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Grade: 09

1 In addition to meeting the basic entry requirements, do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7, or two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree or a combination of education and experience? (See the "Qualifications" section of the announcement for the definition of specialized experience). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 07 level as of the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 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
4 Do you have experience using the following geographic concepts and tools? Answer to this question is required
  • Vector Data
  • Aerial\Satellite Photography
  • Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) data
  • Map production and printing
  • Digitizing Geographic Information from paper sources to computer format
  • Geographic databases
  • None of the above
5 Please select the subject matters with which you have knowledge or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Geographic Information Systems and/or computer mapping commercial software applications, such as ArcGIS,
  • Computer operating systems, specifically Linux and Windows.
  • Computer programming languages, such as Java, Python, SQL, or PL/SQL.
  • Use of statistical data in design and production of cartographic products.
  • None of the above.
6 Indicate your experience related to the development of geographic reference files and products. Answer to this question is required
  • Creating reference files that include address information and corresponding geographic codes.
  • Creating relationship reference files or products that reflect changes to geographic boundaries or geographic codes.
  • Performing automated edits and updates to ensure accuracy of address and geographic data.
  • Perform automated edits and updates to ensure complete feature and address coverage.
  • None of the above
7 Indicate your highest level of training/experience using Geographic Information Systems (e.g., ArcGIS). Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with GIS.
  • I have had education or training with GIS but have not yet conducted geographic analysis using this software.
  • I have used GIS for conducting geographic analysis under close supervision from an instructor, graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  • I have used GIS for conducting geographic analysis regularly, independently, and usually without review by a graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  • I have used GIS for conducting geographic analysis regularly and independently, and I have trained others in its use and/or I am normally consulted by others as an expert in its use.
8 Select all responses to the following statement that apply to your experience communicating with others. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting and/or facilitating group discussions.
  • Conducting and/or facilitating formal meetings.
  • Interviewing people to elicit facts or obtain information.
  • Consulting or advising on issues.
  • Communicating results of evaluations or reviews.
  • Presenting complex, technical information to persons unfamiliar with the subject.
  • Participating in education, training, or apprenticeship programs requiring presentation.
  • None of the 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.
10 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
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.
12 Indicate your experience writing, developing, creating, and/or editing the following types of documents in English. Answer to this question is required
  • Presentations
  • Research/technical/scientific reports, white papers, working papers, journal/scholarly/peer review articles
  • Research proposals, grant proposal/applications, statement of work/scope of work (SOW)
  • Business/professional/formal email messages
  • Formal/business correspondence/letters
  • Meeting minutes/notes
  • Brochures, news articles, editorials, web page/website articles, wiki entries, blog posts, discussion group/internet forum postings
  • Flow charts, process diagrams, decision/selection matrices
  • Computer programs, source code, scripts, macros
  • Metadata, data dictionaries, legal values documents
  • Memoranda, trip/field reports
  • Training/operational documents, procedures, manuals, user guides, tutorials, instructions
  • Requirements documents, customer requirements, software specifications, software design documents, algorithms
  • Test plans, use cases, quality assurance/quality control documents
  • Lessons learned, best practices documents
  • Change requests, change control/configuration management/change management documents
  • Progress reports, status reports, production reports, management reports
  • Technical/formal standards, criteria, guidelines
  • Project plans, business cases (with scope, milestones, deliverables, dependencies, schedule/timeline, risks)
  • Executive/management summaries
  • Budget documents, cost estimates, financial plans, cost-benefit analyses, cost justifications
  • Policy documents, legal documents, regulations, laws, rules, contracts, Federal Register notices
  • 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.
14 Indicate your experience coordinating group activities to complete or fulfill official responsibilities in a timely and successful manner. Answer to this question is required
  • gathered information from subject matter specialists
  • compiled documentation for subject matter specialist review
  • presented technical information to subject matter specialist
  • executed processes and procedures based on information gathered and compiled from subject matter specialist
  • None of the 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.
16 Identify the project management tasks in which you are proficient. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing requirements
  • Reviewing requirements
  • Setting priorities
  • Developing project schedules and milestones
  • Monitoring progress of assignments
  • Meeting objectives within schedule
  • Solving problems with operational workflows and/or schedules
  • 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.
