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 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 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.
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.