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Vacancy Details

Grade: 12

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.
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 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 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
4 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
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 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience working on the Hill or working in a government organization's congressional affairs office. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed an internship in a Hill office or a government organization’s congressional affairs office.
  • I have been a staff member in a Hill office or a government organization’s congressional affairs office.
  • I have been a manager or supervisor in a Hill office or a government organization’s congressional affairs office.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the statement that best describes your experience communicating with Congressional stakeholders, including members or staff, to inform, explain, and respond to information requests on a federal agency program or proposal. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in taking incoming requests for information or materials and processing those requests
  • I have experience in communicating requested information.
  • I have experience in developing communications to inform and explain program activities and legislative proposals and priorities.
  • I have supervised a staff that was responsible for responding to informational requests and developing strategies to communicate program activities and legislative proposals and priorities.
  • None of the above.
8 Select the statement that best describes your experience preparing briefings, issue papers, project summaries, correspondence, responses to "questions for the record," and answers to Congressional questions, reports to Congress, and other written materials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in preparing briefings, issue papers, project summaries, correspondence, responses to “questions for the record,” and answers to Congressional questions, reports to Congress, and other written materials.
  • I have had education or training in preparing briefings, issue papers, project summaries, correspondence, responses to “questions for the record,” and answers to Congressional questions, reports to Congress, and other written materials, but have not performed these tasks on the job.
  • I have experience preparing briefings, issue papers, project summaries, correspondence, responses to “questions for the record,” and answers to Congressional questions, reports to Congress, and other written materials. My work on this task was closely reviewed and guidance was provided by a supervisor or senior official.
  • I have experience preparing briefings, issue papers, project summaries, correspondence, responses to “questions for the record,” and answers to Congressional questions, reports to Congress, and other written materials as a regular part of job, with minimal input from a supervisor or senior official.
  • I have experience preparing briefings, issue papers, project summaries, correspondence, responses to “questions for the record,” and answers to Congressional questions, reports to Congress, and other written materials and I have supervised others in the performance of these tasks as a regular part of my job.
9 Do you have experience working on legislative issues as a staff member for the following? Answer to this question is required
  • Member of Congress
  • Congressional Committee
  • Tribal Government
  • Federal, state or local government agency
  • Public or private organization
  • None of the above
10 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in researching and analyzing legislative proposals as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience assisting in tracking and researching legislation for a Hill office or government organization.
  • I have experience in tracking and researching legislation for a Hill office or government organization.
  • I have experience assisting in researching legislation, analyzing and reporting policy impacts, and recommending a course of action for a Hill office or government organization.
  • I have experience assisting not only in researching legislation, analyzing and reporting policy actions, and recommending a course of action but in spearheading that course of action for a Hill office or government organization as well.
  • None of the above.
11 Have you engaged in the following activities related to performing legislative research? Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared full briefing papers on a particular legislative issue area or topic.
  • I have drafted testimony to be used by a witness before a legislative committee.
  • I have drafted summaries for use in briefings for legislative staff.
  • I have created presentations on a topic or issue area for use in a legislative briefing, testimony or preparation of a witness for testimony or legislative briefing.
  • None of the above.
12 Do you have experience handling questions, issues, problems, in a courteous, prompt, and professional manner? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have this type of experience
  • I have some experience handling questions, issues, problems, in a courteous, prompt, and professional manner
  • I have intermediate experience handling questions, issues, problems, in a courteous, prompt, and professional manner
  • I have extensive experience handling questions, issues, problems, in a courteous, prompt, and professional manner
13 Do you have experience responding to customer inquiries to ensure customer needs are met in a timely manner? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have this type of experience
  • I have some experience responding to customer inquiries to ensure customer needs are met in a timely manner
  • I have intermediate experience responding to customer inquiries to ensure customer needs are met in a timely manner
  • I have extensive experience responding to customer inquiries to ensure customer needs are met in a timely manner
  • I have experience leading staff in responding to customer inquiries to ensure customer needs are met in a timely manner.
14 Which of the following reflects your comfort level calling strangers for information: Answer to this question is required
  • I am uncomfortable contacting strangers on the telephone and asking for information.
  • I am comfortable contacting strangers on the telephone and asking for information.
  • I have no experience contacting strangers on the telephone and asking for information, but feel I would not be uncomfortable doing so.
  • I don't know how I would react when calling strangers on the telephone and asking for information.
15 Do you have experience working with Members of Congress or Congressional or Committee staff on issues related to a survey, census, or data-collection activity? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Do you have experience disseminating data and/or information to the following? Answer to this question is required
  • Members of Congress
  • Intergovernmental Associations
  • Federal, state, tribal, or local government agencies
  • Corporate or non-profit organizations
  • None of the above
17 Please indicate your experience in synthesis and analysis and subsequent presentation, of policy or program issues, including explaining complex technical information in a brief, organized, and concise manner so that it is understood by a variety of audiences Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored testimony for delivery at a congressional hearing.
  • I have researched and written background material for hearing preparation and for congressional briefings.
  • I have drafted talking points for senior officials that have served as official communication for an organization.
  • None of the above.
18 Which of the following best describes your work experience in a team environment? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience working in teams.
  • I have worked effectively as part of a team in meeting common team goals.
  • I have frequently worked in team environments and have led teams in work-related projects.
  • I occasionally work in team environments and have led teams in work-related projects.
  • I regularly work in team settings and frequently lead teams in work-related projects.
19 Do you have experience devising legislative strategy and interpreting legislation, regulations, or legislative proposals and how they affect your organization and it's programs and policies? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 Do you have experience developing or assisting in the development of policy positions for legislative proposals that have a major impact on the mission and programs of an organization? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed legislative policy positions for legislative proposals that have a major impact on the mission and programs of an organization.
  • I have assisted in the development of legislative policy positions for legislative proposals that have a major impact on the mission and programs of an organization.
  • I have no experience in the development of policy positions for legislative proposals that have a major impact on the mission and programs of an organization.
21 Do you have experience performing legislative research and preparing written summaries? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 Do you have experience devising legislative strategy and interpreting legislation, regulations, or legislative proposals and how they affect your organization and it's programs and policies during recent sessions such as the 113th session of Congress? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 Select the statement that best describes your experience preparing presentations for management. Answer to this question is required
  • I prepare briefing materials from reports and analysis to present to senior staff and management. I am responsible for ensuring that the content of the materials address the information that management is expecting.
  • I review budget briefing materials developed by other staff to ensure that the documentation is complete and accurate before it is presented to management for consideration.
  • I assist senior staff by consolidating briefing materials for presentations to management. I am tasked with writing portions or sections of the briefing from budget reports and justifications. My work is reviewed by senior staff or my supervisor.
  • I have assisted with gathering information for briefings either of a program or budget area. I have assisted by reviewing and editing the documents for proper grammar and syntax.
  • I do not have the experience described above.