International Trade Analyst

U.S. International Trade Commission

Washington, DC, USA Remote

Full time

$62-138k (annually)

Trade Compliance

Export

Nov 18

Duties

As an International Trade Analyst assigned to textiles and apparel, you will independently perform research, analysis, and project management, which address mission elements critical to agency objectives; provide technical guidance on the most appropriate methods of analysis regarding international trade and competitiveness of assigned industries; serve as a member of panels and special studies; and furnish advice relative to the commodities and industries supported.


The ideal candidate is inquisitive, shows initiative, and possesses the skills to obtain and analyze a broad range of industry-specific trade and related information from U.S. and foreign producers of textile and apparel products, U.S. importers, U.S. purchasers, trade associations, and other sources.


Such a candidate (1) demonstrates an ability and desire to conduct extensive primary and secondary research on a wide range of textile and apparel products, industries, markets, and trade impediments; (2) is skilled at resolving trade and industry data issues for textile and apparel products; (3) has excellent interpersonal skills and is comfortable working in a team environment and communicating with high level industry and government officials; (4) excels in both written and oral communication; (5) possesses a firm grasp of microeconomic, macroeconomic, and international trade and finance concepts, particularly those relating to textiles and apparel; (6) demonstrates practical knowledge of quantitative methods of analysis; (7) has knowledge of international trade rules and laws, particularly those relating to textiles and apparel; and (8) has proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or national
  • You will be required to successfully complete a background investigation
  • You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • You may be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

Qualifications

You must meet all the requirements below by the closing date of the announcement and they must be clearly identified in your application, resume, or supporting documents. This includes any general and specialized experience, education, and/or selective placement factors mentioned. These are used to determine if you possess the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities to successfully perform in this position.


BASIC REQUIREMENT


To qualify at the GS-09 level, you must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility at, or equivalent to, the GS-7 level obtained in the Federal service or in the private or non-profit sector. Specialized Experience that demonstrated the ability to perform the functions of the position to be filled and that provided requisite knowledge of any of the following.(i) The production of goods and services in international trade.(ii)The technical and economic factors influencing international trade and competitiveness.(iii) Commodity and trade data collection methods and analytical techniques.(iv) U.S. trade laws, agreements, and policies regulating international commerce.


OR


Master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B., or J.D., if related. You must submit a copy of your transcript to show you meet this requirement.


To qualify at the GS-11 level, you must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility at, or equivalent to, the GS-9 level obtained in the Federal service or in the private or non-profit sector. Specialized experience would include 1 or more of: (i) as related to textile and apparel industries, knowledge of trade laws and regulations, current trade and market conditions, factors of competitiveness in the United States and leading global markets; (ii) identifying and obtaining economic and trade information, and in processing and manipulating data; (iii) preparing a variety of written materials on complex topics and submitting written materials to others for editorial and technical review, and a demonstration of oral communication skills; and (iv) planning, designing, carrying out, and leading projects, studies, or other work, as part of a team.


OR


Substitution for Experience: Possession of a PhD. or equivalent doctoral degree in international trade, international relations, economics, business, finance, or other trade related field is fully qualifying at the GS-11 level.


To qualify at the GS-12 level, you must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility at, or equivalent to, the GS-11 level obtained in the Federal service or in the private or non-profit sector. Specialized experience would include 2 or more of: (i) as related to textile and apparel industries, knowledge of trade laws and regulations, current trade and market conditions, factors of competitiveness in the United States and leading global markets; (ii) identifying and obtaining economic and trade information, and in processing and manipulating data; (iii) preparing a variety of written materials on complex topics and submitting written materials to others for editorial and technical review, and a demonstration of oral communication skills; and (iv) planning, designing, carrying out, and leading projects, studies, or other work, as part of a team.


