U.S. Census Bureau
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.
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: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
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: http://www.opm.gov/ctap .
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.
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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