Supervisory ITA (Investigator)

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 20, 2017
Closes
Oct 28, 2017
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) is a great place to work, and we aren't the only ones who think so. We were rated "Most Improved Small Agency" in 2013 by the Partnership for Public Service and ranked 6th overall in the 2016 Best Places to Work Index.

An independent Federal agency, the Commission provides the President and Congress with high­-quality analysis and technical support on international trade, tariff and competitiveness issues; investigates and decides import injury cases and publishes the United States' tariff schedule. You will find a working environment throughout the Commission that is dedicated to the development of your technical skills and a commitment to provide balance between your work and personal life.

This position is also being announced through merit promotion procedures under MP-18-005-JY. You must apply to both announcements if you wish to be considered under delegated examining and merit promotion procedures.

Here, you will find a dynamic work environment, multi-disciplinary teams working on a variety of projects and products, a dedication to develop your technical skills, and a commitment to provide balance between your work and your personal life. The position is located in the U.S. International Trade Commission, Office of Operations, Office of Investigations. As the Supervisory International Trade Analyst (Investigator) you will be responsible for oversight and caring out the functions involved in compiling and analyzing investigative information and related duties assigned in support of the Commission's mission.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • You must be able to pass a background investigation
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period
  • You may be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Confidential clearance
  • All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

    Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must have the general and specialized experience outlined below which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

    BASIC REQUIREMENT
    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, applicants must have at least one-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience would include progressively responsible professional experience sufficient to show a normal level of progression and senior level knowledge of the occupation. It should include specific experience: (a) knowledge of industrial manufacturing and processing techniques; production, distribution, and market dynamics; accounting principles; macroeconomics; and theories and techniques of economic, statistical, and financial analysis; (b) project leadership or project coordination assignments that involved a staff of professional analysts and/or economists, and required the evaluation and interpretation of analysis and research of international trade, market and industry sector information; (c) experience in working collaboratively and coordinating a variety of specialized and complex analytical projects regarding international trade; (d); experience preparing and reviewing data collection vehicles (questionnaires or detailed surveys) requesting a substantial volume of detailed, pertinent industry and economic data; (e) strong communication skills; and (f) at this level, you would typically lead a multi-disciplinary team in performing research, analysis, and reporting on trade remedy investigations with responsibility for determining methods and scope for accomplishing tasks.

    To qualify at the GS-15 level, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience at the GS-14, or equivalent level, in the Federal service. Specialized experience would include progressively responsible professional experience sufficient to show a normal level of progression and senior level knowledge of the occupation. It should include specific experience: (a) expert knowledge of industrial manufacturing and processing techniques; production, distribution, and market dynamics; accounting principles; macroeconomics; and theories and techniques of economic, statistical, and financial analysis; (b) supervisory or project coordination assignments that involved a staff of professional analysts and/or economists, which required developing creative and effective analytical approaches and research themes for examining international trade in services or related sectors;(c) proficient experience in working collaboratively and coordinating a variety of specialized and complex analytical projects regarding international trade; (d) in-depth experience preparing and reviewing data collection vehicles (questionnaires or detailed surveys) requesting a substantial volume of detailed, pertinent industry and economic data; (e) outstanding communication skills; and (f) at this level, you would lead a multi-disciplinary team in performing research, analysis, and reporting on trade remedy investigations with responsibility for determining methods and scope for accomplishing tasks.

    While there is no education requirement for this position, the ideal and most successful candidate should possess a professional body of knowledge related to this position. This would typically be obtained by possession of a Bachelor's degree or higher in the fields of international trade/relations, economics, business administration, or other fields directly related to the production of goods and services in international trade. Such theoretical knowledge ideally would include an understanding of the technical and economic factors influencing international trade and competitiveness, commodity and trade collection methods and analytical.

    Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees: The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Programs are available to federal employees that qualify. Those eligible for these programs are granted special priority selection rights. To be considered, you must be deemed well-qualified by receiving a score of 85 or higher. If you are a federal employee claiming CTAP/ICTAP, you must provide the documents listed under the Required Documents section to verify your eligibility. Also, you must indicate in your application that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For additional information regarding CTAP/ICTAP, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you are registered with the Selective Service or are exempt under Selective Service regulations. For additional information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.

    Foreign Education Credential Interpretation: http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

    DD-214: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

    SF-15 (veterans claiming 10 point preference): http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf

    Special hiring authorities for veterans: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx

    Severely disabled persons program information: http://www.opm.gov/disability/People with disabilities.asp

    Cover page to fax paper application - OPM Form 1203fx: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf

    Assessment Question: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10057283

    Vacancy ID number: 10057283 Reasonable accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact listed on the vacancy announcement. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis. Verification of information: Any information claimed on your resume and in application materials, such as education, credentials, employment history, etc., will be verified as part of the security clearance process.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will be rated by our applications system using the Category Rating procedure. A quality review will then be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME). Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following area:

    • Trade and Technical Expertise
    • Quality Assurance of Work Product
    • Managing People
    • Oral and Written Communication
    We will evaluate your relevant education and/or work experience as they relate to the competencies, knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) mentioned above. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.

    Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

    Best: placement in this category indicates you have the type and quality of experience and/or education that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s).
    Better: this category indicates you have the type and quality of experience and/or education that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position.
    Good: if you are placed in this category, it indicates you meet the minimum qualifications and/or education of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. You may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

    Candidates in the Best category will be the first ones sent to the hiring manager for interview consideration. Within each category, those with veterans' preference eligibility will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

    You may be required to complete a writing sample/assessment if selected for an interview.

    View Assessment To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10057283

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