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Announcement Number:
RCC2020NY-2019-0215
Hiring Agency:
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Position Title:
Census Field Manager, AD-0301-00, Census-EXT-JAB
Open Period:
12/05/2018 - 01/28/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
AD - 0301 00
Salary:
USD $21.5 - USD $21.5
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:
AD-00
Duty Location(s):
Few Vacancies in

Albany County, NY, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Customer Service Center
2128827101
new.york.rcc.recruiting@census.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Qualified US Citizens
Security Clearance Required:
Not Applicable
Appointment Type
Term appt, NTE 2 yrs
Appointment Type Details:
This is a Time Limited Appointment, initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) 09/30/2020. This appointment may be extended at managements discretion.
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:

Duty Station:  Initially will be the selectee's home address (Work At Home position) until the opening of the Area Census Office (ACO) in Albany, NY.


At that time the employee will be required to report to the ACO as their regular place of work.


In order to be considered, ALL APPLICANTS MUST RESIDE in one of the following counties in New York:  Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Columbia, Greene, Saratoga. 


Relocation will not be paid.




Supervisory Position:
Yes
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
25% or less

Position requires 25% local travel.

Duties

The individual selected for this position will:



  • Directly supervises approximately 10-15 Census Field Supervisors and approximately 3-5 office support clerks.

  • Provides group and individual training, monitors daily assignments; provides advice and guidance to subordinate staff.

  • Maintains effective public relations with the community within the office boundaries, such as the local news media, community leaders and organizations, and local government officials.

  • Establishes an effective working relationship with traditionally hard to enumerate populations or with specific populations indigenous to the area within the office boundaries which incumbent is responsible for, including those with unique cultural community, religious, or other characteristic.

  • Assures that specific levels of quality and progress of field operations are being met through analysis of various computer generated reports and observation.

  • Reviews and analyzes cost, quality, and progress reports to assure operations are conducted within prescribed time/ allocations and quality and cost efficient standards.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
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.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Key Requirements:
  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitability/Background Investigation for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
  • Must be 18 years or older to be hired.
  • Trial period may be required
  • 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) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.(Optional) If you are invited for an interview, you will be required to provide a writing sample.(Optional) If you are invited for an interview, you will be asked to bring a copy of your most recent performance appraisal.

    How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. (Remove the next sentence if advertising a scientific or professional position at the GS-9 and above.) Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold). The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response.

    The following competencies are desirable at the full performance level of this position.



    1. Ability to supervise, assign work, set priorities, coordinate, and oversee subordinate staff.

    2. Ability to communicate and interact with people with various levels of responsibility, while presenting information clearly and logically.

    3. Skill in analyzing cost progress reports from operations and activities for consistency.


    For more information on category rating, please go to:

    http://www.hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/prod 01_009474.pdf

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

    Qualifications:

    NOTE: This position is advertised as an OPEN CONTINUOUS with 1 CUT-OFF date.  Applicants that apply by the CUT-OFF date will be considered first.  This announcement may close prior to the closing date.  This announcement may also be extended if needed, and additional CUT-OFF dates may be set as requested by management.  The first CUT-OFF date is December 28, 2018.


    AD-0301-00

    EXPERIENCE:  Applicant must have one year of specialized experience for this position that includes supervising, training and delegating work to subordinates; overseeing and providing guidance directly to staff; working in a team environment to negotiate with others in order to secure support from multiple businesses and organizations; communicating with diverse populations; setting priorities; developing, monitoring, and/or analyzing detailed program/project requirements and implementation schedules; reviewing cost, quality, and progress reports.

    OR

    EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree in any area with Superior Academic Achievement OR one full year of graduate education directly related to the position.

    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:
    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 at 301-763-4060. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. 

    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 on-line, 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. 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.      

    • Veterans' Preference Documentation: Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

    • If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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

      Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

      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 positions. 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.).