Executive Director

Washington D.C.
Nov 20, 2017
Nov 20, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time

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

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Open to all qualified U.S. Citizens
  • Salary is commensurate with experience
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    Managerial/Executive Qualifications:
    • Firsthand knowledge and senior level experience in organization management.
    • Demonstrated ability to reflect a government organization's mission and goals in the management of its activities and personnel.
    • Demonstrated ability to identify and prioritize action on an organization's key issues and agenda items, both programmatic and administrative.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability.
    • Firsthand knowledge and senior level experience in the areas of Congressional relations and intergovernmental and public affairs.
    Program Development and Refinement Abilities:
    • Demonstrated ability to establish program/policy goals and the structure and processes necessary to implement them.
    • Demonstrated ability to structure, organize, and supervise staff work to ensure timely completion of assignments.
    • Demonstrated ability to identify, diagnose, and respond appropriately when the organization encounters problems, either taking action in accord with developed contingency plans or developing and implementing an effective corrective course of action.
    Resource Planning and Management Abilities:
    • Demonstrated ability to manage a budget process including preparing and justifying a budget; developing a spending plan reflecting available resources and organization missions, goals, and imperatives; monitoring adherence to a spending plan; and devising and successfully implementing corrective actions if a deficit is projected at any point.
    • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment and adherence to the principles of acceptable procurement and contracting standards and procedures.
    • Demonstrated understanding of utilization and appropriate maintenance and updating of management information and computer systems and equipment.
    Substantive Knowledge Pertaining to the USCC's Responsibilities:
    • Knowledge of the People's Republic of China, China's economic, trade, military and security policies and practices, mechanisms and instruments with which bilateral and multilateral trade is conducted between the United States and China, the military capability balance between China and the United States, and the dynamics of the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region.
    Judgment, Initiative, and Objectivity:
    • The highest degree of judgment, initiative, and objectivity. The duties of this position customarily entail addressing highly complex and sensitive problems, activities, and issues and therefore the position requires sophistication of knowledge and judgment and carefully reasoned application of that knowledge and judgment in personal interactions.

    Desirable But Not Required:
    • Graduate degree in Business or Government Administration with a concentration in Management.
    • Previous experience working in the U.S. Congress, particularly with responsibilities for issues pertaining to China and/or Taiwan, or the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region - and/or responsibilities for broader trade and economic or military/security matters.
    • Previous experience within the U.S. Executive Branch, particularly with responsibilities for issues pertaining to China and/or Taiwan, or the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region - and/or responsibilities for broader trade and economic or military/security matters.

    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 (including gender identity, pregnancy and childbirth), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, veteran status, or other non-merit factor.

    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.

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    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' cover letter, resume, and writing sample, to include qualifications and relevant experience. The Chairman and Vice Chairman will lead the hiring process, which may include input from other Commissioners and staff. Interviews will be conducted with the top candidates. The final hiring decision will be made by a vote of the full Commission.

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