Department of Commerce - Agency Wide International Trade Compliance Analyst (DEU) in MANY vacancies Washington, District Of Columbia
Department of Commerce - Agency Wide
- MANY vacancies - Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Competitive Service: Career or Career-Conditional - Full-time, Permanent
Opened Monday 9/12/2016 (28 day(s) ago)
** Closes Monday 10/10/2016 (0 day(s) away)
About the Agency
ITA is recruiting for candidates that are interested in assisting the U.S. to build upon our trade program to increase our export initiative. We are seeking both entry and experienced level professionals to serve as International Trade Compliance Analyst within our Enforcement and Compliance business unit.
As an ITA International Trade Compliance Analyst, the incumbent will focus on the selling practices and potential subsidization of foreign manufacturers that export to the United States. Antidumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) Operations is responsible for conducting AD and CVD investigations involving both market economy and non-market economy (NME) countries. International Trade Compliance Analysts conduct complex analyses of the business structures and selling practices of foreign companies as well as legal and policy analysis of U.S. statutory and WTO obligations. Occasional foreign and domestic travel to verify the accuracy of the responses of foreign respondents may be required.
This announcement is being concurrently advertised under Merit Promotion (MAP) procedures. Applicants who wish to be considered under MAP must apply to announcement # ITA-ITA-2016-0042.
This announcement allows acceptance of applications throughout the announcement period. Eligible applicants will be placed on a standing register. Referrals for consideration will be made when the hiring organization request a referral certificate of eligibles to fill their vacancies. Please note that if all vacancies are filled before the closing date of this announcement, this vacancy may be closed earlier. The cut off dates for this announcement are September 26, 2016 & October 10, 2016.
The initial and primary selection(s) of candidates referred to management will be used to fill vacancies in Enforcement and Compliance. Thereafter, managers within the various business units of ITA may consider and utilize the certificate with the remaining referred candidates to fill vacancies within their business unit. The business units are Executive & Admin, Global Markets, Enforcement and Compliance and Industry & Analysis.
Major Duties: The incumbent of this position will be expected to fully perform the following duties:
- Enforcement of U.S. trade laws through the conduct of Antidumping (AD)/Countervailing Duty (CVD) Proceedings by performing quantitative analysis
- Enforcement of U.S. trade laws through the conduct of Antidumping (AD)/Countervailing Duty (CVD) Proceedings by performing qualitative analysis
Preparation of briefing materials and other written communication documents Grade 11
Enforcement of U.S. trade laws through the conduct of AD/CVD proceeding by performing analysis and research
- Preparation of briefing materials and other written communication documents
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional foreign and domestic travel may be required.
- You must be a United States citizen.
- You must be suitable for Federal employment.
- You must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
- You must be able to obtain and hold a Secret Clearance.
- A one-year probationary/trial period may be required.
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level or equivalent by the closing date of the announcement and meet the following requirement:
GS-9 level: You must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-7 that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as experience with routine antidumping (AD) and/or countervailing duty (CVD) administrative reviews; experience performing the analysis of uncomplicated AD/CVD questionnaire responses; experience briefing senior analysts or managers on case-relatedeissues; experience with the preparation of standard documents issued during the course of the case (e.g., letters extending deadlines, instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, etc.).
Education: 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate or a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.
Combination of Education and Experience: Possess a combination of education and experience which is qualifying to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-09 grade level. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. For GS-09 level positions, only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
You must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 that has equipped you with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. In addition to the specialized experience listed at the grade above, specialized experience for the Grade 11 is defined as briefing senior analysts or managers on case-related issues and making recommendations to a case team.
Education: 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
Combination of Education and Experience: Possess a combination of education and experience which is qualifying to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-11 grade level. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. For GS-11 level positions, only graduate education in excess of 36 semester hours is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
If your education status or experience changes prior to the final closing date of this announcement, you may update your application to receive additional consideration at each cut-off date.
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 be substituted for Specialized Experience for the GS-9 and GS-11 levels as noted below in the "Qualifications" section.
For those qualifying based on education: If you meet any of the education requirements listed in the announcement within nine (9) months from the date of your application, your application can be accepted. However, you must submit documentation that includes specific information on the classes you will complete within the next 9 months. List the title and course number of the class, the department and college/university offering the class, the number of semester or quarter hour credit given for the class, and the date you expect to complete the class.
EDUCATION, OR A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-9 and GS-11 LEVEL ONLY.
If you are substituting education for specialized experience, you must provide a copy of your college transcript (official or unofficial) from an accredited education institution for verification.
Applicants must meet ALL application requirements, to include a complete online resume, by 11:59 p.m. EASTERN TIME ZONE (ETZ) on the closing date of this announcement. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications. U.S. Citizenship*:You will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship. *Selective Service System:Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System or have an exemption. If selected, confirmation of registration status is required.
Time-after-competitive-appointment restrictions apply.
Security Clearance:This position requires a secret security clearance. Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.
Financial Disclosure Requirement: This position requires annual Confidential Financial Disclosure requirements to be met as a condition of employment.
Travel Requirement: Occasional foreign and domestic travel may be required.
What To Expect Next
You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://usajobs.gov/ and clicking on “Track Your Online Application.” The four points of notification are:
Application Received or Application Incomplete;
Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and
Selected or Not Selected
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans’ preference, disability, etc.).
How you will be rated/referred: This is an open continuous announcement, meaning that several vacancies are filled throughout the announcement period with this announcement. As applicants apply, a pool of candidates is generated. Once a vacancy occurs, candidates will be reviewed and referred to the hiring manager for consideration.
Review our benefits
ICTAP candidates 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. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: www.opm.gov/ctap. ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
- 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.
- A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
- Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential. The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)
Salary Range: $53,435.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-1801-09/11
Promotion Potential: 13
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: All qualified United States citizens.
Control Number: 450240200
Job Announcement Number: ITA-E&C-2016-0041;