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Grade: 07

1 In addition to meeting the basic entry requirements, do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-5, or one year of related graduate level education, superior academic achievement, or a combination of both experience and education? (See the "Qualifications" section of the announcement for the definition of specialized experience). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 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
3 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.
4 Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 05 level as of the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you have experience applying statistical techniques to develop and evaluate statistical models and developing reports or tables based on statistical or cost financial data? Answer to this question is required
  • I have work experience in applying statistical techniques to develop and evaluate statistical models and developing reports or tables based on statistical or financial data.
  • I have knowledge of but not experience applying statistical techniques to develop and evaluate statistical models and developing reports or tables based on statistical or financial data.
  • I have not been involved in applying statistical techniques to develop and evaluate statistical models and developing reports or tables based on statistical or financial data.
6 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
7 Indicate your experience understanding complex systems and implementing changes within those systems for the following survey lifecycle activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Questionnaire design
  • Data collection
  • Data processing
  • Editing
  • Coding
  • Data dissemination
  • None of the above
8 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
9 Indicate your experience using SAS or other statistical software packages. Answer to this question is required
  • Manage data
  • Analyze data
  • Organize data
  • Track data
  • Restructure data
  • None of the above
10 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
11 Indicate your experience with operational tasks related to multi-state, interviewer conducted, household & person based data collection operations for surveys (such as CAPI, CATI, Listing, and other data capture modes) with multiple stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I conducted meetings to gather sponsors data collection operation requirements
  • I documented sponsors data collection requirements
  • I have coordinated production data processing activities according to data collection requirements
  • I have supported production data processing activities according to data collection requirements
  • I have led production data processing activities according to data collection requirements.
  • I have no experience.
12 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
13 What is your experience preparing presentations of a technical nature to large groups? Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare presentations in person for management
  • Prepare written reports
  • Prepare presentations on technical topics for meetings and/or conferences
  • Document procedures and/or standards
  • Conduct meetings
  • None of the above
14 Select the survey processing activities for which you have a working knowledge. Answer to this question is required
  • Questionnaire design
  • Data collection
  • Editing
  • Imputation and Estimation
  • Data analysis and review
  • Data dissemination
  • None of the above
15 Describe your experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to senior management.
  • I have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to external stakeholders.
  • I have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to colleagues outside of my division.
  • I do not have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to senior management, external stakeholders, or colleagues outside of my division.
16 Identify the tasks that describe your communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Contact others in writing to obtain information.
  • Write reports and other materials for a specific audience.
  • Prepare written presentations of factual data and information.
  • Present factual data and information in person.
  • Develop materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Conduct briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Explain nontechnical information in writing.
  • Explain nontechnical information in person.
  • Notify individuals or offices in writing of decisions, problems, or further actions needed.
  • None of the Above.
17 Describe your experience utilizing analysis tools to troubleshoot and correct problems with data or databases, by the identification of deficiencies in the data, and conduct quality control activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have the education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.
  • I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers because of my expertise.
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. Answer to this question is required
19 Select the item(s) that best describe your experience and/or training in the following knowledge areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Analysis of variance
  • Probability
  • Categorical data analysis
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Generalized linear models
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Non-parametric statistics
  • Quality Control/Assurance
  • Regression analysis
  • Statistical inference
  • Variance estimation
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Data analysis
  • Coverage and measurement error
  • Methods research (pretest methods, context/mode effects)
  • Missing data methodology
  • Nonsampling error evaluation
  • Questionnaire design
  • Survey design
  • Disclosure Avoidance
  • Survey Analytics
  • Small Area Estimation
  • Auditing
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
  • 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. Answer to this question is required

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 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
3 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.
4 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
5 Do you have experience applying sampling theory operationally by developing programs to calculate sampling errors for a large-scale survey or decennial census? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Do you have experience applying statistical techniques to develop and evaluate statistical models and developing reports or tables based on statistical or cost financial data? Answer to this question is required
  • I have work experience in applying statistical techniques to develop and evaluate statistical models and developing reports or tables based on statistical or financial data.
  • I have knowledge of but not experience applying statistical techniques to develop and evaluate statistical models and developing reports or tables based on statistical or financial data.
