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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 Please indicate where in your resume you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 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
4 Please select all of the following laws, rules, regulations and/or policies in which you have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of pertaining to human resources functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations
  • Title 5, Merit System Principles
  • Title 5, United States Code
  • Delegated Examining Operations
  • Direct-Hire Authority
  • Competitive Service Appointments
  • Excepted Service Appointments
  • 30% Disabled Veterans Appointing Authority
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Authority
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment Authority
  • None of the above
5 Please select which of the following apply your experience with developing job analyses. Answer to this question is required
  • I have consulted with the hiring manager to develop job analyses.
  • I have identified relevant competencies and duties, knowledge, skills and abilities, and assessment questions.
  • I have determined the importance of each identified competency and assigned points to the assessment questions.
  • None of the above.
6 Choose all of the statements that best describe your level of experience in providing compensation guidance and technical assistance. Answer to this question is required
  • I respond to all basic pay administration questions.
  • I set pay for newly hired employees.
  • I provide managers, supervisors, employees, and applicants with information on recruitment and retention flexibilities.
  • I answer inquires concerning leave, promotions, overtime, and other pay questions.
  • I interpret and analyze pay regulations to analyze employee and payroll information to identify and resolve pay setting errors or discrepancies.
  • Provide advice and guidance on work scheduling and hours.
  • None of the above.
7 Indicate your experience determining evaluation factors for referring applicants, reviewing applications for minimum qualifications and best qualified applicants. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted interviews with subject matter experts to determine applicant qualifications.
  • I have analyzed jobs to determine needed qualifications.
  • I have developed evaluation factors to rate job applications or interview results.
  • I have analyzed resumes/applications to determine the qualifications of applicants.
  • I have no relevant experience in these areas.
8 Have you conducted research of human resources procedures, laws, regulations, and policies and then produced written guidance or reports on your analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Do you have experience researching, analyzing, and/or conveying information relating to complicated topics? Answer to this question is required
  • Researched information related to complicated topics
  • Analyzed information related to complicated topics
  • Conveyed information related to complicated topics
  • None of the Above
10 From the choices below, please identify those that reflect your experience in the realm of customer service. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted meetings with managers and staff to assess customer satisfaction and ensure customers needs are met.
  • I have established office priorities to meet customer needs
  • I have evaluated and modified services and products to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  • I have directly investigated, researched, and resolved customer issues.
  • I have established metrics and analysis systems to ensure timely and accurate actions.
  • I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or the customers.
  • I have distinguished levels of performance among staff and publicly recognized individual achievements.
  • None of the above.
11 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
12 Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience communicating effectively in-person. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience contacting others to obtain information.
  • I have experience instructing others on procedural requirements.
  • I have experience explaining technical information.
  • I have experience explaining non-technical information.
  • I have experience responding to inquires/requests for information.
  • None of the above.
13 Do you have experience responding to multiple customer demands? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 I have experience working and communicating in different capacities with a variety of staff (i.e. supervisor, coworkers, a geographically dispersed staff) to do the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Exchange information
  • Resolve problems
  • Probe for information
  • Clarify issues
  • Collect data
  • Developing alternatives
  • Troubleshoot
  • None of the above
15 From the list below, please identify which system(s) you have used to manage personnel actions. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • HR Connect
  • NFC or EPIC
  • DFAS
  • DCPDS
  • FPPS
  • Other system
  • None of the above.
16 From the list below, please identify which system(s) you have used as a regular part of your job. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Sharepoint
  • Automated Onboarding Systems
  • None of the above.
17 Which of the following automated hiring systems have you used to create a vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • RESUMIX
  • USA Staffing
  • Avue
  • Hiring Management/QuickHire
  • Other
  • Electronic Hiring System (EHS)
  • None of the above

Grade: 11

1 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
2 Please indicate where in your resume you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 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
4 Please select all of the following laws, rules, regulations and/or policies in which you have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of pertaining to human resources functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations
  • Title 5, Merit System Principles
  • Title 5, United States Code
  • Delegated Examining Operations
  • Direct-Hire Authority
  • Competitive Service Appointments
  • Excepted Service Appointments
  • 30% Disabled Veterans Appointing Authority
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Authority
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment Authority
  • None of the above
5 Please select which of the following apply your experience with developing job analyses. Answer to this question is required
  • I have consulted with the hiring manager to develop job analyses.
