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    Duties

    Summary

    The Space Leasing Representative position is for the LA Regional Census Center (RCC), located in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.  

    This vacancy is limited to 100 applications and may expire before the close date listed here if that limit is reached.

    This announcement is scheduled to close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 8, 2018 or once the application limit of 100 is reached.

    Relocation will NOT be paid.

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    Responsibilities

    The individual selected for this position will:

    • Ensure conformance to space requirements, including size, site locations, occupancy timeframes, general requirements, and special requirements. Conducts detailed analysis of each office locations status in relation to scheduled completion, cost, and quality measures.  
    • Determine and document the Area of Consideration for the Regional Census Center and Area Census Office, conducting preliminary research as needed in conjunction with GSA (i.e., review of population density, market considerations, geography, infrastructure, etc.).
    • Consult and collaborate with General Services Administration (GSA) and various contractors to execute space acquisition plans.
    • Prioritize Census requirements that cannot be met due to market conditions. Coordinates with the GSA to ensure timely completion of offer evaluations and negotiations.
    • Ensure milestones for the RCC and ACO are met so that Census 2020 field operations commence on schedule.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Position requires 25% local travel and 25% overnight travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. citizen and be 18 years or older to be hired.
    • Suitability/Background Investigation for Federal employment.
    • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (www.sss.gov)
    • A trial period may be required.
    • This is not a Bargaining Unit position.

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

    Qualifications

    Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the application submitted clearly indicates that they meet the qualifications listed below. To be eligible for this position, you must have the specialized experience, education, or a combination as indicated below.

    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.

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    EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 05 level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: working in a team environment and assisting in the preparation of plans and completion, to obtain office space; and monitoring goals for space, voice communications, and/or security system acquisitions for a national and/or regional program, assisting in the analysis and evaluation of construction-related data and materials related to buildouts for office space, voice communications services, and security systems, and providing information to management by generating cost and progress reports, and assisting in the negotiation of current or new management practices with field office staffs.
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    EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in any area with Superior Academic Achievement OR one full year of graduate education directly related to the position that provided knowledge of two or more administrative support areas, such as personnel and payroll, recruitment, testing, and selection, equal employment opportunity, finance, accounting, procurement, supplies, space, and/or leasing, or contracting in order to provide support and services to an organization.  

    GG-0301-09
    EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 07 level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: planning and acquiring of space, voice communications and security systems for a national and/or multi-state program, assisting in the analysis and evaluation of construction buildout data and materials, and assisting in the negotiation of new approaches with field office managers and their staffs and/or external parties or stakeholders, and assisting in the negotiation of new approaches with field office managers and their staffs and/or external parties or stakeholders to resolve problems of a unique nature.
    -OR-
    EDUCATION: Two full years of graduate education or master’s degree that is directly related to the position that provided the knowledge of two or more administrative support areas such as personnel and payroll, recruitment, testing, and selection, equal employment opportunity, finance, accounting, procurement, supplies, space and/or leasing, or contracting, and the ability to provide advice and guidance on administrative matters.

    GG-0301-11
    EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 09 level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: planning, reviewing, and acquiring space, voice communications and security systems for a national and/or multi-state program, preparing detailed acquisition requirements statements, office size and location, and analyzing and evaluating construction buildout data and materials, conducting a detailed analysis of performance in relation to cost, and identifying possible problem areas, and reviewing and understanding guidelines that govern administrative programs in order to initiate program changes.
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    EDUCATION: Three full years of graduate education or the Ph.D., that is directly related to the position and demonstrates the ability to provide administrative support services in two or more areas such as personnel and payroll, recruitment, testing, and selection, equal employment opportunity, finance, accounting, procurement, supplies, or contracting, and the ability to provide advice and guidance on administrative matters.

    GG-0301-12:
    EXPERIENCE: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 11 level in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes: planning, reviewing, and acquiring space, voice communications and security systems for a national and/or multi-state program, including preparing detailed acquisition requirements statements, analyzing and evaluating construction buildout data and materials, creating progress and/or status reports, and recommending to higher management a course of action to acquire office space, voice communications, and/or security systems and, analyzing construction progress data for a program or operation and recommending new methods, structures or processes to attain management goals.

    EDUCATION: No substitution of education for experience is permitted at this grade level.

    Education

    Additional information

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    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 at 301-763-4060. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
    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) 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 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. If you are invited for an interview, you will be required to provide a writing sample.

    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). The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response. 

    The following competencies are desirable at the full performance level of this position (FPL 12):

    • Ability to monitor and evaluate leasing and contractual requirements for an organization.
    • Knowledge of space-related rules and regulations and statues.
    • Ability to maintain close working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ability to manage, coordinate, and implement projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines.

    For more information on category rating, please go to:
    http://www.hr.commerce.gov/s/groups/public/@doc/@cfoasa/@ohrm/documents/content/prod 01_009474.pdf

    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

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: A complete application consists of the following:

    • Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume should list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire. Your resume should also indicate your citizenship and if you are registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male born after 12/31/59.      
    • Veterans' Preference Documentation: Please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 stating disposition of discharge or character of service, VA letter, SF-15, etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
    • If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

      Education Documentation: If this position requires proof of higher education, or you are substituting education for experience, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. This also includes Census Bureau employees. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements.

      Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp for more information.

      You are not required to submit official documents at this time; copies are sufficient.

      Special Instructions for Foreign Education: Qualifying education from colleges and universities in foreign countries must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education's website http://www.ed.gov/international/usnei/us/workrecogdoc.

      You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation when requested will result in lost consideration.

      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.

    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.

    Census Bureau offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees

    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

    Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.gov/. To begin, click the "Apply" button 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 your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov/ and click on "Applications." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application."

    If you have problems completing your online application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by email at mgshelp@monster.com or by phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday—Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.

    Agency contact information

    LARCC Recruiting Office

    Address

    BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
    Los Angeles Regional Census Center
    Los Angeles, California 90013
    United States
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    Learn more about what it's like to work at U.S. Census Bureau, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

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    Next steps

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
    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 "Applications." The status will be visible next to the corresponding positions.

    The four points of notification are:

    1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;
    2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
    3. Referred or Not Referred; 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/511469600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.