Geographic Specialist, GG-301-13,Census-DE-LRC

Washington D.C.
May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • U.S. citizen.
  • Suitable for Federal employment.
  • Registered for Selective Service if applicable. (
  • This vacancy is advertised under 2 different announcements.  Please read the 'Who May Apply' section carefully to determine your eligibility.  If you are not eligible under this announcement, please see GEO-2019-0001, Geographic Specialist, GG-0301-13, CENSUS-MP-LRC.

    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 with Census Bureau products such as TIGERweb and TIGER files for the public; explaining programs and products to non-technical audiences; communicating through emails, memos, letters, and meeting materials to external and internal recipients; preparing and editing documents such as product brochures and user guides; assessing and making recommendations to improve services and products to ensure quality customer service; coordinating conference arrangements, including exhibits; interacting with the public at conference exhibits; designing visuals in PowerPoint for in-person and remote presentations; making presentations to internal and external audiences; planning, developing, and implementing projects independently; monitoring and documenting project progress and performance; leading teams; 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.

    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 GG-13; please do not provide a separate written response:

    • Knowledge of geographic programs, terms, concepts, and relationships with a broad understanding of how these apply to the Census Bureau’s surveys and customers.
    • Ability to understand complex geographic programs and explain in person and in writing to non-technical external and internal stakeholders.
    • Ability to assess and improve customer service and products
    • Knowledge of the professional conference environment
    • Knowledge of methods for developing schedules, budgets, project plans, and procedures; Ability to monitor project progress and performance; Ability to lead a team to complete multiple concurrent projects on time

    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.

    To preview questions please click here.

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    Drug test required No

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