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Grade: 07

1 Do you have one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the grade 05 level in the Federal service? Specialized experience is work experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the work of a cartographer. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Indicate your experience designing maps and/or cartographic products: Answer to this question is required
  • General reference maps
  • Thematic maps
  • Generalized boundary or generalized feature files
  • None of the above
3 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 Do you have knowledge of the methods and techniques of automated cartography and geospatial databases with emphasis on the visualization of demographic and economic statistics? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 Indicate your experience working with the following Census products, concepts, projects, and/or programs. Answer to this question is required
  • TIGER Line Files
  • TIGERweb
  • Census Summary Files
  • Census Summary Levels
  • Census Statistical Areas (Urban Areas, ZCTAs, CBSAs, census tracts, census blocks, CDPs, etc.)
  • Census Legal/Administrative Areas (state equivalents, counties, MCDs, incorporated places, school districts, voting districts, etc.)
  • Field Collection Geography
  • Census Geographic Partnership Programs (PSAP, TSAP, BAS, RDP, SDRP, LUCA, CQR, etc.)
  • American Community Survey
  • Population Estimates
  • American FactFinder
  • Economic Census
  • Census of Governments
  • American Housing Survey
  • Census Transportation Planning Products
  • Census maps and/or other Cartographic Products (thematic and/or reference, static and/or web-based)
  • Geocoding (addresses, address ranges, structure points, etc.)
  • Topology
  • MAF/TIGER Database
  • Business Register
  • Census Geographic Relationship Files
  • MAF Extracts
  • None of the above
7 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 Rate your experience using Geographic Information Systems. Answer to this question is required
  • No experience
  • I had some training and have used GIS in training or school projects.
  • I have advanced training and some job experience using GIS.
  • I have used GIS to conduct analysis and create maps in my job/as part of my job duties.
  • I can use and understand a wide variety of GIS applications; am familiar with the applications' strengths and weaknesses; and frequently use GIS in my job to improve the outcome of assignments.
9 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 Indicate your experience using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to conduct geographic research, spatial analysis, or mapping. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience creating reference or location maps
  • Experience creating thematic maps (e.g., choropleth, dot distribution, proportional symbols) for data presentation
  • Experience using GIS functionality to process spatial files
  • Experience using GIS software to analyze spatial distributions of data
  • Experience using database functionality within GIS software
  • Experience using some or all of the above tools to conduct geographic research and identify or resolve problems
  • None of the above
11 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
12 Indicate your experience using commercial graphics software (like Adobe Illustrator) for map creation or poster design: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience using commercial graphics software for map creation or poster design.
  • I have experience using commercial graphics software for map creation or poster design, but am not an expert user.
  • I have experience using commercial graphics software for map creation or poster design, and consider myself an expert user.
13 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
14 Indicate your experience using programming languages such as PL/SQL, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, C#, C, C++, Python, PERL, and HTML to process spatial or non-spatial data: Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed scripts or software programs using a programming language as part of college coursework or in a professional setting.
  • I have modified existing scripts or software programs using a programming language as part of college coursework or in a professional setting.
  • I have incorporated scripts that others wrote into a production process as part of college coursework or in a professional setting.
  • I do not have any programming experience listed above.
15 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
16 Indicate your experience related to designing maps and/or cartographic services for the web. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing a map/product design specifically for web distribution and display.
  • Using HTML to design and create a web page for presentation of maps or map products.
  • Designing and creating a web client application that can be used to create and display maps.
  • Designing and creating a web map service that serves maps and data to internet users.
  • None of the above described experience.
17 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
18 Indicate your experience with the following technologies: Answer to this question is required
  • Oracle database
  • Oracle spatial
  • ArcObjects
  • Application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Linux operating system
  • I do not have experience with any of the technologies above.
19 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
20 Do you have experience with the development of cartographic or map production standards/guidelines? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
22 Indicate your experience communicating information on cartographic topics: Answer to this question is required
  • Provide cartographic expertise and guidance relating to cartography ,in formal written form to colleagues and external non-technical customers.
  • Provide cartographic advice and guidance in a classroom setting, at meetings, or in a working group.
  • Participate in in discussions and correspondences involving cartographic topics.
  • None of the above experience.
23 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
24 Have you been responsible for reviewing the cartographic quality of maps or cartographic products produced by others? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
25 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required

