Are you interested in assisting U.S. businesses compete globally? The International Trade Administration is the largest Federal agency helping U.S. firms compete in the global economy. You can help us create opportunities for U.S. workers and firms by promoting international trade. Join us in opening foreign markets to ensure compliance with trade laws and agreements. Join a winning team helping U.S. commercial interests and competitiveness of American industry at home and abroad. More information on ITA listed below.


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About our Workforce

ITA is composed of about 2,100 employees domestically and throughout the world. The majority of ITA’s population serve in General Schedule (GS) job occupational positions such as Trade Specialist, Trade Compliance Analyst, Management and Program Analyst, Economist, Business and Industry, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, and Administrative and Clerical. These kind of vacancies are announced on USAJOBS.

Foreign Service Officers - Another component of ITA are the Foreign Service Officer (FSO). Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service are typically assigned to foreign posts, such as U.S. embassies and consulates, to promote the export of U.S. goods and services, attract foreign investment into the United States and defend U.S. commercial interests abroad. These positions are under the authority of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 and support U.S. companies through a worldwide network of trade professionals located in more than 100 U.S. cities and American embassies and consulates in more than 70 countries. Click here to learn more about these positions.