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Grade: 07

1 In addition to meeting the basic entry requirements, do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-5, or one year of related graduate level education, superior academic achievement, or a combination of both experience and education? (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 Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 05 level as of the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the response that best describes your experience performing and reviewing quantitative and qualitative analyses for assessing and recommending improvement of programs and operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted quantitative or qualitative analyses or special studies to assess costs and benefits of policy or operational proposals, forecast future mission and resource requirements, evaluate effectiveness of organizational structure in achieving program objectives and develop program operating plans and processes. I have used the results of the analyses to develop recommendations for improvement of program operations and/or adaptation of program policies or operations to respond to emerging issues and problems.
  • I have conducted a variety of quantitative and qualitative analyses and special studies related to changes in legal or regulatory requirements or mission objectives and/or major program initiatives in functions that cut across internal organizational lines. The analyses required adaptation of existing analytical systems and processes and coordination with all affected internal program offices to perform fact-finding and review and test recommendations prior to their submission to higher management for approval.
  • I have conducted a variety of quantitative and qualitative analyses to review programs and develop recommendations for policy, procedural and/or organizational changes needed to implement significant changes in legal or regulatory requirements or respond to major emerging issues for consumer financial programs. The recommendations addressed such issues as alignment of functional program responsibilities, redirection of program efforts and resources and development of systems and processes to maximize information sharing and program coordination and minimize duplicative or conflicting program efforts with one or two other government, private sector or non-profit agencies and organizations.
  • None of the above.
6 Do you have experience monitoring and evaluating quality control for effectiveness for a large-scale field data collection survey or census? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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 Which of the following best reflects your experience with data collection activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Developed data collection procedures, questionnaires/instruments
  • Monitored systems and reports in real time
  • Evaluated systems and reports
  • Wrote reports/documents summarizing the status of operations
  • Implemented quality assurance procedures
  • None of the above
9 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
10 Have you managed multiple projects at the same time and resolved group or individual differences and/or conflicts? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Do you have experience assigning and reviewing the work of others responsible for the following census or survey data responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Collecting
  • Organizing
  • Analyzing
  • Disseminating
  • Interpreting
  • None of the above
12 Do you have experience managing a diverse team to fulfill program responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Do you have experience writing reports or other documents that summarize or discuss the status of project operations or results of data analysis or processing? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Indicate your experience evaluating expenditures and progress reports in relation to planned expenditures and progress for a large-scale field data collection survey or census: Answer to this question is required
  • Generating collection costs and progress data
  • Reviewing cost and progress data
  • Evaluating data collection cost and progress data
  • Recommending to management a course of action to get and/or keep the program on schedule based on the analysis of cost and progress data
  • None of the above
15 Do you have experience effectively communicating complex, technical information in written form and in person to a variety of audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Indicate your experience preparing instructions for the following processes: Answer to this question is required
  • Data collection
  • Data processing
  • Data analysis
  • Data presentation
  • None of the above
17 Do you have experience as a leader communicating in person and in writing with others from diverse levels of education, experience, and responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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 Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 07 level as of the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the response that best describes your experience performing and reviewing quantitative and qualitative analyses for assessing and recommending improvement of programs and operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted quantitative or qualitative analyses or special studies to assess costs and benefits of policy or operational proposals, forecast future mission and resource requirements, evaluate effectiveness of organizational structure in achieving program objectives and develop program operating plans and processes. I have used the results of the analyses to develop recommendations for improvement of program operations and/or adaptation of program policies or operations to respond to emerging issues and problems.
  • I have conducted a variety of quantitative and qualitative analyses and special studies related to changes in legal or regulatory requirements or mission objectives and/or major program initiatives in functions that cut across internal organizational lines. The analyses required adaptation of existing analytical systems and processes and coordination with all affected internal program offices to perform fact-finding and review and test recommendations prior to their submission to higher management for approval.
  • I have conducted a variety of quantitative and qualitative analyses to review programs and develop recommendations for policy, procedural and/or organizational changes needed to implement significant changes in legal or regulatory requirements or respond to major emerging issues for consumer financial programs. The recommendations addressed such issues as alignment of functional program responsibilities, redirection of program efforts and resources and development of systems and processes to maximize information sharing and program coordination and minimize duplicative or conflicting program efforts with one or two other government, private sector or non-profit agencies and organizations.
