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Grade: 09

1 In addition to meeting the basic entry requirements, do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7, or two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree or a combination of education and experience? (See the "Qualifications" section of the announcement for the definition of specialized experience). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 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
3 Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that included at least 15 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, 6 of which must be in statistics, plus 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: the Social Sciences, Physical Sciences or Biological Sciences. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Plan and execute projects or programs, with rigid deadlines, while accomplishing multiple project steps in a specific order and time sequence Answer to this question is required
  • I have not done this.
  • I have done this occasionally.
  • I have done this as a regular part of my job and with little supervision.
  • This was a very important part of my job, and I did it very frequently.
5 Coordinate the design of surveys or data collection systems with others to accomplish project goals Answer to this question is required
  • I have not done this.
  • I have done this occasionally.
  • I have done this as a regular part of my job and with little supervision.
  • This was a very important part of my job, and I did it very frequently.
6 Implement data collection procedures for censuses and surveys Answer to this question is required
  • I have not done this.
  • I have done this occasionally.
  • I have done this as a regular part of my job and with little supervision.
  • This was a very important part of my job, and I did it very frequently.
7 Select the type(s) of evaluations and/or experiments that you have worked on for a large-scale data collection or survey program. Answer to this question is required
  • Coverage measurement
  • Coverage improvement
  • Questionnaire content
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Field operations
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Language
  • Address list development
  • Data capture
  • None of the above
8 Carry out statistical analysis using SAS procedures Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience doing or using this.
  • I have beginner level experience doing or using this.
  • I have intermediate level experience doing or using this.
  • I have advanced level experience doing or using this.
9 Indicate your experience using statistical software packages Answer to this question is required
  • I have used SAS (or similar statistical software) to generate frequency distributions and cross tabs on existing datasets.
  • I have written programs in SAS (or similar statistical software) to manipulate and merge data files.
  • I have written programs in SAS (or similar statistical software) to create and recode variables.
  • I have written and implemented SAS macros or SQL.
  • I have written programs to analyze unit and item non-response, reweighting, or variance estimation.
  • I have written programs in SAS (or similar statistical software) to estimate regression models.
  • None of the above.
10 Design data collection instruments for surveys Answer to this question is required
  • I have neither education nor professional experience in this.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that included this as a significant part of a broader course, or I have professional-level experience in this, working under close supervision.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that was entirely devoted to this.
  • I have graduate-level course work that included this as part of a broader course.
  • I have taken a graduate-level course entirely devoted to this.
  • I have significant professional-level experience in this, working independently, and normally without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have recognized professional expertise in this area, am often consulted by others for assistance, and am responsible for training other employees in this area.
11 Write edit specifications for statistical studies or surveys Answer to this question is required
  • I have neither education nor professional experience in this.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that included this as a significant part of a broader course, or I have professional-level experience in this, working under close supervision.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that was entirely devoted to this.
  • I have graduate-level course work that included this as part of a broader course.
  • I have taken a graduate-level course entirely devoted to this.
  • I have significant professional-level experience in this, working independently, and normally without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have recognized professional expertise in this area, am often consulted by others for assistance, and am responsible for training other employees in this area.
12 Quantitative analysis Answer to this question is required
  • I have neither education nor professional experience in this.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that included this as a significant part of a broader course, or I have professional-level experience in this, working under close supervision.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that was entirely devoted to this.
  • I have graduate-level course work that included this as part of a broader course.
  • I have taken a graduate-level course entirely devoted to this.
  • I have significant professional-level experience in this, working independently, and normally without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have recognized professional expertise in this area, am often consulted by others for assistance, and am responsible for training other employees in this area.
13 Project management Answer to this question is required
  • I have neither education nor professional experience in this.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that included this as a significant part of a broader course, or I have professional-level experience in this, working under close supervision.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that was entirely devoted to this.
  • I have graduate-level course work that included this as part of a broader course.
  • I have taken a graduate-level course entirely devoted to this.
  • I have significant professional-level experience in this, working independently, and normally without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have recognized professional expertise in this area, am often consulted by others for assistance, and am responsible for training other employees in this area.
14 Please indicate the aspects of computer-assisted survey data collection with which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Develop requirements and/or specifications for automated survey questionnaires (instruments)
  • Program instruments
  • Test instruments
  • Program case management systems for automated surveys using computer-assisted interviewing.
  • Program survey data processing systems.
  • None of the above