  • I have not been involved in applying statistical techniques to develop and evaluate statistical models and developing reports or tables based on statistical or financial data.
7 I have independently developed and implemented new processes or procedures to perform the following project management related tasks: Answer to this question is required
  • Set project priorities.
  • Determined project resource requirements.
  • Tracked and managed budgets at the task/project level.
  • Set short-term goals.
  • Set long-term goals.
  • Coordinated project activities with others.
  • Monitored project progress.
  • Evaluated project outcomes.
  • Evaluated potential problems and/or future needs on ongoing projects.
  • Recommended proper course of action in response to potential problems and/or future needs.
  • I do not have any project management related tasks listed above.
8 Indicate your experience using SAS or other statistical software packages. Answer to this question is required
  • Manage data
  • Analyze data
  • Organize data
  • Track data
  • Restructure data
  • 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. Answer to this question is required
10 Indicate your experience with operational tasks related to multi-state, interviewer conducted, household & person based data collection operations for surveys (such as CAPI, CATI, Listing, and other data capture modes) with multiple stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I conducted meetings to gather sponsors data collection operation requirements
  • I documented sponsors data collection requirements
  • I have coordinated production data processing activities according to data collection requirements
  • I have supported production data processing activities according to data collection requirements
  • I have led production data processing activities according to data collection requirements.
  • I have no experience.
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 What is your experience preparing presentations of a technical nature to large groups? Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare presentations in person for management
  • Prepare written reports
  • Prepare presentations on technical topics for meetings and/or conferences
  • Document procedures and/or standards
  • Conduct meetings
  • None of the above
13 Select the survey processing activities for which you have a working knowledge. Answer to this question is required
  • Questionnaire design
  • Data collection
  • Editing
  • Imputation and Estimation
  • Data analysis and review
  • Data dissemination
  • None of the above
14 Indicate your experience designing, developing, processing, analyzing, and publishing census or survey data. Answer to this question is required
  • Designed survey or census questionnaires
  • Developed survey or census questionnaires
  • Processed survey or census data
  • Analyzed survey or census data
  • Published survey or census data
  • None of the above
15 Describe your experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to senior management.
  • I have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to external stakeholders.
  • I have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to colleagues outside of my division.
  • I do not have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to senior management, external stakeholders, or colleagues outside of my division.
16 Identify the tasks that describe your communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Contact others in writing to obtain information.
  • Write reports and other materials for a specific audience.
  • Prepare written presentations of factual data and information.
  • Present factual data and information in person.
  • Develop materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Conduct briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Explain nontechnical information in writing.
  • Explain nontechnical information in person.
  • Notify individuals or offices in writing of decisions, problems, or further actions needed.
  • None of the Above.
17 Describe your experience utilizing analysis tools to troubleshoot and correct problems with data or databases, by the identification of deficiencies in the data, and conduct quality control activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have the education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have the education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job.
  • I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers because of my expertise.
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. Answer to this question is required
19 Select the item(s) that best describe your experience and/or training in the following knowledge areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Analysis of variance
  • Probability
  • Categorical data analysis
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Generalized linear models
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Non-parametric statistics
  • Quality Control/Assurance
  • Regression analysis
  • Statistical inference
  • Variance estimation
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Data analysis
  • Coverage and measurement error
  • Methods research (pretest methods, context/mode effects)
  • Missing data methodology
  • Nonsampling error evaluation
  • Questionnaire design
  • Survey design
  • Disclosure Avoidance
  • Survey Analytics
  • Small Area Estimation
  • Auditing
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
  • 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. Answer to this question is required

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 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
3 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.
