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Grade: 09

1 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-7, or do you have or will have within 9 months a master's or equivalent graduate degree or two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree (e.g. LL.B or J.D.) if related, 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 Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I posses a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in geography or related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields.
  • I posses a combination of courses from an accredited college or university equivalent to a major in geography or related physical or social science, as shown in choice 1 above, that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields and appropriate experience or additional education that together meet the qualification requirements to perform the work of a geographer.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
3 Indicate your experience using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to conduct geographic research, spatial analysis, or mapping. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience creating reference or location maps
  • Experience creating thematic maps (e.g., choropleth, dot distribution, proportional symbols) for data presentation
  • Experience using GIS functionality to process spatial files
  • Experience using GIS software to analyze spatial distributions of data
  • Experience using database functionality within GIS software
  • Experience using some or all of the above tools to conduct geographic research and identify or resolve problems
  • None of the above
4 Do you have experience using one or more of the following Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software packages? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using ArcInfo.
  • I have experience using ArcView.
  • I have experience using ArcGIS 9.0.
  • I have experience using other GIS software packages.
  • I have no experience using GIS software packages.
5 Do you have experience using the following geographic concepts and tools? Answer to this question is required
  • Raster\Vector Data
  • Aerial Photography
  • Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) data
  • Map production and printing
  • Digitizing Geographic Information from paper sources to computer format
  • Geographic databases and spreadsheets
  • None of the above
6 Describe your level of experience providing direction for multiple medium to large sized data collection/processing system related projects concurrently in various stages of their lifecycle. Answer to this question is required
  • Never participated on data collection project.
  • Served as a portfolio manager for multiple concurrent data collection projects.
  • Participated on a data collection project team.
  • Served as a technical lead on a data collection project.
  • Served as a project manager for data collection.
7 Do you possess knowledge of and experience with the methods and techniques of automated cartography and geospatial databases with emphasis on the visualization of demographic and economic statistics? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Do you have experience negotiating project and activity plan conflicts with state, local, and/or tribal governments in order to solve problems for geographic programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Indicate your experience related to the development of geographic reference files and products. Answer to this question is required
  • Creating reference files that include address information and corresponding geographic codes.
  • Creating relationship reference files or products that reflect changes to geographic boundaries or geographic codes.
  • Performing automated edits and updates to ensure accuracy of address and geographic data.
  • Perform automated edits and updates to ensure complete feature and address coverage.
  • None of the above
10 Describe your experience with IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information? Answer to this question is required
  • I have designed IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I have developed IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I have tested IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I have implemented IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I have managed IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I do not have any of these experiences with IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
11 Indicate your experience communicating complex and technical program information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated program information in informal groups or in meetings.
  • I have developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information with the guidance of a supervisor and presented the information to higher level officials within the organization.
  • I have independently developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information and presented the information to higher level officials within the organization and/or external stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
12 Please rate your experience communicating complex and technical program information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated program information in informal groups or in meetings.
  • I have developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information with the guidance of a supervisor and presented the information to others within the organizations.
  • I have independently developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information and presented that information to audiences that included executives and/or interested stakeholders.
  • no experience

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).
  • Yes
  • No
2 Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  • I posses a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in geography or related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields.
  • I posses a combination of courses from an accredited college or university equivalent to a major in geography or related physical or social science, as shown in choice 1 above, that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields and appropriate experience or additional education that together meet the qualification requirements to perform the work of a geographer.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
3 Indicate your experience using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to conduct geographic research, spatial analysis, or mapping. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience creating reference or location maps
  • Experience creating thematic maps (e.g., choropleth, dot distribution, proportional symbols) for data presentation
  • Experience using GIS functionality to process spatial files
  • Experience using GIS software to analyze spatial distributions of data
  • Experience using database functionality within GIS software
  • Experience using some or all of the above tools to conduct geographic research and identify or resolve problems
  • None of the above
4 Do you have experience using one or more of the following Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software packages? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using ArcInfo.
  • I have experience using ArcView.
  • I have experience using ArcGIS 9.0.
  • I have experience using other GIS software packages.
  • I have no experience using GIS software packages.
5 Do you have experience using the following geographic concepts and tools? Answer to this question is required
  • Raster\Vector Data
  • Aerial Photography
  • Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) data
  • Map production and printing
  • Digitizing Geographic Information from paper sources to computer format
  • Geographic databases and spreadsheets
  • None of the above
6 Describe your level of experience providing direction for multiple medium to large sized data collection/processing system related projects concurrently in various stages of their lifecycle. Answer to this question is required
  • Never participated on data collection project.
  • Served as a portfolio manager for multiple concurrent data collection projects.
  • Participated on a data collection project team.
  • Served as a technical lead on a data collection project.
  • Served as a project manager for data collection.
7 Do you possess knowledge of and experience with the methods and techniques of automated cartography and geospatial databases with emphasis on the visualization of demographic and economic statistics? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Do you have experience negotiating project and activity plan conflicts with state, local, and/or tribal governments in order to solve problems for geographic programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Indicate your experience related to the development of geographic reference files and products. Answer to this question is required
  • Creating reference files that include address information and corresponding geographic codes.
  • Creating relationship reference files or products that reflect changes to geographic boundaries or geographic codes.
  • Performing automated edits and updates to ensure accuracy of address and geographic data.
  • Perform automated edits and updates to ensure complete feature and address coverage.
  • None of the above
10 Describe your experience with IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information? Answer to this question is required
  • I have designed IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I have developed IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I have tested IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I have implemented IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I have managed IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I do not have any of these experiences with IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
11 Indicate your experience communicating complex and technical program information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated program information in informal groups or in meetings.
  • I have developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information with the guidance of a supervisor and presented the information to higher level officials within the organization.
  • I have independently developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information and presented the information to higher level officials within the organization and/or external stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
12 Please rate your experience communicating complex and technical program information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated program information in informal groups or in meetings.
  • I have developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information with the guidance of a supervisor and presented the information to others within the organizations.
  • I have independently developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information and presented that information to audiences that included executives and/or interested stakeholders.
  • no experience