Grade: 09

1 Do you have one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the grade 07 level in the Federal service? Specialized experience is work experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the work of a cartographer. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Indicate your experience designing maps and/or cartographic products: Answer to this question is required
  • General reference maps
  • Thematic maps
  • Generalized boundary or generalized feature files
  • None of the above
3 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 Do you have knowledge of the methods and techniques of automated cartography and geospatial databases with emphasis on the visualization of demographic and economic statistics? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 Indicate your experience working with the following Census products, concepts, projects, and/or programs. Answer to this question is required
  • TIGER Line Files
  • TIGERweb
  • Census Summary Files
  • Census Summary Levels
  • Census Statistical Areas (Urban Areas, ZCTAs, CBSAs, census tracts, census blocks, CDPs, etc.)
  • Census Legal/Administrative Areas (state equivalents, counties, MCDs, incorporated places, school districts, voting districts, etc.)
  • Field Collection Geography
  • Census Geographic Partnership Programs (PSAP, TSAP, BAS, RDP, SDRP, LUCA, CQR, etc.)
  • American Community Survey
  • Population Estimates
  • American FactFinder
  • Economic Census
  • Census of Governments
  • American Housing Survey
  • Census Transportation Planning Products
  • Census maps and/or other Cartographic Products (thematic and/or reference, static and/or web-based)
  • Geocoding (addresses, address ranges, structure points, etc.)
  • Topology
  • MAF/TIGER Database
  • Business Register
  • Census Geographic Relationship Files
  • MAF Extracts
  • None of the above
7 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 Rate your experience using Geographic Information Systems. Answer to this question is required
  • No experience
  • I had some training and have used GIS in training or school projects.
  • I have advanced training and some job experience using GIS.
  • I have used GIS to conduct analysis and create maps in my job/as part of my job duties.
  • I can use and understand a wide variety of GIS applications; am familiar with the applications' strengths and weaknesses; and frequently use GIS in my job to improve the outcome of assignments.
9 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 Indicate your experience using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to conduct geographic research, spatial analysis, or mapping. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience creating reference or location maps
  • Experience creating thematic maps (e.g., choropleth, dot distribution, proportional symbols) for data presentation
  • Experience using GIS functionality to process spatial files
  • Experience using GIS software to analyze spatial distributions of data
  • Experience using database functionality within GIS software
  • Experience using some or all of the above tools to conduct geographic research and identify or resolve problems
  • None of the above
11 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
12 Indicate your experience using commercial graphics software (like Adobe Illustrator) for map creation or poster design: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience using commercial graphics software for map creation or poster design.
  • I have experience using commercial graphics software for map creation or poster design, but am not an expert user.
  • I have experience using commercial graphics software for map creation or poster design, and consider myself an expert user.
13 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
14 Indicate your experience using programming languages such as PL/SQL, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, C#, C, C++, Python, PERL, and HTML to process spatial or non-spatial data: Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed scripts or software programs using a programming language as part of college coursework or in a professional setting.
  • I have modified existing scripts or software programs using a programming language as part of college coursework or in a professional setting.
  • I have incorporated scripts that others wrote into a production process as part of college coursework or in a professional setting.
  • I do not have any programming experience listed above.
15 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
16 Indicate your experience related to designing maps and/or cartographic services for the web. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing a map/product design specifically for web distribution and display.
  • Using HTML to design and create a web page for presentation of maps or map products.
  • Designing and creating a web client application that can be used to create and display maps.
  • Designing and creating a web map service that serves maps and data to internet users.
  • None of the above described experience.
17 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
18 Indicate your experience with the following technologies: Answer to this question is required
  • Oracle database
  • Oracle spatial
  • ArcObjects
  • Application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Linux operating system
  • I do not have experience with any of the technologies above.
19 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
20 Do you have experience with the development of cartographic or map production standards/guidelines? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
22 Indicate your experience communicating information on cartographic topics: Answer to this question is required
  • Provide cartographic expertise and guidance relating to cartography ,in formal written form to colleagues and external non-technical customers.
  • Provide cartographic advice and guidance in a classroom setting, at meetings, or in a working group.
  • Participate in in discussions and correspondences involving cartographic topics.
  • None of the above experience.
23 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
24 Have you been responsible for reviewing the cartographic quality of maps or cartographic products produced by others? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
25 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required

