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Business and Industry Specialist

International Trade Administration


Washington D.C., DC, USA


Not stated



Until filled

Friday, November 17, 2023



Full Time



$132,368 - $172,075 per year





As a Business and Industry Specialist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Conduct industry analysis related to supply chains, investment, foreign trade opportunities, trade regulations, tariff and non-tariff trade barriers.

  • Lead assigned policy and administrative projects and workstreams.

  • Implement programs and engagements to strengthen U.S. industry international competitiveness and improve the competitive position of U.S. industry in foreign markets.

  • Communicating timely, expert-level analyses and program details to both internal and external audiences

  • Develop productive relationships with inter- and intra-agency colleagues, private sector and other non-governmental organizations and international representatives to obtain diverse perspectives and advance relevant strategic objectives.


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 of 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

  • 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.

  • Drug Test: No

  • License required: No

  • Pre-employment physical required: No

  • Bargaining Unit Position: No

  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE form 450): No

  • Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expense: Will Not be paid


To receive consideration, applicants must submit complete applications prior to the established cut-off date(s). The first cut-off will take place on June 17, 2023, to begin initial applicant consideration. Applications received will be considered upon request by the organization, as well as on the following cut-off dates specified below, as needed:

July 17, 2023

August 17, 2023

September 17, 2023

October 17, 2023

November 17, 2023

Applicants found eligible and referred on a cut-off date, or the date requested by the organization, will continue to be referred on subsequent cut-off dates. Cutoff dates and the closing date of this announcement may be adjusted as needed, and any updates will be reflected on 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:

Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.

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.

To qualify at the GS-14 level:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: You must possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as:

  • Analyzing national security issues such as commercial industrial base, defense industrial base, energy and natural resources, research and cyber security, information technology and economic security issues.

  • Coordinating work processes, managing team projects or soliciting input from different stakeholders.

  • Developing, recommending and defending policy changes involving commercial or economic matters.


There is no positive education requirement for this position.

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Posted Date:

Sep 3, 2023


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