  • I have identified relevant competencies and duties, knowledge, skills and abilities, and assessment questions.
  • I have determined the importance of each identified competency and assigned points to the assessment questions.
  • None of the above.
6 Choose all of the statements that best describe your level of experience in providing compensation guidance and technical assistance. Answer to this question is required
  • I respond to all basic pay administration questions.
  • I set pay for newly hired employees.
  • I provide managers, supervisors, employees, and applicants with information on recruitment and retention flexibilities.
  • I answer inquires concerning leave, promotions, overtime, and other pay questions.
  • I interpret and analyze pay regulations to analyze employee and payroll information to identify and resolve pay setting errors or discrepancies.
  • Provide advice and guidance on work scheduling and hours.
  • None of the above.
7 Indicate your experience determining evaluation factors for referring applicants, reviewing applications for minimum qualifications and best qualified applicants. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted interviews with subject matter experts to determine applicant qualifications.
  • I have analyzed jobs to determine needed qualifications.
  • I have developed evaluation factors to rate job applications or interview results.
  • I have analyzed resumes/applications to determine the qualifications of applicants.
  • I have no relevant experience in these areas.
8 Have you conducted research of human resources procedures, laws, regulations, and policies and then produced written guidance or reports on your analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Do you have experience researching, analyzing, and/or conveying information relating to complicated topics? Answer to this question is required
  • Researched information related to complicated topics
  • Analyzed information related to complicated topics
  • Conveyed information related to complicated topics
  • None of the Above
10 From the choices below, please identify those that reflect your experience in the realm of customer service. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted meetings with managers and staff to assess customer satisfaction and ensure customers needs are met.
  • I have established office priorities to meet customer needs
  • I have evaluated and modified services and products to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  • I have directly investigated, researched, and resolved customer issues.
  • I have established metrics and analysis systems to ensure timely and accurate actions.
  • I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or the customers.
  • I have distinguished levels of performance among staff and publicly recognized individual achievements.
  • None of the above.
11 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
12 Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience communicating effectively in-person. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience contacting others to obtain information.
  • I have experience instructing others on procedural requirements.
  • I have experience explaining technical information.
  • I have experience explaining non-technical information.
  • I have experience responding to inquires/requests for information.
  • None of the above.
13 Do you have experience responding to multiple customer demands? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 I have experience working and communicating in different capacities with a variety of staff (i.e. supervisor, coworkers, a geographically dispersed staff) to do the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Exchange information
  • Resolve problems
  • Probe for information
  • Clarify issues
  • Collect data
  • Developing alternatives
  • Troubleshoot
  • None of the above
15 From the list below, please identify which system(s) you have used to manage personnel actions. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • HR Connect
  • NFC or EPIC
  • DFAS
  • DCPDS
  • FPPS
  • Other system
  • None of the above.
16 From the list below, please identify which system(s) you have used as a regular part of your job. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Sharepoint
  • Automated Onboarding Systems
  • None of the above.
17 Which of the following automated hiring systems have you used to create a vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • RESUMIX
  • USA Staffing
  • Avue
  • Hiring Management/QuickHire
  • Other
  • Electronic Hiring System (EHS)
  • None of the above

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 where in your resume you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 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
4 Please select all of the following laws, rules, regulations and/or policies in which you have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of pertaining to human resources functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations
  • Title 5, Merit System Principles
  • Title 5, United States Code
  • Delegated Examining Operations
  • Direct-Hire Authority
  • Competitive Service Appointments
  • Excepted Service Appointments
  • 30% Disabled Veterans Appointing Authority
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Authority
  • Veterans Recruitment Appointment Authority
  • None of the above
5 Please select which of the following apply your experience with developing job analyses. Answer to this question is required
  • I have consulted with the hiring manager to develop job analyses.
