[Ip-health] USTR job posting: Assistant US Trade Representative for Intellectual Property & Innovation

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Wed Feb 26 10:00:17 PST 2014


*Job Title:*Assistant US Trade Representative for Intellectual Property &

*Department:*Executive Office Of The President

*Agency:*Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

*Job Announcement Number:*USTR-14-05-KJ-ES
SALARY RANGE:$120,749.00 to $181,500.00 / Per YearOPEN PERIOD:Tuesday,
February 25, 2014 to Monday, March 17, 2014SERIES & GRADE:ES-0301-00POSITION
INFORMATION:Full Time - PermanentDUTY LOCATIONS:1 vacancy in the following
Washington DC, DC View
WHO MAY APPLY:US Citizens and Status CandidatesSECURITY CLEARANCE:Top

This position has been designated as a Senior Executive Service (SES)

If you are not already a member of the SES serving under a career
appointment, the individual selected must have his/her executive
qualifications certified by a Qualifications Review Board of the Office of
Personnel Management before appointment to this position, and will be
required to serve a one-year probationary period in this position.  The
actual salary will be set by determining the appropriate SES level for the
person selected.  For more information regarding the SES, go to

Would you like to make a difference in today's world? Consider a career in
the Office of the US Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the
President. The US Trade Representative is America's chief trade negotiator
and the principal trade policy advisor to the President. The USTR and the
Agency's staff are responsible for developing and implementing trade
policies which promote world growth, and create new opportunities for
American businesses, workers and agricultural procedures. Come and join us,
for a better tomorrow.


   - 50% or Greater
   - Extensive International and Domestic Travel Required


   - No


   - Must be a U.S. citizen or national
   - Selective Service registration if a male born after December 31, 1959
   - Be at least 18 years old and obtain a favorable security determination
   - Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests
   - Must be able to obtain Direct Deposit
   - Relocation expenses will not be paid

DUTIES:Back to top <https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/TopofPage>

The incumbent serves as the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for
Intellectual Property and Innovation (AUSTR) with primary responsibility
for the development of policy affecting trade as it relates to intellectual
property rights and innovation issues. Directs an office of professionals
engaged in the formulation of strategies for the implementation of such
policy, including through negotiation of specific bilateral and
multilateral agreements. Chairs interagency groups on the formulation and
implementation of trade and intellectual property policy and innovation
issues.  Advises the USTR, Deputy USTR, and other senior officials on trade
implications and developments in intellectual property rights and
innovation policy. Heads or participates (or manages staff that head or
participate) in delegations representing the U.S. in a wide range of
trade-related discussions and negotiations on intellectual property rights
and innovation issues.  Explains and defends the administration's trade
policies to both the public and the Congress, and to foreign governments.

*Qualification Requirements: *You must submit a separate narrative
statement that addresses each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical
qualifications related to this position as well as the Executive Core
Qualifications (ECQs) related to all positions in the Senior Executive

Your narrative statements should include examples of experience, education,
and accomplishments applicable to the qualification.   Structure your
statements in terms of the action taken, the context or environment in
which the action was taken, and the outcome or results from such actions.
You should write each statement with the vacancy in mind as all
qualifications are directly related to the position being filled.   Be sure
to include appropriate training and awards when addressing your
qualifications.  Please limit your narrative statements to one and a half
pages per factor.

For further information and tips on writing effective narrative statements,
see OPM's publication 'A Guide to SES Qualifications available on the OPM
website at:   http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf .

If you do not submit a separate statement addressing these qualifications,
you will not receive consideration for the position.

applicants must submit written statements (narrative or bullet format
acceptable) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical
qualifications.   You must address each technical qualification separately.
  You are required to respond to all technical qualifications.   Failure to
do so will result in an incomplete application and you will be rated as

1.Demonstrated experience in the development and execution of international
trade policy related to intellectual property rights issues and issues
related to regulatory or innovation issues that impact intellectual
property industries.

2.Demonstrated knowledge of the interagency process within the U.S.
government and experience functioning within such a structure.

3.Demonstrated experience handling a variety of policy and negotiating
strategies and in securing the cooperation of foreign officials.

Mandatory Technical Qualification Requirements listed above, all new
entrants into the SES under a career appointment will be assessed for
executive competency against the following five mandatory executive core

*If you do not submit a separate statement addressing the ECQs and MPTQs,
you will not receive consideration for the position.*

*Note:   If you are a member of the SES or have been certified through
successful participation in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development
Program (SESCDP), or have SES reinstatement eligibility, you do not need to
respond to the ECQs.   Instead, you should attach proof (e.g., SF-50,
Certificate of Completion of SESCDP) of your eligibility for appointment to
the SES.*

The following Fundamental Competencies are cross-cutting and should be
addressed over the course of your ECQ narrative.   It is not necessary to
address them directly as long as the narrative, in its totality, shows
mastery of the competencies on the whole.   The competencies are:
Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communications; Continual Learning; Written
Communication; Integrity/Honesty; and Public Service Motivation.

