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Import Specialist, GS 9 - 11 Duties : Discover a challenging and rewarding career with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders. Secure and facilitate trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws. Screen passengers, vehicles, and shipments entering country. Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products. Prevent unauthorized entry into the country. Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing border. Use technical and administrative expertise to safeguard the U.S. commercial supply chains. Typical work assignments include: 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.
Qualification and Experience
GS-9: Must possess 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.
GS-11: Must possess 1+ year of specialized experience, to include knowledge of customs laws, regulations, provisions, policies and procedures governing imported transactions; knowledge of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and the classification of goods based on the different subheadings and the General and Additional U.S. Rules of Interpretations (GRI); understanding the basic principles, factors, and procedures used for determining classification, value, and admissibility of imported goods; proficient in screening incoming entry documents for compliance, admissibility and applicability of quota or other import restrictions.
Education substitution :
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.
GS-11: Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in an accredited college or university, may be substituted for experience at the GS-11 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 fulltime 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, 54 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 3 years of full-time study requirement.
Combining Experience and Education: Appropriate combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience also may be used to meet total qualification requirements for the GS-5, 7, 9, and 11 grade levels. To combine education and experience, must convert each to a percentage and then add the percentages. The combined total of your percentage of education and experience must equal at least 100% in order to qualify. If your education is currently described in quarter hours, convert the quarter hours into semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours by the fraction 2/3. To calculate percentage of graduate education, divide the number of graduate semester hours by 18.
Meet all applicable Time in Grade requirements (current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent grade band in the federal service) by 02/16/2018.
Deadline : 02/16/2018.
Announcement number OFO-IMP-10117028-BLS. Send resume.
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