  • None of the above.
6 Do you have experience monitoring and evaluating quality control for effectiveness for a large-scale field data collection survey or census? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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 Which of the following best reflects your experience with data collection activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Developed data collection procedures, questionnaires/instruments
  • Monitored systems and reports in real time
  • Evaluated systems and reports
  • Wrote reports/documents summarizing the status of operations
  • Implemented quality assurance procedures
  • None of the above
9 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
10 Have you managed multiple projects at the same time and resolved group or individual differences and/or conflicts? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Do you have experience assigning and reviewing the work of others responsible for the following census or survey data responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Collecting
  • Organizing
  • Analyzing
  • Disseminating
  • Interpreting
  • None of the above
12 Do you have experience managing a diverse team to fulfill program responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Do you have experience writing reports or other documents that summarize or discuss the status of project operations or results of data analysis or processing? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Indicate your experience evaluating expenditures and progress reports in relation to planned expenditures and progress for a large-scale field data collection survey or census: Answer to this question is required
  • Generating collection costs and progress data
  • Reviewing cost and progress data
  • Evaluating data collection cost and progress data
  • Recommending to management a course of action to get and/or keep the program on schedule based on the analysis of cost and progress data
  • None of the above
15 Do you have experience effectively communicating complex, technical information in written form and in person to a variety of audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Indicate your experience preparing instructions for the following processes: Answer to this question is required
  • Data collection
  • Data processing
  • Data analysis
  • Data presentation
  • None of the above
17 Do you have experience as a leader communicating in person and in writing with others from diverse levels of education, experience, and responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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 Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 09 level as of the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the response that best describes your experience performing and reviewing quantitative and qualitative analyses for assessing and recommending improvement of programs and operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted quantitative or qualitative analyses or special studies to assess costs and benefits of policy or operational proposals, forecast future mission and resource requirements, evaluate effectiveness of organizational structure in achieving program objectives and develop program operating plans and processes. I have used the results of the analyses to develop recommendations for improvement of program operations and/or adaptation of program policies or operations to respond to emerging issues and problems.
  • I have conducted a variety of quantitative and qualitative analyses and special studies related to changes in legal or regulatory requirements or mission objectives and/or major program initiatives in functions that cut across internal organizational lines. The analyses required adaptation of existing analytical systems and processes and coordination with all affected internal program offices to perform fact-finding and review and test recommendations prior to their submission to higher management for approval.
  • I have conducted a variety of quantitative and qualitative analyses to review programs and develop recommendations for policy, procedural and/or organizational changes needed to implement significant changes in legal or regulatory requirements or respond to major emerging issues for consumer financial programs. The recommendations addressed such issues as alignment of functional program responsibilities, redirection of program efforts and resources and development of systems and processes to maximize information sharing and program coordination and minimize duplicative or conflicting program efforts with one or two other government, private sector or non-profit agencies and organizations.
  • None of the above.
6 Do you have experience monitoring and evaluating quality control for effectiveness for a large-scale field data collection survey or census? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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 Which of the following best reflects your experience with data collection activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Developed data collection procedures, questionnaires/instruments
  • Monitored systems and reports in real time
  • Evaluated systems and reports
  • Wrote reports/documents summarizing the status of operations
  • Implemented quality assurance procedures
  • None of the above
9 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
10 Have you managed multiple projects at the same time and resolved group or individual differences and/or conflicts? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Do you have experience assigning and reviewing the work of others responsible for the following census or survey data responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Collecting
  • Organizing
  • Analyzing
  • Disseminating
  • Interpreting
  • None of the above
12 Do you have experience managing a diverse team to fulfill program responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Do you have experience writing reports or other documents that summarize or discuss the status of project operations or results of data analysis or processing? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Indicate your experience evaluating expenditures and progress reports in relation to planned expenditures and progress for a large-scale field data collection survey or census: Answer to this question is required
  • Generating collection costs and progress data
  • Reviewing cost and progress data
  • Evaluating data collection cost and progress data
  • Recommending to management a course of action to get and/or keep the program on schedule based on the analysis of cost and progress data
  • None of the above
15 Do you have experience effectively communicating complex, technical information in written form and in person to a variety of audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Indicate your experience preparing instructions for the following processes: Answer to this question is required
  • Data collection
  • Data processing
  • Data analysis
  • Data presentation
  • None of the above
17 Do you have experience as a leader communicating in person and in writing with others from diverse levels of education, experience, and responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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 Will you have one year of time-in-grade at the grade 11 level as of the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the response that best describes your experience performing and reviewing quantitative and qualitative analyses for assessing and recommending improvement of programs and operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted quantitative or qualitative analyses or special studies to assess costs and benefits of policy or operational proposals, forecast future mission and resource requirements, evaluate effectiveness of organizational structure in achieving program objectives and develop program operating plans and processes. I have used the results of the analyses to develop recommendations for improvement of program operations and/or adaptation of program policies or operations to respond to emerging issues and problems.
