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**This announcement will be open starting 11/29/2021 and will close on 12/20/2021
SummaryThis position is located in the Trade Agreement Secretariat (TAS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis (I&A), International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce (DOC). The incumbent serves as the Director of this office and has responsibility for the supervision and administration of the office, which includes its staff of trade specialists and clerical employees.
The incumbent has the primary responsibility for administering the U.S. Trade Agreement Secretariats, such as the U.S. Section of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Secretariat, and other Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) for which the United States is a party. The incumbent is responsible for the fair and objective administration of an international system of dispute settlement proceedings through the use of panels. The incumbent is also responsible for developing and executing policy related to the system of dispute settlement, including improvements in procedures and rules. The incumbent may also participate in the U.S. delegations for the international dispute- settlement Working Groups established under the various free trade agreements (FTA) which report to the Cabinet-level Free Trade Commission. The incumbent will be charged with overseeing the docketing of case submissions; managing an electronic filing system for all trade dispute case filings; drafting briefing papers; processing administrative protective orders; organizing public hearings; publishing Federal Register notices; authorizing payments and reimbursements to the FTA partners, panelists, and assistants; and providing general administrative assistance to interested parties and panelists. As part of duties, the incumbent ensures the filings meet the regulatory requirements and uses experience and initiative to anticipate case developments where able, and pro-actively and independently provide and execute recommended solutions. The incumbent maintains accurate records with regard to all filings and produces appropriate documentation to parties involved as provided for in regulations. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
Oversees the formulation, development, and implementation of the organization’s programs, and of unit contributions to such programs under the cognizance of other involved agencies.
Performs the full range of organizational management functions which includes the definition of and action to acquire necessary operating financial, staff, space, equipment, and other resources for the team; establishment and communication of internal procedures and work processes
Plans, directs, and assesses actions of team members in pursuit of effective accomplishment of the office’s mission.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Supervisory International Trade Specialist, GS-1140-15, FPL 15 positions within International Trade Administration (ITA) in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
This position is also announced under vacancy number ITA-I&A-2022-0009, which is open to Merit Promotion eligible applicants. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.