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Announcement Number:
ADDC-2016-0077
Hiring Agency:
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Position Title:
Program Analyst GS-0343-09/11/12, Census-DE-TG
Open Period:
05/05/2016 - 05/04/2017

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GS - 0343PA 09/11/12
Salary:
USD $53,435 - USD $100,736
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Competitive Service: Career/Conditional
Promotion Potential:
GS-12
Duty Location(s):
FEW Vacancies in

District of Columbia, DC, US
Suitland, MD, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Tanisha Williams
301-763-7862
tanisha.williams@census.gov

Overview

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Open to all U.S Citizens.
Security Clearance Required:
Not Required
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Full Time Permanent
Marketing Statement:
The U.S. Census Bureau produces quality data that helps 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 U.S. 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.
Summary:
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 entitles 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-2016-0069, Program Analyst, GS-0343-09/11/12, CENSUS-MP-TG, which can be assessed at http://www.USAJOBS.gov

This vacancy is for multiple Program Analyst positions in the Associate Director for Decennial Census Program (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 BARGAINING unit position.

This position maybe 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 annoncement.  The initial cut off date for referral is May 19, 2016.  After this date additional referral list will be created as vacancies are available.  This announcement covers multiple positions within the various Directorates of the US Census Bureau through May 04, 2017. 
Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No

Duties

The individual selected for this position will:

  • Respond to internal and external customers, stakeholders and the public
  • Review and edit correspondence and prepare briefing materials
  • Use management and organizational techniques, systems and procedures to coordinate activities
  • Produce ad-hoc reports for managers using data from various databases
  • Manage projects in a consistent and repeatable manner

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Key Requirements:
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • A one-year probationary period may be required.
  • Education Requirements:
     
    Evaluations:
    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 desirable at the full performance level of this position GS-12.
    • Ability to communicate in person and in writing
    • Ability to manage program documentation
    • Knowledge of qualititve and quantitative techniques for measuring effectiveness, efficiency and productitivity
    • Knowledge of data analysis techniques and reporting of analysis results
    • Ability to establish priorities, organize work, and coordinate various assignments and/or projects concurrently
    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.  In addition, if you meet the minimum qualifications, we will compare the required documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire and place you in one of three pre-defined categories.  These categories are "gold", "silver", and "bronze".  Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    Application of Veterans 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-09 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 of 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.
    Qualifications:
    Specialized Experience: 

    For GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal services. Specialized experience is coordinating, preparing, and analyzing the necessary steps to complete reports; assisting in the development, design, documentation, and implementation of reports; developing findings and recommendations; conducting studies concerned with the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations and preparing recommendations; assessing the productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency of program operations and providing recommendations; working with software packages to develop presentation materials that includes handouts, overheads, and/or participant materials; conducting studies of work procedures, functions, and management initiatives; and preparing data summaries for inclusion in routine and special reports.

    OR

    EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education.

    For GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal services. Specialized experience is coordinating, preparing and performing the necessary steps to complete reports; producing assignments which contain potentially controversial issues; conducting studies concerned with the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations; researching management practices for application to programs or operations; and reviewing, verifying, and analyzing data submitted for consistency with financial reports to identify problems and make recommendations to management.

    OR

    EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education.

    For GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal services. Specialized experience is planning, coordinating, evaluating, and interpreting the necessary steps to complete reports; producing assignments which contain potentially controversial issues; conducting studies concerned with the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations; researching management practices for application to programs or operations; reviewing, verifying, and analyzing data submitted for consistency with financial reports to identify problems and make recommendations to management; developing solutions to difficult problems that do not have readily available precedents; making independent decisions affecting the daily operation of programs; and adapting methods to specific work situations.

    Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

    NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

    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 available 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 http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    Veterans -- The following link provides information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:
    http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx 

    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 mgshelp@monster.com or at 866-656-6831 and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.

    Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov)

    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, log into 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 http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. 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: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e4.asp#e4a.
    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 into the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on the "Application Status".  We also recommend you opt to receive status change emails through USAJOBS by logging into "Notification Settings."  Please notify us if you contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement.  Also, not 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.