18 Indicate your experience using operating characteristics and advanced functions of automation hardware and software in order to do the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Edit electronic documents.
  • Reformat electronic documents.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to enter data for reports.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to revise data for reports.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to sort data for reports.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to calculate data for reports.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to retrieve data for reports.
  • Receive documents electronically.
  • Transmit documents electronically.
  • Convert data into spreadsheets.
  • Convert data into graphic illustrations.
  • 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.
20 What is your experience in using data visualization techniques to enhance reports and presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have taken training in the use of data visualization to enhance reports and presentations.
  • I have used data visualization techniques to enhance reports and presentations.
  • I have taught others to use data visualization to enhance reports and presentations.
  • I have no experience.
21 Select the response(s) that describe(s) your ability to create detailed, comprehensive project plans using Microsoft Project or similar software. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to track project schedules and monitor action items and to create business needs assessments and status reports.
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to create standardized and detailed project plans for an organization.
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to document business needs assessments, action items and status reports for projects.
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to conduct and document risk and feasibility assessments, cost/benefit, and other Return On Investment (ROI) analyses.
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to identify and manage critical resource and other project constraints as well as budget and staffing needs to ensure the success of projects.
  • I have provided guidance/training to other staff on effective use of Microsoft Project or equivalent project management software products to assist in project management.
  • None of the above.
22 Which of the following best describes your experience using the software packages MS Excel and MS Access or equivalent application(s). Answer to this question is required
  • No experience.
  • Novice - I have training but limited experience utilizing spreadsheet and database software, specifically MS Excel and MS Access.
  • Intermediate - I have training and experience using spreadsheet and database software, specifically MS Excel, MS Access or similar application(s). I am able to perform simple functions such as data input and basic reporting.
  • Advanced - I have experience utilizing spreadsheet and database software, specifically MS Excel, MS Access or equivalent application(s). I am able to run queries to sort and filter data; generate reports in numerous formats including graphs and charts; use forms to create, generate, delete and navigate data and run advance calculations for the interpretation of data.
  • Expert -I have extensive experience utilizing spreadsheet and database software, specifically MS Excel and MS Access or equivalent application(s). I have the ability to prepare and maintain complex spreadsheets; run queries and filter data; create formulas for data analysis; generate reports in numerous formats including graphs, charts and summary tables; use forms to create, generate, delete and navigate data and run advance calculations for the analysis and interpretation of data.

Grade: 11

1 In addition to meeting the basic entry requirements, do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9, or three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D degree or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or a combination of education and experience? (See the "Qualifications" section of the announcement for the definition of specialized experience). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 09 level as of the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 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
4 Do you have experience using the following geographic concepts and tools? Answer to this question is required
  • Vector Data
  • Aerial\Satellite Photography
  • Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) data
  • Map production and printing
  • Digitizing Geographic Information from paper sources to computer format
  • Geographic databases
  • None of the above
5 Please select the subject matters with which you have knowledge or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Geographic Information Systems and/or computer mapping commercial software applications, such as ArcGIS,
  • Computer operating systems, specifically Linux and Windows.
  • Computer programming languages, such as Java, Python, SQL, or PL/SQL.
  • Use of statistical data in design and production of cartographic products.
  • None of the above.
6 Indicate your experience related to the development of geographic reference files and products. Answer to this question is required
  • Creating reference files that include address information and corresponding geographic codes.
  • Creating relationship reference files or products that reflect changes to geographic boundaries or geographic codes.
  • Performing automated edits and updates to ensure accuracy of address and geographic data.
  • Perform automated edits and updates to ensure complete feature and address coverage.
  • None of the above
7 Indicate your highest level of training/experience using Geographic Information Systems (e.g., ArcGIS). Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with GIS.
  • I have had education or training with GIS but have not yet conducted geographic analysis using this software.
  • I have used GIS for conducting geographic analysis under close supervision from an instructor, graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  • I have used GIS for conducting geographic analysis regularly, independently, and usually without review by a graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  • I have used GIS for conducting geographic analysis regularly and independently, and I have trained others in its use and/or I am normally consulted by others as an expert in its use.