Grade: 11

1 Do you have one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the grade 09 level in the Federal service? Specialized experience is work experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the work of a cartographer. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Indicate your experience designing maps and/or cartographic products: Answer to this question is required
  • General reference maps
  • Thematic maps
  • Generalized boundary or generalized feature files
  • None of the above
3 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 Do you have knowledge of the methods and techniques of automated cartography and geospatial databases with emphasis on the visualization of demographic and economic statistics? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 Indicate your experience working with the following Census products, concepts, projects, and/or programs. Answer to this question is required
  • TIGER Line Files
  • TIGERweb
  • Census Summary Files
  • Census Summary Levels
  • Census Statistical Areas (Urban Areas, ZCTAs, CBSAs, census tracts, census blocks, CDPs, etc.)
  • Census Legal/Administrative Areas (state equivalents, counties, MCDs, incorporated places, school districts, voting districts, etc.)
  • Field Collection Geography
  • Census Geographic Partnership Programs (PSAP, TSAP, BAS, RDP, SDRP, LUCA, CQR, etc.)
  • American Community Survey
  • Population Estimates
  • American FactFinder
  • Economic Census
  • Census of Governments
  • American Housing Survey
  • Census Transportation Planning Products
  • Census maps and/or other Cartographic Products (thematic and/or reference, static and/or web-based)
  • Geocoding (addresses, address ranges, structure points, etc.)
  • Topology
  • MAF/TIGER Database
  • Business Register
  • Census Geographic Relationship Files
  • MAF Extracts
  • None of the above
7 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 Indicate your experience evaluating customer requirements and developing design specifications for creating cartographic products and services. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently evaluated customer requirements and developed complex cartographic product design specifications for a large (50 -1,000 entities or more) mapping operation.
  • I have collaborated to evaluate customer requirements and develop complex cartographic product design specifications for a large (50 -1,000 entities or more) mapping operation.
  • I have independently evaluated customer requirements and developed complex cartographic product design specifications for a small (10 - 50 entities) mapping operation.
  • I have collaborated to evaluate customer requirements and develop complex cartographic product design specifications for a small (10 - 50 entities) mapping operation.
  • I have independently evaluated customer requirements and developed complex cartographic product design specifications for a one-off map product.
  • I do not have any experience as described above.
9 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 Indicate the type of responsibility you have had for designing and producing cartographic products: Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a team to design and produce cartographic products.
  • I have worked independently in a professional setting to design and produce cartographic products.
  • I have worked as part of a team in a professional setting to design and produce cartographic products.
  • None of the above.
11 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
12 Indicate your experience designing systems for creating maps or cartographic products to support a census or survey operation or data release. Answer to this question is required
  • Designed a fully automated system of data-driven software code that performs geospatial processing, cartographic intelligence, and geospatial data visualization.
  • Designed a semi-automated system that integrates automated and interactive components.
  • Evaluated and recommended the most efficient and effective system design.
  • None of the above.
13 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
14 Rate your experience using Geographic Information Systems. Answer to this question is required
  • No experience
  • I had some training and have used GIS in training or school projects.
  • I have advanced training and some job experience using GIS.
  • I have used GIS to conduct analysis and create maps in my job/as part of my job duties.
  • I can use and understand a wide variety of GIS applications; am familiar with the applications' strengths and weaknesses; and frequently use GIS in my job to improve the outcome of assignments.
15 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
16 Indicate your experience using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to conduct geographic research, spatial analysis, or mapping. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience creating reference or location maps
  • Experience creating thematic maps (e.g., choropleth, dot distribution, proportional symbols) for data presentation
  • Experience using GIS functionality to process spatial files
  • Experience using GIS software to analyze spatial distributions of data
  • Experience using database functionality within GIS software
  • Experience using some or all of the above tools to conduct geographic research and identify or resolve problems
  • None of the above
17 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
18 Indicate your experience using commercial graphics software (like Adobe Illustrator) for map creation or poster design: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience using commercial graphics software for map creation or poster design.
  • I have experience using commercial graphics software for map creation or poster design, but am not an expert user.
  • I have experience using commercial graphics software for map creation or poster design, and consider myself an expert user.
19 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
20 Indicate your experience identifying or resolving production problems relative to the following. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Software code
  • Commercial GIS, such as ArcGIS
  • Commercial graphics software such as Adobe Illustrator and/or Acrobat
  • Computer based file systems (i.e. access, accounts, structure)
  • Output devices such as printers and large format plotters
  • None of the above
21 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
22 Indicate your experience using programming languages such as PL/SQL, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, C#, C, C++, Python, PERL, and HTML to process spatial or non-spatial data: Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed scripts or software programs using a programming language as part of college coursework or in a professional setting.
  • I have modified existing scripts or software programs using a programming language as part of college coursework or in a professional setting.
  • I have incorporated scripts that others wrote into a production process as part of college coursework or in a professional setting.
  • I do not have any programming experience listed above.
23 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
24 Indicate your experience related to designing maps and/or cartographic services for the web. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing a map/product design specifically for web distribution and display.
  • Using HTML to design and create a web page for presentation of maps or map products.
  • Designing and creating a web client application that can be used to create and display maps.
  • Designing and creating a web map service that serves maps and data to internet users.
  • None of the above described experience.
25 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
26 Indicate your experience with the following technologies: Answer to this question is required
  • Oracle database
  • Oracle spatial
  • ArcObjects
  • Application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Linux operating system
  • I do not have experience with any of the technologies above.
27 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
28 Do you have experience with the development of cartographic or map production standards/guidelines? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
29 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
30 Indicate your experience communicating information on cartographic topics: Answer to this question is required
  • Provide cartographic expertise and guidance relating to cartography ,in formal written form to colleagues and external non-technical customers.
  • Provide cartographic advice and guidance in a classroom setting, at meetings, or in a working group.
  • Participate in in discussions and correspondences involving cartographic topics.
  • None of the above experience.
31 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
32 Have you been responsible for reviewing the cartographic quality of maps or cartographic products produced by others? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
33 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required

