Senior Export Policy Analyst

Department Of Commerce in Washington, DC

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates01/13/2020 to 01/20/2020


Pay scale & grade

GS 15

$142,701 to $170,800 per year
Appointment type


Work schedule

LocationWashington, DC

Washington, DC

Few vacancies

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy
Duties SummaryThis position is located in the Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls (NSTTC), Washington, District of Columbia.
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Senior Export Policy Analyst to an organization and contribute to the export control policy process in one or more of the following areas: materials, materials processing, electronics, telecommunications, computers, information security, avionics, marine, sensors, laser, spacecraft, and navigation.ResponsibilitiesServing as a liaison with industries on export control regulations and policy procedures related to a wide range of commodities and technologies under the jurisdiction of the Department of Commerce.Consulting and negotiating with other policy analysts and members of the export community involved in export controls and keeping the Export Administration Regulations current.Integrating U.S. industry's economic/regulatory concerns into the Bureau's development of regulations and the Export Control Reform Act.Providing leadership and expert policy advice to inter- and intra-agency groups such as the Advisory Committee on Export Policy (ACEP), Interagency Policy Committee (IPC), and Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) on matters pertaining to area of expertise.Applying knowledge in the analytical review and process of export licenses, commodity classification requests, license determinations, commodity jurisdiction reviews and export license applications.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

Requirements Conditions of EmploymentYou 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: NoPre-employment physical required: NoBargaining Unit Position: NoFinancial Disclosure: If you are hired, you may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) within 30 days after appointment.Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid.Incumbent of this position will also be required to complete a SF-312 Classified Non-disclosure Agreement.Drug Testing: The incumbent of this position is subject to random drug testing. Incumbent must pass urinalysis testing prior to appointment and periodically thereafter. QualificationsApplicants must demonstrate that they meet the Specialized Experience requirements as noted below.Specialized Experience:GS-15: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience, at the next lower grade level (GS-14 or equivalent pay band) in the Federal government. Specialized experience is defined as:
Providing authoritative expertise on U.S. export control regulations and policy proceduresAnalyzing and interpreting U.S. export control regulations and policy procedures for a full range of program areas and organizations on complex and sensitive business/industry issues to the export community, federal agencies and foreign governments.Developing and presenting recommendations for international commercial trade issues and national security and foreign policy programs.Processing U.S. export control license applications and commodity classification requests for items that are controlled for national security reasons in accordance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)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 informationThis position is at the full performance level.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 Top Secret clearance as a condition of placement in this Special Sensitive 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.Career Transition Assistance Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) will be eligible 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; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. Well-Qualified includes those applicants whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to: Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use an Assessment Questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education and training. The competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job are:
Knowledge of international commercial trade issues and national security and foreign policy programs.Ability to effectively and independently collect, compile, and present sound and authoritative technical and policy analyses and recommendations on complex and sensitive business/industry issues.Knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, and programs of government agencies, private sector interests, and others involved in the assignment area sufficient to guide and coordinate external contributions to programs and services and to disseminate information to concerned agencies.Mastery of advanced level of U.S. export control regulations and policy procedures in a full range of program areas and organizations to formulate, develop, and evaluate the generation and exchange of new hypotheses, theories, concepts, principles, methods, applications or practices concerned with the analysis, design, or operation of highly complex policies.
Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire. Those applicants who meets or exceeds the cut-off score will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview. Failure to complete the interview may result in removal from further consideration.
If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have overstated your qualifications and/or experience, you will be removed from consideration or your score will be lowered.
Consideration will be given to performance appraisals and incentive awards as an indicator of quality of prior experience; no points will be assigned.For Competitive Merit Promotion and Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Applicants: The highest rated candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.For Noncompetitive Appointment Eligibles: All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring agency.
To preview the assessment questionnaire, click the following link: Read moreBackground checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance
Top Secret
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and riskCritical-Sensitive (CS)/High RiskTrust determination processNational security

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