U.S. Census Bureau
This vacancy is for a IT Specialist, GS-2210-13,
position in the Demographic Surveys Divisions 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 IT Specialist
, GS-2210-13, FPL 13
positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
A probationary period may be required.
A supervisory probationary 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 may be paid.
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The individual selected for this position will:
Manage projects and engage staff and stakeholders using project management skills.
Work with a variety of internal and external customers.
Develop and implement data collection, processes, and strategies according to the survey sponsor's requirements.
Provide technical expertise with production processing system and processing system re-design.
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)
2210 Information Technology Management
Conditions of Employment
Suitable for Federal employment
Registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the announcement closing date
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
For the GS-13
, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12
grade level in the Federal services. Experience for this position includes working on projects teams that involve planning, creating, testing, and deploying information systems using the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). Experience applying project management techniques as risk management, work breakdown structure, MS Project, cost control and, PMBOK to large-scale, complex projects. Experience analyzing and resolving problems and evaluating alternative means of satisfying user requirements. Experience ensuring software and systems functionality and quality; ensuring extensive application of security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices to the delivery of application software services.
1. Attention to Detail -
Meticulous; thoroughly reviews and proofreads various IT related data/information; dedicates focus to accomplish tasks that are complete, precise, and accurate to a given IT situation.
2. Customer Service -
Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive IT services or IT 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 IT needs, provide expert technical information or assistance, resolve fairly complex or non-routine problems, or satisfy expectations; knowledge of available products and services; committed to providing quality IT products and services.
3. Communication -
Expresses technical 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 presentations; listens to others, recognizes potential miscommunication, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
4. Problem Solving -
Identifies IT related problems using a variety of materials or sources; gathers and applies technical information to determine accuracy and relevance to moderately complex problems; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives; makes decisions or recommendations that influence IT policies or programs and applies new developments to previously unresolved problems.
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 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 of project management techniques to complete projects and under tight deadlines.
Ability to initiate, support, and maintain working relationships with internal and external customers.
Knowledge of developing, testing, and implementing appropriate data collection, materials, and processes.
Skil in computer programming languages and operating systems.
Skill in survey processing concepts and methodologies including data collection, editing and imputation, and weighting.
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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