Grade: 12

1 Do you have one year of specialized work experience equivalent to the grade 11 level in the Federal service? Specialized experience is work experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully perform the work of a cartographer. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Indicate your experience designing maps and/or cartographic products: Answer to this question is required
  • General reference maps
  • Thematic maps
  • Generalized boundary or generalized feature files
  • None of the above
3 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 Do you have knowledge of the methods and techniques of automated cartography and geospatial databases with emphasis on the visualization of demographic and economic statistics? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 Indicate your experience working with the following Census products, concepts, projects, and/or programs. Answer to this question is required
  • TIGER Line Files
  • TIGERweb
  • Census Summary Files
  • Census Summary Levels
  • Census Statistical Areas (Urban Areas, ZCTAs, CBSAs, census tracts, census blocks, CDPs, etc.)
  • Census Legal/Administrative Areas (state equivalents, counties, MCDs, incorporated places, school districts, voting districts, etc.)
  • Field Collection Geography
  • Census Geographic Partnership Programs (PSAP, TSAP, BAS, RDP, SDRP, LUCA, CQR, etc.)
  • American Community Survey
  • Population Estimates
  • American FactFinder
  • Economic Census
  • Census of Governments
  • American Housing Survey
  • Census Transportation Planning Products
  • Census maps and/or other Cartographic Products (thematic and/or reference, static and/or web-based)
  • Geocoding (addresses, address ranges, structure points, etc.)
  • Topology
  • MAF/TIGER Database
  • Business Register
  • Census Geographic Relationship Files
  • MAF Extracts
  • None of the above
7 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 Indicate your experience evaluating customer requirements and developing design specifications for creating cartographic products and services. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently evaluated customer requirements and developed complex cartographic product design specifications for a large (50 -1,000 entities or more) mapping operation.
  • I have collaborated to evaluate customer requirements and develop complex cartographic product design specifications for a large (50 -1,000 entities or more) mapping operation.
  • I have independently evaluated customer requirements and developed complex cartographic product design specifications for a small (10 - 50 entities) mapping operation.
  • I have collaborated to evaluate customer requirements and develop complex cartographic product design specifications for a small (10 - 50 entities) mapping operation.
  • I have independently evaluated customer requirements and developed complex cartographic product design specifications for a one-off map product.
  • I do not have any experience as described above.
9 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 Indicate the type of responsibility you have had for designing and producing cartographic products: Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a team to design and produce cartographic products.
  • I have worked independently in a professional setting to design and produce cartographic products.
  • I have worked as part of a team in a professional setting to design and produce cartographic products.
  • None of the above.
11 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
12 Indicate your experience designing systems for creating maps or cartographic products to support a census or survey operation or data release. Answer to this question is required
  • Designed a fully automated system of data-driven software code that performs geospatial processing, cartographic intelligence, and geospatial data visualization.
  • Designed a semi-automated system that integrates automated and interactive components.
  • Evaluated and recommended the most efficient and effective system design.
  • None of the above.
13 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
14 Rate your experience using Geographic Information Systems. Answer to this question is required
  • No experience
  • I had some training and have used GIS in training or school projects.
  • I have advanced training and some job experience using GIS.
  • I have used GIS to conduct analysis and create maps in my job/as part of my job duties.
  • I can use and understand a wide variety of GIS applications; am familiar with the applications' strengths and weaknesses; and frequently use GIS in my job to improve the outcome of assignments.
15 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
16 Indicate your experience using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to conduct geographic research, spatial analysis, or mapping. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience creating reference or location maps
  • Experience creating thematic maps (e.g., choropleth, dot distribution, proportional symbols) for data presentation
  • Experience using GIS functionality to process spatial files
  • Experience using GIS software to analyze spatial distributions of data
  • Experience using database functionality within GIS software
  • Experience using some or all of the above tools to conduct geographic research and identify or resolve problems
  • None of the above
17 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
18 Indicate your experience using commercial graphics software (like Adobe Illustrator) for map creation or poster design: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience using commercial graphics software for map creation or poster design.
  • I have experience using commercial graphics software for map creation or poster design, but am not an expert user.
  • I have experience using commercial graphics software for map creation or poster design, and consider myself an expert user.
19 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
20 Indicate your experience identifying or resolving production problems relative to the following. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Software code
  • Commercial GIS, such as ArcGIS
  • Commercial graphics software such as Adobe Illustrator and/or Acrobat
  • Computer based file systems (i.e. access, accounts, structure)
  • Output devices such as printers and large format plotters
  • None of the above
21 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
22 Indicate your experience using programming languages such as PL/SQL, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, C#, C, C++, Python, PERL, and HTML to process spatial or non-spatial data: Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed scripts or software programs using a programming language as part of college coursework or in a professional setting.
  • I have modified existing scripts or software programs using a programming language as part of college coursework or in a professional setting.
  • I have incorporated scripts that others wrote into a production process as part of college coursework or in a professional setting.
  • I do not have any programming experience listed above.
23 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
24 Indicate your experience related to designing maps and/or cartographic services for the web. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing a map/product design specifically for web distribution and display.
  • Using HTML to design and create a web page for presentation of maps or map products.
  • Designing and creating a web client application that can be used to create and display maps.
  • Designing and creating a web map service that serves maps and data to internet users.
  • None of the above described experience.
25 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
26 Indicate your experience with the following technologies: Answer to this question is required
  • Oracle database
  • Oracle spatial
  • ArcObjects
  • Application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Linux operating system
  • I do not have experience with any of the technologies above.
27 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
28 Do you have experience with the development of cartographic or map production standards/guidelines? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
29 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
30 Indicate your experience communicating information on cartographic topics: Answer to this question is required
  • Provide cartographic expertise and guidance relating to cartography ,in formal written form to colleagues and external non-technical customers.
  • Provide cartographic advice and guidance in a classroom setting, at meetings, or in a working group.
  • Participate in in discussions and correspondences involving cartographic topics.
  • None of the above experience.
31 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
32 Have you been responsible for reviewing the cartographic quality of maps or cartographic products produced by others? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
33 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required

