International Trade Analyst (Chemist)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 15, 2018
Closes
Oct 15, 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 will be required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check
  • 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
  • You are required to register for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/03/59
  • 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.

    You must meet the following United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements for the advertised position. OPM's prescribed Group Coverage Qualification Standard for International Trade Analyst 1101 can be found at Insert link to qualification standard. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

    BASIC REQUIREMENT
    Applicants for the GS09 level must have at least one-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS07 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience would include the following: professional experience that demonstrated knowledge of the economic, market, political, technical and other factors that influence U.S. trade flows and business; industry, and product competitiveness; trade data collection methods and analytical techniques; and U.S. trade laws, agreements, and policies regarding international commerce.

    Possession of a master's or equivalent graduate degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, economics, business or international law, international trade or relations, or other fields which are directly related to the production of goods in international trade. You must submit a copy of your transcript to show you meet this requirement.

    Applicants for the GS­11 level must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS­09 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience would include the following: performing analysis that requires a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to the collection, interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of trade data as pertaining to the chemical industry. It must have required an in­depth understanding of international trade principles and theories, or

    Possession of a PhD degree, which included the curriculum listed under question 1. A copy of your transcript is required to show you meet this requirement.

    Applicants for the GS­12 level must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS­11 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience would include the following: professional experience in international trade as it relates to chemicals, or related sectors, which included substantive analysis which required a thorough understanding of the issued under investigation; planning and execution of sequential work steps; and integration of research and analysis into an assigned study

    Applicants for the GS­13 level must have at least one ­year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS­12 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience would include the following: researching and analyzing issues in international trade as they relate to chemicals or the chemical sector; recognizing and evaluating factors in domestic and foreign supply and demand to draw rational inferences based on research findings; applying econometric or other economic modeling techniques to support the technical validity of findings; and knowledge of economic, financial, and technical factors influencing trade policy, merchandise trade flows, and sector competitiveness.

    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.

    All applicants must possess a professional body of knowledge related to this position. While this is not a mandatory requirement, this would typically be obtained by possession of a Bachelor's degree or higher in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, economics, business or international law, international trade or relations, or other fields which are directly related to the production of goods in international trade. Such theoretical knowledge must include an understanding of the technical and economic factors influencing international trade and competitiveness, commodity and trade collection methods and analytical techniques, and U.S. trade laws, agreements, and policies regulating international commerce.

    Education May be Substituted for Experience as Follows;

    At the GS-09 level:
    Possession of a master's or equivalent graduate degree in fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, economics, business or international law, international trade or relations, or other fields which are directly related to the production of goods in international trade. You must submit a copy of your transcript to show you meet this requirement.

    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.

    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.

    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

    Self Assessment Questionnaire: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10308430

    Vacancy ID number:10308430

    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.

    The self-assessment questions are related to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies (KSA's). You do not have to respond to the KSA's.

    • Industry and Market Technical Knowledge
    • Oral Communication
    • Technical Competence
    • Technology Application
    • Writing
    Your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions.

    Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
    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.

    If referred all relevant documents submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the selecting official. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or for changing your scored responses to questions you've answered, which may affect your overall final score.

    Your experience is also evaluated using an assessment questionnaire, which is available at the following link: ~https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10308430

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    Drug test required No


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