4 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
5 Indicate your experience planning and developing sampling processes to create components to support a large-scale data collection or survey program. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing sampling frames to be used in selecting samples
  • Selecting sample cases from a known universe of cases
  • Developing sample dissemination systems for data collection efforts
  • None of the above
6 Indicate your experience with survey frames and address listing operations: Answer to this question is required
  • Creating sampling frames
  • Modifying sampling frames
  • Evaluating the quality of sampling frames
  • Directing address listing operations
  • Developing requirements for address listing instruments
  • Working with listing and mapping instruments
  • Testing address listing instruments
  • None of the above
7 Select the response that best describes your ability to use project management principles and methods to plan, manage, and control projects throughout the entire project life cycle. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using project management principles, methodologies, and tools for a large institution. I have provided project oversight and created project plans to manage and control multi-year projects throughout their lifecycle, including preparing, justifying, and/or administering the budget for an assigned program area that is complex and changing rapidly. I have planned, coordinated, and led project management and process improvement efforts, including conducting Integrated Baseline Reviews and monitoring projects and contracts using Earned Value Management and Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans. I have monitored and managed project activities and resources to mitigate risk. I have also developed detailed project plans for information technology and non-information technology projects.
  • I have experience as a member of a project management team in a large institution. I have assisted in planning, managing, and controlling projects to ensure successful outcomes. I have developed project plans for information technology and non-information technology-based projects with assistance from senior personnel or others. I have also conducted and documented assessments to ensure that project phases and deadlines were met.
  • I have experience using project management principles, methodologies, and tools for a large institution. I have provided project oversight and created project plans to manage and control projects throughout their lifecycle. I have planned, coordinated, and led project management and process improvement efforts. I have monitored and managed project activities and resources to mitigate risk. I have also developed detailed project plans for information technology and non-information technology projects.
  • I have experience managing projects using project management principles, methodologies, and tools. I have planned, coordinated, and led project management, requirements, and process improvement processes. I have managed and controlled projects throughout their life cycle.
  • None of the above.
8 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
9 Which statement best describes your application of best practices to research, analyze, develop, design, deploy, and manage of the components of a data collection/processing system? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in the application of best practices to research, analyze, develop, design, deploy, and manage the components of a data collection/processing system.
  • I have applied the use of best practices to research, analyze, develop, design, deploy, and manage the components of a data collection/processing system.
  • I assisted in the application of best practices to research, analyze, develop, design, deploy, and manage the components of a data collection/processing system.
  • I have an understanding of best practices that should be used to research, analyze, develop, design, deploy, and manage the components of a data collection/processing system.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
10 Indicate your experience using SAS or other statistical software packages. Answer to this question is required
  • Manage data
  • Analyze data
  • Organize data
  • Track data
  • Restructure data
  • None of the above
11 Indicate your experience with operational tasks related to multi-state, interviewer conducted, household & person based data collection operations for surveys (such as CAPI, CATI, Listing, and other data capture modes) with multiple stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I conducted meetings to gather sponsors data collection operation requirements
  • I documented sponsors data collection requirements
  • I have coordinated production data processing activities according to data collection requirements
  • I have supported production data processing activities according to data collection requirements
  • I have led production data processing activities according to data collection requirements.
  • I have no experience.
12 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
13 Please indicate your experience designing and constructing data tables or charts to highlight survey progress or other aspects of the survey process: Answer to this question is required
  • Designing data tables.
  • Constructing data tables.
  • Designing data charts.
  • Constructing data charts.
  • None of the above.
14 Indicate your experience extracting and analyzing relevant information from a variety of sources and using it to prepare summaries of complex program, policy, legal, and technical issues for presentations to a wide variety of internal and external customers/stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • Extracted relevant pieces of information from documents and other sources
  • Used data analysis software packages and interpreted data
  • Used a variety of methods to collect data
  • Analyzed information to uncover patterns or trends
  • Presented statistical data in easily understandable terms
  • Analyzed information to determine validity of program data
  • Evaluated program performance data and recommended changes to improve operations
  • Provided written or in person recommendations to higher level officials to improve program operations
  • None of the above
15 Indicate your experience with procedures and specifications for data collection processing systems. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing processing procedures and specifications
  • Reviewing processing procedures and specifications
  • Supervising staff who were developing processing procedures and specifications
  • Presenting or facilitating a walk-through of processing specifications or procedures
  • None of the above
16 Describe your experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to senior management.
  • I have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to external stakeholders.
  • I have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to colleagues outside of my division.
  • I do not have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to senior management, external stakeholders, or colleagues outside of my division.
17 Identify the tasks that describe your communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Contact others in writing to obtain information.
