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Business and Industry Specialist Full-time Job

4 months ago Professional Washington, D.C.   175 views
Job Details


This position is located in the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Industry & Analysis (I&A), Washington, District of Columbia. The incumbent will be a senior member of the Office of Investment Security, Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S (CFIUS) Team.


  • Coordinates internal ITA and Commerce reviews of assigned CFIUS transactions, leveraging the breadth of technical expertise available across Commerce.
  • Plans and carries out projects; provides advice; prepares reports; brief senior Commerce officials and monitors and evaluates issues for impact on agency programs and policies.
  • Conducts research and analysis on the national security aspects of commercial and technological issues.
  • Builds effective external working relationships within Commerce, other U.S. government agencies, and the private sector.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)

1101 General Business And Industry



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 or possession of drugs.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • 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.
  • License required: No
  • Pre-employment physical required: No
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No
  • Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid.


Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Minimum Qualification requirements as noted below.

Specialized Experience:GS-14: You qualify for the GS-14 grade level if you possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal government, performing the following duties:

  • Analyzing national security issues related to commercial industrial base, defense industrial base, energy and natural resources, research and development and economic security issues;
  • Coordinating work processes, managing team projects and soliciting input from different stakeholders; and
  • Briefing senior government officials or private sector executives involving international or commercial issues.
  • Recommending and defending policy changes involving commercial or economic matters.
  • Implementing complex research and analysis projects.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to current employees applying for a Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. NOTE: All current or former Federal employees must provide a copy of their SF-50 (you may need to submit more than one), "Notice of Personnel Action" that indicates proof of status and time-in-grade eligibility. The SF-50 must include your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure (1 or 2), and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).

NOTE: 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 not be used or combined to qualify for this position.

Additional information

This position is at the full performance level.

TThis Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Business and Industry Specialist, GS-1101-14 positions within International Trade Administration in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Commerce requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for High Risk security level clearance as a condition of placement in this Special Sensitive level position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, the veteran must 1) be a preference eligible; or 2) be a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions (you must submit a DD214-member copy 4).

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

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