This Position Is No Longer Available
  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Secretary (OA), GS-0318-6, Census-D-DP

Department:Department Of Commerce

Agency:Bureau of the Census

Job Announcement Number:ADPI-2013-0002

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$37,983.00 to $49,375.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, March 18, 2013 to Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0318-06

POSITION INFORMATION:

Competitive Service: Career or Career-Conditional - Full-Time

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

08

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Suitland, MD, USView Map
1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC, US (Suitland, MD)

WHO MAY APPLY:

All qualified United States citizens.

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

Applications under this vacancy announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only.  This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as ADPI-2013-0001. (Click here if you cannot find this vacancy in USAJOBS) Each announcement requires a separate application using the Census Bureau's on-line application system by logging into http://www.usajobs.gov/ and clicking on "Search Jobs." Merit promotion procedures apply to current or previous Federal employees in the competitive service who are eligible for transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement. Merit promotion procedures MAY also apply to applicants seeking consideration through a special appointing authority such as Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA), Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), Schedule A, etc. Please read the vacancy announcement to determine who may apply.

This vacancy is for a Secretary (OA) position in the Associate Director for Performance Improvement located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland. 

One year probationary period may be required. 

Relocation expenses will not be paid. 

This is a bargaining unit position. 

This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • If your resume is incomplete, you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • Able to type 40 wpm with 3 or fewer errors based on a 5-minute sample.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (www.sss.gov).
  • You must be suitable for Federal employment.

DUTIES:

Back to top

The individual selected for this position will:

  • Major Duty #1 - Type and proofread memoranda, correspondence, reports, etc.; and compose non-technical routine correspondence.
  • Major Duty #2 - Schedule meetings, maintain office calendars and ensure phone coverage for office; and screen visitors and calls, answering questions and providing accurate information.
  • Major Duty #3 - Prepare and process travel orders and vouchers, which includes making travel reservations; and prepare time and attendance records.
  • Major Duty #4 - Maintain correspondence control and other tracking systems;  design, organize and update filing system; and review incoming mail for office.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Back to top

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

EXPERIENCE: 

You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 05 level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is work experience maintaining files and records, reviewing and editing written materials for content and grammatical accuracy, receiving and screening visitors, providing information or referring telephone calls to appropriate area, locating and summarizing information from files and documents for non-routine assignments, preparing travel and conference arrangements, scheduling appointments, arranging meetings, and providing guidance to office and clerical staff.  A working knowledge of automation equipment with multiple software capabilities in order to create, manipulate, compute, report, retrieve, print, and transmit data is also required.  Able to type 40 wpm with 3 or fewer errors based on a 5-minute sample.

Education cannot be substituted for experience at this grade level. 


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

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation (transcripts if applicable) 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 that you completed as part of the application 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 occupational questions, or your score will 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) for all positions except for Professional and Scientific positions at the grade 9/ band II and above.

 

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

KSA# 1 - Knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling as well as organizational requirements on style and format.

KSA# 2 - Knowledge of office programs & processes sufficient to screen requests for information, personally provide information from records, advise on procedures, and refer requests to appropriate staff member.

KSA# 3 - Knowledge of Federal travel regulations, time and attendance procedures.

KSA# 4 - Ability to manage several busy schedules and coordinate meetings/conferences.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

Back to top

The U.S. Census Bureau offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at http://www.usa.gov/Federal_Employees/Benefits.shtml

Additional benefits available at our Headquarters located in Suitland, MD, include: fitness center; child-care facility; credit union and commercial bank; free parking; convenient access to Metrorail and Metrobus transit services in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia communities; car pools/van pools; etc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) candidates will be eligible 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/ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp. CTAP/ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:

1.      A copy of your specific Reduction In Force (RIF) notice, written notice of your expected separation or other documentation of priority consideration status;

2.      A copy of your latest SF-50 - noting current position, grade level, and duty location;

3.      A copy of your last performance appraisal including your rating; and

4.      Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential. 

The following links provide information on how you may be eligible for various hiring authorities: 

*http://federaljobs.net/veterans.htm Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA)

*http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) 

*http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp 30% or more disabled veterans 

*http://www.opm.gov/DISABILITY/ Persons with disabilities 

*http://www.opm.gov/ctap/ Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

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 TO APPLY:

Back to top

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 Online button near on the right side of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at

https://my.usajobs.gov and place your cursor over "My Account" and then click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk immediately by e-mail at mgshelp@monster.com or phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST.

For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact: Deborah.L.Proctor or at 301-763-3705 or deborah.l.proctor@census.gov.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

A complete application consists of the following:

*Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. 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 and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position(s). Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s).

*SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action," if applicable, supporting your eligibility.

*Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) documentation, 

if applicable.  For more information, please go to http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp#VeteransEmploymentAct1998.

*Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation, if applicable. See the "Other Information" section.

*Education. If this position requires higher education, you may be asked to 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. 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.

*Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment, (severely disabled, eligible veterans, certain military spouses, etc.)

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 of 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 here at http://www.naces.org/members.htm. 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Deborah Proctor
Phone: 301-763-3705
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: Deborah.l.proctor@census.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
4600 Silver Hill Road
Room 2K038
Human Resources/ECB/DEU
Washington, DC
20233
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed.  You can check the status of your application by logging into your USAJOBS account at https://my.usajobs.gov and placing your cursor over “My Account” and then click on "Application Status."  

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.).


Back to top
Dock
Print Preview

Job Announcement Number:

ADPI-2013-0002

Control Number:

339999800