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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

You MUST submit a complete resume in order to be considered for this position. Please review the required documents section of the vacancy announcement for further information.
1 How did you learn about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Career Fair
  • Census Bureau Employee
  • College Information Session/Classroom Presentation
  • Friend/Colleague
  • Individuals with Disabilities Recruitment Event
  • Internship
  • Job Search Website
    1.1 From which job search website did you learn about this position?
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • Glassdoor.com
    • Monster.com
    • TweetMyJobs.com
    • USAJOBS.gov
    • US.jobs
    • Other
  • Print Advertisement
    1.1 From which kind of print advertisement did you learn about this position?
    • Brochure
    • Magazine
    • Newspaper
    • Other
  • Professional Conference/Organization
    1.1 From which professional conference/organization did you learn about this position?
    • American Economic Association
    • American Statistical Association
    • League of United Latin American Citizens
    • National Association for Business Economics
    • National Society of Black Engineers
    • Other
  • Professional Magazine/Trade Journal
  • Radio/TV Announcement
  • Recruiter/Headhunter/Search Firm
  • Social Network
    1.1 From which social network did you learn about this position?
    • Black Planet
    • Facebook
    • Hootsuite
    • LinkedIn
    • Pinterest
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • Other
  • Special Emphasis/Affinity Group
  • Veterans Recruitment Event
  • Other
2 AOC9 TEMP/TERM: Please select the best choice that applies to you. You will receive consideration for the eligibility you select below only. If it is determined the choice you select does not apply to you, you will not be considered under this vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Current Department of Commerce employee on a permanent appointment
  • Current Department of Commerce employee on a term, temporary or excepted appointment but with reinstatement eligibility
  • Former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility
  • Surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or your formal "Reduction In Force Separation Notice." Please review the Other Information section for more information on CTAP.
  • Displaced Federal employee (ICTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a displaced Federal employee (ICTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or your formal "Reduction In Force Separation Notice." Please review the Other Information section for more information on ICTAP.
  • Individual eligible for a non-competitive appointment under a special appointing authority. Some examples of special appointing authorities are Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (Note: VRA can only be used for Grades 11 and below), 30% or more disabled veterans, persons with disabilities, current and former employees of the General Accountability Office, and current and former employees of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
  • None of the above.
3 Please name your Agency and Department. In addition, please include your Title and Grade. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 In the last 3 years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: On-the-Spot Award, Time Off Award or equivalent? Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, Cash-in-a-Flash, performance award, or equivalent valued at $999 or less? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 Have you had one or more of the following Awards: Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, performance award or equivalent valued at $1000 or greater (within the last 3 years)? Director's Award for Innovation, Census Award of Excellence, Quality Step Increase, Equal Employment Opportunity Award, or equivalent (within the last 3 years)? Department of Commerce Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal or equivalent honorary award (Lifetime)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6 Indicate your most recent performance rating (received within the last four years). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent performance rating is at least at the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • My most recent performance rating is below the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • I have not received a performance rating within the last four years.
7 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within United States Census Bureau. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 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
10 Do you have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-13, or do you otherwise meet the Minimum Qualifications requirements for this position? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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 Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 13 level as of the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 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
14 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.
15 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
16 Identify the project management tasks in which you are proficient and have performed on the job. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing requirements
  • Reviewing requirements
  • Setting priorities
  • Developing project schedules and milestones
  • Reviewing project schedules and milestones
  • Monitoring progress of assignments
  • Meeting objectives within schedule
  • None of the above
17 Do you have experience leading a team on a complex research or development task that involves integrating staff members across different disciplines or areas of expertise? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 From the choices below, please identify those statements that describe your experience developing or building effective teams or working groups. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed or supervised teams/working groups and had the responsibility for motivating others towards goal accomplishment by a set deadline.
  • I have participated as a team member with some responsibility for motivating others towards goal accomplishment by a set deadline.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to deal effectively with pressure, while maintaining the team/work group's focus, intensity and persistence under adversity.
  • I have coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  • None of the above.