To qualify at the GS-13 level, you must have one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility at, or equivalent to, the GS-12 level obtained in the Federal service or in the private or non-profit sector. Specialized experience would include 3 or more of: (i) as related to textile and apparel industries, knowledge of trade laws and regulations, current trade and market conditions, factors of competitiveness in the United States and leading global markets; (ii) identifying and obtaining economic and trade information, and in processing and manipulating data; (iii) preparing a variety of written materials on complex topics and submitting written materials to others for editorial and technical review, and a demonstration of oral communication skills; and (iv) planning, designing, carrying out, and leading projects, studies, or other work, as part of a team.

Education

GS-9: To substitute education for specialized experience, you must possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree or2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related; or you may combine specialized experience and graduate level education which totals at least 100 percent. (school transcript required by closing date)


GS-11: To substitute education for specialized experience, you must possess of a PhD. or equivalent doctoral degree in international trade, international relations, economics, business, finance, or other trade related field is fully qualifying at the GS-11 level.


At the GS-12 level: There is no substitution of education for experience.


At the GS-13 level: There is no substitution of education for experience.


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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 U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information

Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees: The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Programs are available to federal employees that qualify. Those eligible for these programs are granted special priority selection rights. To be considered, you must be deemed well-qualified by receiving a score of 85 or higher. If you are a federal employee claiming CTAP/ICTAP, you must provide the documents listed under the Required Documents section to verify your eligibility. Also, you must indicate in your application that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For additional information regarding CTAP/ICTAP, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.


Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you are registered with the Selective Service or are exempt under Selective Service regulations. For additional information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit http://www.sss.gov/.


Severely disabled persons program information: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/


Cover page to fax paper application - OPM Form 1203fx: http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/forms/opm1203fx.pdf


Assessment Question: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11723297


Vacancy ID number: DE-22-005-SP


Reasonable accommodations: This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact listed on the vacancy announcement. The decision to grant a reasonable accommodation is made on a case-by-case basis. Verification of information: Any information claimed on your resume and in application materials, such as education, credentials, employment history, etc., will be verified as part of the security clearance process.


  • Benefits
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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The self-assessment questions are related to the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies (KSA's). You do not have to respond to the KSA's.

  • Industry and Market Technical Knowledge
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Technical Competence
  • Technology Application

We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications and/or education on the information provided and evaluate your relevant education and/or work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) mentioned above. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:


Best: Placement in this category indicates you have the type and quality of experience and/or education that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s).


Better: Placement in this category indicates you have the type and quality of experience and/or education that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position.


Good: Placement in this category, it indicates you meet the minimum qualifications and/or education of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. You may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.


Names of the candidates in the Best category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Within these categories, candidates eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.


Your experience is also evaluated using an assessment questionnaire, which is available at the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11723297

  • Benefits
  • A career with the U.S. 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.
  • Required Documents
  • As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.
  • To receive consideration, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified below by 11/30/2022

  • 1. Resume.: Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.

  • 2. Occupational questionnaire: A completed job-specific occupational questionnaire should be submitted through your Application Manager account.

  • 3. Veterans' Preference: If claiming veterans' preference, you must indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume.

  • A. For 5-point veterans' preference, you must provide:

  • a copy of your DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge which shows the type of discharge and dates of active duty (Member 4 copy preferred).

  • B. If you are currently on active duty, to receive 5-point preference you must provide an official statement of service from your command/unit which states:

  • your branch of service;
  • period(s) of service;
  • campaign medals or expeditionary medals earned;
  • expected discharge type and date; and
  • date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave

  • If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD 214 prior to your appointment with our agency.

  • C. To receive 10-point veterans' preference, you must provide: -any documentation required by this form to support your claim.

  • If we cannot verify your 10-point preference status, you will receive 5-point preference if you meet the requirements. You can obtain an SF-15 through this link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/standard-forms/.

  • To access to your DD 214 online, please visit: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.

