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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

1 Do you have at least one year of experience as a Statistician at the grade 13 level in the Federal service or do you have at least one year of equivalent professional work experience applying statistical theory and techniques to plan and organize data collection and processing efforts for large-scale censuses or surveys? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 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.
3 Do you have experience coordinating activities with several technical, operational, and subject matter staff in multiple divisions to achieve objectives? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Indicate your experience setting priorities; and developing, monitoring, and/or analyzing detailed program/project requirements and implementation schedules. Answer to this question is required
  • Negotiating with counterparts within my organization in areas of project requirements, specifications ,schedules, processes, and prioritization.
  • Advising superiors regarding the best course of action on projects by providing implications regarding feasibility, risk, schedule, resources, etc.
  • Setting priorities and monitoring progress of projects.
  • Analyzing detailed project requirements and implementation schedules.
  • None of the above.
5 Do you have experience leading a team on a complex research or development task that involves integrating staff members across different disciplines or areas of expertise? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 From the choices below, please identify those statements that describe your experience developing or building effective teams or working groups. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed or supervised teams/working groups and had the responsibility for motivating others towards goal accomplishment by a set deadline.
  • I have participated as a team member with some responsibility for motivating others towards goal accomplishment by a set deadline.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to deal effectively with pressure, while maintaining the team/work group's focus, intensity and persistence under adversity.
  • I have coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  • None of the above.
7 Do you have experience leading a team and directing the efforts of technical staff to meet critical due dates and project milestones? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Indicate your experience leading and managing a diverse set of projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Leading and managing projects involving multiple divisions
  • Leading and managing projects with outside agencies
  • Leading and managing projects with external stakeholders
  • Leading and managing projects with other interested parties
  • None of the above
9 Please select the response that BEST describes your ability to build coalitions while in a leadership position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated a high level of ability to negotiate complex issues with individuals/ groups of diverse backgrounds both internal and external to the organization, and I have developed and enhanced alliances with external groups, demonstrating the high level of ability to effectively communicate with groups of varying levels of education and competence, finding common ground with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to persuade others through my ability to effectively communicate. This may have included working on a team or project where you were successful in persuading others to move in a specific direction, implement a specific change, and/or which resulted In a change to a former decision.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external groups; negotiating to achieve cooperation among people with varying opinions and views.
  • I have limited leadership experience and/or experience representing an organization/agency externally for speaking engagements or negotiations, but have established and maintained effective working relationships internally.
  • None of the above.
10 I have performed the following supervisory functions in work unit or team assignments Answer to this question is required
  • Review the work of other team or section members
  • Plan work for team or section members and identify necessary resources to accomplish their work
  • Set short-term and long-term work priorities for team or section members
  • Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees
  • Develop performance standards and evaluate work performance of subordinates
  • Provide advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on work and administrative matters
  • Interview job candidates for position vacancies
  • Identify developmental and training needs of employees
  • None of the above
11 Select all responses to the following statement that apply to your experience communicating with others. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting and/or facilitating group discussions.
  • Conducting and/or facilitating formal meetings.
  • Interviewing people to elicit facts or obtain information.
  • Consulting or advising on issues.
  • Communicating results of evaluations or reviews.
  • Presenting complex, technical information to persons unfamiliar with the subject.
  • Participating in education, training, or apprenticeship programs requiring presentation.
  • None of the above
12 What is your experience preparing and delivering presentations of a technical nature to different groups? Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare and deliver presentations in person for management
  • Prepare and deliver written reports
  • Prepare presentations on technical topics for meetings and/or conferences
  • Document procedures and/or standards
  • Conduct meetings
  • None of the above
13 Please select the response that best describes your experience building strategic relationships. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed networks and built alliances with others in order to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the organization.
  • I have worked with others to resolve differences within and outside the organization.
  • I have actively sought input from colleagues, staff, stakeholders and customers, encouraging them to voice concerns and opinions in order to aid understanding and enhance the decision-making process.
  • I have actively assisted others within and outside the organization in the development of collaborative networks, in order to meet shared business objectives
  • None of the above.
14 Do you have experience regarding concepts, measurement issues and data, using large sample surveys (e.g., Survey of Income and Program Participation, Current Population Survey, American Community Survey) or administrative record data? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Indicate your level of experience in persuading or negotiating with colleagues about technical issues related to the U.S. decennial census, demographic surveys such as the American Community Survey, administrative data, or demographic data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area
  • I have training but no experience in this area
  • I do this as part of my job under guidance of a supervisor
  • I do this as a regular part of my job with minimal supervision
  • I have trained/mentored others in this area
16 Please characterize your level of education, training and experience with social, economic and/or demographic analysis using Census Bureau data programs such as the American Community Survey, the Current Population Survey, the Survey of Income and Program Participation, and the Decennial Census. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education and 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 superior 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.
17 Indicate your experience planning, strategizing, identifying, researching, and formally documenting requirements and/or specifications for a large program: Answer to this question is required
  • Planned requirements and/or specifications.
  • Strategized requirements and/or specifications.
  • Identified requirements and/or specifications.
  • Researched requirements and/or specifications.
  • Formally documented requirements and/or specifications.
  • None of the above.
18 Indicate which of these survey life cycle activities you have experience with: (Mark all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Questionnaire design
  • Data collection
  • Editing
  • Editing and imputation
  • Data analysis and review
  • Data dissemination
  • 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