19 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
20 Indicate your experience as a technical lead for a team. Answer to this question is required
  • Identify and/or develop team goals and objectives in coordination with an organization’s higher level strategic goals.
  • Explain team goals and objectives to assigned team members and assist team in organizing to accomplish work
  • Coach, facilitate, solve work problems and participate in the work of the team
  • Provide functional/technical expertise on team assignments
  • Communicate assignments, milestones and deadlines to the team and individuals based on supervisor's instructions
  • Identify developmental and training needs for team and relay training needs and requests to supervisor
  • Provide on-the-job training to team members
  • Perform reviews of team members' work
  • Inform supervisor of employee attendance and/or behavioral problems
  • None of the above
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 Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to work in a team atmosphere. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience dealing with people who require my support to meet common goals and provide some periodic updates to these people on the status of this work.
  • I have provided regular and continuous support to people within my immediate organizational unit.
  • I provide regular and continuous instruction and regular feedback to people within my immediate organizational unit.
  • I respond to customer needs on a daily basis and deal with impatient or difficult people.
  • None of the above.
23 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
24 Select the response that best describes your experience performing and reviewing quantitative and qualitative analyses for assessing and recommending improvement of programs and operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted quantitative or qualitative analyses or special studies to assess costs and benefits of policy or operational proposals, forecast future mission and resource requirements, evaluate effectiveness of organizational structure in achieving program objectives and develop program operating plans and processes. I have used the results of the analyses to develop recommendations for improvement of program operations and/or adaptation of program policies or operations to respond to emerging issues and problems.
  • I have conducted a variety of quantitative and qualitative analyses and special studies related to changes in legal or regulatory requirements or mission objectives and/or major program initiatives in functions that cut across internal organizational lines. The analyses required adaptation of existing analytical systems and processes and coordination with all affected internal program offices to perform fact-finding and review and test recommendations prior to their submission to higher management for approval.
  • I have conducted a variety of quantitative and qualitative analyses to review programs and develop recommendations for policy, procedural and/or organizational changes needed to implement significant changes in legal or regulatory requirements or respond to major emerging issues for consumer financial programs. The recommendations addressed such issues as alignment of functional program responsibilities, redirection of program efforts and resources and development of systems and processes to maximize information sharing and program coordination and minimize duplicative or conflicting program efforts with one or two other government, private sector or non-profit agencies and organizations.
  • None of the above.
25 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
26 Select the type(s) of evaluations and/or experiments that you have worked on for a large-scale data collection or survey program. Answer to this question is required
  • Coverage measurement
  • Coverage improvement
  • Questionnaire content
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Field operations
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Language
  • Address list development
  • Data capture
  • None of the above
27 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
28 Do you have experience implementing project management best practices related to the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Requirements development
  • Requirements management
  • Integrated scheduling
  • Risk management
  • Change control
  • Earned value management
  • Document Management
  • Governance
  • Process Quality Assurance
  • Performance oversight
  • Progress oversight
  • None of the above
29 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
30 What is your level of experience preparing and giving technical presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • designed technical presentations
  • developed technical presentations
  • conducted technical presentations
  • evaluated technical presentations
  • None of the above
31 Do you have experience acting as a facilitator or coordinator responsible for gathering and developing user requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
32 From the following list, select all of the tasks you have performed: Answer to this question is required
  • Provided information to data users and/or data providers.
  • Met with data users, government agencies, trade associations, and/or representatives of private companies to determine data needs.
  • Led meetings with data users, government agencies, trade associations, and/or representatives of private companies to determine data needs.
  • Met with data providers to obtain feedback on questionnaire design and/or reportability of data items.
  • Led meetings with data providers to obtain feedback on questionnaire design and/or reportability of data items.
  • Conducted industry research using the internet or by contacting industry representatives.
  • None of the above
33 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
34 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
35 What is your experience preparing and delivering presentations of a technical nature to different groups? Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare and deliver presentations in person for management
  • Prepare and deliver written reports
  • Prepare presentations on technical topics for meetings and/or conferences
  • Document procedures and/or standards
  • Conduct meetings
  • None of the above