  • 4. Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles.
  • You must submit the following documents:
  • a copy of your agency notice;
  • a copy of your most recent performance rating; and
  • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.
  • 5. Education Documentation: Transcripts. (for Individual Occupational Requirements and/or Substitution of Education for specialized experience): You MUST submit copies of your college transcripts for verification of the education requirements. Unofficial copies are acceptable, however, if selected you will be required to furnish official transcripts. It is your responsibility to provide adequate proof that you meet the above educational requirements. Inadequate or illegible information could result in non-qualification and loss of consideration.

  • Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - US Department of Education. Another listing of services that an perform this evaluation is available at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration. https://myiee.org/naces.php
  • All jobs that have an education requirement but list transcripts as a requirement.

6. Cover Letter. This is optional.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

  • Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. 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 U.S. 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.
  • How to Apply
  • To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

  • The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 11/30/2022 to receive consideration.

  • 1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

  • 2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation are submitted prior to the closing date.

  • 3. To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

  • 4. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

  • The Vacancy ID is 11723297

Agency contact information

Steve Parker

Phone
  • 202-205-2651
Email
  • Steve.Parker@usitc.gov
Address
  • Office of Industries
  • 500 E St SW
  • Washington, DC 20436
  • US

Next steps

  • Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

  • To check the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.

  • You will be notified up to four times during the hiring process:Upon receipt of your application
  • Upon receipt of your application
  • Upon minimum qualifications determination
  • After candidates have been referred to the hiring official
  • Once a selection has been made
  • Fair and Transparent
  • The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
  • Reasonable accommodation policy
  • Financial suitability
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period
  • Signature and false statements
  • Privacy Act
  • Social security number request

Required Documents

To receive consideration, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified below by 11/30/2022


1. Resume.: Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. In order to fully evaluate your application and receive proper credit, your resume should include: (1) paid and non-paid experience, job title, dates held (month and year for qualifying purposes to receive credit), number of hours worked per week, and salary (2) knowledge of the subject matter and technical skills pertinent to this position; (3) specific duties performed that fully detail the level and complexity of the work; and (4) names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume should contain sufficient information to make a valid determination that you fully meet the basic/specialized experience requirements as stated in this job opportunity announcement for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.


2. Occupational questionnaire: A completed job-specific occupational questionnaire should be submitted through your Application Manager account.


3. Veterans' Preference: If claiming veterans' preference, you must indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume.


A. For 5-point veterans' preference, you must provide:


a copy of your DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge which shows the type of discharge and dates of active duty (Member 4 copy preferred).


B. If you are currently on active duty, to receive 5-point preference you must provide an official statement of service from your command/unit which states:


  • your branch of service;
  • period(s) of service;
  • campaign medals or expeditionary medals earned;
  • expected discharge type and date; and
  • date you will be separated or be on approved terminal leave


If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD 214 prior to your appointment with our agency.


C. To receive 10-point veterans' preference, you must provide: -any documentation required by this form to support your claim.


If we cannot verify your 10-point preference status, you will receive 5-point preference if you meet the requirements. You can obtain an SF-15 through this link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/standard-forms/.


To access to your DD 214 online, please visit: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.


4. Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles.

You must submit the following documents:

  • a copy of your agency notice;
  • a copy of your most recent performance rating; and
  • a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting your current position, grade level, and duty location.

5. Education Documentation: Transcripts. (for Individual Occupational Requirements and/or Substitution of Education for specialized experience): You MUST submit copies of your college transcripts for verification of the education requirements. Unofficial copies are acceptable, however, if selected you will be required to furnish official transcripts. It is your responsibility to provide adequate proof that you meet the above educational requirements. Inadequate or illegible information could result in non-qualification and loss of consideration.


Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website - US Department of Education. Another listing of services that an perform this evaluation is available at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration. https://myiee.org/naces.php

All jobs that have an education requirement but list transcripts as a requirement.


6. Cover Letter. This is optional.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. 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 U.S. 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.

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