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    Job Title: Program Analyst, TERM (Trade Adjustment Assistance)

    Department: Department Of Commerce

    Agency: Economic Development Administration

    Sub Agency: Economic Development Administration

    Job Announcement Number: EDA-HQ-2010-0063

    SALARY RANGE: $51,630.00 – $115,742.00 /year

    OPEN PERIOD: Friday, July 23, 2010 to Thursday, August 12, 2010

    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0343-09/13

    POSITION INFORMATION: Full TimeTerm Appt Not to Exceed 13mos.

    PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 13

    DUTY LOCATIONS: few vacancies – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All qualified U.S. citizens.

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The mission of the Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration’s Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program is to help import-impacted U.S. firms develop and implement business recovery strategies to strengthen their competitiveness in the global marketplace, thereby increasing sales and creating U.S. jobs.

    The Economic Development Administration leads the federal economic
    development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness,
    preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide
    economy. Our dynamic culture recognizes employees’ contributions
    and achievements, promotes teamwork and results-driven performance,
    and provides opportunities for learning and professional growth.
    Our employees are the Bureau’s most important resources. Join our
    team if you are energetic, results driven, customer-focused, and
    like working in teams.

    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: This position is a TERM appointment. This appointment has a not to exceed date of 13 months, however, it can be extended up to, but not more than, 4 years based on the needs of the agency. Term employees are required to serve a one-year trial period and are eligible for within-grade increases, retirement and health/life insurance benefits. This appointment may also be terminated at any time and it does not confer eligibility to a permanent position.

    There will be a few selections made from this announcement. Please
    refer to the Major Duties and Qualifications sections of this
    announcement to get more information on the overall position, as
    well as, the responsibilities of the incumbent(s).

    KEY REQUIREMENTS:

    * A one year probationary period will be required.
    * One year of specialized experience equivalent to next lower grade.
    * U.S. Citizenship required.
    * Relocation Expenses will not be paid.

    Duties

    Additional Duty Location Info: few vacancies – Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    The incumbent of this position analyzes these substantive
    interrelated administrative issues for application to practices and
    processes that improve the effectiveness, efficiency and
    productivity of EDA administrative functions. Further, as the
    recognized authority in the analysis and evaluation of
    administrative programs and issues, the incumbent must continually
    assess the impact of changes in regulatory and/or productivity
    requirements on EDA programs and/or on changes in the demand for EDA
    program services. The incumbent must apply a wide range of
    qualitative and/or quantitative methods creatively for the
    assessment and improvement of management processes and systems.

    Qualifications and Evaluations

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    At the GS-13 level, specialized experience is defined as experience at the next lower grade level (GS-12) or EQUIVALENT – analyzing and advising management on the effectiveness of programs and operations and experience in international trade policy and practices, grants management and publically funded trade adjustment assistance projects.

    At the GS-12 level, specialized experience is defined as experience
    at the next lower grade level (GS-11) or EQUIVALENT conducting
    detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes of broad
    administrative or technical programs, develops new methods,
    organizational structures and management processes and advises
    program managers on methods, procedures, surveys, reports and
    control techniques.

    At the GS-11 level, specialized experience is defined as experience
    at the next lower grade level (GS-09) or EQUIVALENT identifying
    procedural problems in program operations using quantitative and
    qualitative methods, conducting studies on operating programs and
    studying regulations for impact on programs OR you can
    meet specialized experience at the GS-11 level based on 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).

    At the GS-09 level, specialized experience is defined as experience
    at the next lower grade level (GS-07) or EQUIVALENT conducting
    studies on the effectiveness and efficiency and productivity of assigned programs OR you can meet specialized experience at the
    GS-09 level based on EDUCATION – (master’s or equivalent graduate
    degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate
    education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related

    Best qualified candidates will possess the following Knowledge,
    Skills and Abilities:

    – Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations and policies related to trade program/operations

    – Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, and policies related to
    program/operations.

    – Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative techniques.

    – Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and
    techniques.

    – Ability to communicate effectively to make recommendations to
    management and brief them.

    APPLICANTS DO NOT NEED TO PROVIDE NARRATIVES TO THE KSA’S ABOVE AS
    THEY WILL BE ADDRESSED WITHIN THE ONLINE Questionnaire:

    U.S. Citizenship :
    You will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship.

    Selective Service System :
    Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with
    the Selective Service System or have an exemption. If selected,
    confirmation of registration status is required.

    Applicants must meet requirements by 11:59 EASTERN TIME ZONE (ETZ)
    on the closing date of this announcement.

    If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete
    a “Declaration of Federal Employment” OF-306, prior to being
    appointed.

    Probationary Period: One year probationary period
    may be required depending on your government status and requirement
    of this position.

    Security Clearance: This position may require a security
    clearance. Any required investigations and clearances must
    be completed before the selectee can be placed in the position.

    THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO)
    EMPLOYER.

    Agency Information:

    Economic Development Administration
    1401 Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20230
    Fax: 571-258-4052

    Questions about this job:

    Eboni Wiggins
    Phone: 202-482-5601
    Fax: 571-258-4052
    Email: [email protected]

    Job Announcement Number:
    EDA-HQ-2010-0063

    Control Number: 1982578

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