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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

You MUST submit a complete resume in order to be considered for this position. Please review the required documents section of the vacancy announcement for further information.
1 How did you learn about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Career Fair
  • Census Bureau Employee
  • College Information Session/Classroom Presentation
  • Friend/Colleague
  • Individuals with Disabilities Recruitment Event
  • Internship
  • Job Search Website
    1.1 From which job search website did you learn about this position?
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • Glassdoor.com
    • Monster.com
    • TweetMyJobs.com
    • USAJOBS.gov
    • US.jobs
    • Other
  • Print Advertisement
    1.1 From which kind of print advertisement did you learn about this position?
    • Brochure
    • Magazine
    • Newspaper
    • Other
  • Professional Conference/Organization
    1.1 From which professional conference/organization did you learn about this position?
    • American Economic Association
    • American Statistical Association
    • League of United Latin American Citizens
    • National Association for Business Economics
    • National Society of Black Engineers
    • Other
  • Professional Magazine/Trade Journal
  • Radio/TV Announcement
  • Recruiter/Headhunter/Search Firm
  • Social Network
    1.1 From which social network did you learn about this position?
    • Black Planet
    • Facebook
    • Hootsuite
    • LinkedIn
    • Pinterest
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • Other
  • Special Emphasis/Affinity Group
  • Veterans Recruitment Event
  • Other
2 AOC9 TEMP/TERM: Please select the best choice that applies to you. You will receive consideration for the eligibility you select below only. If it is determined the choice you select does not apply to you, you will not be considered under this vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Current Department of Commerce employee on a permanent appointment
  • Current Department of Commerce employee on a term, temporary or excepted appointment but with reinstatement eligibility
  • Former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility
  • Surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or your formal "Reduction In Force Separation Notice." Please review the Other Information section for more information on CTAP.
  • Displaced Federal employee (ICTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a displaced Federal employee (ICTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or your formal "Reduction In Force Separation Notice." Please review the Other Information section for more information on ICTAP.
  • Individual eligible for a non-competitive appointment under a special appointing authority. Some examples of special appointing authorities are Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (Note: VRA can only be used for Grades 11 and below), 30% or more disabled veterans, persons with disabilities, current and former employees of the General Accountability Office, and current and former employees of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
  • None of the above.
3 Please name your Agency and Department. In addition, please include your Title and Grade. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 In the last 3 years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: On-the-Spot Award, Time Off Award or equivalent? Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, Cash-in-a-Flash, performance award, or equivalent valued at $999 or less? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    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 Does your experience meet all four competency-related AND the specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement? Refer to the Qualifications section of the announcement for the descriptions. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 12 level as of the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Rate your experience in developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper, JBOSS, RCP Eclipse, Netbeans) and maintaining databases procedures/packages. Answer to this question is required
  • No experience
  • Novice-I have training but no job experience
  • Intermediate-I have training and some job experience under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • Advanced-I have developed software applications using this knowledge/technology extensively and have worked independently.
  • Expert-I have extensive experience with developing complex software applications and have mentored or provided guidance to less experienced staff.
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 developing software applications (e.g. JAVA, Oracle PL/SQL, SAS, SOA, PeopleSoft, BPMN, ADF, JDeveloper) and maintaining database procedures/packages Answer to this question is required
  • Apache
  • C/C++
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • SAS
  • SQL
  • Visual BASIC
  • XML
  • PERL
  • Eclipse RCP
  • SOA
  • Peoplesoft
  • BPMN
  • SharePoint
  • .NET
  • Oracle Service Bus (OSB)
  • ADF
  • PHP
  • ASP
  • VB.Net
  • None of the above
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 rate your experience developing or customizing a web-based application using PeopleSoft development tools such as Application Designer. Answer to this question is required
  • No Experience.
  • Novice - I have training but no job experience.
  • Intermediate - I have training and some work experience under the guidance of a supervisor or more senior staff member.
  • Advanced - I have independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior staff member.
  • Expert - I have extensive experience with this task and mentor or provide guidance to less experienced staff.
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. Answer to this question is required
17 Indicate your SOA/ESB/Services/ADF programming experience. Answer to this question is required
  • No experience
  • Services
  • SOA
  • ESB
  • BPM
  • ADF
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 Rate your level of experience in implementing Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) concepts applied to large-scale computing applications to improve business functions. Answer to this question is required
  • No experience
  • I have training but no job experience.
