This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Some applicants may not be eligible to be hired under THIS announcement. Please make sure you apply to the announcement that entitles you to consideration. Read the `Who May Apply` section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see ADDC-2016-0070, Program Analyst, GS-0343-14, CENSUS-CB-TG which can be assessed at http://www.USAJOBS.gov.Learn more about this agency
This vacancy is for multiple Program Analyst positions in the Associate Director for Decennial Census Program (ADDC) located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland.
**Multiple selections may be made from various directorates within the Census Bureau from this announcement for a position with the same title, series, grade(s) promotion potential, general job responsibilities and duty location.**
This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
Relocation expenses may be paid.
This is a NONBARGAINING unit position.
This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cut off date for referral is May 19, 2016. After this date additional referral list will be created as vacancies are avaliable. This announcement covers multiple postions within the various Directorates within the U.S. Census Bureau through May 04, 2017.
The individual selected for this position will:
- Develop strategies, policies, and implementation plans to maintain optimum organizational performance.
- Analyze and evaluate data on program progress, performance, meeting schedule timelines, and program objectives.
- Develop short-range plans for high-level financial and budget related issues and activities.
- Make presentations to reporting divisions and Bureau managers on behalf of the Associate Director.
- Evaluate the operating demands placed on reporting divisions because of workload expansion/contraction in the context of organizational and staffing implications.
Who May Apply
This job is open toâ€¦Open to all U.S Citizens.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
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Conditions Of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must successfully complete a background investigation.
- You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
- A one-year probationary period may be required.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
For GS-14, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal services. Experience for this position includes conducting analyses and performing projections of planned versus actual expenditures; developing short-range plans for high level financial and budget related issues and activities; working with senior staff to plan research activities and having the ability to develop materials for responding to data calls and inquiries.
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 Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
Veterans -- The following link provides information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities:
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
Your application includes your:
- Responses to the online questions, and
- Required supporting documents.
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You will be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we will rate you as ineligible.
2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas:
The following competencies are desirable at the full performance level of this position GS-14.
- Knowledge of Project Management principles
- Knowledge of budget and staffing processes.
- Ability to prepare cost estimates and staffing projections.
- Ability to analyze and evaluate major program and /ormanagement aspects of long-range survey and /or census missiion-oriented programs.
- Ability to develop monitor, and update schedules
3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application will be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. In addition, if you meet the minimum qualifications, we will compare the required documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold", "silver", and "bronze". Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each pre-defined quality category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (i.e., CPS and CP) must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.
If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must receive a rating of at least 85 out of 100 to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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Background checks and security clearance
Resume showing relevant experience. Your resume must indicate your 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 education your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. Fore Federal Service, please include the grade level for the position(s). Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tools(s).
Veterans' Documentation. You must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214, or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form.
Sole Survivorship Documentation. If you are applying under Sole Survivorship preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 or another form of official documentation which shows your discharge or release from active duty occurred on or after August 29, 2008 and was based on a sole survivorship discharge.
If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214 or certification, you must also submit a current version of the SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference), dated October 2013, and the required supporting documents listed on that form. Previous versions of the SF-15 will not be accepted. For more information on veterans' preference, click here.
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.
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
Please note: if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will lose consideration for this position (or lose the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the Help Desk at email@example.com or at 866-656-6831 and/or the USAJobs Help Desk.
Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov)
We suggest that you preview the online questions you will answer in Step 3 (Preview available in Qualifications and Evaluation section of announcement). You need to ensure your resume supports your responses to these questions.
Step 2 - Apply Online Click "Apply Online."
You will be directed to USAJOBS where you must select a resume. If you have documents uploaded to USAJOBS, you may select those you wish to submit as well. After selecting a resume (and documents, if applicable), click "Apply for this position now!" and follow the prompts to register (if you haven't already done so), answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. You will have the opportunity to submit documents via 2 different options: 1) download from USAJOBS or 2) upload from your computer. You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. To do so, log into your USAJOBS account and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Online" to continue.
Agency contact information
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4600 Silver Hill Road
Attn: Human Resources
Washington, DC 20233
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- Upon receipt of your application.
- Upon minimum qualification determinations.
- After the certificate is issued.
- After final selection is made.
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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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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/438120800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.