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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

No questions specified.

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.
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 AOC9 TEMP/TERM: Please select the best choice that applies to you. You will receive consideration for the eligibility you select below only. If it is determined the choice you select does not apply to you, you will not be considered under this vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Current Department of Commerce employee on a permanent appointment
  • Current Department of Commerce employee on a term, temporary or excepted appointment but with reinstatement eligibility
  • Former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility
  • Surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or your formal "Reduction In Force Separation Notice." Please review the Other Information section for more information on CTAP.
  • Displaced Federal employee (ICTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a displaced Federal employee (ICTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or your formal "Reduction In Force Separation Notice." Please review the Other Information section for more information on ICTAP.
  • Individual eligible for a non-competitive appointment under a special appointing authority. Some examples of special appointing authorities are Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (Note: VRA can only be used for Grades 11 and below), 30% or more disabled veterans, persons with disabilities, current and former employees of the General Accountability Office, and current and former employees of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
  • None of the above.
3 Please name your Agency and Department. In addition, please include your Title and Grade. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 In the last 3 years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: On-the-Spot Award, Time Off Award or equivalent? Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, Cash-in-a-Flash, performance award, or equivalent valued at $999 or less? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Have you had one or more of the following Awards: Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, performance award or equivalent valued at $1000 or greater (within the last 3 years)? Director's Award for Innovation, Census Award of Excellence, Quality Step Increase, Equal Employment Opportunity Award, or equivalent (within the last 3 years)? Department of Commerce Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal or equivalent honorary award (Lifetime)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6 Indicate your most recent performance rating (received within the last four years). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent performance rating is at least at the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • My most recent performance rating is below the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • I have not received a performance rating within the last four years.
7 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within United States Census Bureau. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in geography or related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 In addition to meeting the basic education requirements listed in this announcement, do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12)? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    10.1 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.
  • No
11 Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 12 level as of the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Please indicate your experience working on projects which require strong interpersonal, group and customer-service related skills. Answer to this question is required
  • Planning
  • Gaining cooperation
  • Making decisions
  • Consensus building
  • Meeting deadlines
  • 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 Indicate your experience conducting a geographic operation. Answer to this question is required
  • Designing a geographic operation
  • Developing specifications and requirements for a geographic operation
  • Concept/beta testing for a geographic operation
  • Implementing a geographic operation
  • Communicating project progress to external sponsors/stakeholders/partners
  • None of the above
15 Indicate your experience working with various data users and providers to establish a good working relationship: Answer to this question is required
  • General public
  • Subordinate employees
  • Senior level managers
  • External stakeholders
  • Local government officials
  • State government officials
  • Federal government officials
  • Tribal government representatives
  • National level organization representatives
  • Members of international associations
  • None of the above
16 Indicate your experience working with various data users and stakeholders to create and deliver an address or spatial product: Answer to this question is required
  • Negotiated with stakeholders to establish criteria or requirements
  • Wrote a requirements document
  • Determined the scope of the product
  • Determined the type of deliverable(s)
  • Established project schedule and milestones
  • Composed a testing plan
  • Conducted user acceptance testing
  • Established quality control requirements
  • Conducted quality assurance review and assessment
  • Resolved product defects or data errors
  • 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 From the choices below, please identify those that reflect your experience in the realm of customer service. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted meetings with managers and staff to assess customer satisfaction and ensure customers needs are met.
  • I have established office priorities to meet customer needs
  • I have evaluated and modified services and products to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  • I have directly investigated, researched, and resolved customer issues.
  • I have established metrics and analysis systems to ensure timely and accurate actions.
  • I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or the customers.
  • I have distinguished levels of performance among staff and publicly recognized individual achievements.
  • None of the 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 Indicate your experience applying project management techniques. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience applying project management techniques while establishing requirements.
  • I have experience applying project management techniques while setting priorities.
  • I have experience applying project management techniques while developing project schedules and milestones.
  • I have experience applying project management techniques while meeting objectives within the schedule
  • None of the above
21 Indicate your experience working with the following Census geographic concepts or programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) files
  • Census Statistical Areas
  • Census Collection Geography
  • Map production
  • Geographic Partnership Programs
  • Definition of Geographic Areas
  • None of the above
22 Indicate your experience working with the following Census Bureau geographic partnerships programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Participant Statistical Areas Program
  • Tribal Statistical Areas Program
  • Redistricting Data Program
  • Local Update of Census Addresses Program
  • New Construction Program
  • Boundary and Annexation Survey
  • None of the above
23 Indicate your experience using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to conduct geographic research, spatial analysis, or thematic mapping. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience creating feature or location maps
  • Experience creating choropleth maps 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
24 Indicate your experience working with the following geographic projects and/or programs. Answer to this question is required
  • TIGER Line Files
  • TIGER Database
  • Master Address File
  • Census Statistical Areas
  • Census Data Summary Files
  • American Community Survey
  • American FactFinder
  • None of the above
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 as a technical lead for a team. Answer to this question is required
  • Identify and/or develop team goals and objectives in coordination with an organization’s higher level strategic goals.
  • Explain team goals and objectives to assigned team members and assist team in organizing to accomplish work
  • Coach, facilitate, solve work problems and participate in the work of the team
  • Provide functional/technical expertise on team assignments
  • Communicate assignments, milestones and deadlines to the team and individuals based on supervisor's instructions
  • Identify developmental and training needs for team and relay training needs and requests to supervisor
  • Provide on-the-job training to team members
  • Perform reviews of team members' work
  • Inform supervisor of employee attendance and/or behavioral problems
  • None of the 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 What is your experience applying communication skills? Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare for and/or facilitate meetings with management, project managers, software developers, subject matter experts, and other staff
  • Prepare written reports and meeting agendas
  • Document technical procedures so that others can use them
  • Function as the support contact for subject matter experts, software developers, project managers, management or other related staff for purposes of communicating process, procedural, and status information
  • Function as the technical support contact for users of commercial off the shelf (COTS) software tools
  • Coordinate with software developers, testers, and subject matter experts as part of a team
  • None of the above
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