*ECQ 1: LEADING CHANGE*This core qualification encompasses the ability to
develop and implement an organizational vision that integrates key national
and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors.  Inherent to this
ECQ is the ability to balance change and continuity, to continually strive
to improve customer service and program performance within the basic
Government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative
thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under

*ECQ 2: LEADING PEOPLE  *This core qualification involves the ability to
design and implement strategies that maximize employee potential and foster
high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and

*ECQ 3: RESULTS DRIVEN*This core qualification stresses accountability and
continuous improvement.  It includes the ability to make timely and
effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the
implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.

*ECQ 4: BUSINESS ACUMEN*This core qualification involves the ability to
acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information
resources in a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the
organization's mission, and the ability to use new technology to enhance
performance and decision making.

involves the ability to explain, advocate, and express facts and ideas in a
convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and
externally.  It also involves the ability to develop an expansive
professional network with other organizations, and to identify the internal
and external politics that impact work of the organization.

Please see "Qualifications Required" for requirements of the position.


*How You Will Be Evaluated:* The Office of Administration's Human Resources
Management Division will review all applications to determine if applicants
meet the mandatory professional/technical qualifications of this position
and the SES ECQs.   Those who meet the qualifications will be referred to a
panel of SES members for rating and ranking to determine the "best
qualified" candidates.   The panel may conduct interviews with the top
candidates and then make a recommendation to the selecting official about
the top candidates that he/she should interview.

Once a selection is made, the selectee's application will be forwarded to
the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for approval by an OPM independent
Qualifications Review Board, unless the selectee is a current SES executive
or has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate
Development Program.

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*Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement*:

*Employment Information Resources - Resource Center:  *

Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective
Service (see http://www.sss.gov/)

HOW TO APPLY:Back to top<https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/TopofPage>

To begin your online application, click the *"Apply Online"* button and
follow the prompts to register or sign into Application Manager. Your
application packet must include a completed Occupational Questionnaire,
resume, and any applicable and/or required supporting documentation.  To
complete the Occupational Questionnaire, please ensure you click the
"Submit My Answers" button.  Please see "Required Documents" section below
for additional information.  All application materials must be
submitted by *11:59pm
EDT* on Monday, March 17, 2014.

We strongly encourage you to apply online.  If you are unable to upload
your supporting documents, please complete and use the cover page located
at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and fax them to
1-478-757-3144.  The cover page *MUST* include: VIN #1056413, SSN, name
used to complete Occupational Questionnaire, and address.

If you are not able to apply online:

   - Click the following link to view and print the Occupational
   Questionnaire: View Occupational
   - Print form 1203FX to provide your response to the Occupational
   Questionnaire:http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf; and
   - Fax completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to
   1-478-757-3144.  Form 1203FX will serve as a cover page for the fax

*It is applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered,
uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veteran's documentation, completed
assessment, and SF-50's) is received and accurate.   *Human Resources will
not modify or change any part of your application.   If a document is not
in legible format, applicant will not be able to view it in Application
Manager which means   applicant must again upload or fax the documentation
by the closing date of this announcement.

*Application packages will NOT be accepted via mail.*  Due to security
processes, mail delivery takes approximately 2-3 weeks to process at which
time the vacancy announcement will be closed and no further consideration
will be given to additional application packages.


   - *Resume* which *must* include the following information: announcement
   number and job title for which you are applying; beginning and ending dates
   (mo/yr) for paid or non-paid work experience; and average number of hours
   worked per week.
   - *Narrative statements* addressing the *five ECQs* are mandatory for
   consideration for this position.
   - *Narrative statements* addressing the *MPTQs* are mandatory for
   consideration for this position.

EOP - OA Client Services
Phone: (202)395-1088
Agency Information:
Executive Office of the President
725 17th Street NW
Washington , DC

After all application packages have been received, we will review your
resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.   We will
evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications based on the
information provided and may interview the best qualified applicants.
After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a security background
investigation and drug screening.   If the drug screening is negative and
security background is cleared, then a formal job offer will be extended to

You will be notified four times during the hiring process:

1. Upon receipt of your application.

2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.

3. After the certificate(s) is issued.

4. After the final selection(s) is made.

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