Trade Commissioner (Defence)
Position title: Trade Commissioner (Defence) (anticipatory)Section: EconomicLocation: Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC Position no: EXT-302066Level: LE-09Starting salary: $100,893Competition no: 3384Date posted: 06/14/2019Closing date: 06/23/2019 06:00:00 PM EST.EXTENDED DEADLINE: 06/27/2019 If you have already submitted your application, you do not need to reapplyEmployment Tenure: IndeterminateThis staffing process may be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates for this position and for similar positions with various tenures, including indeterminate, term, assignment/ transfer, emergency, and acting opportunities at the Embassy. When you submit your application, you must specify all types of employment tenures for which you wish to be considered, eg, indeterminate, term, assignment/transfer, and/or acting. APPLICATION PROCESSCANDIDATES CAN ONLY APPLY VIA THE LINK BELOW:www.wfca-tpce.com/vacancyView.php?requirementId=3384&source=PO Open to:. Persons living in the greater Washington Metropolitan area.. Employees of the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC.. Employees of any Canadian Mission in the United States. Relocation will not be paid in any circumstance.. Spouses and dependents of Canada-based staff (CBS) at the Embassy of Canada. All applicants must:. Have independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with United States protocol directives for foreign missions.. Reside in the United States.. Meet all of the Essential Requirements stated below.. Submit resumes and cover letters by the closing date and time. The covering letter must:o Demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements under language, education and experience;o Confirm residency in the United States;o Confirm independent work authorization in the United States. (US Citizen, LPR, or A-1 visa as required by the Department of State for employment in a foreign mission) Note: Failure to provide any of the information required above will result in your application being rejected. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications. Summary of duties:As part of Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps Canadian companies and organizations succeed in global markets. Through its over 160 offices around the world and across Canada, the TCS provides on-the-ground intelligence, qualified contacts, partnership opportunities, and practical advice and intelligence on foreign markets to help Canadian businesses make better, more timely and cost-effective decisions in order to achieve their goals abroad.Under the general direction of the Senior Trade Commissioner, this position contributes to the delivery of the TCS program in the WSHDC territory of DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. The position provides high-quality business development service and support to Canadian clients in the priority sector of Defence, as well as in the important sectors of aerospace and security. The Trade Commissioner also works to seek out and secure tangible and actionable investment leads, which they share with the dedicated investment officer for follow-up. Essential requirements:Candidates must demonstrate clearly how they meet the Language, Education and Experience requirements listed below. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications. Language:English (advanced proficiency in written and oral English is required). Education:Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Experience:. Extensive and recent experience (generally defined as five or more years during the last ten years) in a business development or government relations role in one or more of the identified sectors of interest (defence, aerospace, security), or a related technology field.. Significant experience in developing relationships with clients, stakeholders and influencers, and in preparing, and conducting meetings with private sector clients (eg, business to business meetings, sales meetings, etc.) and/or government procurement authorities.. Relevant project/event management experience, including planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. Rated requirements:Candidates who meet the Education and Experience requirements will be assessed on the following qualifications. The assessment may be a written test, an interview, an in-basket exercise, a skills test, or any combination of these methods. Knowledge:. Knowledge of the defence industry, its players and its culture, as well as the opportunities and challenges it presents for potential Canadian suppliers;. Knowledge of the role and mandate of Canada's Trade Commissioner Service in advancing Canadian commercial interests, attracting FDI to Canada and promoting innovation;. Current knowledge of US legislation, regulation and policies that affect Canada-U.S. trade in the defence sector;. Working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, internet research and databases. Abilities:. Demonstrated ability to network and build strong alliances and partnerships;. Demonstrate effective business writing skills, including the ability to synthesize, distill and communicate complex information from disparate sources;. Use of information management tools to organize work, eg, project management, time management, and contacts management, as well as standard office suite applications;. Demonstrate strategic thinking ability in order to detect and anticipate new trends and opportunities; and. Effectively plan, manage, and execute events designed to facilitate business partnerships. Personal Suitability:. Client focus;. Effective interpersonal communication skills;. Teamwork and cooperation;. Action-oriented / initiative; and,. Sound judgement and professional integrity. Asset Qualifications:The ability to work in French would be an asset. Selection procedure:The staffing process will consist of a review of all applications to ensure that applicants meet the essential requirements. Failure to meet any of the essential requirements eliminates candidates from further consideration in the competition. Only those applicants who meet these will be contacted by the Human Resources Section for an interview or other form of assessment of the Rated Requirements.The assessment may include an interview, a written test and other tests that will consist of a series of questions designed to evaluate each applicant's knowledge, abilities and personal suitability for the position.The Embassy offers a competitive salary plus leave and health benefits package. Leave includes paid vacation, sick, and family/personal leave. Health packages covers medical, dental, disability, and retirement. Other benefits include prime work location in proximity to Metro, standard 37.5-hour work week, on-sit parking, on-site gym with cardio and weight room, and on-site cafeteria. The Embassy promotes work-life balance and offers a dynamic and healthy work environmentThe Embassy is committed to conducting inclusive, barrier-free selection processes. Method of application:Apply online at -tpce.com/vacancyView.php?requirementId=3384&source=POCondition of employment (must be met):. Eligibility for a Government of Canada Reliability Status which includes a criminal and credit background check; and. Independent work authorization in the United States and status in accordance with US protocol directives for foreign missions (US Citizen, LPR, or A-1 visa as required by the Department of State for employment in a foreign mission).Hours of work:Normal hours of work for this position are in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Locally Engaged Staff (LES) in the United States of 37.5 hours per week. The incumbent may be required to work overtime as needed.