The purpose of this position is to assist and support in the administration of field data collection phases of the various current or special census surveys while troubleshooting any field operational problems.
This vacancy is for a Supervisory Survey Specialist
position in the Atlanta Regional Office
located in Atlanta, GA.
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 ATLANTA RO-2018-0046, Supervisory Survey Specialist, GG-0301-7/9/11, Census-DE-LJG.
This is a competitive temporary promotion opportunity not to exceed (NTE) 1 year. This temporary promotion may be extended, at management's discretion. At the conclusion of the temporary promotion, the employee will return to their position of record.
A supervisory probation period may be required.
The work schedule for this position is Mixed Tour. With a Mixed Tour work schedule, an employee may be changed between full-time, part-time and intermittent work schedules to accommodate fluctuating workloads and is subject to a signed agreement.
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The individual selected for this position will:
Assist and support the administration of field data collection phases of various surveys and troubleshoot operation problems.
Supervises and administers the work of field representatives and clerical staff assigned to a survey.
Communicate the progress of program operations to management and other staff including subordinates.
Occasional travel - Required.
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; and Surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP).
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
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. (****Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05
grade level in the Federal service.
Experience for this position includes establishing office techniques and procedures to conform with technical instruction pertaining to the survey; developing lists, securing sources material such as building permits and maps of building tracts, and bringing mailing lists up to date; reviewing and summarizing field representatives reports, production performance reports; or reading, digesting and interpreting all programs instructions and memoranda relating to the assigned survey.
You have one full year of graduate level education; or superior academic achievement.
You have superior academic achievement, which is defined as one (or more) of the following: Membership in a national honor society; graduating in the upper 1/3 of the class; earning an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.95 (on a 4.0 scale) in the final 2 undergraduate years completed; earning a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.95; earning an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.45 in the major field of study during the final 2 undergraduate years completed; or earning a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.45 in the major field of study.
For the GG-09
, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07
in the Federal service.
Experience for this position includes obtaining, compiling, editing and summarizing information and statistical or quantitative data; extracting program data to review and verify statistical or quantitative data to identify unexpected results and recommend solutions to correct recurring data gathering problems. Recruiting, selecting, and appointing candidates while serving as a reviewing official on the evaluation of non-supervisory employees rated by subordinate supervisors or managers. Prioritizing and completing assignments or projects with rigid deadlines on a tight schedule.
You have two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; LL.B or J.D., if related.
For the GG-11
, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09
in the Federal service.
Experience for this position includes planning and executing assignments, which include the design of general data collection and analytical procedures that are different from established systems; checking the calculations, analyzing results, drawing conclusions, and in extracting, reviewing, verifying, and analyzing numerical information and /or statistical or quantitative data in order to prepare comprehensive reports which explain significant trends in data; conducting technical interviews for administrative, technical or support positions; recommending candidates for appointment or assignments while managing and advising employees on work assignments.
You have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related.
NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
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.
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.
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.
Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR § 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
Ability to lead a team.
Ability to review and verify quantitative data to identify unexpected results and prepare reports of collected data.
Knowledge of processes and regulations necessary to accomplish a variety of surveys assigned.
Ability to review analyze and summarize staff production reports to keep management informed of the progress of assignments or projects.
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