Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, GS-0301-11,Census-DE-CAJ

Washington D.C.
Dec 17, 2018
Dec 17, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (
  • You may be required to complete a financial disclosure (OGE-450).
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, GS-0301-11, FPL: 12 positions within the Census Bureau in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.

    A probationary period may be required.

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

    This is a BARGAINING unit position.

    Relocation expenses WILL NOT be paid.

    Specialized Experience: 

    For the GS-11, you must have one year of experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service.

    Experience for this position includes: communicating state and local government issues to gubernatorial staff, state legislatures, or municipal forums; summarizing issues or advisory materials regarding intergovernmental issues or concerns; preparing materials for staff for participation in hearings, briefings and presentations before Congress, state or local governments, or state officials regarding state and local matters; summarizing and making recommendations regarding interactions with state and local governments and their associations; and advising officials of the legislative and administrative procedures and processes of state and local government; and providing guidance on intergovernmental issues and promoting engagement within office amongst staff. 


    Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M., if related.

    NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

    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.

    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.

    The Department of Commerce provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. TTY users can contact the Human Resources Office via the Federal Relay Service, 1-800-877-8339.

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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; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Knowledge of substantive programs organization programs and services, policies, and organizational relationships and mission of the office in order to provide information to Congressional Offices, local government and private sector contacts on organization activities and products.
    • Ability to research and prepare materials for presentations either verbally or written, to explain Congressional offices, local government and private sector contracts.
    • Knowledge of and the ability to explain in plain language the legislative process and awareness of sensitivities, concerns, and inner workings of the U.S. House and Senate and state legislatures.
    • Knowledge of the Legislative process, possession of political acumen, and the ability to gather, assemble and provide some analysis of facts, draw conclusions and offer solutions to assigned problems that affect the flow of information to Congress and other Government officials utilizing the latest software applications.

    For more information on category rating, please go to:

    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.

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    Drug test required No

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