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Supervisory International Trade Compliance Analyst (Deu)
Commerce, International Trade Administration

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Closed
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Full Time - Permanent - Career or Career Conditional

Overview
  • Posting Dates
    Open: April 15, 2016 ()
    Close: April 21, 2016 ()
  • Position Properties
    General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series
    Internal Job Number: ITA-E&C-2016-0027
  • Organization Details
    Commerce, International Trade Administration
    Department Of Commerce
  • Salary Information
    $128,082.00 - $160,300.00 Per Year
    82% above average

    Pay Band: GS-1801-15/15
  • Who Can Apply?
    All qualified United States citizens.
Position Summary

The Supervisory International Trade Compliance Analysts serve as Office Directors in the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) Operations unit. These positions are located in Enforcement and Compliance (E&C;), International Trade Administration, within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Office Director provides leadership and management to those activities over which he or she exercises supervision, and to all human, fiscal and other resources assigned thereto. The Office Director analyzes petitions submitted by domestic manufacturers, producers, and trade associations alleging unfair trading practices; conducts AD/CVD investigations resulting from such petitions during which the practices of foreign businesses and governments are queried and investigated; issues orders subjecting imports to offsetting duties when dumping or subsidization and injury is found; conducts administrative reviews and sunset reviews of existing and new AD/CVD orders; recommends revocation, termination or extension of existing AD/CVD orders; and prepares instructions to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol regarding the collection of duties on outstanding orders. The incumbent participates actively in formulating, developing, implementing, and ensuring the effectiveness of E&Cs; policies with respect to the AD/CVD enforcement. In these and related areas the incumbent assures that policy and decision-makers in government and industry benefit from the relevant, focused and high-quality policy implementation and analytical work of trade professionals within the AD/CVD enforcement program. The Office Director provides assistance and advice to the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Operations, serves on panels and groups addressing critical policy issues; participates on USG delegations, negotiating teams, and other groups dealing with AD/CVD issue; and may be required to deliver briefings, speeches and papers at seminars and other gatherings. Supervisory Controls The Office Director reports directly to the DAS for AD/CVD Operations. The Office Director is expected to participate in efforts to plan, manage, and assure the effectiveness of relevant AD/CVD program activities. Within the broad objectives and policies and to develop and successfully implement programs and activities to meet established objectives. This vacancy is being concurrently advertised under merit promotion procedures under vacancy announcement# ITA-E&C-2016-0026;.

Qualifications

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.

GRADE 15 EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the federal service. Specialized experience includes (1) experience with antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) trade laws (e.g., recent AD/CVD casework in an analytical capacity). (2) experience with international business practices and transactions. Such experience is essential to the incumbent's ability to complete AD/CVD casework effectively and within strict deadlines mandated under U.S. trade remedy laws.

Qualification Requirements: Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 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. DRUG TESTING. This position is designated as a drug testing position; selectee will be subject to random drug testing.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires a SECRET CLEARANCE. Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.

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. If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" OF-306, prior to being appointed.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Foreign and Domestic Travel Required..
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Duties

The Office Director provides leadership and management to those activities over which he or she exercises supervision, and to all human, fiscal and other resources assigned thereto.

The Office Director analyzes petitions submitted by domestic manufacturers, producers, and trade associations alleging unfair trading practices; conducts AD/CVD investigations resulting from such petitions during which the practices of foreign businesses and governments are queried and investigated; issues orders subjecting imports to offsetting duties when dumping or subsidization and injury is found; conducts administrative reviews and sunset reviews of existing and new AD/CVD orders; recommends revocation, termination or extension of existing AD/CVD orders; and prepares instructions to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol regarding the collection of duties on outstanding orders.

The incumbent participates actively in formulating, developing, implementing, and ensuring the effectiveness of E&C?s policies with respect to the AD/CVD enforcement.

In these and related areas the incumbent assures that policy and decision-makers in government and industry benefit from the relevant, focused and high-quality policy implementation and analytical work of trade professionals within the AD/CVD enforcement program.

The Office Director provides assistance and advice to the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for AD/CVD Operations, serves on panels and groups addressing critical policy issues; participates on USG delegations, negotiating teams, and other groups dealing with AD/CVD issue; and may be required to deliver briefings, speeches and papers at seminars and other gatherings.

The Office Director reports directly to the DAS for AD/CVD Operations. The Office Director is expected to participate in efforts to plan, manage, and assure the effectiveness of relevant AD/CVD program activities. Within the broad objectives and policies and to develop and successfully implement programs and activities to meet established objectives.

The incumbent should have an expert knowledge of agency programs, with broad and responsible experience in the organization, coordination, direction and management of AD/CVD proceedings as they relate to international trade. A demonstrated ability to supervise other employees.

Thorough knowledge of industrial manufacturing and processing techniques, production, distribution, costs, and marketing methods. Knowledge of sources of data on domestic and foreign industries producing the articles under examination and on foreign financial markets.

Knowledge of accounting principles and financial analysis procedures that will enable the incumbent to evaluate the financial performance of industries and firms that are the subject of AD/CVD proceedings. Knowledge of statistical and data processing techniques and procedures. Knowledge of national and international product nomenclature systems for tariff, trade, and statistical purposes. Knowledge of Customs procedures and movement of goods in international trade.

Have a general knowledge, experience and the ability to apply a wide range of management doctrines, concepts, theories, and techniques as well as methods and procedures used in planning and control, statistical and analytical evaluation, organization, and communication.

Ability to evaluate staffing needs and implement needed changes.

Knowledge of the resources available within the Commerce Department concerning product, industry and country expertise.

Have an ability to deal effectively with high-level officials in the agency, other Federal agencies, foreign governments and domestic and foreign industry, including the ability to persuade others to a viewpoint.

Possess the ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and persuasively, orally and in writing.

In this position, the incumbent makes decisions or recommendations which have a significant impact on the outcome of statutory proceedings which in turn affect the volume and patterns of international trade in the articles under examination.

Benefits
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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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
  4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
The following link provides information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

The Department of Commerce 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 Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.





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