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Job Title:  Recruiter, GG-0301-11/12, CENSUS-D-MLP
Department:  Department Of Commerce
Agency:  Bureau of the Census
Job Announcement Number:  ATLANTA RO-2014-0036

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$60,587.00 to $94,404.00 / Per Year
Friday, August 29, 2014 to Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Competitive Service: Temporary Appointment NTE one year. May be extended. - Time Limited, Full Time, Mixed Tour
1 vacancy in the following location:
Atlanta, GA View Map
All qualified United States citizens.
Not Applicable


About the Agency

Applications under this vacancy announcement will be considered under external competitive procedures only. This vacancy is also being advertised under merit promotion procedures as ATLANTA RO-2014-0037. (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 vacancy is for a Recruiter position in the Atlanta Regional Office, Field Division, located in Atlanta, GA.

Travel will be required at least five times per month.

This position will be filled as a Temporary Appointment NTE one year with a possible extension for all other applicants (this includes current Schedule A excepted service employees with status). Please review the “Benefits” section carefully. Extensions will be determined based on continuing work needs.

A temporary appointment is a nonstatus appointment for a specified period not to exceed one year and may be extended up to a maximum of one additional year.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

This position may be filled through means other than the competitive promotion process. The work schedule for this position is Mixed Tour. With a Mixed Tour work schedule, an employee may be changed between full-time, part-time and intermittent work schedules to accommodate fluctuating workloads and is subject to a signed agreement.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • If your resume is incomplete, you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service if applicable (
  • You must be suitable for Federal employment.
  • Willing to travel.


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The individual selected for this position will:

*Coordinate initial contacts with state and local public employment agencies, media outlets, community business leaders, and other appropriate sources to recruit.

*Ensure that a reserve of potential candidates is available to compensate for employee turnover.

*Analyze the status of recruiting activities by monitoring the applicant file and progress reports to ensure that the recruiting goals are met or exceeded.

*Develop a strategic plan for Regional Office recruitment.

*Review recommendations for cost-effectiveness, validity and conformance to general policy directives and guidelines.

*Plan and organize overall regional activities so as to maximize utilization of staff and minimize duplication of effort.

*Apply Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles in recruiting and hiring practices.

*Analyze and monitor progress, performance and cost data for all assigned programs on a continuing basis.

*Develop controls to monitor the recruitment program.

*Develop and utilize the most effective strategy for a given target area of groups of groups, including sections with large ethnic diversity and hard to enumerate areas.

*Develop a recruiting schedule focusing on operational and production activities.

*Resolve any problems involving recruiting procedures, public relations, or sensitive media issues related to recruiting efforts, as necessary.

*Coordinate and monitor the dissemination of recruitment literature for potential employees.

*Analyze recruitment materials ensuring the applicants are provided with a thorough explanation of the responsibilities of the new census positions and the goals of the census programs.

*Overnight travel will frequently be required on a regular and recurring basis.


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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: You must have the education or experience listed below or a combination of both.

Grade: 11

EXPERIENCE: At least one year of specialized professional work experience equivalent to the grade 9 level in the Federal service. Experience planning and implementing a recruitment campaign designed to meet unique staffing requirements such as part-time employment, shift work, or second income positions in a competitive labor market; preparing recruitment materials aimed at enhancing the understanding of groups or individuals and conducting workshops, seminars, and meetings with organizations, schools, state and local government agencies to stimulate interest; participating in meeting with the general public or specialized groups to gain an understanding of programs, services, activities, or obtain feedback regarding recruitment programs or activities and employment opportunities. OR

Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree

Grade 12:

EXPERIENCE: At least one year of specialized professional work experience equivalent to the grade 11 level in the Federal service. Experience planning and implementing a recruiting campaign to fill technical, administrative, and clerical positions designed to meet unique staffing requirements such as part-time employment, shift work or second income positions in a competitive labor market or hard to fill positions such as industrial, low income or minority groups; developing and preparing recruitment materials to reach potential applicants through the news and print media such as radio, television, newspaper, facts sheets, articles, or speeches and informing community of employment opportunities; and/or analyzing, evaluating, and developing recruitment program guidelines that define the scope and parameters for implementing recruitment activities which includes materials, deadlines and reporting requirements for use by others in recruiting; or conducting workshops, seminars, or meetings with non-profit organizations, schools, state and government agencies and cooperating industries or businesses to provide information regarding recruitment programs and/or activities and employment opportunities.

Education can not be substituted for experience at this grade level.

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


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:

1) Knowledge in developing innovatative methods and techniques to recruit candidates throughout diverse area with varying employment conditions.

2) Ability to communicate the review, analysis and summarization of recruitment production reports to keep management informed of the progress of assignments or projects.

3) Knowledge planning and organizing recruitment programs for an organization.

4) Knowledge implementing, monitoring, and transitioning a time limited project or operation for an organization.
To preview questions please click here.


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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:

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:

*30% or more disabled veterans

*Persons with disabilities

*Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

*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.


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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 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 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 within a hour of your issue by e-mail at or phone at 866-656-6831. The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST.

For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact: Maretta Plater at 301-763-3705 or


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. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s).

*Veterans' Preference documentation. If applicable, please indicate on your resume the type of veterans' preference you are claiming and provide the appropriate supporting documentation (DD-214 OR Armed Forces certification letter specifying discharge or release from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed, VA letter, SF-15 (revised December 2004 or later), etc.) to validate your claim. For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please go to:

*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 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. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to 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 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 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.

If you are not currently a Census Bureau employee you will be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) to determine your suitability for federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Download the OF-306 by clicking here, complete sections 1 through 16 and bring the form with you when called for an interview. You will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of all the information in your application (section 17) AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; or you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed.


Maretta Plater
Phone: 301-763-3705
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
4600 Silver Hill Road
Room 2K038D
Attn: Human Resources
Washington, DC
Fax: 000-000-0000


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 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.).

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