Executive Director, Trade Remedy Law Enforcement

Washington, D.C
Jan 21, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

Note: This amends vacancy announcement EXSER/22-11349564-CBP to change the closing date from 01-27-22 to 02-03-22

The mission of the Trade Remedy Law Enforcement (TRLE) Directorate, in the Office of Trade, is to develop enforcement strategies to address non-compliance in priority trade areas, to improve upon and develop innovative methods by which this effort will be accomplished, to measure agency performance in key trade and security program areas, and to provide source data for agency statistics.

As Executive Director, TRLE, you will serve as the troubleshooter on actual and potential problems in the field, and keep the Executive Assistant Commissioner for Trade informed on all areas of concern related to the TRLE Program. You will oversee resources and systems to fully implement a comprehensive multi-year strategic plan to effectively target and analyze national trade issues and enforcement initiatives. You will direct resources and activities dedicated to TRLE, such as threat assessment and targeting units, special investigations, and enforcement programs focused on detecting, deterring, and disrupting illicit trade, with special emphasis on Forced Labor violations, evasion of special tariff cases, environmental crimes, suspension and debarment, and civil penalties.

As Executive Director, TRLE, you will be recognized as an agency authority on formulating new trade enforcement policies and program objectives that have a broad or long-range impact on one or more significant programs of the agency. You will provide management and consulting services to top executives of the agency on change management and internal business process improvements to increase the effectiveness of major agency operations and functions.

You will advise the Executive Assistant Commissioner on all aspects of the TRLE Program. You will serve as the primary agency advisor on TRLE program, activities, and events. You will provide counsel to senior management staff and officials at multiple levels of the agency; senior staff of other federal, state, and local government agencies; and private sector clients and vendors on agency matters related to your portfolio. You will establish and maintain close and cooperative working relationships with agency or department management officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests and equities, in order to advance the TRLE Program and objectives of the agency.

For an overview of the diverse responsibilities CBP carries out with the Government, visit our website at www.cbp.gov .


Conditions of Employment

Position Designation: This position is designated as Career Reserved.

Probationary Period: You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.

Selective Service: If you are a male and are hired, and if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

Drug Testing: This position has been identified as a Testing Designated Position under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Drug-Free Workplace Program. Satisfactory completion of the drug test is a condition of placement and/or employment in the position and the incumbent(s) of this position is thereafter subject to Random Drug Testing.


Executive Core and Technical Qualification Requirements:

You must show in your résumé that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) that apply to the SES, and the Technical Qualification listed below.

Additional information on the Executive Core Qualifications is available at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/ We recommend that your résumé emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions.

Executive Core Qualifications - Mandatory

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE : The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE : The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN : The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN : The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS : The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Technical Qualifications - Mandatory

Expert knowledge of and experience overseeing large, complex trade compliance and enforcement programs.

Additional information

Relocation Bonus: CBP may authorize a relocation bonus (not to exceed 25% of basic pay) for an eligible selectee. A service agreement is required.

Relocation Expenses: We may choose to pay your relocation expenses in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations.

Travel: Overnight travel may be required on a regular and recurring basis.

Telework eligible: Yes, based on agency policy.

Leave: You will earn 26 vacation days and 13 days of sick leave per year. In addition, the Government observes 10 regular paid holidays each year.

Background Investigation: This position is a sensitive position and the tentative selectee must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of placement/ retention in the position. A security clearance will be required upon appointment.

Note: The Federal Government does not deny employment to individuals who are currently or who have been unemployed, nor does it deny employment to individuals who have had financial difficulties through no fault of their own.

Our Benefits Package: You will be eligible for performance bonuses of 5 to 20 percent of base pay for superior accomplishments. You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system. You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. You may select one of a variety of health plans and options under the Government's Federal Employees' Health Benefits program and you may participate in the Federal Employees' Group Life and Long Term Care Insurance Programs. You can review our benefits here .