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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 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.
  • 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 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
10 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
11 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level ? (See the 'Qualifications' section for a definition of specialized experience) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Which one of the following best describes your Project Management education? Answer to this question is required
  • I maintain a professional certification in Project Management (i.e., PMP)
  • I have earned a Master's Certificate in Project Management.
  • I have earned an Associate Citation in Project Management.
  • I have taken a formal course(s) in Project Management.
  • I have no formal education in Project Management.
13 What experience have you had with Project Management? Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated as a member of a team governed by Project Management Principles (i.e. using methodology, tools, templates from Project Management Repository (PMR) or the Economic Software Processing Improvement (ESPI)).
  • I have assisted in the leadership of a team governed by Project Management Principles (i.e. using methodology, tools, templates from the PMR or ESPI).
  • I have led a team governed by Project Management Principles (i.e. using methodology, tools, templates from the PMR or ESPI.
  • None of the above
14 What types of testing have you performed as a tester of a large complex automated financial or administrative management system? Answer to this question is required
  • System
  • Integration
  • Regression
  • Performance
  • Acceptance
  • Load Testing
  • None of the above
15 Please select the statement that best describes your experience with identify problems, proposing sound solutions, and defending recommendations, and ability to write and clearly communicate the decisions, necessary guidelines and processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • 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 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.
16 Do you have experience managing the testing of highly technical and complex systems and applications required to support data collection and processing operations for large-scale nationwide surveys or censuses? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Do you have experience monitoring system and integration testing activities to ensure successful deployment to end-users in a contract environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 Indicate your experience in developing and implementing systems development process improvement programs which include the Systems Development Life cycle (SDLC): Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed systems development process improvement artifacts (e.g., templates, process documents)
  • I have implemented systems development process improvement programs
  • I have developed systems process improvement policies and procedures
  • None of the above
19 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.
  • I do not have any of the project management related tasks listed above.
20 Describe your participation in efforts to make significant changes to your organization to adapt to either external or internal sources. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been the primary person (i.e. supervisor) responsible for designing or implementing actions necessary to meet significant changes affecting my unit.
  • I have been a part of a team given the authority to design or implement actions necessary to meet significant changes affecting my unit.
  • I have contributed ideas to those responsible or given the authority to implement actions necessary to meet significant changes affecting my organization.
  • I have not had a significant role in organizational changes design or implementation efforts.
21 Which of the following choices best reflects your highest level of experience negotiating IT issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience negotiating IT issues.
  • I have experience negotiating IT issues, the resolution of which requested developing cooperation, coordinating activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have experience negotiating IT issues, the resolution of which required agreement, achieving cohesiveness, interacting with individuals constructively, and solving IT problems.
  • I have experience negotiating IT issues, the resolution of which required analyzing and solving IT problems collectively, defusing conflict, building coalitions and consensus, and reaching solutions to controversial IT issues.