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Lead Statistical Assistant Data Transcribing GG-1531-05 DOB-BB-DEU-External

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U.S. Census Bureau

Jeffersonville, IN

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This position is located in the Decennial Operations Branch (DOB) of the U.S. Census Bureau's National Processing Center located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. This position serves as a work leader for a group of Statistical Clerks (Data Transcribing) performing a full range of data capture assignments in support of the Decennial Census. The incumbent may be assigned to work in any branch, as workload requires. This position is included in the bargaining unit.

Applications under this job opportunity announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as

NPC-2018-0133, Lead Statistical Assistant (Data Transcribing), GG-1531-05, DOB-BB-MAP-Internal

, which can be accessed at .

Tour of Duty

: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alternate Work Schedule (AWS) and other various flexible work schedules are not available.

Candidates may be required to clear the fingerprint process and initiate the required background investigation prior to selection.

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.

This is a term appointment. Term appointments may be extended for up to four (4) years.

A one year trial period may be required.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Relocation expenses may not be authorized.

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The individual selected for this position will:

Assist the group supervisor in leading activities of 3 or more grade 04 clerks (data transcribing), in performance of data capture tasks;

Distribute and balance workloads;

Keep in touch with status and progress of the work and estimate and report on expected time of work completion;

Distribute and assign work based on priority and selective consideration in order to maintain an even workflow through all phases of the operation;

Keep in touch with the status and progress of work, estimating and reporting expected time of completion;

Provide instructions to employees and on-the-job training to new employees;

Ready machines for continuing production activities;

Individually perform and assist unit employees in data capture of assigned projects;

Provides assistance in resolution of problems with batch and edit operations, procedure interpretations, system malfunctions, etc., taking appropriate action to correct the problem;

Perform output procedures such as taking systems saves at prescribed intervals throughout the workday.

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)

1531 Statistical Assistant

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Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. citizen and suitable for Federal employment.

Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (

If resume is incomplete, applicant may not be considered for this vacancy.

Must be able to type 25 wpm with 3 or fewer errors.

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


You qualify at the grade 05 level if you have one-year of specialized experience that equips you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. This specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the grade 04 level to meet the qualification requirements in the Federal Service. Examples include experience operating data entry equipment and interpreting instructions, procedures, reference materials, etc. in a production environment.

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 job opportunity announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on OPM's website at .

Education Substitution:

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college, university or business, secretarial, or technical school may be substituted for the required experience. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet qualifications.

Transcripts must be submitted by the closing date.

Selective Factor: All candidates must be able to type 5400 keystrokes per hour or type 25 words per minute with three or fewer errors based on a five minute sample to be considered.

Applicants may meet the keying/typing requirement by answering Yes to the keying ability question in the online job assessment questionnaire.

Physical Demands:

The work is primarily sedentary, requiring long periods of sitting, but may require some walking, stooping, bending and lifting of light items. Work involves fast-paced, repetitive operation of alpha/numeric keyboard data entry equipment. May involve continuous use of CRT screen, microfilm readers, or other similar devices for reading source data.


Additional information

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 contact the Human Resources Branch via the Federal Relay Service, 1-812-218-3610.

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.

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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.

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 you on the following competencies; do not provide a separate written response:

1. Ability to effectively lead and train employees.

2. Ability to monitor and assist staff with maintaining production and quality standards.

3. Knowledge of all phases of the data entry processing (keying, verification, classification, and adjudication).

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Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive


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