  • I have training and some job experience under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • I have worked with the operating system for some time and work independently.
  • I have extensive experience with the operating system and mentor or provide guidance to less experienced staff.
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
21 I have experience with the following types of testing: Answer to this question is required
  • Unit testing
  • Functional testing
  • User acceptance testing
  • Automated testing
  • Data validation
  • Platform testing
  • Performance testing
  • Load testing
  • None of the Above
22 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
23 Please indicate your experience with the following test activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing Test Scripts
  • Executing Test Scripts
  • Developing Test Plans
  • Creating Test Data
  • Verifying Data Requirements/Traceability
  • Documenting and Communicating Defects
  • None of the above
24 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
25 Indicate your experience with software requirements development methods. Answer to this question is required
  • Use Case development
  • User Story development using agile methodology
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Joint requirements development sessions with stakeholders
  • Prototype development
  • None of the above
26 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
27 Indicate your experience analyzing processes and providing software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency: Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed software processes.
  • I have identified opportunities to improve software performance/efficiency.
  • I have provided software solutions to improve software performance/efficiency.
  • None of the above
28 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
29 What experience do you have communicating with IT staff and subject matter staff to understand requirements and constraints of both and to determine appropriate courses of action related to IT system implementation or deployment? Answer to this question is required
  • No experience.
  • I have experience communicating with IT staff on IT implementation or deployment projects but not with subject matter staff.
  • I have experience communicating with IT staff and subject matter staff on IT implementation or deployment issues, but I was not responsible for recommending courses of action.
  • I have experience communicating with IT staff and subject matter staff on IT implementation or deployment projects, and I was responsible to recommending an appropriate course of action.
30 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
31 What is your experience developing large and complex software systems for large-scale survey datasets? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing complex software for household or economic survey data.
  • I have experience developing complex software to tabulate data from decennial or economic censuses.
  • I have experience developing complex software to tabulate data from administrative records sources such as IRS, SSA, or Medicaid.
  • I have experience developing complex software for large-scale financial, payroll systems or human resources databases.
  • None of the above.
32 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
33 Please select the response that best describes your information technology related experience that demonstrates your proficiency in the competency Problem Solving. Problem Solving is defined as identifying alternatives for or addressing information technology related issues or problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified alternatives to address unique, highly complex, or sensitive information technology related issues. I have anticipated information technology related problems and have identified and evaluated potential sources of information to generate alternative solutions.
  • I have identified alternatives to address complex information technology related issues by gathering and applying information from a variety of sources that provide a number of potential solutions.
  • I have identified or selected from a number of alternatives to address routine information technology related issues by gathering and applying information from standard sources that provide a limited number of solutions.
  • I have not had experience identifying alternatives for or addressing information technology related issues or problems.
34 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
35 Indicate your experience in systems engineering and implementing systems following the Systems Development Life Cycle: Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed engineering-related artifacts (e.g., templates, design documents).
  • I have implemented and integrated engineered solutions.
  • I have developed systems engineering policies and procedures.
  • None of the above.
36 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
37 Select the response below that describes your highest level of experience with a configuration management infrastructure. Answer to this question is required
  • As a team lead or lead engineer, led a team that designed, implemented, or managed an enterprise-wide configuration management infrastructure.
  • Participated on a team that designed, implemented, and/or managed an enterprise-wide configuration management in for an organization.
  • I have completed formal training or courses on configuration management infrastructure topics.
  • I have no experience with a configuration management infrastructure.
38 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
39 What is your experience with software release configuration management processes? Answer to this question is required
  • Participate in a software release process, including the use of code management tools and attending software release meetings, as part of a project team.
  • Deploy software applications to various environments, including the use of code management tools to facilitate that process.
  • Log, track, and/or prepare reports on software releases.
  • Coordinate and communicate with software developers, testers, project managers, management and other staff for purposes of facilitating the deployment of software applications.
  • Function as a support contact for other staff in regard to using tools and following software release processes and procedures, answering questions, and resolving issues.
  • None of the above
40 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
41 Do you have experience leading a team? Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned and distributed work to team members.
  • I have set priorities for team members.
  • I have reviewed team members' work.
  • I have provided feedback to team members about their work.
  • I have led a team of diverse members.
  • None of the above.
42 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