Geographic Specialist, GG-301-13,Census-DE-TLS
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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 working on a project team to deploy a large-scale geographic program such as the Boundary and Annexation Survey or Local Update of Census Addresses. Experience with Census Bureau geographic programs such as the Local Update of Census Addresses, Boundary and Annexation Survey, School District Review Program, Participant Statistical Areas Program, and New Construction. Experience conducting user testing and tracking defects. Experience applying Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act guidelines to technical documents. Experience planning, developing, and implementing projects independently. Experience leading teams. Experience applying problem solving and analytical skills.
Education at the grade level cannot be substituted for specialized experience.
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.
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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.
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 GG-13; please do not provide a separate written response:
- Participate on project teams to deploy large-scale geographic programs.
- Knowledge of geographic programs, terminology, concepts, and relationships with a broad understanding of how these programs, concepts, and relationships apply to the Census Bureau’s surveys and customers.
- Knowledge of testing methodology and defect tracking.
- Ability to understand complex geographic programs and explain to non-technical external stakeholders.
- Knowledge of methods for developing schedules, budgets, project plans, and procedures.
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