  • Write reports and other materials for a specific audience.
  • Prepare written presentations of factual data and information.
  • Present factual data and information in person.
  • Develop materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Conduct briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Explain nontechnical information in writing.
  • Explain nontechnical information in person.
  • Notify individuals or offices in writing of decisions, problems, or further actions needed.
  • None of the Above.
18 Do you have experience conducting qualitative and quantitative analyses of complex problems using appropriate tools and techniques (such as statistical inference, data mining, modeling, mathematical programming and simulations)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education or training in, or experience with performing these duties.
  • I have training/education but limited or no experience in performing these duties and will require additional guidance and/or supervision to perform at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing these duties with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusual or complex situations.
  • I have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
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 which of these survey life cycle activities you have experience with: (Mark all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Questionnaire design
  • Data collection
  • Editing
  • Editing and imputation
  • Data analysis and review
  • Data dissemination
  • None of the above
21 Select the item(s) that best describe your experience and/or training in the following knowledge areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Analysis of variance
  • Probability
  • Categorical data analysis
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Generalized linear models
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Non-parametric statistics
  • Quality Control/Assurance
  • Regression analysis
  • Statistical inference
  • Variance estimation
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Data analysis
  • Coverage and measurement error
  • Methods research (pretest methods, context/mode effects)
  • Missing data methodology
  • Nonsampling error evaluation
  • Questionnaire design
  • Survey design
  • Disclosure Avoidance
  • Survey Analytics
  • Small Area Estimation
  • Auditing
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
  • None of the above

Grade: 12

1 In addition to the basic entry requirements, do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11)? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 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
3 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.
4 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
5 Indicate your experience planning and developing sampling processes to create components to support a large-scale data collection or survey program. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing sampling frames to be used in selecting samples
  • Selecting sample cases from a known universe of cases
  • Developing sample dissemination systems for data collection efforts
  • None of the above
6 Indicate your experience with survey frames and address listing operations: Answer to this question is required
  • Creating sampling frames
  • Modifying sampling frames
  • Evaluating the quality of sampling frames
  • Directing address listing operations
  • Developing requirements for address listing instruments
  • Working with listing and mapping instruments
  • Testing address listing instruments
  • None of the above
7 Select the response that best describes your ability to use project management principles and methods to plan, manage, and control projects throughout the entire project life cycle. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using project management principles, methodologies, and tools for a large institution. I have provided project oversight and created project plans to manage and control multi-year projects throughout their lifecycle, including preparing, justifying, and/or administering the budget for an assigned program area that is complex and changing rapidly. I have planned, coordinated, and led project management and process improvement efforts, including conducting Integrated Baseline Reviews and monitoring projects and contracts using Earned Value Management and Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans. I have monitored and managed project activities and resources to mitigate risk. I have also developed detailed project plans for information technology and non-information technology projects.
  • I have experience as a member of a project management team in a large institution. I have assisted in planning, managing, and controlling projects to ensure successful outcomes. I have developed project plans for information technology and non-information technology-based projects with assistance from senior personnel or others. I have also conducted and documented assessments to ensure that project phases and deadlines were met.
  • I have experience using project management principles, methodologies, and tools for a large institution. I have provided project oversight and created project plans to manage and control projects throughout their lifecycle. I have planned, coordinated, and led project management and process improvement efforts. I have monitored and managed project activities and resources to mitigate risk. I have also developed detailed project plans for information technology and non-information technology projects.
  • I have experience managing projects using project management principles, methodologies, and tools. I have planned, coordinated, and led project management, requirements, and process improvement processes. I have managed and controlled projects throughout their life cycle.
  • None of the above.
8 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
9 Which statement best describes your application of best practices to research, analyze, develop, design, deploy, and manage of the components of a data collection/processing system? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in the application of best practices to research, analyze, develop, design, deploy, and manage the components of a data collection/processing system.
  • I have applied the use of best practices to research, analyze, develop, design, deploy, and manage the components of a data collection/processing system.
  • I assisted in the application of best practices to research, analyze, develop, design, deploy, and manage the components of a data collection/processing system.
