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Grade: 09

1 Please select the response that best describes how you meet the qualifications for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level, as stated in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree; or two (2) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or a LL.B. or J.D., if related.
  • I have a combination of education and experience.
  • None of the above.
2 Do you have experience prioritizing customer needs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience working on a team and using initiative and judgment in meeting due dates and project milestones? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 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
5 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
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 Please indicate your experience regarding written communication: Answer to this question is required
  • Applying English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style rules when preparing routine and non-technical responses to inquiries
  • Composing, reviewing, and finalizing correspondence and/or reports
  • Ensuring correct use of grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and punctuation in accordance with established guidelines
  • Editing and formatting electronic documents
  • Preparing and/or reviewing a variety of forms and documents for accuracy and completeness
  • None of the above
8 Do you have experience responding to routine inquiries and data requests from internal and external customers? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 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
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 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
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 Select the response that best describes your level of experience analyzing data, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area.
  • As a student in an academic setting, I have participated in analyzing data, interpreting facts, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • In a work environment, I have analyzed data, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team.
  • I have independently analyzed data, interpreted facts, and drawn logical conclusions.
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 Do you have experience devising ways to improve work unit performance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 I have experience arranging and scheduling meetings for the following staff levels: Answer to this question is required
  • Department Employees
  • Team Leads, Supervisors and Managers
  • Senior and Executive Staff
  • None of the above
17 Indicate your experience creating or maintaining databases and/or spreadsheets, including collecting data and entering data into the database. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience creating databases
  • I have experience maintaining databases
  • I have experience creating spreadsheets
  • I have experience maintaining spreadsheets
  • I have experience collecting data for databases
  • I have experience entering data into databases
  • None of the above
18 Do you have the ability to present concepts to staff at various levels in an organization in a clear and logical manner? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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 Have you received formal training on electronic spreadsheets (e.g. Excel, Lotus), databases (e.g. Access, dBase), and PowerPoint (or equivalent software? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Do you have experience reviewing reports to pinpoint errors or problems and taking corrective action? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 11

1 Please select the response that best describes how you meet the requirements for the GS-11 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 level, as stated in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, OR three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, OR a LL.M., if related.
  • I have a combination of education and experience.
  • None of the above.
2 GS-11 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
  • I have 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
  • I have a LL.M. .
  • I possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-9). See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.
  • I have a combination of education and experience, as indicated in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement.
  • None of the above
3 Please indicate your experience regarding written communication: Answer to this question is required
  • Applying English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style rules when preparing routine and non-technical responses to inquiries
  • Composing, reviewing, and finalizing correspondence and/or reports
  • Ensuring correct use of grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and punctuation in accordance with established guidelines
  • Editing and formatting electronic documents
  • Preparing and/or reviewing a variety of forms and documents for accuracy and completeness
  • None of the above
4 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
5 Do you have experience responding to routine inquiries and data requests from internal and external customers? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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 Identify the statement(s) that describe how you maintain ongoing working relationships with management, other employees or customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I clearly and consistently model tact, respect, trust, and professionalism with all people.
  • I exercise caution and tact to resolve differences of opinion when confronted with disagreements.
  • I work cooperatively and effectively with others to accomplish work assignments.
  • I remain courteous when discussing information or eliciting highly sensitive or controversial information even when people are reluctant to give it.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
8 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
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 creating or maintaining databases and/or spreadsheets, including collecting data and entering data into the database. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience creating databases
  • I have experience maintaining databases
  • I have experience creating spreadsheets
  • I have experience maintaining spreadsheets
  • I have experience collecting data for databases
  • I have experience entering data into databases
  • None of the above
11 Do you have the ability to present concepts to staff at various levels in an organization in a clear and logical manner? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Have you received formal training on electronic spreadsheets (e.g. Excel, Lotus), databases (e.g. Access, dBase), and PowerPoint (or equivalent software? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Do you have experience reviewing reports to pinpoint errors or problems and taking corrective action? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Do you have experience working with task groups to develop reports, systems, processes, and procedures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of current operations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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 Do you have experience prioritizing customer needs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
18 Do you have experience working on a team and using initiative and judgment in meeting due dates and project milestones? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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

Grade: 12

1 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level ? (See the 'Qualifications' section for a definition of specialized experience) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Please indicate your experience regarding written communication: Answer to this question is required
  • Applying English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style rules when preparing routine and non-technical responses to inquiries
  • Composing, reviewing, and finalizing correspondence and/or reports
  • Ensuring correct use of grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and punctuation in accordance with established guidelines
  • Editing and formatting electronic documents
  • Preparing and/or reviewing a variety of forms and documents for accuracy and completeness
  • None of the above
3 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
4 Do you have experience responding to routine inquiries and data requests from internal and external customers? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 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
6 Identify the statement(s) that describe how you maintain ongoing working relationships with management, other employees or customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I clearly and consistently model tact, respect, trust, and professionalism with all people.
  • I exercise caution and tact to resolve differences of opinion when confronted with disagreements.
  • I work cooperatively and effectively with others to accomplish work assignments.
  • I remain courteous when discussing information or eliciting highly sensitive or controversial information even when people are reluctant to give it.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
7 Do you have experience leading a team and directing the efforts of technical staff to meet critical due dates and project milestones? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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 creating or maintaining databases and/or spreadsheets, including collecting data and entering data into the database. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience creating databases
  • I have experience maintaining databases
  • I have experience creating spreadsheets
  • I have experience maintaining spreadsheets
  • I have experience collecting data for databases
  • I have experience entering data into databases
  • None of the above
10 Do you have the ability to present concepts to staff at various levels in an organization in a clear and logical manner? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Have you received formal training on electronic spreadsheets (e.g. Excel, Lotus), databases (e.g. Access, dBase), and PowerPoint (or equivalent software? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Do you have experience reviewing reports to pinpoint errors or problems and taking corrective action? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Describe your experience with developing, customizing reports and queries, and producing presentation materials with Microsoft Excel. Answer to this question is required
  • Imported data into new spreadsheets
  • Queried databases
  • Extracted data
  • Tracked budget
  • Manipulated data
  • Produced charts or reports
  • Expert user
  • Novice user
  • 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 Do you have experience prioritizing customer needs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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 Do you have experience working on a team and using initiative and judgment in meeting due dates and project milestones? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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

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.
I certify that I have read the "Who May Be Considered" AND the "Job Summary" sections of this vacancy announcement and I understand that if I am a previous or current Federal competitive employee (includes most Census employees) looking for a transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement, this vacancy may not afford me the best advantage. I understand my option to consult with the HR office listed on the vacancy if I have any questions.
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 kind of print advertisement did you learn about this position?
    • Brochure
    • Magazine
    • Newspaper
    • Other
    1.2 From which social network did you learn about this position?
    • Black Planet
    • Facebook
    • Hootsuite
    • LinkedIn
    • Pinterest
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • Other
    1.3 From which job search website did you learn about this position?
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • Glassdoor.com
    • Monster.com
    • TweetMyJobs.com
    • USAJOBS.gov
    • US.jobs
    • Other
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  • 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
  • Special Emphasis/Affinity Group
  • Veterans Recruitment Event
  • Other
2 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within United States Census Bureau. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No