Grade: 11

1 In addition to meeting the basic entry requirements, do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9, or three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D degree or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or a combination of education and experience? (See the "Qualifications" section of the announcement for the definition of specialized experience). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 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
3 Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that included at least 15 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, 6 of which must be in statistics, plus 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: the Social Sciences, Physical Sciences or Biological Sciences. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have experience managing multiple projects concurrently and setting priorities to meet objectives within a tight schedule? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience managing multiple projects concurrently and setting priorities to meet objectives within a tight schedule.
  • I have experience managing multiple projects concurrently to meet objectives within a tight schedule, but was not responsible for setting priorities.
  • I do not have this experience.
5 Coordinate the design of surveys or data collection systems with others to accomplish project goals Answer to this question is required
  • I have not done this.
  • I have done this occasionally.
  • I have done this as a regular part of my job and with little supervision.
  • This was a very important part of my job, and I did it very frequently.
6 Implement data collection procedures for censuses and surveys Answer to this question is required
  • I have not done this.
  • I have done this occasionally.
  • I have done this as a regular part of my job and with little supervision.
  • This was a very important part of my job, and I did it very frequently.
7 Select the type(s) of evaluations and/or experiments that you have worked on for a large-scale data collection or survey program. Answer to this question is required
  • Coverage measurement
  • Coverage improvement
  • Questionnaire content
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Field operations
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Language
  • Address list development
  • Data capture
  • None of the above
8 Carry out statistical analysis using SAS procedures Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience doing or using this.
  • I have beginner level experience doing or using this.
  • I have intermediate level experience doing or using this.
  • I have advanced level experience doing or using this.
9 Indicate your experience using statistical software packages Answer to this question is required
  • I have used SAS (or similar statistical software) to generate frequency distributions and cross tabs on existing datasets.
  • I have written programs in SAS (or similar statistical software) to manipulate and merge data files.
  • I have written programs in SAS (or similar statistical software) to create and recode variables.
  • I have written and implemented SAS macros or SQL.
  • I have written programs to analyze unit and item non-response, reweighting, or variance estimation.
  • I have written programs in SAS (or similar statistical software) to estimate regression models.
  • None of the above.
10 Design data collection instruments for surveys Answer to this question is required
  • I have neither education nor professional experience in this.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that included this as a significant part of a broader course, or I have professional-level experience in this, working under close supervision.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that was entirely devoted to this.
  • I have graduate-level course work that included this as part of a broader course.
  • I have taken a graduate-level course entirely devoted to this.
  • I have significant professional-level experience in this, working independently, and normally without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have recognized professional expertise in this area, am often consulted by others for assistance, and am responsible for training other employees in this area.
11 Write edit specifications for statistical studies or surveys Answer to this question is required
  • I have neither education nor professional experience in this.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that included this as a significant part of a broader course, or I have professional-level experience in this, working under close supervision.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that was entirely devoted to this.
  • I have graduate-level course work that included this as part of a broader course.
  • I have taken a graduate-level course entirely devoted to this.
  • I have significant professional-level experience in this, working independently, and normally without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have recognized professional expertise in this area, am often consulted by others for assistance, and am responsible for training other employees in this area.
12 Quantitative analysis Answer to this question is required
  • I have neither education nor professional experience in this.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that included this as a significant part of a broader course, or I have professional-level experience in this, working under close supervision.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that was entirely devoted to this.
  • I have graduate-level course work that included this as part of a broader course.
  • I have taken a graduate-level course entirely devoted to this.
  • I have significant professional-level experience in this, working independently, and normally without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have recognized professional expertise in this area, am often consulted by others for assistance, and am responsible for training other employees in this area.
13 Project management Answer to this question is required
  • I have neither education nor professional experience in this.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that included this as a significant part of a broader course, or I have professional-level experience in this, working under close supervision.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that was entirely devoted to this.
  • I have graduate-level course work that included this as part of a broader course.
  • I have taken a graduate-level course entirely devoted to this.
  • I have significant professional-level experience in this, working independently, and normally without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have recognized professional expertise in this area, am often consulted by others for assistance, and am responsible for training other employees in this area.
14 Please indicate the aspects of computer-assisted survey data collection with which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Develop requirements and/or specifications for automated survey questionnaires (instruments)
  • Program instruments
  • Test instruments
  • Program case management systems for automated surveys using computer-assisted interviewing.
  • Program survey data processing systems.
  • None of the above

