$41,365.00 to $53,773.00
Open & closing dates
$41,365 to $53,773 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Competitive Service: Term Appointment NTE 13 months. May be extended.
Term - Full-time
2 vacancies in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
This position is located in the Decennial Logistics Branch (DLB), National Processing Center (NPC). The function of the branch is to provide a variety of services including: warehousing, transportation, shipping and receiving, fork-lifting, laboring, supplying, controlling forms and expendables, and property management in support of Decennial Census activities
Applications under this vacancy announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as NPC-2018-0117, Supply Technician(Office Automation), GG-2005-07, DLB-BB-MAP-Internal, which can be accessed at http://jobsearch.USAJOBS.gov/.
Note to current NPC employees: If you are a current NPC employee and are selected from this announcement, this selection will change your type of appointment to a Term Appointment. At the end of this Term Appointment, your employment with NPC will end. You will be required to re-compete for any permanent positions. In some cases, you may be eligible for reinstatement. Applying for Reinstatement may allow former federal employees to reenter the Federal competitive service workforce without competing with the general public.
A one-year trial period will be required.
Relocation expenses may not be authorized.
Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No Alternate Work Schedule or other flexible work schedules available.
Candidates must clear the fingerprint process and initiate the required background investigation prior to selection.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is included in the bargaining unit.
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The individual selected for this position will:
Implement, maintain, and periodically adjust the database management system (Oracle) for the control of all major census forms, supplies and materials which are received, stored, processed and/or shipped by the Division.
Develop and implement local procedures and guidelines to achieve and maintain an efficient and coordinated flow of required information.
Initiate procurement requests using the Comprizon and Small Order Purchase Systems for many of the major census materials.
Take appropriate action to resolve discrepancies.
Work directly with computer programmers to assist in developing and updating the computer programs for stock record control of major census forms, current survey forms, expendable material, and for many related records and reports; Work with programmers in Washington and NPC to resolve operating problems.
Work closely with warehouse supervision and the inventory control unit supervision providing important information regarding forms status.
Initiate, post, and reconcile inventories to ensure the accuracy of stock record balances and that stock levels are properly maintained.
Possibly act as a work leader for and provides technical support to lower graded (GS/GG-5) technicians or clerical employees in the accomplishment of the major census control activity, current survey activity, and expendable material activity.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All qualified United States citizens
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
2005 Supply Clerical And Technician
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen and suitable for Federal employment.
If resume is incomplete, may not be considered for this vacancy.
Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
Able to type 40 wpm with 3 or fewer errors based on a 5-minute sample.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Minimum qualification requirements: Applicants MUST have a typing proficiency of at least 40 words per minute with 3 or fewer errors based on a five minute sample and the experience or education as listed below or a combination of both experience and education beyond high school. Applicants may meet the typing requirement by answering Yes to the typing ability question in the online job assessment questionnaire.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants qualify at the Grade 07 level if they possess one year of specialized experience that equips them with the skills needed to perform the job duties. This specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the grade 06 level to meet the qualification requirements in the Federal Service. Examples include establishing controls, procedures and instructions for reports and record keeping; posting issues, receipts, inventories, and other data into a system database; establishing and maintaining a computerized stock record; conducting extensive research; reviewing requisitions and reference material; initiating supply requisitions.
Education cannot be substituted 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.
Qualification requirements contained in this vacancy announcement are based on U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualification (OPM) Standards Handbook which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on OPM's website at: ****Education
The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
30% or more disabled veteran
Persons with disabilities
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining a rating of at least 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: ****.
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
A copy of your Reduction In Force (RIF) separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice);
A copy of your latest SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, - noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location;
A copy of your last performance appraisal including rating; and
Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
A copy of your Reduction In Force (RIF) separation notice; notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a work-related compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement.
A copy of your SF-50 “Notification of Personnel Action”, documenting your RIF separation, noting your position, grade/band level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc.;
A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
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, notify the Human Resources Branch. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can ****.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.
Employees who receive a buyout and subsequently return to positions in a Federal agency within 5 years after the date of separation on which the payment is based, whether by reemployment or contracts for personal service, are generally obligated to repay the full amount of the buyout to the agency that paid it before the individual's first day of reemployment.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume, optional cover letter, supporting documentation, and dates of employment (mm/dd/yy) on the resume to determine if you meet the qualifications for the position. If you meet the 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) that you completed as part of the application 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 will be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How applicants 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. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold).
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate the applicant on the following competencies; do not provide a separate written response:
Skill necessary to update an automated record/filing system and prepare computer spreadsheets, reports and maintain records using an automated system.
Knowledge of supply and inventory management regulations, policies, and procedures.
Ability to independently communicate various supply transactions and procedures with a variety of customers.
Experience interacting verbally and through electronic communications, with all levels of management within an organization as well as any outside vendor regarding inventory and supply forms.
INTERVIEW WORK SAMPLE: Applicants selected for an interview may be required to participate in a work sample during the interview process. The work sample may consist of the following: Demonstrate ability to utilize Microsoft Office Software.
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Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
A complete application consists of the following:
Resume showing relevant experience, optional cover letter, and the online questionnaire. Your resume must indicate country of citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week, annual salary, and specify the job duties related to the advertised position. For work in the Federal service, include the grade level of the position(s). Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the occupational questionnaire.
Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable. Indicate on resume the type of veterans' preference claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service to validate claim of veterans’ preference and, if applicable, VA letter). If a compensable veteran is selected, an SF-15 will be required prior to appointment. Active duty service members must submit certification from the armed forces that the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, go to: ****. For a fillable copy of the SF-15, go to: ****.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable. See the Other Information section.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply online, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at ****. Enter the job announcement number in the left hand box titled “Keywords” and then click on the SEARCH button. To begin, click the “Apply” button in the middle of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. (After registering in your USAJOBS account and clicking “Submit”, you will automatically transition to the Department of Commerce’s specific site where you will complete your application. You must click “Submit” at the end of the application process to send your applications for consideration.)
To return to a saved application, log into your USAJOBS account at ****and click on Applications. Click on the position title, and then select “UPDATE APPLICATION” to continue.
If you have problems completing the online application, including problems submitting the supporting documents, contact the Help Desk by e-mail at **** or ****. The Help Desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (ET), excluding Federal holidays.
All online applications and supplemental materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the closing date of the vacancy. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications on line using the application process outlined at ****. While electronic applications are strongly encouraged, paper applications will also be accepted. Contact the Human Resources Specialist identified in the job opportunity announcement for details and instructions on the process for submitting your paper application. Paper applications and supplemental materials must be received by 4:30 p.m. (ET) on the closing date of the vacancy.
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You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at ****and clicking on “Applications.” The status will be visible next to the corresponding position. The four points of notification are:
Application Received or Application Incomplete;
Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and
Selected or Not Selected
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after beginning work; or, may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.
You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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