Supervisory Treaty Compliance Specialist

Washington, D.C
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

The incumbent plans, executes, and manages major and continuing agency program segments related to treaty compliance which are characterized by, but not limited to, such features as:

- Prepares performance plans, mid-year reviews, and year end appraisals. Initiates personnel actions, such as, but not limited to, promotions and hiring announcements.
- Supervises the collection, validation, and aggregation of data from the U.S. private sector on the production, processing, consumption, export and import of CWC-relevant chemicals. Ensures that CWC declarations from U.S. industry are processed and delivered to the National Authority (State Department) for inclusion in the U.S. national declaration, in accordance with CWC regulations (CWCR) in time for the U.S. to meet its treaty obligations. Ensures the private sector receives appropriate guidance on their rights and obligations under the relevant treaty.
- Oversees the redesigned, proper functioning, and maintenance of TCD's treaty compliance software and networks. Maintains the TCD's websites and pages, to the extent permitted by the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
- Interprets the relevant CWC treaty articles that are applicable to the treaty compliance obligations of the United States. Leads staff in assessing treaty compliance program strengths and weaknesses and explores alternatives and improvements. Identifies lessons learned from previous activities and recommends and implements methods to resolve problems or deficiencies and to enhance program effectiveness. Reviews and analyzes interagency and intergovernmental proposed measures to implement and/or strengthen compliance with the relevant treaty.
- Ensures continuity of operations through cross-training Information Technology Staff and Inspection Management Staff in collaboration with the Director of the Inspection Management Staff. Participates on, and supports Information Technology Staff participation on, inspection host teams to implement verification measures at private sector facilities in accordance with the applicable U.S. laws and regulations. Utilizes Inspection Management Staff to participate in declaration and reporting measures in accordance with the applicable U.S. laws and regulations.
- Represents the Bureau in industry, interagency, and international for a and oversees policy analysis on treaty issues.
- Develops policy and position papers on treaty compliance issues, including verification elements related to treaty compliance by the private sector.
- Reviews and clears CWC-related interagency guidance cables to the U.S. delegations and other agency-produced position papers, policy documents, or speeches.


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
  • [Delete if not required] A pre-employment drug test may be required.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Minimum Qualification 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:

- Demonstrating compliance with U.S. regulations;
- Providing advice to senior level officials, internal and external to an organization;
- Writing, reviewing and analyzing reports for accuracy;
- Providing guidance to customers on meeting regulatory requirements; and
- Conducting expert-level analyses requiring knowledge of treaties and implementing legislation.

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

Additional information

Promotion Potential: This position is at the full performance level.

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 Secret security clearance as a condition of placement in this Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/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 Bureau of Industry and Security is currently under a maximum telework posture due to the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, this position is currently under a maximum telework schedule. The position's telework schedule will likely change in the future when the Bureau of Industry and Security moves away from its current 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.

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:

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.