Job Overview


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 ADDP-2013-0009. (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 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 position is in the competitive service.

This vacancy is for a Administrative Support Assistant (OA) position in the Administrative Office for the Demographic Programs Directorate, and will primarily service the Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland. 
One year probationary period may be required.

Relocation expenses may be paid.

This is a bargaining unit position.

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


The individual selected for this position will:

  • Prepare various administrative requests/documents (e.g., budget position listing, invoice cost allocation worksheets, travel vouchers/reconciliations, leave audits, requests for training, etc.).
  • Review administrative requests/documents (e.g., personnel, procurement, time and attendance, training, etc.) for completeness, accuracy, and adherence to established guidelines, policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Provide guidance and advice to managers and employees regarding a variety of administrative policies and regulations (e.g., human resources, leave, procurement, property control, training, etc.).