U.S. Census Bureau
This vacancy is for a Program Analyst
position in the Innovation and Technology Offfice (ITO)
under the Directorate for Economic Programs
located at the U.S. Census Bureau 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 Analyst, GS-0343-09
positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
A probationary period may be required.
This position is ELIGIBLE
for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
This is a BARGAINING
Relocation expenses will not be paid.
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The individual selected for this position will:
Manage and monitor cost, schedule, and quality for economic, demographic, and decennial projects as it relates to data capture.
Plan and carry out major workflow improvements for numerous data capture projects.
Plan, coordinate, and implement technical improvements or updates to a data capture process for programs, surveys, or censuses leading to data capture efficiencies.
Communicate project management objectives, plans, risks, issues, and status to participants, stakeholders, and senior leadership.
Provide oversight, evaluate performance, direct staff training, and assign work to team members.
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)
0343 Management And Program Analysis
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. (www.sss.gov)
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 GS-09
, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07
in the Federal service. Specialized Experience
for this position includes
: having coordinating, testing, and implementing data capture processes for a variety of survey programs; preparing, developing and processing surveys for paper data capture using integrated Computer Assisted Data Entry (iCADE) or similar systems and electronic data capture using Centurion or similar systems; developing, implementing, and maintaining the iCADE system or similar systems; troubleshooting and resovling processing issues; and leading a variety of projects designed to increase efficiency and promote innovation.
Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education.
A combination of both experience and education.
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 contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.
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:
Knowledge to apply Project Management principles, methods, and tools.
Knowledge of the conceptual, methodological, operational issues, business rules, master template creation and process documentation for a data capture system.
Knowledge of the preparation, development, organization, and executing activities associated with a data capture process.
Skill to communicate with all personnel levels in a clear and professional manner.
Ability to manage, assign work, set priorities, prepare schedules, evaluate performance and provide appropriate feedback.
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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