INTERNATIONAL TRADE SPECIALIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
May 20, 2019
Closes
May 28, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

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


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications).
  • Background and security investigation for Top Secret Clearance.
  • At the GS-09 level, you must meet one of the following qualifications:
    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience at this grade level include, but are not limited to:

    Experience conducting substantive economic, trade or industry research to support international projects in key infrastructure sectors (e.g., energy, transportation, telecommunications and environment).

    Experience may also include: familiarity with foreign assistance programs that promote U.S. exports; familiarity with such transactional instruments as grant agreements, scopes of work, contracts, feasibility studies, financial agreements or other documents that support the development of major infrastructure projects; or familiarity in developing and maintaining project tracking systems, conducting corporate or agency strategic planning and developing tools that improve operational efficiency;
    OR
    B. A master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related in one of the following fields marketing, business administration, political science, public administration, history, business or commercial law, economics, finance, international trade, or international relations;
    OR
    C. A Combination of education and experience as list above.

    At the GS-11 level, you must meet one of the following qualifications:
    A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience at this grade level include, but are not limited to:

    Experience conducting substantive economic, trade or industry research to support international projects in key infrastructure sectors (e.g., energy, transportation, telecommunications and environment).

    Experience may also include: experience with foreign assistance programs that promote U.S. exports; experience developing and maintaining project tracking systems, conducting corporate or agency strategic planning and developing tools that improve operational efficiency; experience providing foreign assistance or financial support for infrastructure projects; or experience managing relations with a variety of stakeholders (including inter-agency officials, foreign government officials, financial institutions and U.S. industry representatives) involved in major infrastructure project development;
    OR
    B. A 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 in one of the following fields marketing, business administration, political science, public administration, history, business or commercial law, economics, finance, international trade, or international relations;
    OR
    C. A Combination of education and experience as list above..

    At the GS-12 level, you must meet the following qualification:

    One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience at this grade level include but are not limited to:

    Professional level industry-specific research experience related to infrastructure and large-scale development projects and experience conducting substantive economic, trade or industry research to support international projects in key infrastructure sectors (e.g., energy, transportation, telecommunications and environment).

    Experience may also include: extensive experience with foreign assistance programs that promote U.S. exports; experience negotiating, drafting or managing such instruments as grant agreements, scopes of work, contracts, feasibility studies, financial agreements or other documents that support the development of major infrastructure projects; experience developing and maintaining complex project tracking systems, conducting corporate or agency strategic planning and developing tools that improve operational efficiency; experience providing foreign assistance or financial support for major infrastructure projects; experience managing complex relationships with a variety of stakeholders (including inter-agency officials, foreign government officials, financial institutions and U.S. industry representatives) involved in major infrastructure project development; or experience managing the work of contractors or consultants for major infrastructure projects.

    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    This position contains a selective placement factor (SPF) that is part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position is:
    • ??????Demonstrated experience linking businesses with export opportunities and/or supporting the development of infrastructure in emerging economies.

    TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

    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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

    Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp).

    Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements: Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
    Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
    Other Special Appointment Authorities
    OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities
    Telework Suitability:
    The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

    Stipulations of Employment:

    Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

    Applicants must be eligible to obtain and keep a security clearance. Appointment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.

    Work Schedule:

    This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

    Miscellaneous:

    TDA uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

    This position is being advertised concurrently with vacancy announcement # TDA-19-DE-10497926 using Delegated Examining (DE) procedures. If interested, refer to that announcement to determine if you meet DE requirements and can apply to that announcement. NOTE: You must apply separately to each announcement in order to be considered under both.

    This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

    If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

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

    Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. 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. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

    • Attention to Detail
    • Business Planning & Resource Management
    • Oral Communication
    • Planning and Evaluating
    • Written Communication

    Read more Security clearance Top Secret

    Drug test required No

    Position sensitivity and risk Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness


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