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    Summary

    ** This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date the first (100) applications are received or on Monday, November 21, 2016, whichever comes first.**

    This vacancy is for a Survey Statistician in the American Community Survey within the Field Division located in Suitland, Maryland. The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line - Suitland Station.

    This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Read the `Who May Apply` section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see FLD-2017-0013, Suvey Statistician, GG-1530-13, Census-CB-MMW.

    This position may be ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

    Relocation expenses may be paid.

    This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.

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    Responsibilities

    The individual selected for this position will:

    • Identify customers' needs and act upon customers' request promptly. Respond to customer request and acknowledge customer's issues and concerns. Conduct additional research if required. Keep customer apprised of progress until closure is reached.
    • Develop cost models for survey projects based on assumptions that are activity based, historically verifiable, and/or provided by the supervisor.
    • Organize instructional conferences (surveys, video, telephone) and develop related materials using specifications to meet the expectations and needs of the audience.
    • Supervise team activities for the review and evaluation of relevant issues as they pertain to the data collection programs; oversees, and collaborates with internal and external sponsors in preparation of the technical materials and training used for survey Supervisor and Field Representatives; strives to improve and increase knowledge base of peers, assistants and superiors in effective processes so as to create an environment of continuous improvement.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All qualified U.S Citizens.

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. citizen.
    • Suitable for Federal employment.
    • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
    • A one-year probationary period may be required.
    • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)

    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    A. Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.

    NOTE: As indicated in A above credit toward meeting statistical course requirements will be granted for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing. Additionally, to receive credit for coursework that is not catalogued on the transcript as Statistics or contain 'statistics' in the course title, applicants must attach an official course description for the course that clarifies that the course has statistical content, or written documentation (documentation must be on official school letterhead) from a professor or a school official verifying that the content of a course has either met the 50% statistics course requirements or was a statistical course if the course name in your transcript is not entitled as statistics.

    If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.

    OR

    B. Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must also meet the following requirements.

    Specialized Experience:

    For the GG-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes providing customers with service in a timely manner; creating an evaluation to collect customer feedback on service. Preparing and evaluating cost models for field operations including developing budget assumptions which drive costs such as identification of staffing levels, hours worked, pay rates, productivity rates etc; experience creating project description and operating plans. Creating agendas to efficiently facilitate strong group interactions, sharing of critical information, and sharing lessons learned; experience in preparing conference/meeting reference materials for large diverse audiences. Reviewing and evaluating census related data collection issues; experience setting priorities and leading others in completing team projects; preparing and/or reviewing technical materials for accuracy and adequacy; communicating with individuals and groups in person, via phone/VTC, SameTime/WebEx, and in writing.

    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.

    Education

    Additional information

    Information about 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:

    http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx

    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:

    1. Resume,
    2. Responses to the online scored occupational questionnaire, and
    3. Required supporting documents.
    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    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, GG-13.
    • Knowledge and skills in working with internal and/or external customers and responding to their requests.
    • Knowledge of program analysis techniques for creating and modifying cost models; knowledge of census data collection methodologies; knowledge of procedures for creating project descriptions and operating plans.
    • Knowledge of creating and planning meeting and conferences to provide instructions to large groups of people and that encourages group interaction.
    Knowledge of program analysis techniques; knowledge of census data collection methodologies; ability to lead, coach, assign work, set priorities, prepare schedules and provide advice; ability to communicate effectively to individuals and groups, in person, via phone/VTC, and in writing.

    3. Referral: If you are among the best qualified candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for consideration and possible interview.

    We will review your resume, optional cover letter, and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy 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) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold,' "silver," and "bronze." However, your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

    How you 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) depending on the position and grade level of the job.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)), you must receive a rating of at least 85 out of 100 (well qualified) to receive special selection priority.

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

    To preview questions please click here.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Applicable

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    Required Documents

    Resume: You resume showing relevant experience.

    Please ensure that your resume contains your full name, address, phone number, employment information such as: Employer name and location; From and To dates (which includes the month and year for each description of experience), full-time or part-time, grade level held (if applicable), education, training etc. Your description of experience and education must be able to support any claim for qualifying for this position. A cover letter is optional.

    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 preferences eligible 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.

    Education Documentation All applicants to include Census employees MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or a list of courses showing title, number of credits, grade, and date of completion.

    Additionally, to receive credit for coursework that is not catalogued on the transcript as Statistics or contain 'statistics' in the course title, applicants must attach an official course description for the course that clarifies that the course has statistical content, or written documentation (documentation must be on official school letterhead) from a professor or a school official verifying that the content of a course has either met the 50% statistics course requirements or was a statistical course if the course name in your transcript is not entitled as statistics.

    If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.

    To be used in meeting qualifications requirements, a college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx.

    An official transcript will be required if you are selected. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency; more information may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/SEC-II/s2-e4.asp#e4a.

    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.

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    Benefits

    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.

    http://www.usa.gov/Federal_Employees/Benefits.shtml

    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.

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    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.

    If applying online poses a hardship, please contact Montinique Ward at Montinique.M.Ward@census.gov or 301-763-9114 prior to the announcement's closing date.

    Monster Government Solutions is avaliable to assist you during the business hours normally 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday. If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the Monster Help Desk at mgshelp@monster.com or at 866-656-6831 or the USAJobs Help Desk.

    Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov)
    The previes link is avaliable at the end of the Qualifications and Evaluation section of the announcement. Please ensure your resume supports response of these assessment questions.

    Step 2 - 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. You will have the opportunity to submit documents via 2 different options: 1) download from USAJOBS or 2) upload from your computer. Answer the assessment questions and submit all required documents. Once you complete the application click the "Submit My Answers" botton.

    You can update your application or documents anytime while the announcement is open. To do so, log into your USAJobs accountsand click on "Applcation Status." Click on the position title, and then select "Apply Oneline" to continue.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    Agency contact information

    Montinique Ward

    Phone

    301-763-3705

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    Montinique.M.Ward@census.gov

    Address

    BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
    4600 Silver Hill Road
    Room 2K038D
    Attn: Human Resources
    Washington, DC 20233
    US
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    Next steps

    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 four points of notification are:

    1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;

    2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;

    3. Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Eligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official); and

    4. 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 you begin work; or, you 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.).

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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 in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • 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.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456002000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.