U.S. Census Bureau
$87,252.00 to $134,038.00
Open & closing dates
$87,252 to $134,038 per year
Pay scale & grade
GG 13 - 14
Full-Time - Competitive Service: Temporary Promotion NTE 12/31/2020. May be extended.
Temporary - Full Time
2 vacancies in the following locations:
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
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. This position is not included in the bargaining unit.
Applications under this job opportunity announcement will be considered under merit promotion (internal competitive) procedures and consideration is limited to those specified above in the “Who May Apply” section. If you are not eligible under this announcement, see announcement number NPC-2018-0084, Decennial Operations Manager, GG-0301-13/14, DOB-TE-DEU-External, 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 may be required to clear the fingerprint process and initiate the required background investigation prior to selection.
A one-year probationary period may 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.
Employees on a permanent appointment who were hired through a Recruiting Bulletin, who have not served in their current appointment for at least 90 days, are not eligible to apply unless this vacancy is in the same line of work as your current position (same qualification requirements), and selection would not result in a promotion action.
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.
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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…
Current competitive service National Processing Center (NPC) employees on a permanent appointment; current permanent competitive service Department of Commerce employees; Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) eligible employees.
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).
Time-in-grade requirements must be met.
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.
Time-in-Grade: In addition to specialized experience you must meet the time in grade requirement. Current Federal civilian employees must have held a position at the grade 12 for at least 52 weeks in the Federal Service for promotion to the grade 13, and at the grade 13 for promotion to the grade 14. Time-in-grade/band requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement unless eligible for special hiring authority or a reinstatement eligible which do not require time-in-grade/band.
Specialized Experience: 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) 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 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, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;
A copy of your last performance appraisal including 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. 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. If referred, all relevant documents, including performance appraisals and incentive awards submitted with your application package, will be forwarded to the selecting official for review and consideration.
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 the applicant on the following competencies; do not provide a separate written response:
1. 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.
2. Skill in the application of management principles, procedures, work techniques, project management and analytical tools to actual operational situations.
3. Skill to plan, organize and direct team/task force studies and to negotiate effectively with management to accept and implement recommendations.
4. Communication skills making effective oral and written presentations to top-level Division and Bureau management.
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Background checks and security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
A complete application consists of the following:
Resume showing relevant experience, optional cover letter, and the online questionnaire. Your resume must indicate country of citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week, annual salary, and specify the job duties related to the advertised position. For work in the Federal service, include the grade level of the position(s). Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the occupational questionnaire.
Performance Appraisals and Incentive Awards. Submit your most recent performance appraisal with supervisor’s signature showing the official final rating of record and copy/listing of incentive awards received. In cases where the performance appraisal is incomplete or unavailable, applicants may provide explanation of the reason.
SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable, supporting current or former federal employee's eligibility.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), if applicable. See the Other Information section.
Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment. (Schedule A disability, 30 percent disabled veteran, certain military spouses, etc.)
Applicants are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.
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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
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.
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. Learn more about federal benefits
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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
How to Apply
To apply online, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov
. Enter the job announcement number in the left hand box titled “Keywords” and then click on the SEARCH button. To begin, click the “Apply” button in the middle of this screen 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 a saved application, log into your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov and click on Applications. Click on the position title and then select “UPDATE APPLICATION” to continue.
If you have problems completing the online application, including problems submitting the supporting documents, contact the Help Desk by e-mail at email@example.com or phone at 866-656-6831. The Help Desk is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (ET), excluding Federal holidays.
All online applications and supplemental materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the closing date of the vacancy. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications online using the application process outlined at www.usajobs.gov
. While electronic applications are strongly encouraged, paper applications will also be accepted. Please contact the Human Resources Specialist identified in the vacancy announcement for details and instructions on the process for submitting your paper application. Paper applications and supplemental materials must be received by 4:30 p.m. (ET) on the closing date of the vacancy.
Agency contact information
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
1201 East 10th Street
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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 http://usajobs.gov/
and clicking on “Track Your Online Application.” The status will be visible next to the corresponding position. The four points of notification are:
Application Received or Application Incomplete;
Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and
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 beginning work; or, 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.).
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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.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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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