  • I have conducted a variety of quantitative and qualitative analyses and special studies related to changes in legal or regulatory requirements or mission objectives and/or major program initiatives in functions that cut across internal organizational lines. The analyses required adaptation of existing analytical systems and processes and coordination with all affected internal program offices to perform fact-finding and review and test recommendations prior to their submission to higher management for approval.
  • I have conducted a variety of quantitative and qualitative analyses to review programs and develop recommendations for policy, procedural and/or organizational changes needed to implement significant changes in legal or regulatory requirements or respond to major emerging issues for consumer financial programs. The recommendations addressed such issues as alignment of functional program responsibilities, redirection of program efforts and resources and development of systems and processes to maximize information sharing and program coordination and minimize duplicative or conflicting program efforts with one or two other government, private sector or non-profit agencies and organizations.
  • None of the above.
6 Do you have experience monitoring and evaluating quality control for effectiveness for a large-scale field data collection survey or census? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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 Which of the following best reflects your experience with data collection activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Developed data collection procedures, questionnaires/instruments
  • Monitored systems and reports in real time
  • Evaluated systems and reports
  • Wrote reports/documents summarizing the status of operations
  • Implemented quality assurance procedures
  • None of the above
9 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
10 Have you managed multiple projects at the same time and resolved group or individual differences and/or conflicts? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Do you have experience assigning and reviewing the work of others responsible for the following census or survey data responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Collecting
  • Organizing
  • Analyzing
  • Disseminating
  • Interpreting
  • None of the above
12 Do you have experience managing a diverse team to fulfill program responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Do you have experience writing reports or other documents that summarize or discuss the status of project operations or results of data analysis or processing? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Indicate your experience evaluating expenditures and progress reports in relation to planned expenditures and progress for a large-scale field data collection survey or census: Answer to this question is required
  • Generating collection costs and progress data
  • Reviewing cost and progress data
  • Evaluating data collection cost and progress data
  • Recommending to management a course of action to get and/or keep the program on schedule based on the analysis of cost and progress data
  • None of the above
15 Do you have experience effectively communicating complex, technical information in written form and in person to a variety of audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Indicate your experience preparing instructions for the following processes: Answer to this question is required
  • Data collection
  • Data processing
  • Data analysis
  • Data presentation
  • None of the above
17 Do you have experience as a leader communicating in person and in writing with others from diverse levels of education, experience, and responsibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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.
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 AOC5: Please select the best choice that applies to you. You will receive consideration for the eligibility you select below only. If it is determined the choice you select does not apply to you, you will not be considered under this vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Current Department of Commerce employee (includes any Bureau under Commerce) on a permanent competitive appointment.
  • Current Department of Commerce employee (includes any Bureau under Commerce) on a term, temporary or excepted appointment but with reinstatement eligibility.
  • Surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or your formal "Reduction In Force Separation Notice." Please review the Other Information section for more information on CTAP.
  • None of the above.
3 Please name your Agency and Department. In addition, please include your Title and Grade. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 In the last 3 years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: On-the-Spot Award, Time Off Award or equivalent? Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, Cash-in-a-Flash, performance award, or equivalent valued at $999 or less? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 Have you had one or more of the following Awards: Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, performance award or equivalent valued at $1000 or greater (within the last 3 years)? Director's Award for Innovation, Census Award of Excellence, Quality Step Increase, Equal Employment Opportunity Award, or equivalent (within the last 3 years)? Department of Commerce Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal or equivalent honorary award (Lifetime)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6 Indicate your most recent performance rating (received within the last 12 months). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent performance rating is at least at the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • My most recent performance rating is below the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • I have not received a performance rating within the last 12 months.
7 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within United States Census Bureau. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No