  • I have an understanding of best practices that should be used to research, analyze, develop, design, deploy, and manage the components of a data collection/processing system.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
10 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
11 Indicate your experience using SAS or other statistical software packages. Answer to this question is required
  • Manage data
  • Analyze data
  • Organize data
  • Track data
  • Restructure data
  • None of the above
12 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
13 Indicate your experience with operational tasks related to multi-state, interviewer conducted, household & person based data collection operations for surveys (such as CAPI, CATI, Listing, and other data capture modes) with multiple stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I conducted meetings to gather sponsors data collection operation requirements
  • I documented sponsors data collection requirements
  • I have coordinated production data processing activities according to data collection requirements
  • I have supported production data processing activities according to data collection requirements
  • I have led production data processing activities according to data collection requirements.
  • I have no experience.
14 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
15 Please indicate your experience designing and constructing data tables or charts to highlight survey progress or other aspects of the survey process: Answer to this question is required
  • Designing data tables.
  • Constructing data tables.
  • Designing data charts.
  • Constructing data charts.
  • None of the above.
16 Indicate your experience extracting and analyzing relevant information from a variety of sources and using it to prepare summaries of complex program, policy, legal, and technical issues for presentations to a wide variety of internal and external customers/stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • Extracted relevant pieces of information from documents and other sources
  • Used data analysis software packages and interpreted data
  • Used a variety of methods to collect data
  • Analyzed information to uncover patterns or trends
  • Presented statistical data in easily understandable terms
  • Analyzed information to determine validity of program data
  • Evaluated program performance data and recommended changes to improve operations
  • Provided written or in person recommendations to higher level officials to improve program operations
  • None of the above
17 Indicate your experience with procedures and specifications for data collection processing systems. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing processing procedures and specifications
  • Reviewing processing procedures and specifications
  • Supervising staff who were developing processing procedures and specifications
  • Presenting or facilitating a walk-through of processing specifications or procedures
  • None of the above
18 Describe your experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to senior management.
  • I have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to external stakeholders.
  • I have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to colleagues outside of my division.
  • I do not have experience presenting technical information in person, via phone, and/or in writing to senior management, external stakeholders, or colleagues outside of my division.
19 Identify the tasks that describe your communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Contact others in writing to obtain information.
  • Write reports and other materials for a specific audience.
  • Prepare written presentations of factual data and information.
  • Present factual data and information in person.
  • Develop materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Conduct briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • Explain nontechnical information in writing.
  • Explain nontechnical information in person.
  • Notify individuals or offices in writing of decisions, problems, or further actions needed.
  • None of the Above.
20 Do you have experience conducting qualitative and quantitative analyses of complex problems using appropriate tools and techniques (such as statistical inference, data mining, modeling, mathematical programming and simulations)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education or training in, or experience with performing these duties.
  • I have training/education but limited or no experience in performing these duties and will require additional guidance and/or supervision to perform at a proficient level.
  • I have experience performing these duties with minimal supervision or guidance.
  • I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusual or complex situations.
  • I have supervised the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
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 which of these survey life cycle activities you have experience with: (Mark all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Questionnaire design
  • Data collection
  • Editing
  • Editing and imputation
  • Data analysis and review
  • Data dissemination
  • None of the above
23 Select the item(s) that best describe your experience and/or training in the following knowledge areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Analysis of variance
  • Probability
  • Categorical data analysis
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Generalized linear models
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Non-parametric statistics
  • Quality Control/Assurance
  • Regression analysis
  • Statistical inference
  • Variance estimation
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Data analysis
  • Coverage and measurement error
  • Methods research (pretest methods, context/mode effects)
  • Missing data methodology
  • Nonsampling error evaluation
  • Questionnaire design
  • Survey design
  • Disclosure Avoidance
  • Survey Analytics
  • Small Area Estimation
  • Auditing
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
  • None of the above

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 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
3 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
4 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
    4.1 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 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.
6 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within United States Census Bureau. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university OR a combination of education and experience equivalent to the completion of a bachelor's degree? Studies must have included at least 15 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, 6 of which must be in statistics, plus 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: the Social Sciences, Physical Sciences or Biological Sciences. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No