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Announcement Number:
RCC2020DAL-2018-0210
Hiring Agency:
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Position Title:
Partnership Specialist (Tribal), GG-0301-11/12, Census-INT-KTE
Open Period:
09/06/2018 - 09/20/2018

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
GG - 0301 11/12
Salary:
USD $61,218 - USD $95,710
Work Schedule:
Full-time - The work schedule for this position is Mixed Tour. With a Mixed Tour work schedule, an employee may be changed between full-time, part-time and intermittent work schedules to accommodate fluctuating workloads and is subject to a signed agreement.
Promotion Potential:
GG-12
Duty Location(s):
FEW Vacancies in

Santa Fe County, NM, US
Telework Eligible:
Yes
For More Info:
DAL RCC Recruiting Team
1-800-361-6891
dallas.rcc.recruiting@census.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Internal to an agency (searchable on USAJOBS)
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
Current or Former Census Bureau Employee on: Excepted or Competitive Service Appointments. NOTE: Current Census Bureau employees holding a permanent position (competitive or excepted service) will have return rights to their position of record.
Security Clearance Required:
Q Nonsensitive
Appointment Type
Temporary Promotion
Appointment Type Details:
Not-to-exceed (NTE) 2 years but may be extended or terminated earlier at management's discretion. At the conclusion, the employee will return to their position of record. Refer to "Clarification from the agency" section for additional information.
Marketing Statement:
The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. We are guided on this mission by scientific objectivity, strong capable workforce, devotion to research-based innovation, and abiding commitment. We offer competitive salaries, flexible hours/work arrangements, developmental opportunities, a variety of benefits/health insurance plans, and incentives. If working in an environment that values your individuality, diversity and allows you to achieve your professional goals appeals to you, then the U.S. Census Bureau is the place for you.
Summary:

You must reside in the state of New Mexico.


This is a Work At Home (WAH) position working in the state of New Mexico area. The duty station will be the selectee's home address.


Relocation will not be paid.


A trial period may be required.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
50% or less

Position requires occasional travel.

Duties

The individual selected for this position will:



  1. Plan, develop, and coordinate the partnership agreements to ensure activities all levels are carried out, resolves problems encountered, and determines the need for renegotiation.

  2. Addresses questions, concerns and issues related to current and potential partners and stakeholders.

  3. Establish partnership agreements with federal, tribal, state and local governments, and/or local businesses and community groups to develop specific strategies to eliminate enumeration barriers in specific regions in support of the Decennial Census.

  4. Develop presentations, give briefings, conduct meetings and promote partnerships with various governments, local businesses and community groups.

  5. Be responsible for developing relationships and partnerships with tribal leaders and governments with various tribes in the RCC/RO area.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Key Requirements:
  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the announcement closing date
  • This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:

    Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered.


    The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR § 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager.


    The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies at the full performance level of this position; please do not provide a separate written response.


    The following competencies are desirable at the full performance level of this position (FPL 12):



    1. Ability to manage partnership agreements, resolve problems, and address questions and/or concerns.

    2. Knowledge of federal, tribal, state and local governments' and/or local business and community groups organizational structures and functions.

    3. Skills in negotiating, with sometimes reluctant, Federal, state, local, and tribal governments and/or local businesses and community groups in order to receive their support in the Decennial Census through partnerships.

    4. Knowledge of presentation methods and techniques such as use of Microsoft PowerPoint.

    5. Knowledge of tribal customs and protocols.


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

    Qualifications:

    Applicants are responsible for insuring that the application submitted clearly indicates that they meet the qualifications listed below. To be eligible for this position, you must have the specialized experience, education, or a combination as indicated below.


    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.


    Examples of specialized experience or education sought for this opportunity may include:


    GG-0301-11
    EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 09 level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is work experience applying analytical techniques and interpersonal relations in dealing effectively with targeted audience; and analyzing the views and opinions from organizations and developing recommendations for stimulating interest in activities. Experience developing relationships and productive partnerships with tribal leaders, along with local and national tribal organizations.


    EDUCATION:  Three full years of graduate education or the Ph.D., directly related to the position that provided the knowledge of speech communication; broadcast journalism; creative writing; public administration; advertising; mass communication or mass media; public relations techniques; or radio, television, and film production.


    GG-0301-12: 
    EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 11 level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is work experience conducting public affairs programs involving public information community relations activities and seeking cooperation; and presenting information to internal and external groups to inform them of program objectives and activities; and (2) ability to present information to the public including media, state, and local government officials, community businesses, and organization program officers. Experience developing relationships and productive partnerships with tribal leaders, along with local and national tribal organizations.


    EDUCATION:  No substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Agency Benefits:

    Census Bureau offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees

    Other Information:
    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
    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:
    Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    To apply online, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov/. To begin, click the "Apply" button and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. (After registering in your USAJOBS account and clicking "Submit," you will automatically transition to the Department of Commerce's specific site where you will complete your application. You must click "Submit" at the end of the application process to send your application for consideration.)

    To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov/ and click on "Applications." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application."

    If you have problems completing your online application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by email at mgshelp@monster.com or by phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday—Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.
    Required Documents:

    A complete application consists of the following:



    • Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume should list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position(s). Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire. Your resume should also indicate your citizenship and if you are registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male born after 12/31/59.

    • Copies of applicable SF-50s "Notification of Personnel Action", to support claimed time in grade which shows grade/band levels to establish eligibility. If you are a former Census Bureau employee and no longer on the roster, you are responsible for submitting a copy of your SF-50. If you do not have a copy of your SF-50, please contact the National Archives and Records Administration at 314-801-9250 Option 2 and/or https://www.archives.gov/ to obtain instructions on how to obtain a copy.

    • Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment, (Schedule A disability, 30 percent disabled veteran, certain military spouses, etc). Show proof of your disability. Documentation may be from any licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory to practice medicine), a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private), or any Federal or State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits;

    • Your medical documentation should distinguish between disabilities that are temporary, or transient, versus disabilities, which are chronic, permanent, on-going, or unresolved with no end in sight.

    • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) documentation, if applicable (see other information).

    • Education Documentation: If this position requires proof of higher education, or you are substituting education for experience, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. This also includes Census Bureau employees. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.

    • You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

    • Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree.  A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website http://www.ed.gov/international/usnei/us/workrecogdoc. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application.


    Note: Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.


    CTAP Eligibles


    CTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf


    CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:



    1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice);

    2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location;

    3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and

    4. Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit that shows your current promotion potential.


    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

    Next Steps:
    You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://usajobs.gov and clicking on "Applications" The status will be visible next to the corresponding position. The four points of notification are:
    1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;
    2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
    3. Referred or not referred; and
    4. Selected or Not Selected
    By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).