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(Archived) Trade Specialist

Last Updated: 9/11/22

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Job Title: Trade Specialist
Merit (MAP)

Job Announcement Number: DOC-ITA-2022-0023

Salary Range: $57,105 - $141,434 per year. Note salary varies by location.

Series & Grade: 1140, GS-09/GS-11/GS-12/GS-13

Promotion Potential: GS-13

Application Close Date: April 7, 2022, or until we have received 250 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.

Duty Locations:
Washington, DC
Ontario, CA
Chicago, IL
Cleveland, OH
Huston, TX
Milwaukee, WI


**This announcement will be open starting 3/31/2022 and will close on 4/7/2022 or until we have received 250 applications which may be sooner than the closing date.


This position is located in the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA). The incumbent will serve as a Trade Specialist who assumes responsibility for highly complex analytical work addressing critical international trade issues, U.S. business exports, reverse investment facilitation, and/or new trade development initiatives in key industries and world regions. ITA is recruiting candidates that are interested in building upon our trade programs to increase U.S. exports.


  • Counsel current and potential U.S. exporters to meet client export market development objectives.
  • Conduct market research and disseminate trade information and materials on government products and services to U.S. businesses and associates.
  • Assist current and potential U.S. exporters and investors with navigating challenging obstacles to address trade barriers affecting exports or investments abroad.
  • Provide comprehensive data analysis and translate data into long-term meaningful material to foster innovation and achieve results using automated monitoring and reporting systems

This position is also announced under vacancy number DOC-ITA-2022-0036 (DE), which is open to the public. You must apply to both announcements if you wish to be considered for both.

Company Details

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 MISSION Create prosperity by strengthening the international co...