8 Select all responses to the following statement that apply to your experience communicating with others. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting and/or facilitating group discussions.
  • Conducting and/or facilitating formal meetings.
  • Interviewing people to elicit facts or obtain information.
  • Consulting or advising on issues.
  • Communicating results of evaluations or reviews.
  • Presenting complex, technical information to persons unfamiliar with the subject.
  • Participating in education, training, or apprenticeship programs requiring presentation.
  • None of the 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.
10 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
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.
12 Indicate your experience writing, developing, creating, and/or editing the following types of documents in English. Answer to this question is required
  • Presentations
  • Research/technical/scientific reports, white papers, working papers, journal/scholarly/peer review articles
  • Research proposals, grant proposal/applications, statement of work/scope of work (SOW)
  • Business/professional/formal email messages
  • Formal/business correspondence/letters
  • Meeting minutes/notes
  • Brochures, news articles, editorials, web page/website articles, wiki entries, blog posts, discussion group/internet forum postings
  • Flow charts, process diagrams, decision/selection matrices
  • Computer programs, source code, scripts, macros
  • Metadata, data dictionaries, legal values documents
  • Memoranda, trip/field reports
  • Training/operational documents, procedures, manuals, user guides, tutorials, instructions
  • Requirements documents, customer requirements, software specifications, software design documents, algorithms
  • Test plans, use cases, quality assurance/quality control documents
  • Lessons learned, best practices documents
  • Change requests, change control/configuration management/change management documents
  • Progress reports, status reports, production reports, management reports
  • Technical/formal standards, criteria, guidelines
  • Project plans, business cases (with scope, milestones, deliverables, dependencies, schedule/timeline, risks)
  • Executive/management summaries
  • Budget documents, cost estimates, financial plans, cost-benefit analyses, cost justifications
  • Policy documents, legal documents, regulations, laws, rules, contracts, Federal Register notices
  • 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.
14 What is your experience coordinating activities within a team? Answer to this question is required
  • Review the work of others and taking corrective action when needed.
  • Facilitate meetings with a variety of staff, including subject matter experts, software developers, upper management, etc.
  • Communicate priorities, processes, and procedures to other staff.
  • Coordinate short-term and long-term activities within a team.
  • Coordinate with the team and others – as appropriate – to resolve issues that require quick response.
  • None of the 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.
16 Identify the project management tasks in which you are proficient. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing requirements
  • Reviewing requirements
  • Setting priorities
  • Developing project schedules and milestones
  • Monitoring progress of assignments
  • Meeting objectives within schedule
  • Solving problems with operational workflows and/or schedules
  • 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.
18 Indicate your experience using operating characteristics and advanced functions of automation hardware and software in order to do the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Edit electronic documents.
  • Reformat electronic documents.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to enter data for reports.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to revise data for reports.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to sort data for reports.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to calculate data for reports.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to retrieve data for reports.
  • Receive documents electronically.
  • Transmit documents electronically.
  • Convert data into spreadsheets.
  • Convert data into graphic illustrations.
  • 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.
20 What is your experience in using data visualization techniques to enhance reports and presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have taken training in the use of data visualization to enhance reports and presentations.
  • I have used data visualization techniques to enhance reports and presentations.
  • I have taught others to use data visualization to enhance reports and presentations.
  • I have no experience.
21 Select the response(s) that describe(s) your ability to create detailed, comprehensive project plans using Microsoft Project or similar software. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to track project schedules and monitor action items and to create business needs assessments and status reports.
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to create standardized and detailed project plans for an organization.
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to document business needs assessments, action items and status reports for projects.
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to conduct and document risk and feasibility assessments, cost/benefit, and other Return On Investment (ROI) analyses.
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to identify and manage critical resource and other project constraints as well as budget and staffing needs to ensure the success of projects.
  • I have provided guidance/training to other staff on effective use of Microsoft Project or equivalent project management software products to assist in project management.
  • None of the above.
22 Which of the following best describes your experience using the software packages MS Excel and MS Access or equivalent application(s). Answer to this question is required
  • No experience.
