Geographer, GG-0150-13, Census-DE-TW
This vacancy is for multiple Geographer positions in the Associate Director for Decennial Census Programs (ADDC) area located at the U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland. The Census Bureau is accessible from the Metro Rail Green Line – Suitland Station.
This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements. Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligiblity. If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see ADDC-2017-0081, Geographer, GG-0150-13, CENSUS-DOC-TW.
This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other (Geographer, GG-0150-13) positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.
This is a Term Appointment, initial appointment is not to exceed (NTE) 2 years. This appointment may be extended at management’s discretion.
A trial period may be required.
This position is ELIGIBLE for telework; additional criteria will be required (e.g., supervisory approval).
This is a NON-BARGAINING unit position.
Relocation expenses may not be paid.
This is an open continuous announcement. The initial cut off date for referral is October 3, 2017. After this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available. This announcement covers multiple positions within the various directorates of the U.S. Census Bureau through December 18, 2017.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.Minimum Education Requirement:
Degree: geography, or related physical or social science such as geology, meterology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields.
Combination of education and experience: equivalent to a major in geography, or related field that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields, as shown above, plus appriopriate experience or additional education.
Specialized Experience: For the GG-13, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service. Experience for this position includes:
Experience for this position includes managing a project to define, collect, analyze, map, or update address, boundary, or street data for a national geographic database; obtaining available facts and presenting findings in narrative, graphic or statistical form; compiling and synthesizing geographic data as part of a study to determine locations of geographic features and changes in geographic areas and assembling such information for use on maps, charts, or in gazetteers; planning researching, and implementing investigative projects requiring application of geographic relationships throughout the United States; making determinations regarding the significance of geographic relationships between features on the landscape and governmental unit, administrative, and statistical boundaries; analyzing data for geographic support and address list development/maintainence programs, including making recommendations to address problems.
Education cannot be subsituted for experience at this grade level.
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.
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.
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) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the "gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
If you are invited for an interview, you will be required to provide a writing sample.
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).
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies at the full performance level GG-13; please do not provide a separate written response:
- Knowledge of census and survey spatial programs and products
- Knowledge of geographic management information systems
- Ability to develop and apply geographic performance metrics
We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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