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Human Resources Specialist GG-0201-09/11/12Census-DE-TLH

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U.S. Census Bureau

Chicago, IL

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These positions are located within the Human Resources Division (HRD). The primary mission of HRD is to provide integrated work force and organization planning and development services in support of Census Bureau.

These vacancies are for the Human Resources Specialist

positions in the Human Resources Division (HRD)

; however, they will be located within the Regional Census Centers (RCCs) or Regional Offices (ROs) in support of the 2020 Census.

Please refer to the section titled Other Information to find salary ranges for the different Duty Station locations.

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Human Resources Specialist, GG-0201-09/11/12, FPL-12

positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.

This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see

HRD-2018-0073, Human Resources Specialist, GG-0201-09/11/12, CENSUS-DOC-TLH

This is a Term Appointment

, initial appointment is not to exceed 09/30/2020. This term appointment may be extended or terminated earlier at management's discretion.

A trial period may be required.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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The individual selected for this position will:

Provide guidance and assistance to internal and external customers in the areas of staffing and recruitment; to include, the development of job analysis, providing applicant updates and responding to inquiries.

Research federal human resource regulations, procedures, policies/practices, to ensure compliance of and completion of various hiring transactions.

Correspond with customers throughout the recruitment process via email, telephone or in person.

Utilize automated systems such as Hiring Management, electronic SF-52 systems, and database programs.

Travel Required

25% or less - Occasional Travel

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

All qualified United States citizens.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

0201 Human Resources Management

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Conditions of Employment

U.S. citizen.

Suitable for Federal employment.

Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (

You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Specialized Experience:

For the GG-09

, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07

grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes performing staffing and recruitment duties, to include, posting vacancy announcements and reviewing applications to make qualifications determinations; setting pay; coding personnel actions; providing assistance to applicants regarding the application process; making job offers; and corresponding with hiring managers throughout the recruitment process.


Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.


A combination of education and experience.

For the GG-11

, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09

grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes performing analytical activities related to staffing of personnel. Such work includes carrying out studies and analyses; preparing reports to provide updates on personnel activities; and experience advising managers on legal, regulatory, and procedural processes related to, position management, staffing, recruitment, pay setting and/or other human resources activities (i.e., posting vacancy announcements, qualifications determinations; and coding personnel actions).


Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related.


A combination of education and experience.

For the GG-12

, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11

grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes providing technical guidance and assistance to managers during the recruitment process, to include, participating in strategic consultations, conducting job analysis, posting vacancy announcements, reviewing applications to make qualifications determinations, and issuing referral certificates; setting pay; coding personnel actions; utilizing automated systems to enter human resources data and generate reports; providing assistance to applications regarding the application process; and collaborating and corresponding with hiring managers throughout the recruitment process.

Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Additional information

The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.



30% or more disabled veteran

Person with Disability



The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a cas e-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

Salary Ranges:

Suitland, MD- GG-09

($56,233.00 - $73,105.00), GG-11

($68,036.00 - 88,450.00), GG-12

($81,548.00 - $106,012.00)

Philidelphia, PA- GG-09

($54,641 - $71,035), GG-11

($66,110 - $85,946), GG-12

($79,239 - $103,011)

Dallas, TX- GG-09

($54,120 - $70,357), GG-11

($65,479 - 85,125), GG-12

($78,482 - $102,027)

Chicago, IL - GG-09

($55,905 - $72,677), GG-11

($67,638 - 87,933), GG-12

($81,071 - $105,932)

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are gold, silver, and bronze. Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the gold category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

How you will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed.

The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:

Knowledge of human resource staffing and recruitment processes and procedures.

Ability to identify and interpret appropriate regulations and guidance for various hiring authorities.

Ability to utilize automated systems to complete various hiring functions.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

For more information on category rating, please go to:

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

To preview questions please click here .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive


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