencies necessary to do the work of the position,
C. A combination of education and experience as listed above.
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.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
As a Enforcement Specialist, GS-1801-09/11, in the Office of Administration, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:
- Coordinates executive protection for the Ambassador at public events, hearings, administrative proceedings, and conferences particularly when they involve controversial or sensitive issues. Assists with the planning, coordination and implementation of protective services for domestic and overseas travel. Assists in coordinating security for these events with law enforcement officials, Capitol Police, and the US Secret Service to ensure that clearance is obtained for access to the Capitol, White House, State Department or embassies visited by the Ambassador.
- Reviews the designated route of the protective movement in order to become thoroughly familiar with the time frames of the schedule and the locations of evacuation sites, hospitals, and repair facilities; assists in coordinating motorcades with local law enforcement personnel; and assists TSD and/or local police/ military personnel with Explosive Ordnance Detection surveys of vehicles, baggage, and airplanes.
- Inspects all operational, safety, emergency, and convenience equipment of protective vehicles to ensure peak operating condition; maintains appearance of vehicles and performs routine vehicle maintenance; recognizes potential vehicle malfunction, and recommends repair or replacement.
- On protective movements, searches protective vehicles and equipment and covers designated security post; assures integrity of personal luggage of protectee and traveling party; assists in establishing command post center, installing and maintaining radio equipment, and resolving problems associated with vehicles or equipment.