International Trade Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Feb 21, 2018
Closes
Feb 21, 2018
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Not required


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 Secret clearance
  • All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

    You must meet all the requirements below by the closing date of the announcement and they must be clearly identified in your application, resume, or supporting documents. This includes any general and specialized experience, education, and/or selective placement factors mentioned. These are used to determine if you possess the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities to successfully perform in this position.

    BASIC REQUIREMENT

    To be considered for an International Trade Analyst position, you must have:

    A. Undergraduate and Graduate Education: that includes or is supplemented by major study in business administration, economics, marketing, business or international law, finance, industrial management, international trade/relations, or other fields directly related to the position;

    -OR-

    B. Experience: that demonstrates the ability to perform the functions of the position to be filled and provides requisite knowledge of:
    • The production of goods and services in international trade;
    • The technical and economic factors influencing international trade and competitiveness;
    • Commodity and trade data collection methods and analytical techniques; and
    • U.S. trade laws, agreements, and policies regulating international commerce
    To qualify at the GS-9 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at a level equivalent to the GS-7 level in the federal service or private sector. Typically, we would find this experience in work that demonstrates knowledge of the economic, market, technical and other factors that influence U.S. trade flows as well as industry and product competitiveness. In lieu of specialized experience, a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, if related in business administration, economics, marketing, business or international law, finance, industrial management, international trade/relations, or fields directly related to the position, is required.

    To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility at or equivalent to, the GS-9 level, obtained in the Federal service or private sector. Specialized experience is that which has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position shown above. Typically, we would find this experience in work that demonstrates knowledge of the economic, market, technical and other factors that influence U.S. trade flows as well as industry and product competitiveness, particularly as related to minerals and metals industries; and demonstrated analytical work such as research and analysis in a team environment. OR Substitution for Experience: - Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.

    To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility at or equivalent to, the GS-11 level, obtained in the Federal service or private sector. Specialized experience is that which has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position shown above. Typically, we would find this experience demonstrated in work that shows experience in analyzing industry, market, and/or trade issues or policy positions and/or analyzing global and domestic industries (particularly, as related to minerals and metals products).

    To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility at or equivalent to, the GS-12 level, obtained in the Federal service or private sector. Specialized experience is that which has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position shown above. Typically, we would find this experience demonstrated in work that shows mastery of the best practices for planning and carrying out studies that analyze complex industry, market, and/or trade issues or policy positions related to minerals and metals (particularly, steel) and/or analyzing global and domestic minerals and metals products industries (particularly, steel).

    COMBINING EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    To combine your experience and education, you must convert the figures to a percentage and add them together. The combined total percentages of your education and experience must equal at least 100% in order to qualify.

    To calculate your percentage of undergraduate education, divide the number of undergraduate hours you've completed by 120. To calculate your percentage of graduate education, divide the number of graduate semester hours you've completed by 18. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert the quarter hours into semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours by the fraction 2/3. To determine your percentage of qualifying experience, you must divide your total number of months of qualifying experience by the required number of months of experience.

    Finally, add your experience and education percentages. The two percentages must total at least 100% to be considered qualified.

    Education May be Substituted for Experience as Follows;

    At the GS-9 level: A master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, if related in business administration, economics, marketing, business or international law, finance, industrial management, international trade/relations, or fields directly related to the position.

    At the GS-11 level: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related. See majors directly related to this occupation in previous qualification section of this announcement.

    At the GS-12 level: There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.

    At the GS-13 level: There is no substitution of education for experience at this level.

    Submit a copy of your transcript(s) or list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials: http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

    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/10108168

    Vacancy ID number:10108168 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:

    • Knowledge of economic, financial, and technical factors influencing trade policy, merchandise trade flows, and industry competitiveness
    • Technical Expertise
    • Research, Data Collection, and Analysis
    • Analytical Writing and 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/10108168

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