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Grade: 13

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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 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
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.
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 at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-12, or do you otherwise meet the Minimum Qualifications requirements for this position? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Indicate your experience working with the following Census geographic concepts or programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) files
  • Census Statistical Areas
  • Census Collection Geography
  • Map production
  • Geographic Partnership Programs
  • Definition of Geographic Areas
  • None of the above
6 Indicate your experience communicating geographic principles, concepts, and technology to a variety of audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • Explained geographic concepts and program information
  • Explained use of geographic tools
  • Collected geographic data
  • Shared geographic data
  • Resolved technical issues
  • Conducted geographic workshops
  • None of the above
7 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
8 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
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 I have experience designing and preparing the following reference and training materials: Answer to this question is required
  • Guides
  • Catalogs
  • Newsletters
  • Brochures
  • Indexes
  • Course outlines
  • Training lectures
  • Training packages
  • Exercises
  • User-related reports
  • Manuals
  • None of the above
11 From the following choices, identify those that reflect your experience in the realm of customer service. 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 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 What is your experience coordinating conferences and/or seminars? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had experience with arranging speakers.
  • I have had experience with developing presentation materials.
  • I have had experience with developing participant materials.
  • I have had experience providing talking points.
  • I have had experience coordinating the logistics of an off-site conference or seminar.
  • None of the above
14 Please indicate your experience interacting and communicating with customers and vendors for a conference and/or exhibit program. Answer to this question is required
  • Collaborate with program sponsors to develop conference and/or exhibits goals and objectives.
  • Advise managers and employees about developing issues regarding coordination of individual conferences and/or exhibits.
  • Conduct pre-conference planning meetings and post-conference debriefings with program sponsors and representatives.
  • Represent conference and/or exhibits program on intra-agency and interagency co-sponsored activities.
  • None of the above
15 Select the statement that best characterizes your experience preparing and delivering presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented the results of my or my team’s work before diverse audiences on multiple occasions, and prepared Powerpoint or similar presentation material on my own with minimal assistance.
  • I have presented the results of my or my team’s work at least once and prepared Powerpoint or similar presentation material with extensive assistance from others.
  • I have assisted others in preparing Powerpoint or similar presentation material, but have not done public presentations.
  • None of the above.
16 Which of the following marketing and communication functions have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Serves as a program information spokesperson in public forums.
  • Makes presentations to internal/external stakeholders.
  • Supervises preparation of learning exercises, guides, and other resource materials for use in data literacy programs or training/classroom settings.
  • Develops materials for presentations to internal and external stakeholders, technical documentation, and other support for program, including the review of draft papers/reports and other materials for the preparation of policy and procedural presentations.
  • Delivers live technical presentations that include logical and stepped instructions and procedures.
  • Explains and clarifies technical information and concepts to students.
  • Responds to complex questions related to statistical information/methodology in public forums.
  • Establishes network and maintains relationships with targeted organizations by staffing exhibit booths at national conferences at professional associations.
  • Partners with targeted professional associations as a means of ensuring quality products and distribution channels.
  • None of the above
17 Please indicate which of the following tasks you have performed in arranging conferences and meetings Answer to this question is required
  • Developed conference and/or meeting agenda
  • Reserved facilities and food/beverage services
  • Notified attendees of conference and/or meeting arrangements
  • Developed and assembled materials and handouts
  • Attended and developed minutes from conference and/or meeting
  • Insured staff commitments were delivered
  • None of the above
18 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
  • Identifying and arranging resources including staff and/or funding
  • Monitoring progress and performance
  • Meeting objectives within a tight schedule
  • None of the above
19 Do you have experience with the following list of interpersonal communication skills? Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among co-workers whose cooperation is essential to the success of a project.
  • Negotiate with and influence others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new initiatives or technologies.
  • Interact and perform effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  • Provide direction, guidance or instruction to members of interdisciplinary teams charged with carrying out a technical project.
  • Administer consequences, hold others accountable and enforce program policies and standards in the workplace.
  • Use consensus building techniques to persuade representatives of outside groups that hold opposing views or positions to reach agreement on important issues.
  • Effectively persuade employees to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  • None of the above
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 Please select the response that best describes your experience making decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified causes for problems related to processes, procedures or technical issues and broken down specific or simple tasks and problems and delegated work to staff.
  • I have identified causes for problems related to programs or processes and broken down moderately complex problems that affect multiple units, and delegated work to other supervisors.
  • I have introduced new ways of thinking about problems and encouraged non-traditional ideas from team members and stakeholders.
  • I have encouraged and supported innovative ideas and approaches to improve service and/or deliverables.
  • None of the above
22 Indicate your experience as a technical lead for a team. Answer to this question is required
  • Identify and/or develop team goals and objectives in coordination with an organization’s higher level strategic goals.
  • Explain team goals and objectives to assigned team members and assist team in organizing to accomplish work
  • Coach, facilitate, solve work problems and participate in the work of the team
  • Provide functional/technical expertise on team assignments
  • Communicate assignments, milestones and deadlines to the team and individuals based on supervisor's instructions
  • Identify developmental and training needs for team and relay training needs and requests to supervisor
  • Provide on-the-job training to team members
  • Perform reviews of team members' work
  • Inform supervisor of employee attendance and/or behavioral problems
  • None of the above