Export Policy Analyst

Employer
Bureau of Industry and Security
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jul 13, 2021
Closes
Jul 23, 2021
Ref
2129160702
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
SummaryThis position is located in the Department of Commerce,Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration (EA), Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance (NPTC), Washington, District of Columbia. The incumbent will serve as an Export Policy Analyst and will contribute to the export control policy process. Will serve as a liaison with businesses and industries on export control regulations and policy procedures.Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent will serve as an Export Policy Analyst will serve as a liaison with businesses and industries on export control regulations and policy procedures and perform the following duties: Assists senior export policy analysts in performing complex business and industry regulatory and associated functions which address mission elements critical to agency priorities and objectives. Analyzes and processes US export control license applications involving embargoes, special controls, and items that are controlled for crime control reasons in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) through the use of electronic databases.Addresses and provides guidance to the export community on export control policies and regulations for proper submission of license applications. Assists with proposing options to division leadership which may resolve outstanding interagency issues. - Reviews prior cases for license history, approvals, and denials.Assists in the preparation of papers for escalation to the Operating Committee (OC) and interagency. - Assists in the completion of license determinations for foreign policy-based export controls.Assists in the preparation of analytical reports that evaluate foreign policy-based export controls.May represent the organization in outreach events to government and private research organizations as a facilitator.Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status No Promotion Potential 12 Job family (Series) 1101 General Business And Industry Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a US citizen to apply for this position. You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. A probationary period may be required. Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ). This position is subject to pre-employment drug testing and random drug testing thereafter. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application. All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing. Bargaining Unit Position: No Financial Disclosure: If you are hired, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) within 30 days after appointment. Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid. Qualifications Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Minimum Qualification requirements as noted below.Specialized Experience:GS-09: You qualify for the GS-09 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal government, performing the following duties:Identifying and analyzing technologies that are emerging or foundational which are essential to global human rights and our national security;Preparing analytical reports that evaluate emerging technology development and technology transfer transactions;Analyzing foreign market data and conducting research on international businesses and foreign trade practices for impact on US companies; andProviding support concerning the analysis, design, testing, or operation of systems listed in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Commerce Control List (CCL).OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree; or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level.GS-11: You qualify for the GS-11 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal government, performing the following duties:Identifying and analyzing technologies that are emerging or foundational which are essential to global human rights and our national security;Preparing analytical reports that evaluate emerging technology development and technology transfer transactions;Analyzing foreign market data and conducting research on international businesses and foreign trade practices for impact on US companies;Providing support concerning the analysis, design, testing, or operation of systems listed in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Commerce Control List (CCL); andConsulting on the potential for unwanted technology transfer of emerging or foundational technologies.OR three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or a combination of the required experience and education for this grade level.GS-12: You qualify for the GS-12 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal government, performing the following duties:Identifying and analyzing technologies that are emerging or foundational which are essential to global human rights and our national security;Preparing analytical reports that evaluate emerging technology development and technology transfer transactions;Analyzing foreign market data and conducting research on international businesses and foreign trade practices for impact on US companies;Providing support concerning the analysis, design, testing, or operation of systems listed in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Commerce Control List (CCL);Consulting on the potential for unwanted technology transfer of emerging or foundational technologies; andAdvising on the technical portions of complex and sensitive business/industry issues that may impact US export control policy, the US industrial base, critical technologies, and economic and trade issues.NOTE(s): Education: You must submit a copy of your college transcripts (official or unofficial) to document education.Experience: Your resume must support your claim of experience or you may be found ineligible.All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.NOTE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (eg, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (eg, 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.Career Transition Assistance Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) 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; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. Well-Qualified includes those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to: Education If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.Special Instructions for 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 US education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a US accredited college or university. Failure to provide such documentation with your application will result in lost consideration. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/. Additional informationPromotion Potential: When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Commerce requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for Top Secret security clearance as a condition of placement in this Special Sensitive position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.The physical worksite for this position is located in Washington DC. However, the BIS is currently under a maximum telework posture due to the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, this position is currently under a 100 percent telework schedule. The position's telework schedule will likely change in the future when BIS moves away from its maximum telework posture. At that time, the incumbent will be expected to report to the physical work site in accordance with the updated status requirements of their supervisor. The nature and scope of future telework opportunities will be subject to the unit's telework policy, any applicable bargaining unit agreements, and supervisory approval. Payment of relocation expenses, as applicable, will be paid in accordance with this Job Opportunity Announcement. Non-compliance with the supervisor's telework-schedule requirement could result in adverse action, including separation.Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement from your command if currently on active duty that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form. For more information on veterans' preference see or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use an Assessment Questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education and training. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:Foreign Market Research, International Business Management, and Oral CommunicationIf you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/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. To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11137455The Category Rating Process does not add veteran's preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). For more information on category rating, please go to:hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/prod01_009474.pdf. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Top Secret Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and risk Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk Trust determination process Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness, National security Help Required DocumentsTo apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:1. Your resume showing a detailed description of your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates with the month and year and hours worked per week (if less than 40) for each paid and non-paid work experience job title listed. For work in the federal service, include the grade level for the position(s).2. Other supporting documents (only submit if applicable to you):Are you qualifying based on education? Submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) or a list of coursework with hours completed.Are you claiming veterans' preference? Submit Member Copy 4 of your DD-214 or other (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or notice form. Those applying for 10-Point preference must fill out the SF-15 and provide an official document dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, and/or any other associated documentation based on your preference. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions.Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP/CTAP)? If so, submit:A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate, notice of disability annuity termination, or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;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.;A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; andAny documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.Are you a current or former political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee? Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:Position title;Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee);Agency; andBeginning and ending dates of appointment. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Help BenefitsA career with the US Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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