Grade: 12

1 In addition to meeting the basic education requirements listed in this announcement, do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11)? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 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
3 Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that included at least 15 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, 6 of which must be in statistics, plus 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: the Social Sciences, Physical Sciences or Biological Sciences. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Select the choice(s) that best describe(s) your experience planning, organizing, and managing resources to complete specific projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed multiple projects, balancing priorities and conflicts based on broad divisional or organizational goals.
  • I have experience analyzing potential project risks and recommending and executing a course of action to mitigate the damages and ensure successful completion of extremely complex projects.
  • I have identified and developed project performance measures and communicated with agency-wide management and project stakeholders regarding progress against the measures.
  • I have defined roles and responsibilities for project team members.
  • I have experience using computer programs to help manage projects.
  • I have drafted basic project plan outlines.
  • I have experience identifying project risks and generating possible solutions.
  • None of the above.
5 Coordinate the design of surveys or data collection systems with others to accomplish project goals Answer to this question is required
  • I have not done this.
  • I have done this occasionally.
  • I have done this as a regular part of my job and with little supervision.
  • This was a very important part of my job, and I did it very frequently.
6 Implement data collection procedures for censuses and surveys Answer to this question is required
  • I have not done this.
  • I have done this occasionally.
  • I have done this as a regular part of my job and with little supervision.
  • This was a very important part of my job, and I did it very frequently.
7 Select the type(s) of evaluations and/or experiments that you have worked on for a large-scale data collection or survey program. Answer to this question is required
  • Coverage measurement
  • Coverage improvement
  • Questionnaire content
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Field operations
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Language
  • Address list development
  • Data capture
  • None of the above
8 Carry out statistical analysis using SAS procedures Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience doing or using this.
  • I have beginner level experience doing or using this.
  • I have intermediate level experience doing or using this.
  • I have advanced level experience doing or using this.
9 Indicate your experience using statistical software packages Answer to this question is required
  • I have used SAS (or similar statistical software) to generate frequency distributions and cross tabs on existing datasets.
  • I have written programs in SAS (or similar statistical software) to manipulate and merge data files.
  • I have written programs in SAS (or similar statistical software) to create and recode variables.
  • I have written and implemented SAS macros or SQL.
  • I have written programs to analyze unit and item non-response, reweighting, or variance estimation.
  • I have written programs in SAS (or similar statistical software) to estimate regression models.
  • None of the above.
10 Design data collection instruments for surveys Answer to this question is required
  • I have neither education nor professional experience in this.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that included this as a significant part of a broader course, or I have professional-level experience in this, working under close supervision.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that was entirely devoted to this.
  • I have graduate-level course work that included this as part of a broader course.
  • I have taken a graduate-level course entirely devoted to this.
  • I have significant professional-level experience in this, working independently, and normally without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have recognized professional expertise in this area, am often consulted by others for assistance, and am responsible for training other employees in this area.
11 Write edit specifications for statistical studies or surveys Answer to this question is required
  • I have neither education nor professional experience in this.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that included this as a significant part of a broader course, or I have professional-level experience in this, working under close supervision.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that was entirely devoted to this.
  • I have graduate-level course work that included this as part of a broader course.
  • I have taken a graduate-level course entirely devoted to this.
  • I have significant professional-level experience in this, working independently, and normally without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have recognized professional expertise in this area, am often consulted by others for assistance, and am responsible for training other employees in this area.
12 Quantitative analysis Answer to this question is required
  • I have neither education nor professional experience in this.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that included this as a significant part of a broader course, or I have professional-level experience in this, working under close supervision.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that was entirely devoted to this.
  • I have graduate-level course work that included this as part of a broader course.
  • I have taken a graduate-level course entirely devoted to this.
  • I have significant professional-level experience in this, working independently, and normally without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have recognized professional expertise in this area, am often consulted by others for assistance, and am responsible for training other employees in this area.
13 Project management Answer to this question is required
  • I have neither education nor professional experience in this.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that included this as a significant part of a broader course, or I have professional-level experience in this, working under close supervision.
  • I have undergraduate-level course work that was entirely devoted to this.
  • I have graduate-level course work that included this as part of a broader course.
  • I have taken a graduate-level course entirely devoted to this.
  • I have significant professional-level experience in this, working independently, and normally without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have recognized professional expertise in this area, am often consulted by others for assistance, and am responsible for training other employees in this area.
14 Please indicate the aspects of computer-assisted survey data collection with which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Develop requirements and/or specifications for automated survey questionnaires (instruments)
  • Program instruments
  • Test instruments
  • Program case management systems for automated surveys using computer-assisted interviewing.
  • Program survey data processing systems.
  • 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.
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