International Program Specialist

Commercial Law Development Program

About the organization

Established in 1992, the Commercial Law Development Program is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce that helps achieve U.S. foreign policy goals in developing and transitional countries through commercial legal reforms. CLDP’s unique, government-to-government technical assistance draws upon highly experienced regulators, judges, policymakers, business leaders, and attorneys from both the public and private sectors to deliver results that make meaningful and lasting changes to the legal and business environments of our host countries.


CLDP is looking for an energetic, innovative, and results-oriented individual who will enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced, and mission driven organization as an International Program Specialist. The International Program Specialist would join a CLDP team that supports the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP) initiative in South Asia, the Western Hemisphere, and globally.

This position requires international travel to possible countries in the Middle East, South Asia, the Western Hemisphere, and other regions throughout the globe.

The incumbent will perform duties such as:
-Assisting attorneys with the design and implementation of technical assistance programs related to the rule of law;
-Identifying and securing the logistical support needed to execute technical assistance programs through multiple procurement mechanisms;
-Developing, planning and preparing overall program budgets based on CLDP interagency agreements including tracking budgets as expenditures occur, notifying funding agencies of spending rates, and sending regular bills for CLDP programs;
-Traveling overseas to prepare and implement trainings, workshops and consultations;
-Monitoring federal regulations and departmental policies to ensure that all CLDP plans and expenditures comply with the relevant requirements;
-Liaising with government officials, regulators, judges and other high-level diplomatic, community, and business leaders in foreign countries.


Applicants must possess one or more years of specialized experience, including volunteer work done through national service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Additionally, applicants must be able to satisfy the below qualifications:

-Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with peers and high-level U.S. and foreign officials;
-Advanced proficiency in Spanish;
-Ability to manage program budgets, complex logistics, and complete procurement requests;
-Flexibility to adapt to rapidly evolving circumstances;
-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail


GS-09 to GS-12

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send an email to Boone Bishop at [email protected] with the subject line “International Program Specialist Application: Last Name, First Name” and the below attachments.

1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. NCE Letter with current validity

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