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Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:Bureau of the Census

Job Announcement Number:WA818417-AHS

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$34,075.00 to $44,293.00 / Per Year


Monday, January 07, 2013 to Tuesday, January 15, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Suitland, MD United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Come work where everyone counts- the Census Bureau welcomes you!

The Census Bureau produces quality data that help Americans better understand our country - its population, resources, economy, society and culture. We offer competitive salaries, flexible hours and work arrangements, developmental opportunities, recognition, a variety of benefits and health insurance plans, and a host of other employment incentives. If working in an environment that values your individuality and diversity and allows you to innovate, engage in problem solving, and achieve your professional goals appeals to you, then the Census Bureau is the place for you. Come join the Census Team and be responsible for contributing to the fabric of our nation - where everyone counts.


More than one selection may be made from this announcement should the need arise.


  • U.S. Citizenship or National
  • Resume and/or Supporting Documents (see How to Apply)
  • You may be required to complete one (1) year probationary period
  • Relocation expenses may or may not be paid.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.


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The individual selected for this position will: 

· Develop content for Internet pages; produce newsletters by writing articles, arranging and editing articles by staff members, layout, graphics and photographs

· Schedule seminars and conferences, assist with streamlining the entry process for visitors to all Census Bureau seminar series

· Assist with the development of cost estimates and works closely with the Senior Outreach Officer to ensure funding for the advisory committee is secured









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      To qualify for this position at the GS-5 grade level, you must possess one of the following:

      A) A bachelor's degree, or a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in any field.



      B) Three (3) years of general experience that provided a basic knowledge of Program Management Analyst functions, problems, and/or solutions, one year (52 weeks) of which was equivalent to the GS-4 grade level in the Federal government, that demonstrates developing content for Internet pages; produce newsletters by writing articles, arranging and editing articles by staff members, layout, graphics and photographs, scheduling seminars and conferences, assist with streamlining the entry process for visitors to all Census Bureau seminar series, and assisting with the development of cost estimates and works closely with the Senior Outreach Officer to ensure funding for the advisory committee is secured  


      A combination of education as described in letter "A" above and experience as described in letter "B" above which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.

      Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

      All applicants must meet the qualifications by the closing date of the announcement


      Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position.  Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.  Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category.  The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.     


      Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position.  Qualified candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:  Gold, Silver, and Bronze. 


      Gold Category – Demonstrates better overall or key knowledge, skills, or abilities for a specific position.
      Silver Category – Possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities which clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position, but does not necessarily meet the definition of best qualified.
      Bronze Category – Meets the minimum qualifications standards, including any selective placement factors, for a specific position

      The Category Rating Process 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 category.  Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent, must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). 


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      If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.   For more information on veterans' preference see

      Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ). 

      Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):   For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see   To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.  


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      To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

      1.     Your  Résumé and other supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section below.

      2.     A complete Assessment Questionnaire 


      The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. 

      To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

      Note:  To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log onto your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click the more information link under the application status for this position.

      To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 818417. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. 

      If you cannot apply online:

      1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and
      2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire and
      3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


      1. Your Résumé
      2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire
      3. Other Supporting Documents

      1. College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
      2. Veterans Preference Documentation, if applicable.

      If you are a displaced Federal employee within in the local commute area of this announcement, you must include ALL the following documents to receive ICTAP consideration for this vacancy:
      1.     Proof you are a displaced Federal employee under 5 CFR 330.702. (e.g., one of the following:  RIF Separation Notice;  Notice of Proposed Removal for Declining a Transfer of Function; Agency certification of inability to place after  termination of work-related disability compensation; OPM Notice of Termination of Disability Annuity; or certification of a Military Reserve Technician or National Guard Technician special disability retirement annuity.)

      2.     SF-50s (Notification of Personnel Action) sufficient to show all of the following: 1) that you held career/career-conditional competitive status in your position of record; 2) the promotional potential of your position of record; and 3) the duty location of your position of record. (NOTE: You may need to submit more than one SF-50.) 

      3.     Most Recent Performance Appraisal (This requirement does not apply if you qualify for ICTAP due to injury compensation or disability annuity).
      For further information about the I/CTAP programs, please see


      Washington Services Branch
      Phone: (202)606-2575
      Agency Information:
      Census HR Department ECB
      Please do not send mail
      Washington, DC


      Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.

      You will receive notice via email or by mail, if no email address was provided by you during the application process, once this process is completed (generally 4-6 weeks).

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