This vacancy is for a Program Manager
position in the Decennial Census Management Division (DCMD)
located at the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland. The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line - Suitland Station.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Program Manager, GG-0340, 15
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. Read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see DCMD-2018-0023, Program Manager, GG-0340-15, Census-DE-TW.
This is a competitive temporary promotion opportunity not to exceed 2 years or 9/26/2020, whichever comes first. This temporary promotion may be extended or terminated earlier. At the conclusion of the temporary promotion the employee will return to his/her position of record.
This position will be filled as a term appointment not to exceed 2 years or 9/26/2020, whichever comes first, with the possibility for extension at management's discretion.
A trial period may be required.
A supervisory probation period may be required.
This position is ELIGIBLE
for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
This is a NON-BARGAINING
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
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Coordinating and directing project management support.
Ability to strategically develop, guide, and lead key program priorities and goals.
Work with matrixed managers, subject matter experts and/or IT experts and contractor support to monitor status for large projects.
Understand characteristics of successful organizations and implementing approaches to support organizational goals.
Consulting, collaborating, and building partnerships with stakeholders.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Department of Commerce employees (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 service appointment with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ ICTAP eligibles; former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; and applicants eligible under special hiring authorities.
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
0340 Program Management
Conditions of Employment
Suitable for Federal employment.
Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the announcement closing date.
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.
For the GG-15
, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14
in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: experience implementing program management, budget formulation and execution, managing schedules and costs for projects. Evaluating programs using quantitative and qualitative methods and recommending and or/ implementing solutions to improve performance. Conducting high level briefings, managing staff, developing strategic plans based on past and future practice. Certification in project, program, or portfolio management.
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.
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
Persons with disabilities
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 case-by-case basis. TTY users can ****.
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). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies GG-15
; please do not provide a separate written response:
Knowledge of portfolio/program/project management, including tools and techniques.
Ability to set priorities, develop schedules, identify resources, monitor progress and performance and accomplish objectives.
Knowledge of financial responsibilities to meet cost effective ways of doing business.
Ability to plan, develop, conduct, analyze, and disseminate large-scale surveys programs, including providing guidance and coordination of program and systems activities.
Skill in improving programs and projects using quantitative and qualitative approaches.
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required