Grade: 12

1 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)
  • Yes
  • No
2 Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  • I posses a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in geography or related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields.
  • I posses a combination of courses from an accredited college or university equivalent to a major in geography or related physical or social science, as shown in choice 1 above, that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields and appropriate experience or additional education that together meet the qualification requirements to perform the work of a geographer.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
3 Indicate your experience using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to conduct geographic research, spatial analysis, or mapping. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience creating reference or location maps
  • Experience creating thematic maps (e.g., choropleth, dot distribution, proportional symbols) for data presentation
  • Experience using GIS functionality to process spatial files
  • Experience using GIS software to analyze spatial distributions of data
  • Experience using database functionality within GIS software
  • Experience using some or all of the above tools to conduct geographic research and identify or resolve problems
  • None of the above
4 Do you have experience using one or more of the following Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software packages? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using ArcInfo.
  • I have experience using ArcView.
  • I have experience using ArcGIS 9.0.
  • I have experience using other GIS software packages.
  • I have no experience using GIS software packages.
5 Do you have experience using the following geographic concepts and tools? Answer to this question is required
  • Raster\Vector Data
  • Aerial Photography
  • Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) data
  • Map production and printing
  • Digitizing Geographic Information from paper sources to computer format
  • Geographic databases and spreadsheets
  • None of the above
6 Describe your level of experience providing direction for multiple medium to large sized data collection/processing system related projects concurrently in various stages of their lifecycle. Answer to this question is required
  • Never participated on data collection project.
  • Served as a portfolio manager for multiple concurrent data collection projects.
  • Participated on a data collection project team.
  • Served as a technical lead on a data collection project.
  • Served as a project manager for data collection.
7 Do you possess knowledge of and experience with the methods and techniques of automated cartography and geospatial databases with emphasis on the visualization of demographic and economic statistics? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Do you have experience negotiating project and activity plan conflicts with state, local, and/or tribal governments in order to solve problems for geographic programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Indicate your experience related to the development of geographic reference files and products. Answer to this question is required
  • Creating reference files that include address information and corresponding geographic codes.
  • Creating relationship reference files or products that reflect changes to geographic boundaries or geographic codes.
  • Performing automated edits and updates to ensure accuracy of address and geographic data.
  • Perform automated edits and updates to ensure complete feature and address coverage.
  • None of the above
10 Describe your experience with IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information? Answer to this question is required
  • I have designed IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I have developed IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I have tested IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I have implemented IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I have managed IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
  • I do not have any of these experiences with IT systems that receive, match, and/or update address and/or geographic information.
11 Indicate your experience communicating complex and technical program information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated program information in informal groups or in meetings.
  • I have developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information with the guidance of a supervisor and presented the information to higher level officials within the organization.
  • I have independently developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information and presented the information to higher level officials within the organization and/or external stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
12 Please rate your experience communicating complex and technical program information in person and in writing to a variety of audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated program information in informal groups or in meetings.
  • I have developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information with the guidance of a supervisor and presented the information to others within the organizations.
  • I have independently developed written material that communicated complex and technical program information and presented that information to audiences that included executives and/or interested stakeholders.
  • no experience

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