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IT Specialist GG-2210-14 Census-DOC-TLS

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Suitland, MD

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Summary
This vacancy is for multiple IT Specialist,
positions in the Associate Director
for
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,
Census-DE-TLS.
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
unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.
Responsibilities
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.
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
Yes
Promotion Potential
14
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.
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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. citizen.
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.
Qualifications
Specialized Experience:
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.
Customer Service
- 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.
Oral Communication
- 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.
Problem Solving
- 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.
Education
Additional information
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.

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.
To preview questions please .
Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Drug test required
No
Required Documents
A complete application consists of the following:
Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional.
Your resume should list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position(s). Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire. Your resume should also indicate your citizenship and if you are registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male born after 12/31/59.
SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, supporting your eligibility,
with the exception of current Census Bureau employees.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)documentation
, if applicable (see other information).
Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment
, (Schedule A disability, 30 percent disabled veteran, certain military spouses, etc.).
CTAP and ICTAP Candidates:
CTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and 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 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 SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location;
A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit that shows your current promotion potential.
ICTAP applicants MUST
submit the following documents:
A copy of your 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.
NOTE: You will not be considered if you fail to provide all required documents.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .
Additional benefits available at Census Headquarters located in Suitland, MD, include: fitness center; child-care facility; credit union; free parking; convenient access to Metrorail and Metrobus transit services in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia communities; car pools/van pools; etc.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at . To begin, click the Apply button and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. (After registering in your USAJOBS account and clicking Submit, you will automatically transition to the Department of Commerce's specific site where you will complete your application. You must click Submit at the end of the application process to send your application for consideration.)

To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at and click on Applications. Click on the position title, and then select Update Application.

If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at **** or by ****. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online; however, if you are unable to apply online, please **** or Tonia Simmons at ****.
Agency ****
Email
Address
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
4600 Silver Hill Road
Room 2K038D
Washington,District of Columbia 20233
United States
Next steps
You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at and clicking on Applications. The status will be visible next to the corresponding positions. The four points of notification are:
Application Received or Application Incomplete;
Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
Referred or Not Referred;
Selected or Not Selected.
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans' preference, disability, etc.).
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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