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"ADDC-2016-0086" Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Position Title:
Supervisory Program Analyst, GS-0343-14, Census-DE-TG
Open Period:
10/14/2016 - 10/13/2017


GS - 0343SPA 14
USD $108,887 - USD $141,555
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Competitive Service: Career/Career Conditional
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
FEW Vacancies in

Washington, DC, US
Suitland, MD, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Tonia Simmons


Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Open to All U.S. Citizens.
Security Clearance Required:
Not Required
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Full Time Permanent
Marketing Statement:
The U.S. Census Bureau produces quality data that help Americans better understand our country - its population, resources, economy, society and culture. We offer competitive salaries, flexible hours and work arrangements, developmental opportunities, recognition, a variety of benefits and health insurance plans, and a host of other employment incentives. If working in an environment that values your individuality and diversity and allows you to innovate, engage in problem solving, and achieve your professional goals appeals to you, then the Census Bureau is the place for you. Come join the Census Team and be responsible for contributing to the fabric of our nation - where everyone counts.
This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements.  Some applicants may not be eligible to be hired under THIS announcement.  Please make sure you apply to the announcement that entitiles you to consideration.  Read the  'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility.  If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see ADDC-2016-0085, Supervisory Program Analyst, GS-0343-14, Census-MP-TG, which can be accessed at

This vacancy is for multiple Supervisory Program Analyst positions in the Associate Director for Decennial Census Programs (ADDC) located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland.

This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

Relocation expenses may be paid

This is a NONBARGAINING unit position.

This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process and more than one position may be filled within the U.S. Census Bureau under this announcement.

**Multiple selections may be made from various directorates within the Census Bureau from this announcement for a position with the same title, series, grade(s), promotion potential, general job responsibilities and duty location**

This is an open continuous announcement.  The initial cut off date for referral is October 27, 2016.  After this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available.  This announcement covers multiple positions with the various Directorates of the U.S. Census Bureau through October 13, 2017.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:


The individual selected for this position will:

  • Oversee staffing, strategic planning and resource allocation for assigned survey. census or other programs, and
  • Lead implementation of key aspects involved with assigned programs.
  • Supervise a subordinate staff and oversee the development and management of high-level decennial census documentation
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately, both in writing and in person

Qualifications and Evaluations

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Key Requirements:
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must sucessfully complete a background investigation.
  • Time in grade requirements must be met.
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • A one-year supervisory probationary period may be required.
  • Education Requirements:
    Your application includes your:
    1. Resume,
    2. Responses to the online questions, and
    3. Required supporting documents.
    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1.  Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position.  You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.  If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.

    2.  Rating:  Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
    The following competencies are desireable at the full performance level of this position GS-14.
    • Knowledge of HR systems, administrative procedures and project management best practices.
    • Ability to direct and develop policy, requirements, and guidance.
    • Ability to coordinate program activities with multiple divisions/staffs.
    • Skill in organizing and leading inter-divisional teams.
    • Ability to manage, assign work, set priorities, prepare schedules, determine resource needs, evaluate performance and provide appropriate feedback.
    Your application will be rated based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, training relevant to the duties of this position.

    3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

    Application of Veteran's Preference:  The category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each pre-defined quality category.  Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (i.e., CPS and CP) must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-0 grade level or higher.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must receive a rating of at least 85 out 100 to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
    Specialized Experience:

    For GS-14, you must have one-year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is work experience analyzing and advising management on the evaluation of the effectiveness of programs and operations and the productivity and efficiency of management. Examples of such work include: analyzing and evaluating on a quantitative/qualitative basis the effectiveness of line program operations in meeting established goals and objectives; developing procedures and systems for assessing the effectiveness of programs and/or management processes; developing, analyzing, and evaluating new or modified programs and/or management policies, regulations, goals, or objectives; evaluating and advising on organizational structures, methods, and procedures; and planning and conducting all phases of projects; supervising a staff.

    Education cannot be substitued for experience at this grade level.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits URL:
    Review our Benefits
    Agency Benefits:
    Additional benefits avaialble at Census Headquarters located in Suitland, MD, include:  fitness center; child-care facility; credit union; free parking; convenient access to Metrorail and Metrobus transit services in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia communities; car pools/van pools; etc.
    Other Information:
    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

    Veterans -- The following link provides information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities: 

    The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    Please note:  If you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    The following instructions outline our application process.  You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.  We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday).  If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the Help Desk at or at 866-656-6831 and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.

    Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (

    We suggest that you preview the online questions you will answer in Step 3 (Preview available in Qualifications and Evaluation section of announcement).  You need to ensure your resume supports your responses to these questions.

    Step 2 - Apply Online Click "Apply Online."

    You will be directed to USAJOBS where you must select a resume.  If you have documents uploaded to USAJOBS, you may select those you wish to submit as well.  After selecting a resume (and documents, if applicable), click "Apply for this position now!" and follow the prompts to register (if you haven't already done so), answer the online questions, and submit all required documents.  You will have the opportunity to submit documents via 2 different options: 1) download from USAJOBS or 2) upload from your computer.  You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open.  To do so, loginto your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status.:  Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Online" to continue.
    Required Documents:
    Resume showing relevant experience. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59.  Your resume should also list your education your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week.  Fore Federal Service, please include the grade level for the position(s).  Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tools(s).

    Veterans' Documentation.  You must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214, or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.

    Sole Survivorship Documentation. If you are applying under Sole Survivorship preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 or another form of official documentation which shows your discharge or release from active duty occurred on or after August 29, 2008 and was based on a sole survivorship discharge.

    If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214 or certification, you must also submit a current version of the SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference), dated October 2013, and the required supporting documents listed on that form. Previous versions of the SF-15 will not be accepted. For more information on veterans' preference, click here.

    Education Documentation:  If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion.

    To be used in meeting qualifications requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at:
    Next Steps:
    After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. After we review and evaluate all applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and or security background investigation. You will be notified up to four times during the hiring process:

    1. Upon receipt of your application.

    2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.

    3. After the certificate is issued.

    4. After final selection is made.

    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status". We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings." Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.