U.S. Census Bureau
This position is located in a Decennial Operations Branch (DOB) at the National Processing Center and may be located in Jeffersonville, IN or Phoenix, AZ. As Chief of a DOB, incumbent plans, directs, organizes and provides overall management of the questionnaire processing, imaging/entry operations, key from image, check-out, and administrative operations related to the processing of the Decennial Census. This position is not included in the bargaining unit.
Applications under this job opportunity announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as NPC-2018-0083, Decennial Operations Manager, GG-0301-13/14, DOB-TE-MAP-Internal
, which can be accessed at http://jobsearch.USAJOBS.gov/ .
Tour of Duty:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alternate Work Schedule is not available.
Relocation entitlements may be authorized at both sites.
Candidates must clear the fingerprint process and initiate the required background investigation prior to selection.
A one-year trial period will be required.
This is a supervisory position. Candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop the qualities of successful supervision. Selectees will be required to serve a supervisory/managerial probationary period.
Note to current NPC employees:
If you are a current NPC employee and are selected from this announcement, this selection will change your type of appointment to a Term Appointment. At the end of this Term Appointment, your employment with NPC will end. You will be required to re-compete for any permanent positions. In some cases, you may be eligible for reinstatement. Applying for Reinstatement may allow former federal employees to reenter the Federal competitive service workforce without competing with the general public.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Phoenix Duty Station:
Initially, the Duty Station will be Jeffersonville, IN for training. Teleworking is available for a limited time while stationed in Jeffersonville and while the Phoenix site is being readied. Per diem allowances may be available. Frequent travel is required.
Jeffersonville Duty Station:
The Duty Station will be Jeffersonville, IN for the duration of the appointment. Per diem allowances may not be available. Frequent travel is not required. Teleworking is not available.
Learn more about this agency
The individual selected for this position will:
Plan and initiate requests to obtain facilities, staff and other resources necessary to provide for quantity and quality results consistent with objectives;
Plan and develop preliminary budget forecasts and justifications related to the programs of the Data Capture Center for incorporation into the overall Division budget;
Make or direct special analyses, presentations, or evaluations of the impact of the variety of program/project functions on program plans;
Propose alternatives to provide for planning within controls or limitations on budgetary and management phases;
Direct the scheduling of work in the processing sections, ensure work progresses as planned, and arrange for adjustments to work sequencing and/or materials to accommodate unanticipated changes;
Through subordinate section chiefs, direct the work force of approximately 500 employees in specialist and clerical positions involved in the processing activities related to the Decennial Census;
In conjunction with the Assistant Division Chief (Decennial), direct and monitor the planning, development and implementation of different automated systems within the area, requiring knowledge of networks, microcomputers, mini-computers, mainframe interaction, and general maintenance, operational and installation knowledge.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All qualified United States citizens.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program
Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. Citizen and suitable for Federal employment.
If resume is incomplete, applicant may not be considered for this vacancy.
Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
This position requires a security clearance.
Any required investigations and clearances must be completed before you can be placed in the position.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
You qualify at the grade 13 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that equips you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. This specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the grade 12 to meet the qualification requirements in the Federal Service. Examples include supervising or managing others in a large scale data capture operation.
You qualify at the grade 14 level if you possess one year of specialized experience that equips you with the skills needed to perform the job duties. This specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the grade 13 to meet the qualification requirements in the Federal Service. Examples include planning and organizing processing efforts for large-scale censuses or surveys; and supervising, budgeting, managing, and implementing process activities for a large-scale processing or data collection for a Census (Agriculture, Economic, Decennial, etc.) or a large survey program.
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.
Qualification requirements contained in this vacancy announcement are based on U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualification (OPM) Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on OPM's website at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
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.
30% or more disabled veteran
Persons with disabilities
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) candidates
will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining a rating of at least 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap .
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
A copy of your Reduction In Force (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 latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action, - noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location;
A copy of your last performance appraisal including rating; and
Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
A copy of your Reduction In Force (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.
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, notify the Human Resources Branch. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Branch via the Federal Relay Service, 1-812-218-3610.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.
Employees who receive a buyout and subsequently return to positions in a Federal agency within 5 years after the date of separation on which the payment is based, whether by reemployment or contracts for personal service, are generally obligated to repay the full amount of the buyout to the agency that paid it before the individual's first day of reemployment.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
We will review your resume, optional cover letter, supporting documentation, and dates of employment (mm/dd/yy) on the resume to determine if you meet the qualifications for the position. If you meet the 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) that you completed as part of the application and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are gold, silver, and bronze. Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire or your score will be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
How applicants will be evaluated for preference eligibility:
Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold).
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate the applicant on the following competencies; do not provide a separate written response:
Comprehensive ability to apply Federal rules and regulations, Department and Bureau directives, and Division policies required to perform complex assignments and problem resolution in a specialized field or program area.
Skill in the application of management principles, procedures, work techniques, project management and analytical tools to actual operational situations.
Skill to plan, organize and direct team/task force studies and to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations.
Communication skills making effective oral and written presentations to top-level Division and Bureau management.
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