Job Overview


About the Agency

This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Some applicants may not be eligible to be hired under THIS announcement. Please make sure you apply to the announcement that entitles you to consideration. Read the `Who May Apply` section carefully to determine your eligibility. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see POP-2016-0003, Geographer, GS-0150-09/11/12, CENSUS-M-ICV.

This vacancy is for a Geographer position in the Population Division located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland.

**Multiple selections may be made from various directorates within the Census Bureau from this announcement for a position with the same title, series, grade(s), promotion potential, general job responsibilities and duty location **

This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).

Relocation expenses may be paid.

This is a BARGAINING unit position.


The following are the duties of this position at the GS-12. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. Duties include:

  • Use geographic information systems (GIS) and/or satellite image analysis software to identify, process, analyze, and compare geographic and demographic patterns.
  • Design, develop, implement, analyze, and report on geographic projects using a variety of data.
  • Develop and use GIS and/or satellite image analysis methods to prepare spatial databases, map population patterns, and analyze results.
  • Describe and analyze results of studies of population patterns. Write reports, methods documents, and articles, and create technical presentations for meetings and conferences.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation may be authorized

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Open to all U.S Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.