Policy Analyst, Economics and Trade
Administratively Determined, Term-Appointed Position (The initial term of appointment is one year and is renewable at the Commission's option. The position is not covered by provisions of 5 USC that apply to Executive Branch employees regarding appointment, termination, competitive service selection, and pay related rules and regulations.)
Please note: The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is a Legislative Branch entity and only uses Pay Plan/Series/Grade information as a point of reference.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (the Commission) was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action.
In accordance with its mandate, the Commission focuses its work and study on the following eleven areas: proliferation practices, economic transfers, energy and natural resources, foreign investment, military and security affairs, cyber activities, economic conditions, foreign affairs, compliance and enforcement, freedom of information, and product safety.
You can review the Commission's mandate in detail at http://www.uscc.gov/about/uscc-charter.
Note on Salary: Commensurate with Experience (Salary level will be competitive and determined in light of education, position-related experience, and professional accomplishments).
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
HIGHLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
(Not required, but may be considered in the selection process)
- Experience in a Congressional or Executive Branch office, particularly with responsibilities for issues pertaining to China, Taiwan, or the Asia-Pacific Region.
- Knowledge of the Chinese legal system and structure.
- Experience living or working in China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
- Ability to speak and read Mandarin Chinese, to include ability to effectively utilize sources of electronic and print information regarding China and Taiwan.
- Proven and demonstrable experience and ability to present written and oral information clearly and concisely. Strong writing and editing skills are absolutely required.
- Strong analytical and research skills, including demonstrable ability to accurately and thoroughly analyze data and make informed, critical judgments about issues.
- Experience or expertise in economics, trade, and related areas of law as applicable to China, as well the economic and trade policies and goals of the United States, particularly regarding China, Taiwan, and the Asia-Pacific region.
- Knowledge of China's trade policies and practices, and the organization and structure of the agencies of the governments of these jurisdictions with responsibilities for determining, supervising, and conducting trade policies and bilateral and multilateral trade relationships.
- Knowledge of U.S. trade laws, regulations, and procedures; the World Trade Organization and its regulations and procedures; other multilateral economic organizations; and the missions, and activities of U.S. government agencies with responsibilities for conducting or supervising bilateral and multilateral trade and economic relations for the United States.
- Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field, such as Economics, Law, International Relations, or Asian Studies.
- Ability to effectively utilize sources of electronic and print information regarding China, Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific region.
- Experience and ability to work effectively as a member of a team, including participation in collaborative research studies.
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is an EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or age.
The Commission will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law as described in 5 USC 3328. If you misrepresent your experience or education, or provide false or fraudulent information, it may be grounds for not hiring you or dismissing you after you start. Making false or fraudulent statements can be punishable by fine or imprisonment.
As federal government employees, Commission employees are eligible to participate in federal employee benefits programs, to include: health insurance (multiple carriers & multiple options); life insurance (FEGLI-multiple options); retirement (FERS or CSRS if applicable); and the Thrift Savings Program (TSP-multiple options), the federal government's tax-deferred savings program. Employees accrue and may use annual and sick leave in accord with Commission policies and procedures.
This employment opportunity is also posted on the Commission website at: http://www.uscc.gov/about/job-opportunities.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The Commission will conduct internal evaluation based on applicants' qualifications, relevant experience, and writing sample. The Executive Director and appropriate staff will interview the top candidates. The Chairman and/or Vice Chairman will interview the final candidates. The final hiring decision will be made by the Executive Director.Read more Security clearance Top Secret/SCI