Job Overview


About the Agency

This vacancy announcement will be posted through November 24, 2014. Due to a system migration, you will be unable to access the announcement or submit an application from Friday, October 24, 2014 through Sunday, October 26, 2014. The vacancy announcement will be accessible on Monday, October 27, 2014, and applications will be accepted through November 24, 2014.

The U.S. Census Bureau is launching a search for a highly-motivated, innovative, and capable executive to serve as the Associate Director for Decennial Census (ADDC). The 2020 Census will occur in a more demographically and culturally diverse nation, with a population characterized by increasingly informal, mobile, and complex living arrangements. Changes in technology and its uses are occurring at an ever faster rate. Traditional enumeration methods may no longer be acceptable to the American public we serve and we must explore new ways to effectively produce a high-quality census. To meet these challenges for the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau seeks a leader to oversee its significant planning, research, and testing and then operationalize the lessons-learned into a high-quality census at the lowest possible cost to the American taxpayers. This requires a leader with the skill and experience to effectively work with Administration officials, Congress, the General Accounting Office, the Office of Inspector General, state and local governments, and the public at large.

This position is a Senior Executive Service (SES) career-reserved position. Positions in the SES are not graded. SES pay is commensurate with qualifications. SES employees are eligible for bonuses and awards abased on performance. Veteran's preference is not applicable to SES.


The Associate Director will:

  • Oversee all aspects of decennial planning, programming, budgeting, and execution for one of the highest-profile programs in the country.
  • Reengineer address list development by leveraging existing data in the Federal, State, municipal, and private sectors to continually update the address and spatial databases with up-to-date information.
  • Research, test, and promote the Internet and other technologies as primary means to answer the Census.
  • Determine how best to use data that the public has already provided to the government to help reduce the cost of expensive field work.
  • Reengineer the management and control over field operations involving hundreds of thousands of Census enumerators; develop a robust operational control system; and devise innovative ways to redesign the field staff structure and strategies for interacting with the American public.