Trade and Industry Analyst (DEU)

Washington D.C.
Jun 20, 2018
Jun 20, 2018
Full Time

Occasional travel - Occasional travel (1 to 5 days a month) may be required.

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • If your resume is incomplete, you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (
  • You must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Candidates selected for this position will must submit a urinalysis.
  • Declaration of Federal Employment: If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" OF-306, prior to being appointed.   

    Probationary Period: 
    A one-year probational period may be required.

    Drug Testing: 
    Incumbent of this position is subject to random drug testing. Incumbent must pass urinalysis testing prior to appointment and periodically thereafter. 

    Financial Disclosure: 
    Title 5 CFR, part 2634, requires the incumbent of this position to file an Initial and annual SF-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report and attend annual ethics training. 

    Position Sensitivity: 
    This position is designated critical sensitive. Incumbent must successfully complete a background security investigation prior to appointment and must be able to obtain and retain a Secret security clearance. Incumbent of the position will also be required to complete an SF-312, Classified Non-disclosure Agreement.

    GS-09- Applicants must meet at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the federal sector. Specialized experience is defined as having experience synthesizing researched information from a wide array of sources; assisting in preparing formal presentations, documents, and/or written reports; contacting interagency partners, industry, and/or other stakeholders orally and in writing to obtain information.


    To qualify for the GS-09 Trade and Industry Analyst based on education, you must possess:
    • A Master's or equivalent graduate degree
    • 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
    • LL.B. or J.D., if related
    GS-11- Applicants must meet at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the federal sector. Specialized experience is defined as having experience providing written summaries of research and analysis; successfully supporting multiple, concurrent projects; and experience using software programs to compile and organize data drawn from a variety of sources.


    To qualify for the GS-11 Trade and Industry Analyst based on education, you must possess:
    • Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
    • 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
    • LL.M., if related
    Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

    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.

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment

    *Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA)
    *Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)
    *30% or more disabled veterans
    *Persons with disabilities
    *Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
    *Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

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

    Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job.

    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Ability to use software programs to organize, analyze and interpret multiple lines of data.
    • Ability to communicate in formal and informal settings.
    • Ability to respond orally to inquiries and offer additional information to respondents and participate in group discussions.
    • Ability to respond to correspondence and explain difficult and abstract ideas in writing.
    • Skill in working collaboratively with other, which requires establishing and maintaining effective working relationships at all levels.
    • Ability to provide written and oral reports of statistical analysis and results.
    • (GS-9 only)
      Ability to conduct independent research on specific topics.
      Ability to synthesize information from a wide array of sources.
    • (GS-11 only) Ability to work on multiple projects without sacrificing quality of work.
    If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and incentive awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the selecting official for review and consideration.

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    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required No

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