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This vacancy is for multiple IT Specialist,
positions in the Associate Director
Decennial Census Programs (ADDC)
area located at the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland, Greenbelt Maryland and the Navy Yard. The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line - Suitland Station. Positions may be filled in the Greenbelt MD or Washington Navy Yard.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other IT Specialist, GG-2210-14
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 ADDC-2018-0078, IT Specialist, GG-2210-14,
This is a competitive temporary promotion opportunity not-to-exceed (NTE) 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 NTE 2 years or 09/26/2020, whichevers comes first, with the possibility for extension at management's discretion.
This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cutoff date for referral is August 24, 2018. After this date additional referral list will be created as vacancies are available. This announcement covers multiple positions within the various Deceinnal Directorate of the US Census Bureau through October 31, 2018.
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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The individual selected for this position will:
Oversee staffing, strategic planning and resource allocation for assigned programs.
Participate in analyzing and evaluating major program goals and objectives.
Lead project teams in advanced systems software/hardware project efforts.
Participate in the development, monitoring, and updating of schedules for projects during planning and implementation phases.
Manage, engage, and communicate with internal/external stakeholders on program requirements, agendas, and inquiries.
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)
2210 Information Technology 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-14
, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13
in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes:Experience gathering and developing requirements related to new or time-sensitive programs. Experience negotiating with management and other stakeholders to accept and implement recommendations. Experience leading project teams that perform various duties to design, program, test, and deploy large-scale applications. Experience applying project management principles to assigned projects. Experience communicating in writing and in person to various levels of stakeholders. Experience developing project plans including resource requirements, deadlines and cost estimates.
Experience must be IT related; the experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT certification), as appropriate.
For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
Attention to Detail
- Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
- Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
- Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
- Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
Education at this grade level cannot be substituted for specialized experience.
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.
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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; please do not provide a separate written response:
Ability to determine staffing and resource allocation for project/programs.
Ability to lead a team to meet organizational/customer needs.
Ability to supervise, assign work, set priorities, evaluate performance, and provide advice and instructions on how best to get work done.
Ability to identify and develop ways to resolve problems or cope with issues that directly affect the accomplishment of program goals and objectives.
Ability to communicate in writing and in person to various levels of stakeholders.
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