  • I have identified relevant competencies and duties, knowledge, skills and abilities, and assessment questions.
  • I have determined the importance of each identified competency and assigned points to the assessment questions.
  • None of the above.
6 Choose all of the statements that best describe your level of experience in providing compensation guidance and technical assistance. Answer to this question is required
  • I respond to all basic pay administration questions.
  • I set pay for newly hired employees.
  • I provide managers, supervisors, employees, and applicants with information on recruitment and retention flexibilities.
  • I answer inquires concerning leave, promotions, overtime, and other pay questions.
  • I interpret and analyze pay regulations to analyze employee and payroll information to identify and resolve pay setting errors or discrepancies.
  • Provide advice and guidance on work scheduling and hours.
  • None of the above.
7 Indicate your experience determining evaluation factors for referring applicants, reviewing applications for minimum qualifications and best qualified applicants. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted interviews with subject matter experts to determine applicant qualifications.
  • I have analyzed jobs to determine needed qualifications.
  • I have developed evaluation factors to rate job applications or interview results.
  • I have analyzed resumes/applications to determine the qualifications of applicants.
  • I have no relevant experience in these areas.
8 Indicate your experience in making qualification and eligibility determinations and issuing certificate of eligibles within a hiring management system. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
9 Have you conducted research of human resources procedures, laws, regulations, and policies and then produced written guidance or reports on your analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Do you have experience researching, analyzing, and/or conveying information relating to complicated topics? Answer to this question is required
  • Researched information related to complicated topics
  • Analyzed information related to complicated topics
  • Conveyed information related to complicated topics
  • None of the Above
11 From the choices below, please identify those that reflect your experience in the realm of customer service. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted meetings with managers and staff to assess customer satisfaction and ensure customers needs are met.
  • I have established office priorities to meet customer needs
  • I have evaluated and modified services and products to improve and ensure quality customer service.
  • I have directly investigated, researched, and resolved customer issues.
  • I have established metrics and analysis systems to ensure timely and accurate actions.
  • I have provided customer service that was favorably recognized by a colleague, supervisor, or the customers.
  • I have distinguished levels of performance among staff and publicly recognized individual achievements.
  • None of the above.
12 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
13 Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience communicating effectively in-person. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience contacting others to obtain information.
  • I have experience instructing others on procedural requirements.
  • I have experience explaining technical information.
  • I have experience explaining non-technical information.
  • I have experience responding to inquires/requests for information.
  • None of the above.
14 Do you have experience responding to multiple customer demands? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 I have experience working and communicating in different capacities with a variety of staff (i.e. supervisor, coworkers, a geographically dispersed staff) to do the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Exchange information
  • Resolve problems
  • Probe for information
  • Clarify issues
  • Collect data
  • Developing alternatives
  • Troubleshoot
  • None of the above
16 From the list below, please identify which system(s) you have used to manage personnel actions. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • HR Connect
  • NFC or EPIC
  • DFAS
  • DCPDS
  • FPPS
  • Other system
  • None of the above.
17 From the list below, please identify which system(s) you have used as a regular part of your job. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Sharepoint
  • Automated Onboarding Systems
  • None of the above.
18 Which of the following automated hiring systems have you used to create a vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • RESUMIX
  • USA Staffing
  • Avue
  • Hiring Management/QuickHire
  • Other
  • Electronic Hiring System (EHS)
  • 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 AOC6: 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 permanent competitive service Census Bureau employee.
  • Status applicants (i.e. current and former government employees in the competitive service).
  • 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 competitive appointment under Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.
  • 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, Interchange agreements, Peace Corp volunteers, United States Postal Service employees, or Former overseas employees.
    2.1 If so, please identify the special appointing authority. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above.
3 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
    3.1 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
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 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