Senior International Trade Compliance Analyst (DE/CR)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Mar 28, 2019
Closes
Mar 28, 2019
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - 10% Travel Required


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • You must be a suitable for Federal employment.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a Secret Clearance.
    • A one year probationary/trial period may be required.
    • Payment of relocation expenses is not authorized.

    SECURITY CLEARANCE:  This position requires a Secret clearance. Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.

    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 possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-13 or equivalent pay band) in the Federal Service.  Applicants must meet all of the specialized experience to be considered for this position.  Specialized experience is defined as experience interpreting and applying U.S. AD/CVD duty laws, precedents, policies, regulations and international trade agreements that includes the analysis of complex AD/CVD issues; briefing of decision makers and senior agency leadership on significant trade remedy law matters; and reviewing and preparing documents necessary to meet all statutory determinations.

    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 http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.

    There is no positive education requirement for this position.

    CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100.  Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management’s Career Transition Resources website at: Employee Guide to Career Transition

    CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

    1. A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
    2. A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

    ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
    2. A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action” documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;
    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
    4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

    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.

      1. Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA)
      2. Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)
      3. 30% or more disabled veterans
      4. Persons with disabilities
      5. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
      6. 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.

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.  If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy 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) and place you in one of the three pre-defined categories.  The categories are “gold”, “silver” and “bronze”.  However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered.  Candidates placed in the “gold” category 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 eligible 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. For more information on Category Rating, please go to Category Rating.

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

    1. Ability to serve as a technical expert and resource to analysts and provide expert level training.
    2. Technical ability to review, edit, and prepare, briefing materials, decision memoranda, Federal Register notices, correspondence. talking points, responses to press inquiries and other documents.
    3. Skill in interpreting and applying U.S. AD and CVD duty laws, regulations, precedents, policies, and international trade agreements.
    4. Knowledge of international trade and AD/CVD laws and policies.
    5. Ability to collect and analyze data for the purpose of reengineering internal/external processing systems and proposing solutions that support strategic goals.
    6. Ability to identify target audiences and promote trade enforcement activities that support organizational goals.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required No


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