  • Novice - I have training but limited experience utilizing spreadsheet and database software, specifically MS Excel and MS Access.
  • Intermediate - I have training and experience using spreadsheet and database software, specifically MS Excel, MS Access or similar application(s). I am able to perform simple functions such as data input and basic reporting.
  • Advanced - I have experience utilizing spreadsheet and database software, specifically MS Excel, MS Access or equivalent application(s). I am able to run queries to sort and filter data; generate reports in numerous formats including graphs and charts; use forms to create, generate, delete and navigate data and run advance calculations for the interpretation of data.
  • Expert -I have extensive experience utilizing spreadsheet and database software, specifically MS Excel and MS Access or equivalent application(s). I have the ability to prepare and maintain complex spreadsheets; run queries and filter data; create formulas for data analysis; generate reports in numerous formats including graphs, charts and summary tables; use forms to create, generate, delete and navigate data and run advance calculations for the analysis and interpretation of data.

Grade: 12

1 Do you have at least 1 year of specialized experience which is equivalent to grade 11 level in this series? This specialized experience is that which equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position as described in this vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 11 level as of the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 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
4 Do you have experience using the following geographic concepts and tools? Answer to this question is required
  • Vector Data
  • Aerial\Satellite Photography
  • Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) data
  • Map production and printing
  • Digitizing Geographic Information from paper sources to computer format
  • Geographic databases
  • None of the above
5 Please select the subject matters with which you have knowledge or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Geographic Information Systems and/or computer mapping commercial software applications, such as ArcGIS,
  • Computer operating systems, specifically Linux and Windows.
  • Computer programming languages, such as Java, Python, SQL, or PL/SQL.
  • Use of statistical data in design and production of cartographic products.
  • None of the above.
6 Indicate your experience related to the development of geographic reference files and products. Answer to this question is required
  • Creating reference files that include address information and corresponding geographic codes.
  • Creating relationship reference files or products that reflect changes to geographic boundaries or geographic codes.
  • Performing automated edits and updates to ensure accuracy of address and geographic data.
  • Perform automated edits and updates to ensure complete feature and address coverage.
  • None of the above
7 Indicate your highest level of training/experience using Geographic Information Systems (e.g., ArcGIS). Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with GIS.
  • I have had education or training with GIS but have not yet conducted geographic analysis using this software.
  • I have used GIS for conducting geographic analysis under close supervision from an instructor, graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  • I have used GIS for conducting geographic analysis regularly, independently, and usually without review by a graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  • I have used GIS for conducting geographic analysis regularly and independently, and I have trained others in its use and/or I am normally consulted by others as an expert in its use.
8 Select all responses to the following statement that apply to your experience communicating with others. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting and/or facilitating group discussions.
  • Conducting and/or facilitating formal meetings.
  • Interviewing people to elicit facts or obtain information.
  • Consulting or advising on issues.
  • Communicating results of evaluations or reviews.
  • Presenting complex, technical information to persons unfamiliar with the subject.
  • Participating in education, training, or apprenticeship programs requiring presentation.
  • None of the 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.
10 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
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.
12 Indicate your experience writing, developing, creating, and/or editing the following types of documents in English. Answer to this question is required
  • Presentations
  • Research/technical/scientific reports, white papers, working papers, journal/scholarly/peer review articles
  • Research proposals, grant proposal/applications, statement of work/scope of work (SOW)
  • Business/professional/formal email messages
  • Formal/business correspondence/letters
  • Meeting minutes/notes
  • Brochures, news articles, editorials, web page/website articles, wiki entries, blog posts, discussion group/internet forum postings
  • Flow charts, process diagrams, decision/selection matrices
  • Computer programs, source code, scripts, macros
  • Metadata, data dictionaries, legal values documents
  • Memoranda, trip/field reports
  • Training/operational documents, procedures, manuals, user guides, tutorials, instructions
  • Requirements documents, customer requirements, software specifications, software design documents, algorithms
  • Test plans, use cases, quality assurance/quality control documents
  • Lessons learned, best practices documents
  • Change requests, change control/configuration management/change management documents
  • Progress reports, status reports, production reports, management reports
  • Technical/formal standards, criteria, guidelines
  • Project plans, business cases (with scope, milestones, deliverables, dependencies, schedule/timeline, risks)
  • Executive/management summaries
  • Budget documents, cost estimates, financial plans, cost-benefit analyses, cost justifications
  • Policy documents, legal documents, regulations, laws, rules, contracts, Federal Register notices
  • 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.
