The duty station for this position is in the LA Regional Census Center, located in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
In order to be considered, applicants must reside in one of the states covered by the Regional Census Center. Those states include:
Relocation MAY be paid.Learn more about this agency
The person selected for this position will:
- Develop, organize, manage, and implement the recruitment program, activities, and functions of the excepted service employees of the Los Angeles Regional Census Center.
- Develop a strategic plan for recruitment programs, operations, and goals for the Los Angeles Regional Census Center.
- Conduct or participate in group recruiting sessions throughout the region.
- Analyze and monitor progress, performance, and cost data of a recruitment program to ensure recruitment operations are within specific time limits and budget constraints.
50% or less - Position requires frequent travel.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizen and be 18 years or older to be hired.
- Suitability/Background Investigation for Federal Employment.
- Registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
- This is not a Bargaining Unit position.
- A trial period may be required and Time-in-grade requirements must be met.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the application submitted clearly indicates that they meet the qualifications listed below. To be eligible for this position, you must have the specialized experience, education, or a combination as indicated below.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Examples of specialized experience or education sought for this position are:
EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-07 in the Federal Service that demonstrates: experience implementing a recruitment plan designed to meet unique staffing requirements such as part-time employment, shift work, or second income positions in a competitive labor market through professional employment agencies, state unemployment offices, vocational or technical schools. Experience participating in meetings with diverse groups and gathering information on recruitment programs or activities by conducting interviews of individuals.
EDUCATION: Two full years of graduate education or a Master’s degree directly related to the position that demonstrates operations' management; organizational behavior; managing human resources; personnel management; personnel interviewing; project management; operations' research, approaches to managerial decisions; creative writing; advertising; public relations techniques.
EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level of GS-09 in the Federal Service that demonstrates 1 and 2 or 3 below (must meet paragraph 1 plus either paragraph 2 or 3):
- 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.
- Experience 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.
- Experience 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.
EDUCATION: Three full years of graduate education or the Ph.D coursework in production and/or operations management; organizational behavior, managing human resources; personnel management; personnel interviewing; project management; operations' research; approaches to managerial decision making; creative writing; advertising; public relations techniques OR dissertation on recruitment or staffing, workforce diversity or labor market analyses/statistics.
EXPERIENCE: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level of GS-11 in the Federal Service that demonstrates 1 and 2, and 3 or 4 below (must meet paragraph 1 and 2 plus either paragraph 3 or 4):
- Experience planning and implementing a recruiting campaign to fill a combination of professional, 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.
- Experience 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.
- Experience 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.
- Experience conducting workshops, seminars, or meetings with non-profit organizations, schools, state and government agencies and cooperating industries or business to provide information regarding recruitment programs and employment opportunities.
EDUCATION: No substitution of education for experience is permitted at this grade level.
The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter, and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
Due weight shall be given to performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3), during the interview/selection process conducted by the hiring manager. The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response.
The following competencies are desirable at the full performance level of this position (FPL GS-12):
- Ability to develop innovative methods and techniques to recruit candidates throughout diverse area with varying employment conditions.
- Ability to plan and organize recruitment programs for an organization.
- Ability to implement, monitor, and transition a time-limited project or operation for an organization.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A complete application consists of the following:
• Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume should list your educational and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position(s). Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire. Your resume should also indicate your citizenship and if you are registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male born after 12/31/59.
• Copies of applicable SF-50s "Notification of Personnel Action," to support claimed time in grade which shows grade/band levels to establish eligibility. If you are a former Census Bureau employee and no longer on the roster, you are responsible for submitting a copy of your SF-50. If you do not have a copy of your SF-50, please contact the National Archives and Records Administration at 314-801-9250 Option 2 and/or https://www.archives.gov/ to obtain instructions on how to obtain a copy.
• Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment, (Schedule A disability, 30 percent disabled veteran, certain military spouses, etc). Show proof of your disability. Documentation may be from any licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. Territory to practice medicine), a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., State or private), or any Federal or State agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits;
• Your medical documentation should distinguish between disabilities that are temporary, or transient, versus disabilities, which are chronic, permanent, on-going, or unresolved with no end in sight.
• Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) documentation, if applicable (see other information).
• Education Documentation: If this position requires proof of higher education, or you are substituting education for experience, 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. This also includes Census Bureau employees.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. Please refer to http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/policy/ApplicationOfStds-04.asp 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 in 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 on the Department of Education's website http://www.ed.gov/international/usnei/us/workrecogdoc. 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.
• CTAP Eligibles: CTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf
CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a directed geographic relocation outside of the local commuting area; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice);
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade/band level, and duty location;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your bureau/operating unit that shows your current promotion potential
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Census Bureau offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://www.usa.gov/benefits-for-federal-employees.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
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 http://www.usajobs.gov/. To begin, click the "Apply" button and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. (After registering in your USAJOBS account and clicking "Submit," you will automatically transition to the Department of Commerce's specific site where you will complete your application. You must click "Submit" at the end of the application process to send your application for consideration.) To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at http://www.usajobs.gov/ and click on "Applications." Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application."
If you have problems completing your online application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 866.656.6831. The help desk is available Monday—Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.
Agency contact information
LARCC Recruiting Office
Los Angeles Regional Census Center
Los Angeles, California 90013
You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at http://usajobs.gov/ and clicking on "Applications." The status will be visible next to the corresponding positions. The four points of notification are:
- Application Received or Application Incomplete;
- Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
- Referred or Not Referred; and
- Selected or Not Selected
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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