Grade: All Grades

You MUST submit a complete resume in order to be considered for this position. Please review the required documents section of the vacancy announcement for further information.
I certify that I have read the "Who May Be Considered" AND the "Job Summary" sections of this vacancy announcement and I understand that if I am a previous or current Federal competitive employee (includes most Census employees) looking for a transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement, this vacancy may not afford me the best advantage. I understand my option to consult with the HR office listed on the vacancy if I have any questions.
1 How did you learn about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Career Fair
  • Census Bureau Employee
  • College Information Session/Classroom Presentation
  • Friend/Colleague
  • Individuals with Disabilities Recruitment Event
  • Internship
  • Job Search Website
    1.1 From which job search website did you learn about this position?
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • Glassdoor.com
    • Monster.com
    • TweetMyJobs.com
    • USAJOBS.gov
    • US.jobs
    • Other
  • Print Advertisement
    1.1 From which kind of print advertisement did you learn about this position?
    • Brochure
    • Magazine
    • Newspaper
    • Other
  • Professional Conference/Organization
    1.1 From which professional conference/organization did you learn about this position?
    • American Economic Association
    • American Statistical Association
    • League of United Latin American Citizens
    • National Association for Business Economics
    • National Society of Black Engineers
    • Other
  • Professional Magazine/Trade Journal
  • Radio/TV Announcement
  • Recruiter/Headhunter/Search Firm
  • Social Network
    1.1 From which social network did you learn about this position?
    • Black Planet
    • Facebook
    • Hootsuite
    • LinkedIn
    • Pinterest
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • Other
  • Special Emphasis/Affinity Group
  • Veterans Recruitment Event
  • Other
2 Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in cartography; or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and/or directly related science, and related mathematics? The 30 semester hours must have included at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No