14 Do you have experience coordinating activities with several technical, operational, and subject matter staff in multiple divisions to achieve objectives? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Select the choice(s) that best describe(s) your experience planning, organizing, and managing resources to complete specific projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed multiple projects, balancing priorities and conflicts based on broad divisional or organizational goals.
  • I have experience analyzing potential project risks and recommending and executing a course of action to mitigate the damages and ensure successful completion of extremely complex projects.
  • I have identified and developed project performance measures and communicated with agency-wide management and project stakeholders regarding progress against the measures.
  • I have defined roles and responsibilities for project team members.
  • I have experience using computer programs to help manage projects.
  • I have drafted basic project plan outlines.
  • I have experience identifying project risks and generating possible solutions.
  • None of the above.
16 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.
17 Identify the project management tasks in which you are proficient. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing requirements
  • Reviewing requirements
  • Setting priorities
  • Developing project schedules and milestones
  • Monitoring progress of assignments
  • Meeting objectives within schedule
  • Solving problems with operational workflows and/or schedules
  • None of the above
18 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.
19 Indicate your experience using operating characteristics and advanced functions of automation hardware and software in order to do the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Edit electronic documents.
  • Reformat electronic documents.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to enter data for reports.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to revise data for reports.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to sort data for reports.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to calculate data for reports.
  • Use database or spreadsheet software to retrieve data for reports.
  • Receive documents electronically.
  • Transmit documents electronically.
  • Convert data into spreadsheets.
  • Convert data into graphic illustrations.
  • None of the above.
20 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.
21 What is your experience in using data visualization techniques to enhance reports and presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have taken training in the use of data visualization to enhance reports and presentations.
  • I have used data visualization techniques to enhance reports and presentations.
  • I have taught others to use data visualization to enhance reports and presentations.
  • I have no experience.
22 Select the response(s) that describe(s) your ability to create detailed, comprehensive project plans using Microsoft Project or similar software. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to track project schedules and monitor action items and to create business needs assessments and status reports.
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to create standardized and detailed project plans for an organization.
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to document business needs assessments, action items and status reports for projects.
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to conduct and document risk and feasibility assessments, cost/benefit, and other Return On Investment (ROI) analyses.
  • I have experience using Microsoft Project or similar software tools to identify and manage critical resource and other project constraints as well as budget and staffing needs to ensure the success of projects.
  • I have provided guidance/training to other staff on effective use of Microsoft Project or equivalent project management software products to assist in project management.
  • None of the above.
23 Which of the following best describes your experience using the software packages MS Excel and MS Access or equivalent application(s). Answer to this question is required
  • No experience.
  • Novice - I have training but limited experience utilizing spreadsheet and database software, specifically MS Excel and MS Access.
  • Intermediate - I have training and experience using spreadsheet and database software, specifically MS Excel, MS Access or similar application(s). I am able to perform simple functions such as data input and basic reporting.
  • Advanced - I have experience utilizing spreadsheet and database software, specifically MS Excel, MS Access or equivalent application(s). I am able to run queries to sort and filter data; generate reports in numerous formats including graphs and charts; use forms to create, generate, delete and navigate data and run advance calculations for the interpretation of data.
  • Expert -I have extensive experience utilizing spreadsheet and database software, specifically MS Excel and MS Access or equivalent application(s). I have the ability to prepare and maintain complex spreadsheets; run queries and filter data; create formulas for data analysis; generate reports in numerous formats including graphs, charts and summary tables; use forms to create, generate, delete and navigate data and run advance calculations for the analysis and interpretation of data.

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 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
5 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
6 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
    6.1 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
7 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.
8 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within United States Census Bureau. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No