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Import Specialist, GS 7 - 9 The candidate will be responsible for: Assisting CBP Officers in determining admissibility of merchandise and making other import-related decisions. Screening entry document packages for full range of regulatory and legal requirements. Verifying tariff classification and appraising imported articles and products. Traveling is required.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have the following qualifications:
For GS-7: Must have 1+ year of specialized experience that equipped you with the ability to explain procedures or requirements to elicit cooperative response. In addition, you must possess ONE of the following: ability to apply specialized knowledge of laws, regulations, rulings, or instructions pertaining to the importation of merchandise into the United States, or ability to gather, organize, and evaluate facts and evidence. Examples include screening a limited number of import documents for the presence of required documents (e.g., a properly signed Form A), reviewing prescribed trade statistics on the official Customs entry document for agreement with information contained in commercial invoices; and/or finding, applying, and explaining the significance of key administrative and legal rulings pertaining to particular commodities or import situations.
For GS-9: Must have 1+ year of specialized experience, to include knowledge of the provisions, laws, regulations, procedures, practices, and documentation related to customs processes for entry and examination of imports; knowledge of the Tariff Schedules of the United States; understanding of the basic principles, factors, and terms used in determination of tariff classification and value, and knowledge of the provisions of federal laws and regulations on prohibited and restricted items and requirements for admittance into the United States and into commerce.
For GS-7: May substitute superior academic achievement for the experience required at the GS-7 level. You must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society.
For GS-9: Successful completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in an accredited college or university, or a J.D. or LL.B. degree may be substituted for experience at the GS-9 grade level. Such education must demonstrate the skills needed to do the work. A course of study in business administration, public administration, or related fields is qualifying. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 36 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 2 years of full-time study requirement.
Application deadline: 02/16/2018.
Announcement number: OFO-IMP-10127058-KDL. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more details.
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