Under the direction of the Director for Economics and Trade, and the Executive Director of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC), the position is responsible for policy and issue analysis primarily in the fields of economic and trade issues.
1. Monitor, investigate, and assess developments relevant to the Economics and Trade Team’s portfolio including, but not limited to, the topics identified in Section III, below.
2. Draft detailed written and oral analyses and assessments of issues within the Economics and Trade Team’s portfolio.
3. Work with designated hearing co-chairs, senior staff, and team members to plan and organize Commission hearings.
4. Serve as a subject matter expert and advisor on Chinese economics and trade and U.S. policy responses for Commissioners, Members of Congress and their staffs, and Congressional committees.
5. Draft assigned portions of the Commission’s Annual Report
6. Draft Congressional testimony, talking points, editorials, and other communications for Commissioners to a wide variety of audiences and represent the staff at conferences and with government, academia, and private sector groups. Provide official responses to Congressional inquiries and legislated reporting requirements.
7. Develop and sustain a professional network with China analysts in the U.S. government, private sector, and academia.
8. Perform other duties as assigned.
1. Strong and demonstrated ability to present information clearly and concisely through both written and oral reports.
2. Advanced research, analytical, and evaluative skills, including the ability to synthesize and analyze large amounts of disparate data on emerging and/or controversial issues. Experience researching and writing about international economics, finance, and trade.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of China’s domestic economy; China’s foreign economic policies and practices, including key drivers and actors; and China’s evolving policy landscape, including market access for foreign companies, protection of intellectual property rights, food and product safety, energy, and technology development.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of U.S.-China bilateral trade and investment flows, and their impact on U.S. national security, industries, and workers; and China’s adherence to U.S.-China bilateral commitments, its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and other multilateral agreements.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. trade laws, regulations, procedures and goals, especially those pertaining to the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan and, more broadly, to the Indo-Pacific Region;
6. Demonstrated knowledge of the overall principles and complexion of international trade, financial, and economic relations, and the ability to apply these principles to analysis of the U.S.-China relationship.
7. Bachelor’s degree or higher.
HIGHLY DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
(Not required, but may be considered in the selection process)
1. Graduate degree in a relevant field, such as Asian Studies, International Relations, Economics, International Economic Relations, or Asian History.
2. Experience in a Congressional or Executive Branch office, particularly with responsibilities for issues pertaining to China, Taiwan, or the Asia-Pacific Region.
3. Knowledge of the Chinese legal system and structure.
4. Experience living and/or working in China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
5. Ability to speak and read Mandarin Chinese, to include ability to effectively utilize sources of electronic and print information regarding China and Taiwan.
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