Bilingual Position on China Trade Compliance at Department of Commerce Opens

The US Department of Commerce has posted a trade compliance position on USAjobs.gov: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/358610800.  The position involves serving as a Trade Enforcement Analyst-Mandarin Chinese Speaking for the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center (ITEC).

The primary purpose of this position is to provide expert Mandarin Chinese-language research, and analytical support to ITEC on a number of technical trade issues related to trade-enforcement related negotiations and dispute settlement.  The position closes on Jan 13 (one week from this posting).  In addition to knowledge of Chinese, applicants must possess 52 weeks of specialized experience.  If invited for an interview, the applicant may be required to demonstrate an ability to read and understand information in  Mandarin Chinese.

This appears to be a trade-specific (not IP-specific) position.  According to the announcement, the experience can be substituted at the GS-9 level by a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. or J.D., if related.  For the GS-11, a candidate may qualify for this position with either a 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.

U.S. citizenship is required.

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