Supervisory International Trade Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Dec 02, 2021
Closes
Dec 04, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

The incumbent oversees the formulation, development, and implementation of the organization's programs, and of unit contributions to such programs under cognizance of other involved agencies.

The incumbent performs the full range of organizational management functions which includes definition of and action to acquire necessary operating financial, staff, space, equipment, and other resources for the team; establishment and communication of internal procedures and work processes; establishment and maintenance of effective external working relationships with other government agencies and the private sector; coordinate event-related issues with all concerned agencies and other organizations; and provide continuing expertise and support to top management on specific issues.

The incumbent plans, directs, and assesses actions of team members in pursuit of effective accomplishment of the office's mission.

The incumbent provides leadership and guidance on the full range of team functions and programs.

The incumbent provides authoritative counsel and advice to the Office Director, and serves on panels and groups addressing critical industry issues; participates in USG trade delegations and other groups dealing directly with foreign counterparts; and, delivers briefings, speeches, and papers at seminars and other gatherings of top figures in the industry community.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. 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 http://www.sss.gov/).
  • 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.
  • License required: No
  • Pre-employment physical required: No
  • 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 Specialized Experience requirements as noted below.

Specialized Experience:

GS-15: You qualify for the GS-15 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal government, performing the following duties:
  • Developing and implementing international trade policy for high profile industries;
  • Coordinating with outside organizations to provide advice and recommendations on issues involving domestic and foreign trade;
  • Providing industry, trade, and legislative analysis for the information technology industries; and
  • Analyzing data regarding the impact upon the economy of the United States of actions by international organizations.
NOTE(s):
  • 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 (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.

Education

Education may not be used or combined to qualify for this position.

Additional information

This position is at the full performance level.

This is a supervisory position. Under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a 1-year probationary period. You may also be required to complete an appropriate supervisory training course within one year of assignment to this position.

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 a Top Secret/SCI security clearance as a condition of placement in this Moderate Risk 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, District of Columbia . However, the International Trade Administration 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 International Trade Administration 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. 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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/ .

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: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp