International Trade Administration
$68,036.00 to $88,450.00
Open & closing dates
$68,036 to $88,450 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Competitive Service: Career or Career Conditional
Permanent - Full-Time, Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
This position is located in the International Trade Administration, Enforcement and Compliance (E&C), Office of Operations Support, Information Technology Unit. The incumbent will serve as the bureau Property Accountability Officer (PAO). The PAO is responsible for performing quarterly and annual inventories of all accountable property in E&C. The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of dissemination of E&C information to external and internal customers and the public over the Internet. This includes being able to manage the existing website information, post new information to the website, and ensure that information posted is timely, current and presented in a useful format. The incumbent will provide technical expertise and advice to the Information Technology Manager for the development of new databases and systems to meet the Business Unit’s business needs, and for the maintenance of existing databases and hardware.
THIS POSITION IS BEING ADVERTISED CONCURRENTLY UNDER DELEGATING EXAMINING PROCEDURES (DEU). IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERATION UNDER DEU PROCEDURES, YOU MUST APPLY UNDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO. ITA-E&C-2018-0005.
The initial and primary selection(s) of candidates referred to management will be used to fill vacancies in International Trade Administration, Enforcement and Compliance, Office of Operations Support, Information Technology Unit. 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 unit is Executive Administration. This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Program Analyst (GS-0343-11, full performance level to GS-13) positions within ITA in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
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At the full performance level you will be responsible for the following:
Oversees recording of all property acquisitions and disposition changes in the property system. Perform quarterly and annual inventories of accountable assets. Ensures that the property system accurately reflects organization assets. Ensures that other property personnel complete required training.
Performs technical and programmatic analysis and makes recommendations for the development of databases or hardware systems that further bureau efficiency and mission.
Planning, designing, and publishing social media and multimedia content for the Web using various applications such as XML, HTML, CSS, and Java Script.
Provide programmatic analysis of visual web content, which includes images, video, information graphics, data visualizations and other interactive features.
Skill in written and oral communication.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles; applicants eligible under special hiring authorities; veterans who are preference eligible, or separated from the U.S. Armed Forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service (VEOA).
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
0343 Management And Program Analysis
Analysts, Business Management
Business Management Analysts
Managers, All Other
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen.
If your resume is incomplete, you may not be considered for this vacancy.
You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
Time-in-grade requirements must be met.
You must be suitable for Federal employment.
You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
Declaration of Federal Employment: If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a Declaration of Federal Employment OF-306, prior to being appointed.
Probationary Period: A one-year probational period may be required.
Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement unless eligible for special hiring authority, reinstatement eligible, non-current Federal employee applying as a VEOA eligible which do not require time-in-grade/band.
You may qualify based on substituting education for experience.
Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
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.
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.
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
You MUST submit your transcripts if attempting to qualify based on education. Copies of unofficial transcripts will suffice for qualifying. Official transcripts are required prior to onboarding.
CTAP and ICTAP Eligibles CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority 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 CTAP and ICTAP eligible is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transitional Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice);
A copy of your SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location;
A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit that shows your current promotion potential.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination, certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a work-related compensable injury; 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 position, grade/band level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
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:
Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA)
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)
30% or more disabled veterans
Persons with disabilities
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)
Reasonable Accommodations: 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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation (transcripts if applicable) to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire that you completed as part of the application. However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the occupational questions, or your score will be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager. To receive due weight, you must submit a recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (do not submit a performance plan) and/or incentive award documentation (i.e. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, etc.). The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
Knowledge of Federal and agency regulations; knowledge of the specific organization's programs and missions; knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and policies related to program/operations area in order to analyze their impact on programs.
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques for measuring effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of assigned programs.
Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques in developing new procedures and approaches to identify and resolve significant issues and problems.
Ability to communicate effectively to make recommendations to management and brief them.
If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and incentive awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the selecting official for review and consideration.
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Background checks and security clearance
A complete application consists of the following:
Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s).
SF-50, “Notification of Personnel Action,” Submit a copy of your SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action, showing your tenure code, position occupied and highest grade and step. An award SF-50 does not contain the required information. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade and that supports your claim for time-in-grade. Also submit your performance appraisals.
Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) documentation, if applicable. For more information, please go to: www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp#6
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable, (see other information.)
Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment,(severely disabled, eligible veterans, certain military spouses, etc.)
Education: If you are qualifying for this position based on education,you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.
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 of 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 here at http://www.naces.org/members.htm
. 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.
You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.
FAILURE TO SUBMIT (VIA FAX OR ATTACHMENT) THE APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS MAY EXCLUDE YOU FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
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.
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.
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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.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov
. To begin, click the Apply Online button on the right side of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.
To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov
and place your cursor over “My Account” and then click on Application Status. Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.
If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk immediately within an hour of your system issue by e-mail at email@example.com or phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.
For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact: Sherry Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agency contact information
INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION
1401 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia
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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://www.usajobs.gov
and clicking on Applications. This status will be visible next to the corresponding position. The four points of notification are:
Application Received or Application Incomplete;
Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
Referred or Not Referred; 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.).
Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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International Trade Administration
Website : http://trade.gov
The International Trade Administration (ITA) strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements. ITA works to improve the global business environment and helps U.S. organizations compete at home and abroad. ITA supports President Obama’s recovery agenda and the National Export Initiative to sustain economic growth and support American jobs. ITA is organized into three distinct but complementary business units: The Global Markets unit combines ITA’s country and regional experts, overseas and domestic field staff, and specific trade promotion programs to provide U.S. firms with the full suite of country-specific export promotion services and market access advocacy, while promoting the United States as an investment destination.